'Bag In A Day' Practical Leather Course Backpack
Craft it Yourself and make a handbag! A Day Course for Beginners and Confident Makers. The perfect leather working class!
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Join us in our Oxfordshire Workshop (UK) for a day of learning and making. Learn directly from Leathersmith and London College of Fashion Lecturer, Georgie Tym, as she guides you through making this fully-lined 'turned seam' Leather backpack with drawstring and flap closure. It will have raw edge straps and buckles to adjust the strap length.
Who is this course for?
This course is ideal for all experience levels, from beginners to confident makers. A perfect introduction into leather work and bag making, you will experience the wide variety of tasks involved in the work. This course is also an excellent follow on for previous ‘Bag in a Day’ course students. Come and make a handbag in a day!
What to expect
Have fun learning the basics of leather craft (for accessories), with introduction to techniques including: machine stitching on leather, hand finishing and hand cutting. You will also be working with the full spectrum of leather types from soft leathers and suedes to a sturdy vegetable tanned leather.
In order to complete your bag in a day we will use some pre-prepared components and the bag will be made from a 'Hands of Tym' pattern. Don’t worry though, there is still plenty of hands-on work for you to enjoy.
Time: The course runs from 9.45am – 4.30-5pm. There will be lunch served at midday and tea/ coffee breaks throughout.
Location: The course will be run from the HOME 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.
The Leather Backpack has a drawstring closure. The straps are adjustable with buckles. It can be made out of your choice of leather from a wide variety available in the workshop. The bag is lined with a black cotton drill fabric, and a pocket can be added in your choice of leather. . The straps are adjustable with buckles. It can be made out of your choice of leather from a wide variety available in the workshop. The bag is lined with a black cotton drill fabric.
The size is perfect for carrying your everyday essentials.
The dimensions of the finished backpack are 250mm x 350mm x 150mm and it will be the same construction as the backpack in the product photos.
Material and Care
Here at Hands of Tym, we are passionate about sourcing the highest quality sustainable materials.
- We use responsibly-sourced Italian vegetable-tanned leather. Find out more here.
- Using only the highest quality cuts, the leather will improve with use and age, developing a soft patina over time.
- Natural variations are a product feature of this material and contribute to the individual style of the product.
- The leather is free from harmful chemicals and biodegradable at the end of its life.
Please note: There may be natural changes in the colour of the materials and they may stain easily. Please be careful with oils and inks.
When not in use, store your product in the soft cloth bag (provided) in a cool and dry place.
When you buy from Hands of Tym, you’re getting so much more than your new purchase. You’re creating a connection with the maker - Georgie Tym.
If your leather product becomes damaged (afterall, life happens), contact us and we can talk about repair options.
There are NO ADDITIONAL costs. All leather, hardware and other materials will be included. There will be a selection of leather and hardware colours for you to choose from.
We look forward to warmly welcoming you to the Workshop soon.
Call Georgie on 07967683367 for more information
or email email@example.com