Words to describe Jess Wootten, Cordwainer and Leather Craftsman at “Wootten” - second generation shoe maker / bespoke + beautifully handcrafted / local producer of quality slow fashion / the bloody friendliest bloke this side of the Yarra! Now if that doesn’t lure you in, this certainly will - hand make your very own leather handbag under the instruction of Jess! Who Wootten want to take part in this workshop, I ask? Imagine boasting a fancy handbag THAT YOU MADE YOURSELF!

Join us in this highly anticipated workshop on Saturday 5th November – get in quick as these seats are hot to trot and strictly limited!

Important Info

The Windsor Workshop is located on level 1 of 115 Chapel Street, Windsor.  Windsor train station is a 4 minute walk, or jump off at Duke Street stop on Tram 78.  All day parking is available behind Paint Spot, Windsor (opposite the station) for around $7/day.

Our workshops are suitable for persons 16 years or older.

You may be photographed at this event.

Terms and Conditions/ Cancellations

The Windsor Workshop reserves the right to cancel any scheduled workshop.  The reasons this may occur are (a) if a workshop does not reach the minimum number of students or (b) an Artist or Workshop Facilitator falls ill.  In the unfortunate circumstance of a workshop being cancelled, students will be notified at least 2 days before the commencement of the workshop and a credit note will be issued to be used at a later date.  Unfortunately we are unable to offer refunds if the class is cancelled. 

If you are unable to attend your workshop, please let us know within four days of your workshop and we will give you a credit note to be used at a later date, or transfers are available upon request. No credit notes will be issued for cancellations when less than four working days' notice is given.

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Class Schedule

Saturday 5 November, 2pm - 6pm

What you will learn
  • How to hand cut and hand sew leather
  • How to ‘finish’ the leather
  • How to select and grade leathers
What you will get
  • A fine piece of Australian tan leather from Ballarat, plus all the materials you will need to hand sew your handsome leather bag
  • A once-off, student only special offer on the purchase of a beautiful Wootten apron
  • Food, glorious food! Have you seen our grazing table? Let’s just say we not only feed your minds, but we feed your tummies too. We will nourish you with an array of fine food, designed to fuel your body ready to produce that final masterpiece!
  • Oh, and a glass or two of delicious sparkling wine...

What to bring
  • Please bring bucket loads of enthusiasm - you will be unleashing your unfounded creativity.
What to wear

Comfortable and casual

Appropriate for

This class is for all skill levels


The Windsor Workshop

Vendor since 2015

We are a creative hub for the arts / crafts / design movement providing workshops and events to inspire.

We seek out and promote local Melbourne based Artists.

We unleash the unexplored creativity in people.

We provide a social gathering for people to slow down and team up.

We create a sensory experience that will get people talking.

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19 December 2016 • Leather Bag Workshop – Wootten

This was my first time at the Windsor Workshop & my first time working with leather. Created a lovely Handmade Wootten tan leather clutch with perfectly imperfect tan leather with helps thanks to Jess. A lovely relaxed environment. Loved the workshop! Looking forward to the next Wootten Workshop! Narelle-


18 November 2016 • Leather Bag Workshop – Wootten

Another amazing class by the Windsor Workshop team. Such a great opportunity to learn some traditional skills and meet some likeminded people. Jess Wootten was a fabulous teacher!


09 November 2016 • Leather Bag Workshop – Wootten

The class was a lot of fun and also informative. It gave me the confidence to possibly try making another leather bag at home. Jess from Wootten was a great teacher and Bel & Bree from The Windsor Workshop were fantastic hosts!

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