An image of three bags hanging on a wall, Make Your Own Leather Handbag. Rosanna Clare

CLASSY AND FABULOUS Make Your Own Leather Handbag by Rosanna Clare

Rosanna Clare

16 Ardleigh Crown Interchange Colchester CO7 7RT United Kingdom

(4 reviews)


Coco Chanel famously said, ‘A girl should be two things: classy and fabulous’. Classy, this experience most certainly is, and fabulous – well, you decide for yourself. Just know that you’ll leave, rivalling Carrie from Sex and the City as you swing a one-of-a-kind, designer handbag over your shoulder. And what better answer to give when someone asks where you got it…? ‘I made it myself.’

"Rosanna Clare’s handbags are one of the fastest selling bags on our website."


  • One Day Leather Bag Workshop with Rosanna Clare

  • Select a bag type and learn about different types of leather

  • Insert a lining, create an internal, zipped pocket and attach handles

  • If time allows, emboss your initials onto the bag

  • Tea and coffee refreshments included

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The most exciting element of Rosanna Clare’s leather handbags is the story of their previous lives. Her main ethos is to use leather that was formerly a jacket or piece of clothing, or to use offcuts from the furniture and interior design industry, and ‘upcycle’ them. Inspired by designer, Max McMurdo, she believes in his definition of 'upcycling' as ‘make do and mend’ and brings this into every aspect of her craftsmanship. When you think about it, generations past have lived by this philosophy, and thankfully, we seem to be returning to it of late. ‘Upcycling is definitely coming back into fashion and this can only be a good thing for the environment’, Clare says.The beauty of this approach is that no two bags are the same. Each has its own identity, look and feel. Buttons are added to make a bag look stylish and smart, original pockets create a more laid-back style and even lapels are used for zip tags or handles. In this one-day workshop, you’ll have the opportunity to design, craft and create your own handbag, tailored uniquely to you. Choosing between a tote bag or fold over clutch bag, you’ll learn about the origins of leather and how to select the right style and cut for the bag of your choice. You will also discover how to insert a lining, create an internal, zipped pocket as well as how to make and attach handles. You have the option of bringing in your own leather to work with, and, if time allows, you may choose to emboss your initials onto your bag, making it exclusively unique. Tea and coffee will be served throughout the day and there is a café next door for lunch. With your very own hand-made bag nestled snugly under your arm, there’s no doubt you’ll step out of this workshop feeling both classy and fabulous. Even Carrie Bradshaw would be jealous!


A fabulous day and a gorgeous bag to show for it! Thrilled

What an absolutely fabulous day…I made a stunning bag (with lots of help!

Karen - 24th Jun, 2022

Wonderful way to spend a day

Rosanna was really helpful and enthusiastic about her craft.

Lucinda - 09th Jun, 2022

A wonderful day with Rosanna Clare

A wonderful day which was both relaxing and productive in equal measure . Rosanna was generous with her knowledge and experience and really patient as we constructed our bags . I am delighted with my ...

Claire - 18th Jan, 2022


16 Ardleigh Crown Interchange Colchester CO7 7RT United Kingdom

On selected dates and times. Please contact the concierge for more details.

Closed on:

  • 25 Dec 2023 - 25 Dec 2023 Christmas Day
  • 26 Dec 2023 - 26 Dec 2023 Boxing Day


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