May 2019

A classic: the old School Bag. Made with a special technique: the fashion soufflé. It is a classic technique but you can use it to make excellent contemporary bags. In all sizes. If you masterthis technique, a whole new world opens up to you. All bags that you make with this technique are ultra-sleek in appearance. But beware: everything must be constructed just right! If you go 1 mm out of the corner, you will see it immediately in the end-product. So anyone who wants to learn this technique has to adjust to super, super, super straight cutting, and stitching. A challenge, but the reward is great!

And ... a real eye-catcher if you want an upgrade for your street style fashion.

What kind of a course is this? In this course you will draw your pattern of a school bag.

Who is this course for? For everyone who has followed the orientation course Basic techniques, the follow up Beginners course and the Pattern drawing course. And for anyone who wants to design a school bag.

What will you be learning? First you make a sketch, then you translate your sketch into a pattern. How big will your school bag be? How many pockets are on the outside, do they get a zipper, a flap or do you opt for a combination of both? Which type of leather are you going to use? With this technique you can use the best quality leather, but if you choose a softer type of leather, you have to work with a core, a choice you already have to take into account in your sketch. What kind of haberdashery are you going to use? Colour? What kind of fixture or lock do you use? Will it be a bag with or without a handle? 

You learn:

  • to make a pattern of a school bag based on the technique called the fashion soufflé;
  • to work with sturdy leather;
  • how the soufflé width relates to the interior space and the bottom of your bag;
  • the importance of the height and depth of the turning points;
  • the size of the overlayment in relation to the soufflé;
  • make pockets with a flap on the front side of the bag;
  • make a middle section with a zipper at the top;
  • how to reinformce a cover or a flap;
  • you learn techniques for the outside and inner flap in relation to the back height;
  • how to use magnets for the closing of the bag;
  • you learn techniques of glueing and which type of glue to use;
  • in addition you learn the technique of the core: between the leather and the lining you can place a hard or soft core. A core is a reinforcement of material other than leather. 
  • you learn to make a handle with and without reinforcement;
  • you learn where to position a handle on your pattern;
  • you learn how to use haberdashery in a fashion soufflé.

What should you take with you to this course? A pen and notebook or your laptop, so you can take notes during the lessons. A fine pencil, a sharp knife, a rolling knife, an awl and a metal ruler of 50 cm. If you want you can buy all this in our store. You can also buy a metal ruler from a general hardware store. Sharp, sturdy blades are available for example at a Gamma hardware store. You can also buy roller blades and fillings for roller blades there or with us. 

All courses at cursustassenmaken.nl consist of 20 hours, divided in 5 lessons of 4 hours. If you miss a lesson because you really could not be present, there is the possibility that you catch up. Consult with your teacher for this.

Average costs for material: approximately 65.00 euros.  You can pay with 'pin' at our store or pay with a “tikkie”. 

This course has a 5 person limit.

Attendance protocol 

All course dates are listed on the website. Please note that it is not possible to catch up on a particular lesson if missed. 

If you experience a calamity or suddenly become ill, you can request to take an extra lesson to catch-up. This is only possible by appointment and if taken within a maximum 2 weeks after the course has ended. All extra lessons are charged on the basis of 25.00 euros per hour and provided alongside other ongoing courses.

  • ''Deze tas is een heuse blikvanger als je een upgrade wilt voor je streetstyle fashion''.