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Qualification name Non regulated Community Learning provision, Crafts, Creative Arts and Design
Qualification level X
Awarding organisation Generic award - no awarding body
Course type Classroom based
Course hours Part-time
Course start date 18th March 2023
Cost £115.00
Attendance pattern Weekend

Discover the learning experience and opportunities you can expect from this course.

On this 2-week leather course you will be learning how to make 4 simple handles for handbags and small luggage. Learning how to master these different styles of handles will help take a simple bag to the next level. When it comes to making bag, you need to learn a lot of bag vocabulary. There are numerous types of bags including clutch, frame, hobo and messenger. Each bag has a few types of handles that could be attached to it. A poorly placed handle can disturb the aesthetic of the bag and can make it more difficult to use. In this course we will learn how to make a Top Handle (used for briefcases), Long Shoulder Strap and x 2 Parallel Handles. You will be making samples that you can take away to use from reference for other courses in bag making.

Find out what qualifications and skills you will need for this course.

This is an intermediate/ advanced course. Suitable for people with some previous experience with Leather making/ bag making. This course is great if you have taken any other leather making course and want to learn how to add rdetails to your bag creations -Students must be able to speak, read and write in English -Competence in using a sewing machine is desirable but not essential -Basic numeracy is an advantage though not essential.

View the key features of this course.

1. Learn how to create traditional handles for bags 2. Learn how to use a saddle stitch 3. Learn about different reinforcements 4. Learn placement for you handle 5. Use a variety of tools

Understand how the course will be delivered.

In-centre Learning. You will be required to stand and move around throughout the lesson. Please let your tutor know if this is difficult for you, so other arrangements can be made. You will be using industrial sewing machines which uses a larger motor which is more powerful than a domestic machine. All tools will be used under the direction of the tutor, if you are not feeling confident with tools just ask for further guidance.

Find out what material you will need.

- paper scissors - fabric scissors - tape measure - Metal ruler - notepad/ sketchbook, colour pens, HB pencil, sharpener and eraser - awl - cutting blade (

Beginning Pattern Cutting for Bag Making, Leather Making Techniques: Zippers and Inside Pockets, Design and Make: Bucket Bag, Design and Make: Rucksack

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Name Morley College London Waterloo Centre
Address 61 Westminster Bridge Road
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