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Yuko U.

Country: Japan
Course: Bag Making & Leather Arts
Program: Summer Course
Period: Sep 11, 2023 – Sep 22, 2023

I originally did leather crafts as a hobby, and I was also interested in studying abroad, so I joined this school because I wanted to experience Italy, the home of leather. This is a 2-week course. I enjoy making bags even though it's a lot of hard work. Every day, I experience Italian Renaissance culture, visit my favorite museums, eat delicious food, and have a dream-like time.

Oct. 11, 2023 | Posted in Reports, Bag Making & Leather Arts , | Tags:, Reporter: Yuko U. | Course: Bag Making & Leather Arts

Bag Making & Leather Arts Summer Course (#2) – Yuko U.

Bag Making blog I am making a backpack. This is the sewing machine sewing the zipper for the inside pocket.
Bag Making blog This is the completed backpack. It was quite difficult, but I managed to complete it with the help of my teacher.
Bag Making blog The next thing I made was a shopping bag. This is where the pattern was cut.
Bag Making blog Making the bag handle. Secure it with glue and then sew it with a sewing machine.
Bag Making blog This is the completed shopping bag. I also added a zipper as requested. I managed to finish it in 2 days.
Bag Making blog This is an industrial sewing machine used in the classroom. There are some tricks to getting used to it. This is the best spec, and I used this sewing machine when I was in a difficult situation. I see, it was different from the others.
Bag Making blog A view of the classroom, located at the back of the breezeway. Yarn is available in various colors. You may use items found in the classroom, such as zippers and bag hardware. We had a Japanese interpreter, so detailed instructions were conveyed smoothly, which was very helpful.
Bag Making blog Class
Bag Making blog Class
Bag Making blog This is a leather fabric store. It’s about 30 minutes from the school, about 8 minutes by tram, and 3 minutes on foot. We sell a variety of high quality leathers. I bought the fabric.
Bag Making blog This is a snack cafe located right near the school. I sometimes have coffee or lunch here.
Bag Making blog The Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore is right next to the school, and it’s a view I see every day. Florence is a treasure trove of art. The churches, art galleries, museums, and palaces were all wonderful, and I had a blissful time being there.
Bag Making blog Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore.


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