Bag Making 1: Clutch Bag


15 hours




Brunswick Campus



Next Intake

To be determined


Learn how to design and create a clutch bag in leather, as well as the introductory knowledge associated with bag making. Explore the possibilities with the guidance of our tutor in our industry-level studio.

Course content

  • Designing and pattern making
  • Cutting leather/material by hand
  • Leather skiving
  • Leather folding (beading)
  • Leather and material sewing
  • Attaching standard fittings (buckles, press studs, magnetic locks, etc.)


There are currently no dates scheduled for this course. Please contact us or join our mailing list to express your interest in this course.

More details


No prior knowledge or experience is necessary for this introductory course.

Materials supplied

All leather and course materials are supplied. Tools will be available for use within the department.

Materials to bring

Pen, paper and/or laptop for note taking.

Suited to

This course is ideal for those who are interested in the craft of designing and making bags by hand.


Students will learn the art of bag making from introductory level, and finish a clutch bag.

Upon finishing the course you will receive a RMIT Certificate of Completion. You can use this as a record to demonstrate the outcomes covered in the course.

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