Practical short courses in contemporary leather, handbags and fashion accessories design, taught at her Central London studio by Katherine Pogson.
Summer School 2015 Leather Glove-making     NEW!

Summer School 2015 Leather Glove-making NEW!

Make a pattern to fit your own hand, and learn how to choose, cut, treat and stitch fine gloving leather in this unique and fascinating course!
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APRIL UPDATE 2015:

APRIL UPDATE 2015:

Only two places left : Leather fashion accessories weekend April 11 & 12, 10 – 5pm  £330.00 including materials
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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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Material Consequences at London Design Festival 2014

Material Consequences at London Design Festival 2014

Material Consequences is the latest collaboration between four designer-makers united by a thoughtful, innovative, and often playful, approach to materials.
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
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.
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.
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.
2014 course dates announced

2014 course dates announced

The 2014 Designer Courses programme is here – and contains lots of exciting news! We are introducing some fascinating new subjects – including the only Leather Gloves courses in London and the Decorative Leather weekend for jewellers – evening courses are back, and we have a brand new venue…
How to make a handbag weekend: Construction & finishing techniques

How to make a handbag weekend: Construction & finishing techniques

Our most popular course is back! Now in an improved version that gives you even more time to…