Buy a Gift Voucher
In-person course

Make a 'Concertina' Purse in a day - craft it yourself practical leather course

Concertina Purse Craft it Youself Practical Leather Course 3.5 hour. Quality accessories made by you

About the Course

Make a purse 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 softer leathers to a hard sturdy veg tanned leather. This is a perfect introductory course to start your journey into leather work and bag making as you will experience the wide variety of tasks involved in the work.

In order to complete your purse in a day we will use part pre-prepared components and the purse 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 ‘raw edge’ ‘concertina’ Small Leather Purse with small internal pocket and a flap closure. There will be one small stud to keep the purse closed and the opportunity to personalise with initals and a small design of your choice.

The dimensions of the purse are H130mm x W 95mm x D 10mm and it will be the same construction as the purse in the photos featured.

The course will be run from the home studio of Hands Of Tym in Banbury, Oxfordshire, OX16 9DH

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 5

If you will be redeeming a CraftCourses gift voucher on this course, the 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.

The course runs from 9.45am – 1.30pm. There will be a tea/ coffee break halfway through.


Georgie Tym at Hands of Tym
30 Addison Road
OX16 9DH
See more from this course organiser All reviews for this course organiser
Gold Badge
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.

Suitable for

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

Available as a gift

Learn about gift vouchers




4 hours (9:45am to 1:30pm)

Next available date

4th December 2020

See available dates

Review this course


Please note that email addresses added here are not published. Contact information will not be shared or used for marketing unless you opt to receive our monthly newsletter about UK creative courses. You will be notified by email within two weeks if the course provider responds to your review.

Have you done this course?