make it your own
At simétrie, we believe everyone should experience the feeling of creation, because when we create something ourselves – we feel good and treasure it for longer, if not forever.
Our series of bag-making workshops are based at our studio in Brunswick, Melbourne and hosted by founder Simone Agius. Our workshops are perfect for all creative souls wanting to learn eco-friendly bag-making skills, the craft of leather and support fair working wages in the fashion industry.
Suitable for beginners with no prior leather experience, as well as experienced individuals who wish to flourish with new challenges too.
We will supply you with all the tools and materials you need to make your own bag, you just need to supply good energy and the willingness to learn something new.
crescent moon pouch workshops
Create your very own simétrie Crescent Moon Pouch. Choose from any one of our leather colours, and XS or M designs. We'll supply all the tools and materials required and guide you through the process of making your own eco-conscious leather bag.
new moon card wallet workshops
Learn to craft your very own New Moon Card Wallet in any of our leather colours. A perfect one day workshop to learn leather skills and craft a unique piece you'll want to use daily. For participants at any level.
leather tote workshops [coming soon]
Learn to make your own leather tote over a 3-nightly course. Coming soon to 2020. Sign up in the form below to be the first to know when the course details are released.
read what our students say about us
Liz, January 2020 >
Simone is a great teacher. I really enjoyed the course and my creations.
Bec, November 2019 >
What a fantastic day. Simone is a natural teacher. Very attentive and thorough with her instructions making something which is a challenge easy. I’m proud of the wallet I made and show it off as much as I can. I’m looking forward to next year and attending another of her classes.
Tia, October 2019 >
Loved taking part in this workshop. Came out with new skills and a bag that I'm proud of. Simone is a wonderful instructor and very knowledgable. I also love the thought and attention to detail she puts into her pieces.
Pinar, July 2019 >
I completed the crescent moon clutch workshop over two Saturdays and it was fantastic! It felt great to have a creative outlet and make something beautiful from scratch. Simone is a very creative, talented and patient teacher and runs through each step clearly. I was so happy with my creation and have been using it as a handbag daily.
Emily, June 2019 >
After changing to a desk job I had been craving creativity and being able to make something with my hands! The Simetrie crescent moon leather workshop satisfied this desire with a perfectly curated workshop. Easy to follow steps and clear guidance that left me with my own unique piece :-) I would definitely recommend this workshop to anyone who is keen to “make” and would be suitable to any skill level.
Romina, June 2019 >
I did the accelerated (2 day) workshop in June and had an amazing time! It's glaringly obvious that Simone knows an absolute heap about leather and has a stack of experience. I was super nervous at the start (not very creative or great with my hands…) but over time—and Simone’s teachings and patience with me—I felt like I found my confidence and that the flow came naturally! I highly recommend this workshop to anyone who is interested in learning a new skill. The end product is high quality and super functional, and I couldn’t be prouder of my new little pouch that *I* made!!
Harriet, May 2019 >
Fantastic workshop! I thoroughly enjoyed my 3 afternoons with Simone. It was a great introduction into working with leather and providing the skills to go onto fulfill many other projects. The final bag looks very professional and I have already received many compliments. I would highly recommend the workshop to anyone interested in leatherwork or who has a general design interest. Simone is very knowledgeable about the leather industry and production and even helped me with my own projects. I look forward to doing further workshops in the future.
Gina, March 2019 >
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 own 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.
Maddison, January 2019 >
I had an amazing three days creating my crescent moon pouch. Simone provided all of the tools and leather I needed to make my pouch. I was able learn the basics of cutting, stitching, 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.
Greg, January 2019 >
Simone was an excellent teacher of exceptional experience in leather work- small through to industrial. She was able to instruct us through the standard and tricky parts of the project without difficulty. The time was filled up, but there was enough time to complete the steps without being rushed. We got tips & tricks in leather work, and were able to discuss different projects and the design and manufacture aspects. Overall, 3 Saturday afternoons well spent! A course worth doing for anyone with a design/fashion interest, or (like myself) just an interest in leatherwork. All you need to bring is some curiosity & motivation!