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Bag Making: Bucket Bags

Bag Making: Bucket Bags

London College of Fashion
Taught by
Eting Liu, Georgie Tym


On this leather bag making course you will be learn the basic construction techniques required to make one of the most popular bag shapes – a bucket bag. You will learn basic pattern cutting skills and make a pattern for your own bucket bag. You will be given the opportunity to make a few design developments based on the sample bag and choose different leather and fittings. The course takes place in our Golden Lane campus, near the Barbican, where all the specialist materials and equipment you would find in industry are available to you to use. You will be given a full induction showing you how to use an industrial sewing machine, which you will use to finish your bag.
All leather, trimmings, materials and tools will be provided unless you prefer to use your own choice of leather and fittings.

The course includes:

  • Basic pattern cutting techniques
  • Using industrial sewing machines
  • Access to specialist leather machines
  • Stitching on the curve 
  • Leather techniques  

    Beginners. You should have an interest in the subject area and a desire to learn but no previous experience is required.

    Please note: This course is for students aged 18 and older

    Your course place is confirmed once you have booked online or via the phone using a credit or debit card. There is no deadline for booking. Places are offered on a first come, first served basis, and all courses have a maximum number of students. We suggest you book early to avoid disappointment.
  • Tutor Description

    Eting Liu began her university studies at Beijing university and then moved to UAL to complete her degree in Accessories: Product design and development in 2010. After gaining her degree she moved into the commercial sector honing her skills at one of London’s leading leatherwork studios. Seeing a gap in market for small scale design led manufacturing she set up Studio168 with fellow alumni in East London offering design consultancy, product development and production. The studio soon gained loyal customers, including brands such as Ally Capellino, Topshop , Fiona Paxton and Mawi. Running a small team Eting liu trained and imparted her knowledge and experience to others and this led her to teaching at UAL. With over 8 years industrial experience Eting has strong pattern cutting skills and specializes in carrying initial design concepts through to final production stage and taking design brief to manufacturers in both Uk and China. Eting is fluent in Mandarin, Cantonese and English.

    Georgie Tym graduated from Cordwainers at London College of Fashion and since then has worked for many luxury accessories companies, gaining extensive industry experience. Georgie is involved with the product at every stage of design and creation; from 2D to 3D realisation. Her most recent role covered the design, development, sampling and production at a tannery in Somerset, re-branding a luxury leather goods brand. She has a broad and in depth knowledge of the leather industry and enjoys sharing this as a tutor on LCF BA (HONS) CORDWAINERS FASHION BAGS AND ACCESSORIES course as well as the short courses at LCF. Georgie also continues to offer a bespoke bag making service, specialising in functional accessories for bicycles.


    In order to fully participate in the practical exercises please bring the following materials/equipment to the first class:

    Small sharp scissors/snippers

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