– BAG & ACCESSORY DESIGN COURSE –

 

INTRODUCTION TO DESIGNING BAGS AND ACCESSORIES – LEARN HOW TO PLAN, DESIGN AND COMMUNICATE YOUR PROJECT

– Group Class: one teacher, five students –

WERE?

At our London studio
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WHEN?

Please select your preferred date(s) through the button below

COST

3 or 4 sessions depending on the dates (16 hours in total)
All materials included
£368

LEVEL:

Complete beginners, beginners with some experience of drawing and/or designing and intermediate designers

BAG AND ACCESSORY DESIGN COURSE: WHAT IS THIS COURSE ABOUT?

This fashion design course for beginners and intermediates is a group class aimed to support aspiring designers or designers in need of guidance in the realisation of a viable and realistic collection of bags and/or accessories.
This course enables you to understand essential skills required to become a fashion bag designer ans well as guiding you through the steps necessary for designing, developing, prototyping and manufacturing your collection.

 

WHY THIS IS NOT THE USUAL ‘ACCESSORY DESIGN’ COURSE

This course is designed by a team of designers, prototype makers and handbag manufacturers.
It is both a theoretical and practical course which will teach you what the industry requires from designers in order to be able to understand and correctly translate their ideas into finished products.
This course is focused on giving you an overview on the complexity and extensiveness of the process that designing a collection of handbags requires.
The course will assist you in understanding the prerequisites before and during the design of your styles. This knowledge will enable you to circumvent a lengthy, costly, and occasionally frustrating process when it comes time to prototype and manufacture your collection.

 

WHY WE CREATED A FASHION DESIGN COURSE

After years of experience in designing and developing collections for our customers, we realised that there was a substantial lack of clear information available about what designing a collection of handbags and fashion accessories truly requires and how it is achieved.
We created this course with the aim of helping the new generation of designers, as well as designers which are still struggling, in developing their ideas and empower them to clearly and correctly communicate them to whoever is going to prototype their collection.
We essentially have created this tuition based on the needs and problems of our customers, hoping to promote and facilitate creatives in the realisation of their projects.

 

WHO IS THIS COURSE FOR?

This course is designed for aspiring designers and professionals seeking expert advice from the industry. It caters to those in need of guidance to optimise their design process or understand the nuances of working as a fashion accessory designer.
No previous experience is required.

 

WHAT WILL BE TAUGHT?

The designing classes cover various topics, including:
Preliminary considerations before designing
Understanding the concept and use of a moodboard
Overview of researching crucial aspects like target audience, market placement, pricing strategy, etc.
Overview on leather and hardware and their impact on cost
Importance of construction and finishing options
Anatomy of a handbag, including lining and reinforcements
Understanding how to structure a collection with a collection plan
Planning a balanced collection of fashion accessories
Differences and purposes of illustrations vs technical drawings
Sketching techniques, including drawing in perspective and technical drawings
Product development for a specific design
Understanding what technical information the prototype maker requires
Overview of the prototyping process
Overview of manufacturing options and processes for your collection

HOW WILL THE ABOVE BE TAUGHT:

The class will take place in person at our London studio and the lesson will alternate between theoretical lessons and practical exercises.

 

INCLUDED IN THE COURSE:

You will also receive access to a collection of handouts providing relevant information, useful resources and support in continuing your designing process independently.
The handouts will contain:
– A glossary containing essential key words related to the topic of the lesson
– An illustrated glossary containing information about type of bags and bags’ features
– An illustrated guide on common hardware used in bags and accessories
– Documents about leather types, finishings, tanning processes
– Information about perspective and guides to be used as reference to develop your drawings
– A list of recommended suppliers for both leather and fittings (physically in London and online)
– A glossary containing information about leather types and characteristics

WHAT ARE THE ENTRY REQUIREMENTS?

You should be able to use measurements and understand verbal and written English instructions.

 

ARE THERE ANY OTHER COSTS? IS THERE ANYTHING I NEED TO BRING?

Materials to exercise with are included.
Feel free to bring a notepad, if you would like to take some notes, we will provide the rest.

HOW LONG IS THIS TUITION?:

This tuition will require up to 16 hours to complete.
We aim to provide customised and high-quality tuition services and by only allowing up to 5 students at a time, we are able to focus on each person needs and interests.
As every student has a different level of ability and previous experience, this course might lead some students to complete the core aspects of the lesson in a shorter time frame than others.
Students who complete the course early will be welcome to stay and use the studio facilities to exercise on the topics of the lesson.

INTRODUCTION TO DESIGNING BAGS AND ACCESSORIES – LEARN HOW TO PLAN, DESIGN AND COMMUNICATE YOUR PROJECT

£368.00
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FURTHER INFORMATION ABOUT THIS TUITION

CANCELLATION AND REARRANGEMENT POLICY 

If you wish to cancel your group class, please do so ASAP via email to: learning@thelondonleatherworkshop.com.
Full refunds are only offered if the cancellation is requested no less than eight weeks before the event date.
Cancellations requested between eight and four weeks before the course start date will result in a 50% refund of the course cost on the condition that we have filled your place.
For cancellations requested less than four weeks before the event, unfortunately, we cannot offer any kind of refund and the class cannot be rescheduled.
We reserve the right to cancel a group class when the required minimum enrollment is not met.
If a group class has to be cancelled by us, we will offer the choice of a full refund, credit or the opportunity to book an alternative date (if available). We will provide as much notice as possible.
All communication regarding cancellations and rearrangements of your lesson must be in writing via email.
Please provide all details in your email for us to be able to organise a refund. All refunds must be made to the original payment method used.

ACCESSIBILITY

Our studio is located on the ground floor with three steps down at the entrance. Unfortunately, due to space limitations, we do not have wheelchair facilities.

FACILITIES

Wifi is available in the studio.
Teas and coffees will be provided by us.
For 3+ hours long sessions we will have a 15 minutes break, for 6+ hours long sessions we will have a half hour lunch break.
There are two coffee shops and free parking spaces on site.
We run a variety of courses which are related to this topic and that would allow you to expand your knowledge. Please find the complete list of courses HERE.
We also provide the opportunity for people to practise on our sewing machines, tools and studio space.
We reserve a special discount for people who have previously been a student of ours. If you book any of our courses or our drop-in service within 6 months from the completion of a class, you will receive 10% off your next booking.
Our names are Sara and Melissa and we are the founders and owners of The London Leather Workshop.
With 20 years of experience in the field, we offer services in designing, prototyping and manufacturing of leather, vegan leather and fabric bags and accessories to national and international customers, from start ups to established brands.
We discovered our passion for teaching while training people during our working careers, both in Italy and in the UK and have been training students for the past 10 years.
Through The London Leather Workshop we teach our expertise, knowledge and skills to amateur leather craftspeople, people who have an interest in developing a career in this field as well as professionals looking to improve their skill-set.
With a personal, friendly and flexible approach we support students in realising a specific project or learning skills in a variety of subjects through both private and group classes.

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