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'Bag in a Day' practical leather course - Tote Bag

'Bag in a Day' practical leather course - Tote Bag

Duration: One day 10am – 4.30pm

Price: £195

Book with: Georgie Tym
at Hands of Tym

30 Addison Road
OX16 9DH

About the Course

Make a Bag in a Day - Craft it Yourself!

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 £195

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

If booking with a CraftCourses voucher for part or all of the course fee, please fill in the contact form above. Your voucher code must be provided at the point of booking.

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.

Want to review this course?

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

- - #25455

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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Course Start Dates

Saturday 8th February 2020
Saturday 4th April 2020
Saturday 23rd May 2020
Saturday 25th July 2020
Friday 18th September 2020
Saturday 14th November 2020
Saturday 16th January 2021
  • Accessible by public transport
  • Advanced/professional level
  • Daytime (weekdays)
  • Intermediate level
  • Romantic
  • Suitable for all abilities
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Suitable for events & groups
  • Suitable for stag and hen dos
  • Teen friendly
  • Weekends

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What does this mean?

This craft course provider has been awarded Gold status for receiving 10 or more 5 star ratings from previous students.

The Students' Choice award ensures that course providers get recognised for their efforts in the teaching and practice of UK craft.

They also allow tutors to gain valuable feedback on their courses and for new students to find the course that's right for them.