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Do you want to learn how to make your own patterns and handbags? In the comfort of your own home at your own pace? If you said yes then you have found a home at the new HMDH Academy!

Learn to make your own handbags!

You can learn to make beautiful handbags at home at your own pace. We teach you how to make your designs come to life.

Learn fabric and leather techniques!

Learn how to make great fabric and leather bags, wallets and more! When you learn pattern making, you control your own creativity! 

Create your own collection!

Imagine being able to make quality handbags accessories. Add to your online business handbag line! We teach you all you need to know! 

Beginning Course

Basic pattern making and construction techniques, that allow you to make and design any style soft handbag with professional results.

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Intermediate Course

Learn to make constructed and semi constructed or structured handbags, envelopes, hard clutches, and tailored linings.

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Advance Course

Learn wallets, frame bags, box bags, pushup frames, wire frames bags, one piece pattern making! Prerequisite required!

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These are bags designed by our students over the last few weeks, they come from all over the world and from different walks of life. As instructors Linda and I are proud of each and everyone of them, the time and effort they put into each and every assignment is worthy of a standing ovation!

Each student designed and made their own patterns, starting with a sketch, then pattern and finally constructed their bag.The results are beautiful and original! Working together but yet as individuals in one of the most unique handbag making environments on the web they have truly taken the first steps towards their dreams. What's unique about our school? Our students!

Forum Support

Join the discussions with student's from around the world! Share resources, tips and tricks to making better handbags and accessories.

Step by Step Tutorials

Notes, drawings and short tutorials answer every question! Video Chat Support! Each assignment reviewed with feedback.

Professional Designers/Instructors

Richard and Linda are professionally trained at Fashion Institute of Technology, with over 40 years of experienced together!

There is no better place to start learning handbag construction and design then HMDH Academy. We can help you put all your dreams in a bag you designed and made!