Skip to product information
1 of 7

Workshop | Make A Bag

Workshop | Make A Bag

Regular price €150,00
Regular price Sale price €150,00
Sale Sold out

SPECIAL introductory price! (Normal €180,-)

Are you interested in making your own leather bag? Join us for one of our workshops during which we will introduce you to the Nitmoi bag. You will understand more about vegetable-tanned leather, our design approach and the leather techniques needed to create the bag. After an inspiring workshop, you can proudly call yourself the owner of a self-made sustainable leather bag.

Date & Time

What do I make?

You will be making an Ava - cross body bag (size: 25x16x5 cm (bxhxd); with 2 compartments).

In cognac, brown, dark green or black.

A sustainable leather bag made from premium Italian vegetable-tanned leather that comes with a nylon strap made from ECONYL® regenerated nylon.

What to expect?

In this introductory workshop, cutting and stitching won't be covered, as you'll be creating the bag using the Nitmoi folding technique! 

Johannes will introduce you to vegetable-tanned leather, which forms the foundation of the bags. He'll explain how the leather is cut and what the Nitmoi folding technique looks like. Next, you'll select your preferred leather color and learn how to treat it. Additionally, you'll address leather edge finishing, folding, and attaching your chosen hardware. Then, you'll complete the bag with the strap of your choice.

After an inspiring workshop, you can proudly call yourself the owner of a self-made sustainable leather bag.

Practical Information

Costs: € 150 p.p., incl 21% VAT
Duration: +/- 4 hours
Group Size: 2-4 participants
Language: Dutch and English
Level: no prior experience needed
Includes: all materials, tools and coffee/tea and snacks.
Location: Nitmoi Studio, Nijverheidsweg 6-4b, 3534AM Utrecht. View Google Maps.

Nitmoi has the right to move or cancel the workshop, when the minimum number of 2 participants is not reached. In case of cancellation you will receive your money back.

Booking Information
After finalising your booking you will receive a confirmation email. Plus you will get another email prior to the workshop with some additional information.

- Within 3 days of registration: free of charge
- Up to 14 days prior to the workshop: 25% of the price
- Within 14 days until the workshop: 50% of the price

Cancellation can only be done by e-mail via support Replacing a participant is possible and free of charge.

For questions and/or your requests, you can contact us at

View full details

Create the bag of your dreams

make it yourself

During this workshop you will make a bag yourself!
Select your favorite colour leather & hardware, and with the Nitmoi's signature folding technique, you will make an unique bag in your own style.

  • 1. Style

    It's up to you! Choose your favorite colour leather, nylon strap and metal parts, to ensure your bag becomes uniquely yours.

  • 2. Prepare

    Step-by-step you prepare the different parts of the bag. Like punching holes, edge finishing, sizing the strap and nurturing the leather.

  • 3. Make

    This is where it all comes together. The bag is folded and put together using rivets, finished by adding the strap. Walk out with your own Nitmoi bag!

Experience leatherwork

In this workshop you will;

  • learn the techniques to create a beautiful Nitmoi handbag out of one piece of eco-friendly leather.
  • get the guidance to be able to make the bag yourself, yes even without any experience!
  • work in small groups, max 3-4 persons.
  • have a great time with coffee, tea and snacks, in the Nitmoi workshop studio in Utrecht.

By the end of the workshop, you will have a stylish and unique bag to take home!

An unique bag to enjoy

Nitmoi bags have been designed to last a long time. Due to its unique folding technique and its construction from a single-piece high quality vegetable-tanned leather. Vegetable-tanned leather has been treated and coloured only with natural tannins, creating a eco-friendly leather without any chemicals. It absorbs traces of life, maturing beautifully over time, showing a characteristic and unique patina.

More about Veg-Tan Leather
Johannes van Veen - owner Nitmoi

Get the guidance you need

When your are new to leatherwork and making a leather bag, this workshop is for you. Johannes is the owner and creator of Nitmoi, and he will guide your through the entire process. He will provide you with the right amount of information to keep things interesting and fun!

More about Nitmoi

FREquently Asked questions

I don't have any experience in making a leather bag, can I join the workshop?
Yes, you can certainly join. You don't need any leather working experience, to be able to leave the workshop with a beautiful bag! If you do have some experience, this workshop is also for you, Johannes has a lot of experience to share with you.

What's included in the workshops?
The workshop includes all the materials and tools to be able to make the cross body. This means the leather for the outside and inside of the bag, all the metal parts and a nylon strap with all its parts (extra leather strap is possible, at additional cost). Plus the workshop also includes coffee, tea, drinks and some snacks!

Can I join the workshop with a friend?
Yes of course, the workshop is a really nice experience to share with a friend, sister or mother! You can easily book it at once or separate from each other.

What about a private workshop?
Are you looking for a nice evening with a couple of friends, maybe a bachelorette or other nice occasion? You can also book a private workshop! Click here to read more about it.

  • The design is unique and the quality is excellent!

    I saw the amazing bag at a magical market in Amsterdam and immediately fell in love. The design is unique and the quality is excellent! I am so happy and know that this bag will accompany me for many, many years. Thank you Johannes for the nice conversation and your patience in making my decision. ;)

  • Stylish yet practical bag

    I am the proud owner of a beautiful NITMOI ladies handbag! NITMOI products are stylish yet practical. Well-thought-out design and implementation, but also the origin of the materials and sustainability have been carefully considered.

  • A huge fan of Nitmoi

    I recently bought the Crossbody bag to carry a few essentials and am very happy with it! It is just the right size and it looks very elegant and knowing that the leather is made in a natural way makes me feel that I have purchased a good product that harms the world as little as possible.




Do you have any questions about the workshops? Or perhaps you would like to book a private workshops with a small group?

Let us know and we will get back to you!

Contact form

Nitmoi Studio in Utrecht

Nitmoi Studio

Nijverheidsweg 6, Utrecht

The workshop will take place in the Nitmoi Studio in Utrecht. Located in a creative area next to the Havenloods, and close to NAR and de Nijverheid.

The Nitmoi studio has been circulair build out of shipping containers and provides an inspirational setting for the workshops.

Easy to reach, free parking and close to Utrecht Central Station & Utrecht Zuilen Station.

Google Maps