Bag Making 2: Tote Bag


15 hours




Brunswick Campus



Next Intake

To be determined


Learn to design and create a tote bag from design and pattern making, leather skiving, to folding and attaching standard fittings. Further your bag making skills from the Bag Making 1: Clutch Bag course. Pre-requisites apply.

Course content

  • Designing and pattern making
  • Cutting leather/material by hand
  • Leather skiving
  • Leather folding (beading)
  • Leather and material sewing
  • Attaching standard fittings.


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

How to enrol

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Participants MUST have completed the Bag Making 1: Clutch Bag before enrolling in this short 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 people who are interested in the craft of designing and making bags by hand. Pre-requisites apply.


Students will learn the art of bag making, and finish a tote 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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