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  • Hands of Tym DIY DIY Bag Kit #004 Rucksack / Backpack
  • Hands of Tym DIY DIY Bag Kit #004 Rucksack / Backpack
  • Hands of Tym DIY DIY Bag Kit #004 Rucksack / Backpack
  • Hands of Tym DIY DIY Bag Kit #004 Rucksack / Backpack
  • Hands of Tym DIY DIY Bag Kit #004 Rucksack / Backpack
  • Hands of Tym DIY DIY Bag Kit #004 Rucksack / Backpack
  • Hands of Tym DIY DIY Bag Kit #004 Rucksack / Backpack
  • Hands of Tym DIY DIY Bag Kit #004 Rucksack / Backpack
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DIY Bag Kit #004 Leather Rucksack / Leather Backpack

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Main Colour
Flap and Base colour
Hardware Colour

Personalisation & Unique Stamps

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DIY Bag Kit Leather Rucksack / Backpack

Are you a keen crafter, or ready to take up a new hobby? We’ve got you covered. Our DIY bag making kits have been created for you to make from the comfort of your home - no specialist tools or experience required.  

Made for you 

If you don't fancy making this kit yourself, we'll make it for you! Just choose 'made for you' after selecting your colour and hardware type (there's a small extra charge for this).

Craft it Yourself! 

No specialist tools or prior experience required. The DIY Leather Rucksack / Backpack Kit is ideal for crafters looking for a little extra challenge.

The Process

This DIY Rucksack / Backpack Kit is a step up from our other Kits. It is suitable for all, though it is more challenging and takes longer to craft. 

This is a perfect DIY bag making kit to expand your knowledge and skills in leather work and bag making. It arrives complete with everything you need to make your own luxury leather bag at home. 

Have fun learning the basics of leather craft (for accessories), with introduction to techniques including: application of wax and edge finishing, screw rivets, hand stitching on leather, and bag construction. Simply follow the included step-by-step instructions to craft your own leather rucksack / backpack. And, most importantly, enjoy the process. 

Inside your kit, you will find pre-cut leather pieces which require you to finish with a wax (included). You will rivet and sew the leather to complete your rucksack / backpack. 

If you have a small flat head screwdriver, this will be helpful for hand tightening the rivets. 

To make the kit suitable for home construction, some work has been done for you. Don’t worry though, there is still plenty left for you to turn your creative energy to. 

The Bag

The rucksack / backpack has a flap and buckle closure and two adjustable back straps. It is a raw edge construction to give a rustic look and completed in a buttery soft vegetable-tanned leather which results in a supple but structured piece. 

It is unlined meaning you can enjoy the natural grain and quality of the beautiful Tuscan leather. There is one internal hanging pocket.

The size provides ample space for all your essentials.

The dimensions of the backpack / rucksack are H 250mm x W 350mm x D 150mm, and it will be the same construction as the bag in the product photos.

Reviews from happy DIY makers

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There are NO ADDITIONAL COSTS. All tools, leather, hardware and products will be included in the kit. There is a selection of leather and hardware colours for you to choose from, and if you require a bespoke colour please get in touch as we may be able to help.

 The DIY bag making kit contains:

  1. Pre-cut and pre-punched leather pieces ready to use
  2. A pot of homemade wax and a soft cloth
  3. Metal hardware of your choice
  4. Needle and thread
  5. Unique 'Made by' card
  6. Instruction booklet
  7. Video link to instruction video

You will need:

  1. Small flat head screwdriver
  2. Scissors

Material, Care & Repair


Here at Hands of Tym, we are passionate about sourcing the highest quality sustainable materials. 

We use responsibly-sourced Italian vegetable-tanned leather. Find out morehere.Using only the highest quality cuts, the leather will improve with use and age, developing a soft patina over time. Natural variations are a product feature of this material and contribute to the individual style of the product. The leather is free from harmful chemicals and biodegradable at the end of its life. 

Please note, leather is a natural product and the coulour and texture can vary from the product shown in the images. Please get in touch if you would like colour swatches.


Please note: There may be natural changes in the colour of the materials and they may stain easily. Please be careful with oils and inks. 

When not in use, store your product in a soft cloth bag in a cool and dry place. 


When you buy from Hands of Tym, you’re getting so much more than your new purchase. You’re creating a connection with the maker - Georgie Tym. 

If your leather product becomes damaged (after all, life happens), contact us and we can talk about repair options. 

Bespoke options

Bespoke additions to this DIY Kit are possible at an extra cost - please get in touch for a quote.

Contact us:

Call: +44 (0)7967683367