Brunswick, VIC 3056
Member since 2018

  • 3 Classes
  • 5 Students
  • 4 Reviews

Simétrie is about the love of leather goods while practicing balance in the fashion business. We balance creativity, innovation and functionality while keeping environmental and social sustainability at the forefront of our minds. 

The impact that fast fashion is having on our planet and our people is huge. It is well documented that the fashion manufacturing process is putting an unprecedented amount of pressure on our planet’s natural resources and human resources in a bid to fuel the ever-growing desire to consume fashion products. 

To combat this, we use good design to balance aesthetics and ethics, resulting in high-quality, innovative, clever goods using the most ecological materials available to us. We create goods that you will love from season to season; goods that are timeless.

In addition to our retail structure, creative workshops are offered to the general public; run on-site in our leather maker space. Classes vary from beginner to experienced levels; shorter classes for those wanting to try something new through a tailored learning experience, and longer courses for those who are more serious about learning the craft of leather bag making and fine-tuning their practice.

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Terms & Conditions

◑ If for any reason a participant cannot attend any one of the workshops reimbursement cannot be made for that session. Materials and further instruction will be provided for the participant to catch up or complete the course.

◑ Transfers of the entire course into another participant is acceptable and encouraged.

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Cancellation & Refund Policy

◑ Cancellations made with less than 7 days notice before the start of a course, will forfeit 50% of the paid workshop fee. In this instance rescheduling to another course date is encouraged. Every effort will be made to make any exceptions or rescheduling requested with less than 7 days notice although it will be dependent on available time and materials in the given notice period. 

◑ Cancellations made less than 48 hours prior to class commencement will forfeit the full workshop fee paid.

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18 March 2019 • Craft a Simétrie Kangaroo Leather Pouch

I cannot rave enough about this course! Simone has designed a bag that allows a novice to become accomplished at hand-sewing, inserting a zip, adding a tab and a rivet, and the myriad subtle craft skills (such as skiving, burnishing, wetting and oiling) that make the finished bag look truly professional. The classes are great fun and completely absorbing. With small numbers and enough tools for everyone, you work at your won pace with Simone's constant attention, advice and encouragement. And you get to take home a seriously stylish bag .... and a million ideas for new projects with your new skills.



Thank you Gina, was an absolute pleasure to get to know you hear about your next creative pursuits! 


28 February 2019 • Craft a Simétrie Kangaroo Leather Pouch

Loved the workshop! Simone was very patient and encouraging. Highly recommend this workshop.


29 January 2019 • Craft a Simétrie Kangaroo Leather Pouch

I had an amazing three days creating my crescent moon pouch. Simone provided all of the tools and leather I needed to make my my pouch. I was able learn the basics of cutting, stitching, dyeing, adding rivets as well as embossing. Simone was very knowledgeable about the different types of leather and their uses. I can’t thank her enough for sharing her time, tools and materials. She was extremely kind and patient. I look forward to doing future workshops with her.  



Thanks so much Maddison! It was a pleasure to share my leather knowledge with you. Do keep in touch if you are tinkering on any new projects - I would love to see - and be sure to keep an eye out for new workshops!

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