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Richard Manigault and Linda Gentile Manigault are two accessory designers from NYC, who attended Fashion Institute Technology. They went on to design for clothing designers and even had the opportunity to show their designs at New York’s famed fashion week where they strutted their stuff.
As students, they formed a small accessory company Manigault Gentile Ltd and together they have been designing and teaching handbags for over 20 years. Now as the founders of HMDH Academy they are sharing their knowledge and experience.
Improve Your Skills
People come to HMDH Academy from the fashion world or have a clothing background. Some even made handbags but have no formal training. Many come with just the desire to learn how to make handbags and some were like me who have never sewn before. If you fit into any one of these categories, we got you!
From Sketch To Complete Handbag
From sketch to completed bag, at HMDH Academy you learn handbag pattern making and construction. We don’t teach a specific style of bag, what we teach is how to make all bags by using a combination of techniques and combining those techniques to make and design any bag you see or can design yourself.
Beginners Handbag Course
The Beginning Course consists of 10 lessons and 9 are graded towards completion of the course. Each course builds on the next course, so it’s important to complete the lessons in order.
Advanced Handbag Course
The Advanced Course consists of 10 lessons graded towards completion of the course. Each course builds on the next course, again it’s important to complete the lessons in order.
Why Learn With Us? Take A Tour, Learn More!
25 Years Pattern Making and design experience
8 years online teaching experience
Incredible Student support
Over 3,000 Students
What Our Students Say
Do you want to make and sell your handbags and small accessories?
Do you want to make gifts for family and friends or do a swap meet for some extra cash?
We teach you how to make all of those things possible!
Inspiring Creativity Through Knowledge
We can’t promise you, you’ll become a famous handbag designer but what we can promise, is to give you the tools you need to start the journey!
2764 N GREEN VALLEY PKWY Ste 509 HENDERSON, NV 89014-2120