Pattern Cutting for Bags and Introduction to Leather craft
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5-day practical leather bag pattern cutting and design course with leather crafting skills
Learn leather bag design and creation processes with an introduction to leather crafting. Design bags in 3D
See 1-day Pattern Cutting (The Basics) course, here.
Join us in our Oxfordshire Workshop (UK) for a week of learning and making. Learn directly from Leathersmith and London College of Fashion Lecturer, Georgie Tym as she guides you through designing your own patterns from scratch to create a whole catalogue of 3D shapes for bags and accessories along with a basic introduction to leather crafting skills.
Who is this course for?
This 5-day practical bag pattern cutting and introduction to leather craft course is ideal for all experience levels, from beginners to confident makers. A perfect introduction into the pattern cutting skills and leather skills you’ll need to create and design your own bag patterns and leather designs.
Are you looking to:
- Start your own bag brand?
- Design your own bags?
- Understand the bag making process?
- Create bags at home to complete your own handmade wardrobe?
- Satisfy a general interest into the skills and techniques required to make your own bags?
- Develop a foundation in leather crafting skills
If you've answered yes to any of the above, then this is the course for you.
What to expect
Join Georgie to learn the basics of pattern cutting for bags with an introduction to leather craft. The course includes a foundation knowledge through to more complex cutting techniques. Looking at 3D shapes and examples from which you can create multiple shapes and details. Learn all the essential skills you will need to begin your leather crafting journey.
This is the course for you if you’re ready to turn those bags you’ve been dreaming up and designing into 3-Dimensional tangible reality.
Within the course, you’ll also be introduced to techniques and materials suitable for accessories, including sewing on an industrial sewing machine and stitching leather by hand.
Upon completing the pattern cutting and introduction to leather course you will take away the knowledge to bring your designs to life. Complete with a set of paper/ fabric mock-ups which can be kept as your reference sample set and leather craft samples you will have your very own library of resources to inspire and generate future ideas.
The course covers:
- Pattern types and shapes suitable for each construction type
- Patterns for details and functionality features
- Professional methods and best practice
- Basic pattern cutting techniques
- Pattern design/ development and sequences
- Hands on involvement and demonstrations.
- Hand stitching leather and other materials
- Machine stitching leather and other materials
- Leather tools and machinery
- Seam types used in bag and leather constructions
- Leather and other materials discussions
You will receive a certificate upon completion of the course.
There are NO ADDITIONAL costs. Basic materials will be included.
Time: The course runs from 10am - 3.30pm Monday-Friday. There will be tea and coffee breaks throughout and an hour break at lunchtime.
Please note lunch is not provided, so please bring your own pack-up each day. We will provide tea, coffee and biscuits.
Location: The course will be run from the Workshop of Hands Of Tym in Banbury, Oxfordshire, OX16 9DH.
Parking: Parking is available on the drive with easy access via the M40.
Transport: Banbury train station is a 30 min walk. Trains run from both London Marylebone and Birmingham to Banbury in 50 minutes.
We’re also well connected to Reading, Oxford, Leamington Spa to name a few.
Maximum class size is 4.
Call Georgie on 07967683367 for more information
or email email@example.com
(Discounts available for group bookings)
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Responsibility & Sustainability
Artisan leather products made to last a lifetime
Hands of Tym's luxury leather goods are made to last a lifetime.
We design and make all our products with sustainability in mind. Our ethos is that our leather products should be well used, and if for any reason they break, they should be worth fixing.
In the unlikely event your Hands of Tym item breaks, we'll happily fix it for you, meaning it will stay with you, and age with you.
Responsibly Sourced Vegetable Tanned Leather
Here at Hands of Tym we source only the finest Italian vegetable tanned leather to make your products.
Some leathers are not well produced and can be damaging for the environment, but our vegetable tanned leather is a world away from this kind of leather. Here's why:
- It's vegetable tanned, meaning only natural and organic materials are used to tan the leather
- Our leather is made by hand using traditional techniques. Artisans use their skilled hands and techniques passed down for generations, to naturally produce the finest leather, with minimal electricity required
- Our leather speaks for itself, meaning no synthetic substances are used (or needed) to treat it once finished. This way our products evolve over time - their personalities change with every passing year you spend together
- Our leather producer is certified by the Genuine Italian Vegetable Tanned Leather Consortium, and commits to reuse and recycle as much waste as possible into a variety of useful products building circularity into the process.
- For our suppliers, vegetable tanning natural leathers is their artisan craft. It’s been practised for generations and is friendly to the earth.
With thought for the environment, each piece of packaging we use, from our kraft boxes, paper tapes, shredded paper fillers and tissue papers, are recyclable.
Buy One, Get One Tree
We've teamed up with Ecologi and the not-for-profit Eden Reforestation Project, meaning with every checkout over £50 on our website we'll plant a mangrove tree in Madagascar.
We're planting a forest on behalf of our customers on designated land, to the north west of the island, near Marataola.
Not only are we helping soak up carbon from the atmosphere, but we're restoring biodiversity in a country where 90% of its original forests have disappeared.