Basic Bag Construction

Basic Bag Construction

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Basic Bag Construction is a six-session workshop course that teaches students how to do paper mock-up, pattern-making and actual bag-making. By the end of the course, the students will have completed four different bag projects.



July 3 - August 7  | Saturdays | 2:00 - 4:00 PM 


Course Structure: The workshop will be done via distance learning through applications like Zoom and Google Classroom. It is advised that parental/adult supervision is provided to support the learning needs of students. 


Session 1:

Lecture on Types of Bags, Anatomy of a BaG (terminologies of bag parts), Materials

Instructions/demo of paper mock-up for a tote bag



Session 2: 

Lecture on Principles of Bag-making


Session 3: 

Presentation & Critique of  Project 1


Session 4: 

Presentation & Critique of  Project 2


Session 5:  

Presentation & Critique of Project 3


Session 6:  

Presentation & Critique of Project 4

Lecture on Basic Costing


Faculty: Cris Cera 

Certificate of Attendance will be given to each student who has successfully completed the program.

Non-Refundable & Non-Transferable. Please be informed that once the Workshop has started payment for the program will be non-refundable and non-transferable.

Name Registration. In order to properly enroll to the Workshop the name to be registered should be the name of the student.




- Stable internet access

- Webcam 

- Laptop/Desktop or Tablet

For the 1st session:

  • cartolina - about 6 pcs for the whole course
  • cutting mat - 600 x 450mm
  • steel ruler - any size
  • scotch or masking tape - 1/2" wide
  • measuring tape
  • pencil, eraser, scissors
For the bag making proper (student can choose among the main materials):

  • canvas, linen or other thick fabric
  • synthetic leather
  • genuine leather
  • needle, thread, sewing machine (optional)
  • adhesive (rugby)
  • cotton or nylon webbing strap
  • metal accessories (to be discussed and optional)


NOTE: In this course, the role of parents and/or a supervising adult is critical as supervision to set-up materials and other needs is necessary. Please provide an area free of distractions with access to internet. The space should have an area for working as well as drying to lay-out materials. Kindly bear in mind that since this is an art class, the area will get messy.