Leather bag design and making short courses in London.

Learn fashion handbag design and making techniques - choose from evenings, weekends, summer school and one-to-one tuition at venues across London.  

Designer Courses students include business start-ups, designers from other disciplines and talented amateurs. Group sizes are small, with plenty of time for individual attention.
 
Subjects 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.  
Our practical, hands-on approach combines classic craftsmanship with contemporary design, and an emphasis on individual experimentation.

“I am passionate about the role of creativity in people’s lives. Instilling the confidence to develop original ideas is the thing I enjoy most” leather designer and author Katherine Pogson, who founded Designer Courses in 2005.


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OUR NEXT BAG DESIGN COURSE

Leather Accessories, 2 & 3 December 2017
330.00

Explore the world of luxury leather goods on this enjoyable introductory weekend. 

Katherine Pogson, designer and author of How to Work with Leather, will demonstrate some classic leather-working tools and techniques, and show you how to adapt these for contemporary use. 

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COURSE VENUE

The Archivist
Unit V, Reliance Wharf
2-10 Hertford Road
London N1 5ET

 

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.