5 Hour Intro to Pattern Cutting for Handbags £80

1 Day Pattern Cutting Course


This is a really good introduction to pattern cutting course. The course is aimed at students who would like to learn the basics about pattern cutting for handbags. 

You will have to bring your design inspiration and we will be able to teach you how to work out the dimensions and proportions of the bag taking your two dimensional picture and turning into a three dimensional form.

The design will be reasonably simple as this is a introduction to anyone wanting to learn the basics about pattern cutting for handbags. If you'd like to design a more advanced bag we recommend doing the 3 or 4 day advanced course which includes a more in depth learning into pattern cutting and construction

You will be taught how to use the tools for pattern cutting, adding the correct seam allowance, making patterns for fusing and lining. Mock-ups of the pattern will be tested in card to test and any alterations will be made to the original pattern.


This is an ideal predecessor the "Two day intermediate leather handbag making course" During the 2-day leather handbag making course you normally use our pre-prepared patterns, however, if you attend this "5 hour intro to pattern cutting course" you will be able to make this design during the 2 day course. 

What To Bring

All materials are provided by us, we will be using card to make your pattern so it is very robust and will last for a long time even when you use it regularly.

Previous students work
Wondering what other students have made? Visit the gallery.
Timetable, Booking & Time
To view our timetable click here.  The course runs from 10:30-17:30 weekdays and weekends. 
We now have a max capacity of 4 students. We have a large open plan 6m x 6m space that is very easy to have everyone social distanced apart. All machines have been set up 2m apart and demonstrations will be given to all students one at a time. I will wear a mask for close contact teaching but it is not compulsory for students to wear them as you will all be 2m apart. 

Once you have viewed the timetable and decided which date(s) you would like to attend please click “add to cart” on the course page. During the checkout please write in the dates. 

On the day:
We will have a half an hour lunch break together so please bring lunch and snacks. Before Covid 19 I used to provide lunch and snacks but for now I have been advised for people to bring their own, which I am sad about as I loved providing this.  Coffee / tea will also be provided but if you would rather bring your own then, of course, are more than welcome. 
Unit 7, Suite1, 44 Chartwell Road Lancing Business Centre, Lancing, West Sussex BN15 8UE. Once you have booked the course you will receive an email with driving directions and public transport info. There is limited FREE parking on site and we are around 10 mins walk from Lancing train station.