Student Reviews

Here are a few of the many great comments made by our students about the quality of our classes. If these are not enough to convince you to take the first step, refresh the page and see some more reasons!

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Here at HMDH Academy is where I learned everything I know about designing bags. I am very grateful to Richard and Linda for all of their expert help and support. I am now designing bags for clients and myself. Thank you.

Arleen Jones Harkness AJH Leather Designs

A. Jackson

“…thank you and Linda for these lessons,
I am really enjoying them and so glad I found your site!”
A. Jackson  2/10/2018


” I  wanted to let you know that I am enjoying the videos and learning so much! Thanks again.”
Mary,  May 3, 2017

Simona Businelli

I really think that since I began to attend your school, I made great progress, because I learned from this bag experience that the design and the pattern are everything. Construction wouldn’t be perfect without a real study behind (and the study begins with the shape you have in mind and then translated into a piece of paper). Your help and Linda’s are priceless…

Simona Businelli, July 10, 2016


“I am loving the information in the course, and I am so impressed by everyone’s work!”

V. Turnbull – Wednesday, July 6, 2016, 5:53 PM

M. McGee

“I agree with you on we are feeding off of each other, but in the long and short run we all need your expertise advise on various ways on how to construct the bag.  We need you for guidance, solutions to complex problems and even some of the simplest ones that are staring us straight in our eyes.  Your wealth of knowledge will always be appreciated and in need”

Mary Gee – Thursday, June 23, 2016, 2:11 AM


“By being able to design from the gusset and draw it the size and shape I wanted is very powerful!  I love the fact that I am becoming more in command of making the bag I want!  How awesome is that??? ”

Elaine Ezell – Tuesday, June 14, 2016, 1:45 PM


“Pinning, stays, making my own patterns, etc.  All new to me and the results make me WANT to do it again and again.”


June 7, 2016, 2:02 AM

Elaine Ezell

Hi everyone!  Just wanted to say I am loving this course, learning tons by reading the discussions.  Still can’t believe all the talent in this group.

Elaine Ezell – Monday, June 6, 2016, 8:34 PM


So Im so appreciative of this school and I have learned tons just from the first assignment! I look forward to learning everything my brain can contain and I hope everyone here achieves whatever goal they have set in their minds!

Jeannie Henderson – Thursday, June 2, 2016, 10:50 PM

M. Donewald

Learning a lot with your classes, so many little things that makes much better looking bags :):)

M. Donewald

April 20, 2016

C. Mistretta

“My one year time frame is coming close and I have not had the time to complete it.  But I LOVE LOVE LOVE this coarse and would love to purchase all three of the courses at once but have unlimited time to complete them.  I won’t bother much.  I am a senior citizen who is taking your course because I have always wanted to make evening bags….

C. Mistretta


J. Royal

I am very excited to be learning to make my own patterns and learn how to make the complicated ones. There is still a lot to be learned even though I went to school. They really only teach the basics.

J. Royal


Luna, IT specialist

“I saw just 40 minutes of the video of the T-tote bag. Its just remarkable! I am just so lucky to have found you! I am going to be an entrepreneur. You are my 1st teacher! 🙂

When I searched in Google using the key words: ‘How to design a handbag’, your site was one of the first 3-5 sites. This is pretty hard to achieve! And I have not found any other site like yours.”

Luna, IT specialist



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