February 2020May 2020

The Bucket bag

It is great to have a bag that holds everything you want and that closes at the top so you won't be the victim of pick pocketing. The bucket bag. Or, in other words, the pouch bag that is basically a kind of bucket. It closes at the top. Make this bag with hip handles, fur colored stripes, with stitched rectangles in a seventies look, or just ultra simple ton sur ton.

You make own pattern and you design in collaboration with your teacher. This bag has a round or oval bottom and offers many possibilities for the placement of the handle.

What kind of a course is this? In this course you will design your own pattern of a bucket bag.

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

What are you learning? First you make a sketch, then you translate your sketch into a pattern. How big will your bucket 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? Are you going to use a passepoil and if so where? Which type of leather are you going to use? Do you want a sturdy bag or a fluffy bag? What kind of haberdashery are you going to use? Colour? What kind of fixture or lock do you choose with your handle? A buckle? And if so what kind of buckle? Or would you prefer a slider so that your handle can be placed on different positions? Or would you prefer a handle with reinforcement?

You learn:

  • make a pattern of a bucket bag and learn how to calculate a round bottom in relation to the front and the back;
  • pockets with or without flap and with or without a zipper;
  • techniques of glueing and the various types of glue;
  • 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 
  • how to apply techniques of metal rings;
  • how to close your bucket bag in different ways;
  • to make a handle with and without reinforcement.

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 Gamma hardware stores. This also applies to roller blades.

Average costs for material: approximately 65.00 euros.

You can pay with 'pin' or with a "tikkie" at our store. 

Maximum 5 people.

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.