Practical short courses in contemporary leather, handbags and fashion accessories design, taught at her Central London studio by Katherine Pogson.
New dates for September and beyond!

New dates for September and beyond!

Designer Courses AutumnWinter programme 2014 is now published, together with a sneak preview of dates for 2015. See the full schedule here:
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Summer School 2014: 1 - 3 August - Bag School! Design and make a leather handbag

Summer School 2014: 1 – 3 August – Bag School! Design and make a leather handbag

Learn how to make a soft leather bag on this structured three day course, under the expert tuition of Katherine Pogson, a leather specialist whose clients have included Donna Karan, Hussein Chalayan and Mulberry.
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One to one tuition by appointment

One to one tuition by appointment

Katherine Pogson offers tailor-made personal tuition in design and construction techniques for handbags and leather fashion accessories, as well as consultation in many aspects of setting up and running a design business.
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Leather accessories: Designing and making techniques NEW EVENINGS from 24 Sept 2014

Master a range of leather construction techniques over six evenings, while you develop your own design project. Each week introduces a new method or process, and gives you time to work on your individual designs.  Whether its small leather goods, bike accessories, bags or body adornments, come and start that project!

Design a Handbag weekend: pattern-cutting & development October 24, 25 2014

This inspiring and fast-paced course shows you how to transform ideas into original designs, and develop your own signature style. You will practice methods of origination and presentation, and learn how to transform a vision into a fully resolved 3D pattern for a handbag or other fashion accessory collection.
How to Make a Handbag weekend 8, 9 November 2014

How to Make a Handbag weekend 8, 9 November 2014

This is the classic Designer Course, and our most popular weekend! Make your own handbag in leather or fabric, guided through the detailed construction process by leather expert Katherine Pogson.

Leather gifts: December 6, 7 2014

A fun-packed weekend, focusing on small leather goods and gift items, ideal for that lovingly hand-made festive gift!
New course at City Lit! Accessories - Design a handbag, 8, 15, 22 July 2014

New course at City Lit! Accessories – Design a handbag, 8, 15, 22 July 2014

Love handbags? Learn how to develop an original design, create your own pattern, and test your idea in 3D before looking at professional construction techniques and practising sewing tips for working with leather.
Soft leather bags and accessories at West Dean, 29 August - 1 September 2014

Soft leather bags and accessories at West Dean, 29 August – 1 September 2014

This weekend course focuses on how to make simple small bags and other fashion accessories from soft leather. Learn how to sew leather by machine and hand, and explore surface decoration techniques including embroidery, appliqué, foiling and studwork for making purses, belts and other body adornments.
Bespoke glove-making at West Dean, 30 October-2 November 2014

Bespoke glove-making at West Dean, 30 October-2 November 2014

Join Katherine in the delightful Sussex countryside for the second round of this new residential weekend course
Glove-making weekend: NEW!  3, 4 May 2014

Glove-making weekend: NEW! 3, 4 May 2014

Discover the art of glove-making in fine leather – the only course in London, and one of very few in the whole country,  where you can  learn this fascinating art. 
Design a Handbag weekend: pattern-cutting & development  5, 6 April  2014

Design a Handbag weekend: pattern-cutting & development 5, 6 April 2014

What are the secrets of truly original design? How do you transform a vision into a fully resolved 3D pattern for a handbag or other fashion accessory?
Leather accessories weekend: hand-stitched luxury leather goods         15, 16 March 2014

Leather accessories weekend: hand-stitched luxury leather goods 15, 16 March 2014

Explore the tactile qualities of leather in this enjoyable hands-on class.  Katherine Pogson, designer, and author of Complete Leatherwork, introduces a range of construction, decoration and hand-finishing techniques for leather goods and fashion accessories, including belts, cuffs, wallets, purses, boxes and more.
Decorative leather weekend: jewellery & embellishment techniques

Decorative leather weekend: jewellery & embellishment techniques

A fun-packed weekend, focusing on decorative techniques for jewellery and small leather goods!

Design a Handbag evenings: design development & pattern-cutting 2014

Do you love handbags? Can you never find the perfect one?  This inspiring course over 6 evenings, shows you how to uncover your signature style, present your ideas in a clear and lively way and develop patterns for your original designs.