Beginners Pattern Cutting for Bags - Designing Bags in 3D
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5-day practical bag pattern cutting course
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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.
Who is this course for?
This 5-day practical bag pattern cutting course is ideal for all experience levels, from beginners to confident makers. A perfect introduction into the pattern cutting skills you’ll need to create and design your own bag patterns.
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?
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, including more complex cutting techniques from which you can create multiple shapes and details.
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.
Upon completing the pattern cutting course you will take away the knowledge to bring your designs to life, and a set of paper/ fabric mock-ups which can be kept as your reference sample set.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
(Discounts available for group bookings)
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Personalisation & Unique stamp (not available for Courses or Tools & Supplies)
What is personalisation? Personalisation is an embossed stamp of characters including letters, emojis etc. Please select from the options below if you would like to add to your product.
What is a Unique Stamp? A unique stamp is a custom stamp made up of an image of your choice. It can be handprints, a drawing, handwriting etc. Please select from the option below if you would like to add to your product and make sure to upload your artwork too.
Unique Stamps - personalised leather accessories
Unique Stamps - Personalise your Hands of Tym Leather products
What better way to personalise your Hands of Tym leather products than by adding a unique stamp of your choice.
Unique stamps can be stamped / embossed onto your Hands of Tym product using either gold, silver, rainbow or plain coloured foil.
For a one-off cost of £45 your stamp (max size 25mm x 25mm) is created and can be stamped on as many products as you wish. £5 stamp charge for additional products.
Steps to purchase and add your unique stamp:
- Go to web page of the product you would like stamped
- Scroll to the drop down menus (see image below)
- Select your preference from the “unique Stamp” drop down menu
- Select your unique stamp details from the drop down menu
- Choose your foil colour and other requirements
- Upload a clear photo or scan of your artwork by either:
- Dragging and dropping your file onto the screen, or
- Uploading your file from your device (see image below)
- Name your file
Please note ONLY the 15mm stamp will be suitable for the keyring, fob products.
Your unique stamp can be created from:
- original drawings
- foot/ hand/ paw prints
- Anything else you can think of (just send us an e-mail)
If you need we can supply a kit to help with prints on hands, feet, paws.
If you have any questions we will be delighted to help.