'Bag in a Day' Practical Leather Course - Tote Bag

Tote Bag - Bag in a Day course in Oxfordshire. Black leather with black straps and silver hardware


Make a Bag in a Day - Craft it Yourself!
A fully lined leather Tote bag - Your friends won't believe you made it!

This course is ideal for all, from beginners to confident makers. You will learn the basics of leather craft for accessories and be introduced 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 hard sturdy veg tanned leather. This is a perfect introductory course to start your journey into leatherwork and bag making as you will experience the wide variety of tasks involved in the work. In order to complete your bag in a day we will use part pre-prepared components and the bag will be made from a ‘Hands of Tym’ pattern but do not fear there is still plenty of work for you to do.

During the day you will be directed by your tutor Leathersmith and London College of Fashion Lecturer Georgie Tym to make:
A fully lined 'Turned seam' 'W Base' Medium Leather Tote bag with raw edge straps. There will be one small pocket inside attached to the lining

The dimensions of the Tote Bag are 300mm x 320mm x 160mm.
It will be the same construction as the bag in the photos - please contact for more info or view online

Parking available on the drive with easy access via the M40. Banbury train station is a 30 min walk. Trains run from both London Marylebone and Birmingham to Banbury in 50mins. Also well connected to Reading, Oxford, Leamington Spa to name a few.

Maximum class size is 4

Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 2 weeks before the course starts. Start dates may be amended on request.

What's included in the price?

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.

There will be lunch served at midday and tea/ coffee breaks throughout.


Georgie Tym at Hands of Tym

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Addison Road
OX16 9DH

Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Advanced/pro level
  • Corporate days out & team building
  • Engagement, birthdays & anniversaries
  • Hen dos
  • Intermediate level
  • Public transport
  • Romantic
  • Seniors
  • Stag dos
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Teenagers


1 day (9:45am to 5:00pm)

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Melanie - - #36923

What a great day! Georgie is organised, calm, welcoming, friendly, knowledgeable, informative and encouraging. Each of us achieved a beautiful result. Thank you, Georgie!

Jo Carobene - - #34890

Had a fantastic day with Georgie in her studio. Her expert tuition helped me create a bag that I am delighted with. I learned a lot about the construction of bags and a now have a greater understanding of leather. I’m looking forward to making more with Georgie in the future.

Response from Hands of Tym:

Thanks Jo, it was great to make bags with you and looking forward to welcoming you back one day.

Alyson H. - - #31359

I thoroughly enjoyed my Tote ‘Bag in a day’ one day course, so much so that I’ve signed up for more! I love the bag I made and had so much fun making it. I’ve since received many lovely compliments about my tote. It is obvious that Georgie is an expert in her field and enjoys passing on her knowledge - she does so in a calm, reassuring manner which makes the course perfect for beginners. Thank you so much Georgie!

Response from Hands of Tym:

Thanks Alyson and looking forward to seeing you on your next courses!

Lorraine Clarkson - - #31299

I had a fabulous day and came away with a lovely , unique, excellent quality bag. Thank you so much Georgie for sharing your skills and being so welcoming. A brilliant day!

Response from Hands of Tym:

Your bag was stunning and so well made! Thank you for the lovely company and your kind words :)
Georgie xx

Katherine Watts - - #25455

I had a wonderful time & came away with a fantastic bag. Georgie was very patient & great at explaining each step we took.

Bag looks so good that none of my friends will believe that I made it - am delighted with the whole day

Response from Hands of Tym:

Thanks for the comments, it was ovely to meet you and you made such a beautiful bag. I hope you enjoy it! Well done!XX

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