Holy Craft Leather Bag Workshop: Start Life from Scratch

Thank God for waking me up today! I slept with a smile on my face, violet-ish right thumb, and calloused finger tips from last night.

Holy Craft Leather Bag Workshop
How do you measure your life’s worth?

Life hit me with a brick recently. I ignored the subtle signs. I don’t know why I do things sometimes without thinking. If there will be one impulsive decision that I would be happy for, then it will be joining a last minute reservation with Holy Craft at CBC Corporate Center at Shaw Boulevard in Pasig City.

I was for 5 minutes late stuck in multiple traffic jams. They had a quick recap for what I have missed – a brief discussion from leather types and crafting tools.

Holy Craft Leather Bag Workshop
Welcome to the Club!

We were then advised to make our own templates. I have no idea how to do that.  I met Eden, one of the students in Holy Craft, who makes clothing. Thanks for letting me sit with her. She’s such an angel whenever I missed a step. 

Holy Craft Leather Bag Workshop
Game on.

We created tote bag templates on Manila paper The task required simple math. I pined sigh for a longer ruler and more work time. There was slight pressure to finish fast just like in Project Runway. The fastest crafter will get to choose first for the leather hide they prefer.

Holy Craft Leather Bag Workshop
These holes will make you whole.

We were also taught tips on leather cutting, sadle stitching leather, and boring holes. The latter part is so liberating. It’s enough to release the stress. Use that strength to create.


Admit you were wrong. Create your way up. We all start from scratch.

Holy Craft Leather Bag Workshop
After 7 hours, I’m the last one to finish.

I never knew how soulful it is to create a bag. The next time you see a leather bag and wonder why is it so expensive to have one, think how many hours has the crafter poured their love for this art. 


Sacha 💜

P.S. “To grow, you must be willing to let your present and future be totally unlike your past. Your history is not your destiny.” ― Alan Cohen