6 day course

This course focuses on making high quality Travel Bags by hand. Students will have the choice of making either a Framed Kit Bag or a Holdall style of travel bag using vegetable tanned leathers. A selection of leathers and linings, plus a small range of Italian frames and metal fittings & zips will be available for students to choose from .

Students will be helped to perfect their hand stitching skills and are introduced to different construction options, determined by their choice of design.These will include paring and edge finishing. Techniques could include: 

  • cut edge
  • piped and turned
  • bound.

Patterns will be available for students to use and copy but it will may be necessary to adapt or create patterns to suit the style of Travel Bag chosen/designed.
A set of bench tools will be provided for each student to use during the course.

This course is only suitable for those with some experience or who have attended at least one of our other courses.

Materials costs are not included in the course fee.

Dates 2014 Full fee      Deposit
August 3 – 8  (Sunday-Friday) £1170 £500