Frequently asked questions
Are the online courses suitable for beginners?
Absolutely! Our handbag & accessory making courses are mostly aimed at total beginners, however our classes are also suitable to those with some experience in either bag making or working with leather.
What's included in the cost?
When you purchase a course or several courses, you get an instant download link where you can download all the course material. Each course comes with downloadable patterns, a detailed handbook, introduction to different types of leather as well as leather craft tools. You will get a suppliers list to get you started, although we also recommend looking for suppliers that are local to you. Each course comes with a step-by-step 'How To Make' video that shows you how the item is made from beginning to end. Depending on your internet speed, it might take a moment for the download to complete due to the size of the video file. Contact us if you have any problems with the downloads.
The course material comes in a zipped folder so you will need appropriate software to unzip the files (usually such software is on your computer as a default but there are free ones that you can also download online in order to unzip such as WinRAR).
Is it easy to make bags at home?
Absolutely. You need leather and some basic tools to get started. All of our patterns come in A4 so that they are home-printer-friendly.
What is the average cost of getting started?
Leather crafting requires some specialist tools. You can buy very good leather tool kits on websites like Amazon, Ebay and AliExpress but some items, such as the leather glues, you might need to look for in specialist shops. Expect to pay around £100-200 for the tools (depending on whether you go for inexpensive or expensive tools). This may seem like a lot but the tools will last you a long time so it is an initial investment. Also, start small and go for just the basics. You can always add to your collection later.
Am I allowed to sell the bags I made using your patterns?
Yes, you can sell handbags and accessories made using our patterns, however you cannot sell or distribute the patterns to anyone, or share the videos or other course material.
What are the most important tools to have?
If you are on a tight budget and can only go for a few select tools, then we'd recommend on the below. You can buy tool kits on Amazon that have all or most of the basics.
How do the discounts work?
If you purchase all nine 'How To Make' courses (3x handbag making, 3x accessory making and 3x wallet making courses) you will save £135 with the code 'Masterclass'.