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Pattern Cutting for Bags - Designing Bags in 3D

Pattern cutting is the key to realising your bag designs from 2D to 3D

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Pattern Cutting For Bags
5 day practical bag pattern cutting course
Gain the knowledge to create and design your OWN bag patterns at the Hands of Tym Home Studio in Banbury, Oxfordshire, UK

This course is ideal for all, from beginners to confident designers/ makers/ crafters. You will learn the basics of pattern cutting for bags through to more complex cutting techniques for multiple shapes, details and techniques. The course will enable you to produce the bags you have been dreaming up and designing into a 3-Dimensional tangible reality. We will explore multiple pattern shapes and you will be able to utilise this to build up your own design. You will be introduced to techniques and materials suitable for accessories including sewing on an industrial sewing machine. This is a perfect introductory course to start your journey into bag and accessory making. Upon completion of your course you will take away the knowledge to bring your designs to life and a set of paper/ fabric mock-ups which can be kept as your reference sample set.

The course covers:
- Pattern types and shapes suitable for each construction type
- Patterns for details and functionality features
- Professional methods and best practice
- Basic pattern cutting techniques
- Pattern design/ development and sequences
- Hands on involvement and demonstrations

There will be a certificate for those completing the course

During the week you will be directed by your tutor Leathersmith, Tutor and London College of Fashion Lecturer Georgie Tym to make and design your own patterns from scratch to create a whole catalogue of 3D shapes for bags and accessories.

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. Basic materials will be included.

The course runs from 10am – 3.30pm Monday - Friday. There will be a tea/ coffee breaks throughout and an hour break at lunch. Please note lunch is not provided.

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

Parking available on the drive or on the street with easy access via the M40. Banbury train station is a steep 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


Georgie Tym at Hands of Tym
30 Addison Road
OX16 9DH
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Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Limited mobility
  • Public transport
  • Seniors
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Teenagers
  • Wheelchair users

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