Beginners Pattern Cutting for Bags - Designing Bags in 3D (1 week course)

Learn basic hands on skills


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.

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. 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


Addison Road
OX16 9DH

Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Intermediate level
  • Limited mobility
  • Public transport
  • Seniors
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Teenagers
  • Tutor can travel
  • Wheelchair users


5 days (10:00am to 3:30pm)

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paul porter - - #31394

Wanting to design and make bags, but with no previous experience, this seemed the perfect course - i was not wrong.
Georgie is an extremely gifted teacher, spending time explain different build techniques, but also backing this up with examples she has made. There was lots of time to ask questions about materials and best practice for items i had in mind to make. The 5 days seemed to pass very quickly, but i have mockups, notes and just as importantly supplier lists to help me in the future, as well as Georgie an email away. Thank you

Response from Hands of Tym:

Thanks very much Paul for your kind words. I am so glad you found it helpful!

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