Make your own Backpack Practical Leather Course

Last edited by Georgie Tym on 18 June 2019

Venue, Timing and Cost

Hands of Tym Home Studio, Banbury, Oxon. OX16 9DH
Thursday, 8 August 2019 to Friday, 4 October 2019
10 - 4:30pm
Make your own Backpack in a day

Practical Leather Course Making your own Leather Backpack. One day

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 or follow on for those 1 day course students. You will start your journey into Leatherwork and bag making experiencing the wide variety of tasks involved in the work. In order to complete your backpack in one 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 course you will be directed by your tutor Leathersmith and London College of Fashion Lecturer Georgie Tym to make the 'turned seam' Leather backpack with drawstring and flap closure. It will have a raw edge strap with buckles to adjust and one flat pocket.

The dimensions of the bag are 250mm x 310mm x 200mm and it will be the same construction as the bag in the photo above.

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 10am – 4.30pm. There will be lunch served at midday and tea/ coffee breaks throughout.

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 4

Available Dates:

Thursday 8th August 2019
Friday 4th October 2019

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(Discounts available for multiple bookings)

Call Georgie on 07967683367 for more information

or email

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Call Georgie on 07967683367 for more information

or email

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