1 day Pattern Cutting for Leather and Bags - The Basics



1-day practical leather bag pattern cutting course Join us in our Oxfordshire Workshop (UK) for a day of learning and practical skills. Learn directly from Leathersmith and London College of Fashion Lecturer, Georgie Tym as she guides you through designing your own paper patterns from scratch to create 3D shapes for bags and accessories. Who is this course for? This 1-day practical bag pattern cutting course is ideal for all experience levels, from beginners to confident makers. A perfect introduction into some of 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 shapes for bags. 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. This is the perfect taster day and leads directly onto the 1 week (5 day) pattern cutting course.

What's included in the price?

The course covers: - Professional methods and best practice - Basic pattern cutting techniques for shapes - Pattern design/ development and sequences - Hands on involvement and demonstrations. There are NO ADDITIONAL costs. Basic materials will be included. Time: The course runs from 10am - 4.30pm. There will be tea and coffee breaks throughout and a half hour break at lunchtime. Lunch will be provided, along with tea, coffee and snacks. Please let us know in the order notes of any dietary requirements.


1 day

Cancellation policy

Easy - Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 2 weeks before the course starts



Hands of Tym

with Craft Courses since 2018

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During training at Cordwainers, London College of Fashion in 2010 I learnt how to design, make and manufacture bags professionally. Following a varied career in Accessories design and development across many roles and international brands I set up Hands of Tym in 2016. The courses I offer are suitable for all, from experienced to total novice. Come along to learn something new, and design and make your own leather bag in a day.

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  • Adults
  • Seniors
  • Teenagers
  • Parking provided
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Intermediate level
  • Advanced/pro level
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