Hands of Tym - backpack bag making course

Become a bag maker - Backpack Course

Join us in Banbury, Oxfordshire for a day of bag making

Our backpack course is ideal for all experience levels, from beginners to confident makers and crafters. You'll be expertly guided through the day by leathersmith and London College of Fashion lecturer, Georgie Tym. With Georgie's guidance (and your hard work!), you'll leave our Oxfordshire based workshop with your very own handmade leather backpack with drawstring and flap closure. 

What can you expect?

Firstly, you'll have fun! But amongst all the fun you'll be learning the basics of bag making, covering the following:

  • Machine stitching on leather
  • Hand finishing & hand cutting
  • Gaining an understanding of different types of leather (from soft leathers to vegetable tanned leather)

Your bag

Your leather backpack will have a drawstring closure, with adjustable straps and closure. You can choose from a variety of different leather types and colours available in the workshop. The backpack will be lined and have a pocket to the front, which you can personalise with embossing and choose from a range of colours. 

What people say


Laura Veitch on Mar 16, 2021
The build a bag course was one of the best things I have done all year. It was so cool choosing the colour combinations and using the expert machinery and tools. Georgie was warm and friendly and the atmosphere was relaxed and laid back. I was amazed how much we achieved in just one day. People always comment on my beautiful backpack. Next I’m going to do the make a wallet in a day course. I thoroughly recommend these unique and special courses.


Alexander MacLellan on Mar 12, 2021
I did this course back in December in time to make a bag for my wife for Christmas and it was brilliant! Under Georgie's expert tutelage I was able to make something that will last my wife a lifetime, I was also able to choose different colours and types of leather. My other half is thrilled with it and at first she didn't believe me when I said I'd made it. I can't recommend this course enough. It was a lovely atmosphere to learn a new skill in as well.

What next?

Take a look at the product, here. Feel free to get in touch with us at info@handsoftym.com and we'll be delighted to answer any questions about this fantastic experience day

We look forward to welcoming you in the workshop :-) 

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