Design and Make a Bag



Bags and handbags have been the big fashion statement for some time and this looks set to continue. This course will give you the skills to make your own bags and accessories from a wide range of materials, including soft leather and suede, to a high degree of professional skill and finish.

You will be able to use purchased patterns, which you can adapt if you wish, or to develop your own designs and patterns to produce unique pieces. If you are a returning student, you will be able to continue with your projects. No previous experience of the subject is necessary but you must be competent on the sewing machine to benefit from this course.

Refunds are not available on this booking. Start dates may be amended on request.

What's included in the price?

The tutor will use samples and examples to discuss and demonstrate how you can develop your ideas. If you are working with a purchased pattern, you will be able to adapt the style if you require, or you can develop your own designs and learn simple pattern cutting skills.

Techniques used for constructing bags on a domestic sewing machine will be demonstrated. This includes leather and suede. There will be an emphasis on sharing knowledge and experience, through discussion, show and tell and group crit. The tutor will work with students one-to-one and in groups.


Student Enrolment Team at Morley College London
Morley College London - Waterloo Centre
61 Westminster Bridge Road
Lambeth, London
Greater London

Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Intermediate level
  • Seniors
  • Suitable for beginners
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11 weeks (1:30pm to 4:30pm)


19th April 2021

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