Handbag Design Workshop

Don't miss this exciting opportunity to custom design your own handbag using the finest materials - space is limited, so sign up soon!


Participants will engage in the Mass Art Fashion Design Department studio experience. Each participant will design and create an original handbag using the finest leathers and suede. The artisanal process will include selecting materials and patterns, the moving to cut and construction techniques to complete a tote handbag with hardware embellishments and detail finishes.


10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. -Welcome with coffee and handbag design lecture by handbag designer Kristen Lombardi

11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. - Select leathers/suede and pattern shapes

12:00 - 1:00 p.m. - Lunch break

1:00 - 3:00 p.m. - Work with student assistants on the vision of the desired handbag (sizes, details, finishes), cut and construct bag

3:00 – 3:30 p.m. - Select embellishments and finishes

3:30 – 5:00 p.m. - Original handbag completed with help from student assistants

COST: $300 per person (space is limited to 20 participants!)

Cost includes handbag lecture, materials, demonstrations, studio techniques, and lunch. A wider range of leathers and suede will be provided along with all supplies.

Saturday, January 11 at 10:00am to 5:00pm

Tower , 6th Floor

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