Fashion Accessories: Bag Making (Foundation)

1. Overview

This course will offer students the opportunity to learn pattern cutting and sewing construction techniques that are fundamental to the design process.

Students will translate bag images, sketches and ideas into 3 dimensional products.

2. What you will study

Fashion accessories are one of the fastest growing areas of fashion.

On this course students will be shown the process involved in researching fashion bags, then create their own product/s based on their investigation and design work.

Students will learn new pattern cutting skills, understand construction methods and sewing techniques.

Students will develop their skills through group workshops, studio-based practice and individual investigation and experimentation. Students are encouraged to document their own cutting and making process and create their own personal body of research in a visual diary.

3. Entry Requirements

This course provides an excellent introduction to 3D construction in textiles. There are no formal entry requirements but it is advisable to have experience of working with a sewing machine.

All students are required to be at least 16 years of age on the commencement of course.

4. How to apply

Course fee: £305

Gray's Short Course Online Registration

Successful enrolment will be confirmed by email.

RGU Registration

All students should be aware that when registering as a student at RGU they are accepting a contract of enrolment. (In order to attend short courses all students must register and accept RGU's conditions).


Please inform Gray's School of Art if you are withdrawing your course. Any student absent for more than 4 weeks consecutively will be contacted by the school. Should no explanation of absence be given, RGU will withdraw you from the course.


A refund is only applicable where there has been at least 4 weeks illness and a medical certificate to support it.

Contact Us

If you have any questions about registration, contact:

Gray's Short Course Team

5. Meet the lecturer

Ros Studd worked in industry in the UK and Europe for over 20 years then trained in education. She has been a part-time lecturer in Fashion Textiles at Grays and at NESCOL over the past 7 years. Passionate about education in textiles and fashion, she has recently written a new qualification for Textiles into Industry for the SQA. Ros taught Fashion Accessories and Intermediate Fashion for the 2016/17 Short Course programme.

6. Additional Information

View the Foundation Fashion Accessories Materials List (PDF 133KB)

Art & Design Short Course Information

Student must provide their own drafting/drawing and cutting equipment. A suggested material list will be issued with booking confirmation.

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Start Date

Semester One: 1 Oct - 19 Nov 2018
Semester Two: 7 Jan - 25 Feb 2019

Course Length

40 hours (16 weeks)
7.00pm – 9.30pm

Mode of Attendance

Short Course/Part-time

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