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Bag making: tote, clutch and backpack

€ 3500,00
Dec 7th, 2020 → Dec 22nd, 2020

English, Italian
9AM to 5PM, Mon to Fri

Three weeks dedicated to bag prototype making together with expert italian technicians.

The course is dedicated to:

  • Pattern makers who want to practice the prototyping techniques of a bag and learn how to use the machines
  • “Makers”, designers, craftsmen etc, passionate of hand-made who wish to learn how to make bags

Students walk away with the three bags they have made during the course.

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How our courses change with COVID-19

Since February 2020 with the spread of COVID-19 the school had to suspend all training courses. Italian Ministry of Education and our Regional government have communicated that we will be able to start courses again from June 2020. Nevertheless we need to assure the safety of our students and put actions in place to prevent the spread of the virus again.

The major constrain that we need to face is the distancing. We won’t be able to use the facilities of the school as before because we need to assure a minumum distance of 1 meter between students. For this reason we have decided to change the way we organise our classes.

The three pillars of our training will remain the same but we will change the way we organise each of them

Lessons from the teachers

Our teachers have been working hard to prepare video lessons to cover all course topics. You will be able to access these contents at your own pace from home.

Individual work

Learning by doing has always been the center of our training. We will send you all the materials you need to work. Teachers will assign homeworks to assess your understanding of each topic

Review with the instructor

Teachers will dedicate 100% of their time to review your individual work and to give you feedbacks and suggestions on how to make better. This is a key moment of the course

Topics covered during this course

Students receive the complete set of the paper patterns for each bag they have to make. Students who wish to learn how to make the patterns can attend the 10-week pattern making course.


Students choose the materials among those available at the school and then they start using the gross patterns to cut materials, reinforcements and linings. With the help of teachers, they learn how to use the splitting machine, couple the materials with the right reinforcements using the water-based adhesives available in the sample room and then to trim the final parts of the bag using the net patterns.


First of all, students create the parts of each bag that then need to be finished on the edge with raw cut, folded or stitch and turn. Then they start stitching to obtain the semi-finished pieces: handles, top pieces, pockets sewn to the lining face, etc. Each student carries out his activities at the working desk to make the faces, the bottom, the gussets, the pockets, the linings, the handles, the shoulder etc. To complete the prototype each student must complete the assembly using the stitching machine stitching and by hand finishing. In particular, with learn how to work some details – such as hand sewn lock stitches – that are typical of high quality bags.


The final objective is to understand and experiment all the phases of the bag making that lead to the creation of bag with typical “made in Italy” quality

Additional notes

We have limited the number of seats in each class to 10 students because “making” requires a much closer interaction with the teachers.

Students with a very limited time available can take only part of the course. This is subject to the number of seats available: preference will be given to those that take the entire course. The price of the single week is € 1500 (VAT exempt)


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