Bag pattern making and prototyping course

Arsutoria School with the Pattern Making and Prototyping of Bags course offers you a fundamental course for your training in the leather art of bags. An intense and highly qualifying path, which will allow you to know and deepen the manufacturing techniques of the model and to face the fundamentals of bag prototyping.

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Your first step in the bag industry

The bag is thought of as a “simple” fashion product compared to footwear, only because it is observed completed in its perfect, immediately functional and enjoyable form.

The bag does not need to be tried on, only purchased. The perfection of a bag, on the other hand, comes from a long and highly specialized work.

First of all, from the excellence of a technical model.
Because only from a flawlessly created model, piece by piece, the bag that you will want to buy begins to come to life.

The soul of the perfect bag is its perfect model, of which the model maker is its creator and master.

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Is this the right course for you?

The Bag Pattern Making and Prototyping course is for:

Pattern makers

Those who aspire to become a pattern maker within a leather goods company.

Factory owners

The new generation of owners of bag companies, fresh from economic or marketing studies, to begin a profitable and competent dialogue with the production reality they will have to manage.


Designers who want to understand how the technical side of bag design works, and competently follow the development of their design project in the factory.


Those interested in the world of bags, the "makers" who want to enter the sector by opening their own laboratory activity.

of the course

At the end of the Bag Pattern Making and Prototyping Course you will have acquired an effective working method and structured technical skills to create the main models of bags.

Learning the rules of theory and design of models, their constituent components, becoming familiar with the technical language of constructions, materials, components and accessories of the bag: the mission of Arsutoria School and its teachers, who are its most vital soul and precious, is to equip yourself with a technical and design culture of the bag, a set of knowledge and manufacturing skills such as to be able to face the world of production with the professional qualities of excellence for which the school is known and renowned all over the world.


The design of the models will allow you to learn and master the manufacturing techniques of bag modeling, which means acquiring the true talent of the model maker: knowing how to read, interpret and propose solutions for the creative ideas of designers. You will learn and apply modeling techniques to the main constructions of bags in a gradual sequence, from the simplest to the most complex, to allow you a correct training progression and you will be able to develop the assigned models on your own.
If you participate in the course remotely, you will have more models to develop under the supervision and with the corrective intervention of the teachers.

Materials, components, accessories

The bag is a complex set of components, each of which contributes decisively to its aesthetic quality and functionality. You will study the visible parts, those that define style and functionality, including the vast and important family of accessories, and those that are invisible, but decisive for the quality and construction of the bag: lining, reinforcements, templates and, then, more leathers. and textile and technological materials. You will acquire a specific technical vocabulary, which will allow you a competent dialogue with the world of style and bag production.


Having to face the world of the bag on a professional level, it is essential that you know the main processes and finishes used. If you attend in person, you will be able to see them live; if you participate remotely, you will get to know them through images and videos explained by the teachers.


Direct knowledge of the sewing and assembly phases significantly enriches the experience of technical design and provides the pattern maker with a concrete sense of what he has created through the model. Cutting of the materials, preparation of the pieces, sewing and assembly of the various components of the bag, will be the main activity of this final phase, which will give a sense of completeness at the end of your training course.