Designer Courses runs a series of leather bag design and making short courses throughout the year in London.

We offer short evening and weekend courses in fashion handbag design and making techniques, alongside a summer school and options for one-to-one tuition. Our courses take place in London, in a beautiful gallery studio in Hampstead

Designer Courses students range from beginners and improvers to designers from other disciplines, and those setting up their own handbag design businesses. Group sizes are small, allowing plenty of time for individual attention.
 
Subjects covered include:

  • Handbag design development and range planning
  • Pattern-cutting for handbags
  • Handbag prototyping, testing and sampling
  • Leather handbag construction techniques: machine sewing, hand stitching, seam variations
  • Specialist leather techniques for handbags: sourcing materials, skiving and edge-treatments
  • Handbag finishing techniques: pockets, handles, linings, zips and other metal fittings
  • Advice on choosing machinery, tools and equipment and accessing manufacture

 WHAT MAKES US SPECIAL?

The key is in the title – design.  All our courses have a strong emphasis on individual design development: “I am passionate about the role of creativity in people’s lives. Instilling the confidence, at every level, to create original ideas is one of the things that I enjoy most” says leather designer and author Katherine Pogson, who founded Designer Courses in 2005.


Over the next 12 months we are running these handbag design and making courses:


Handbag projects from previous Designer Courses handbag design and making students

OUR NEXT BAG DESIGN COURSE

The Hand-stitched Fashion Handbag Weekend, 21 & 22 January
350.00

A practical introduction to the design and construction of the luxury hand-stitched fashion handbag.  

Discover how to choose the right leather, master different seam constructions, and learn some professional finishing secrets for a truly quality product. 

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COURSE VENUE

Livingstone Studios
36 New End Square
Hampstead
London
NW3 1LS

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HAVE SOME QUESTIONS?

Please get in touch, we love to hear from you. Call us on +44 797 000 5120 or use the contact form.