Handbag pattern making and prototyping course

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  • General info:

    DATES
    From January 06 to February 07, 2020

    DURATION
    5 weeks
    Full time, Monday through Friday 10AM to 6PM (1 hour lunch break)

    LOCATION
    Palazzo Pucci – Florence, Italy

  • Introduction:

    Students will be introduced to the world of handbag production, starting from basic tool knowledge, through to pattern making, use of machinery and technology, to the realization of a leather bag.

    To ensure a richer experience, we will organize some private visits to the most important fashion museums, along with guided visits to materials companies (tanneries, textiles, accessories, applications and machinery, leather goods manufacturers).

    Featuring in-depth lessons about needles, threads, glue and sewing machines.
    Before using technical equipment, students will be advised about their correct use and safety guidance.

  • Program:

    Division of the bags according to stiffness:
    Hard
    Semi-hard
    Soft

    Division if the bags according to style:
    Boston
    Bowling
    Hobo
    Totes
    Clutch
    Framed Bags
    Doctor Bags
    Attaché Case
    Briefcase
    Minudier
    Athletic
    Backpack
    Bucket
    Bugatti
    Quilted
    Envelope
    Flap Bags

    Division Of Three Main Groups:
    Starting Form The Face
    Starting From The Gusset
    Starting From The Bottom

    Division By The Lining:
    Sac Lining
    Flat Lining

    Division By Construction:
    Stitch Reversed
    With Piping
    Raw Edge
    Folded Edge
    With Binding

    General Overview Of:
    Flat Handles
    Tube Handles
    Flaps
    Inside Pockets
    Outside Pockets
    Shoulder Straps

    General Overview Of:
    Accessories (Buckles, Rings, Slider, etc.)
    Zippers
    Needles And Threads (Thickness And Look Of A Stitch)
    Machine Stitch
    Automatic Machine Stitch
    Saddle Stitch

    Materials Overview: visits to raw material factories (tannery, mill, leather goods manufacturer, etc.)
    Leather
    Fabric
    Lining
    Reinforcements
    Padding

    Machines Overview:
    Cutting, Preparation, Coloring, Sewing…

    Introduction To The Four Main Operations:
    Cutting (By Hand, By Clicker, By Cnc Machine)
    Preparation (Splitting, Shaving, Bonding, Coloring)
    Assembly And Stitching (Table Work, Machine Work)
    Cleaning And Boxing
    Introduction to hand sketching
    Pattern makingHand cutting
    Die cutting
    Cnc cutting
    Recognize the leather to be nested and understanding how to optimize the cutting
    Splitting and back reinforcing the leather according to different constructions
    Analyze the thickness of the leather according to different parts of the bag
    Shaving the edges of the leather pieces according to the operation, such as stitching, folding, putting the piping, etc. using the skiving machine or the dedicated handheld knife
    Folding of the leather by hand using dedicated tools
    Coloring the edges preparing the parts with the sanding machine, applying the primer color, buffing the edges, applying a second coating of color
    Gluing the different parts using the spray glue or the brush
    Assembling the handles with an inside round tube or rope
    Assembling zipper pockets
    Stitching on a flat bed machine
    Stitching on a harm machine
    Stitching on a post machine
    Preparing the piping for stitching
    Closing bags with piping or only stitched and reversed
    Stitch linings
    Stitch handles
    Stitch shoulder straps
    Stitch handles tabs
    Putting the binding to finish a bag
    Cleaning and revising finished products
    How to put the paper in order to have a product that looks nice and fresh to the final customer

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