'Bag in a Day' Practical Leather Course - Tote Bag

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'Bag in a Day' Practical Leather Course - Tote Bag
'Bag in a Day' Practical Leather Course - Tote Bag
'Bag in a Day' Practical Leather Course - Tote Bag
'Bag in a Day' Practical Leather Course - Tote Bag
'Bag in a Day' Practical Leather Course - Tote Bag
'Bag in a Day' Practical Leather Course - Tote Bag
'Bag in a Day' Practical Leather Course - Tote Bag


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 to start your journey into leatherwork and bag making as you will experience the wide variety of tasks involved in the work. In order to complete your bag in a 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 day you will be directed by your tutor Leathersmith and London College of Fashion Lecturer Georgie Tym to make:

A fully lined 'Turned seam' 'W Base' Medium Leather Tote bag with raw edge straps. There will be one small pocket inside attached to the lining

The dimensions of the Tote Bag are 300mm x 320mm x 160mm.

It will be the same construction as the bag in the photos - please contact for more info or view online

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

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.

There will be lunch served at midday and tea/ coffee breaks throughout.

Cancellation policy

Easy - Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 2 weeks before the course starts

About Georgie at Hands of Tym

During training at Cordwainers, London College of Fashion in 2010 I learnt how to design, make and manufacture bags professionally. Following a varied career in Accessories design and development across many roles and international brands I set up Hands of Tym in 2016. The courses I offer are suitable for all, from experienced to total novice. Come along to learn something new, and design and make your own leather bag in a day.


  • Delivered In-Person

  • All levels


30 Addison Road, OX16 9DH, United Kingdom, Banbury

About Hands of Tym

Hands of Tym
Hands of Tym
Welcome to Hands of Tym - Luxury Handmade Leather Accessories & Bag Making Courses Luxury | Sustainability | Timeless Style Hands of Tym was founded by experienced UK Leathersmith, Georgie Tym, and is the artisan luxury leather goods brand crafting timeless leather handbags and accessories to last a lifetime. Each piece is unique and sustainably handmade, one by one, in our Oxfordshire Leather Workshop.
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