meet the team behind i can make bags

For over 10 years, we've been teaching online and in-person shoemaking lessons in our sister school I Can Make Shoes. It was only a matter of time before we expanded into bag making too!

I Can Make Bags is a unique bag making school that equips complete beginners with the knowledge and skills to make their own luxury bags from home.

amanda

Founder

Amanda founded I Can Make Shoes back in 2010. As a native Aussie, Amanda did her footwear training in Sydney, Australia. It was when she moved to London that she realised it was really difficult to make shoes without all the machinery she was taught to use. She set out to develop a shoemaking process that makes the craft accessible for people to do from home and she’s been spreading the love of shoemaking ever since. Fast forward 14 years, Amanda has expanded the business into the realm of bags, with the goal of making the craft of luxury handbag making achievable and accessible from home. Perfecting her beginner-friendly bag making course took several years, during which she trained her team into becoming skilled bag makers too.

victoria

STUDIO MANAGER

Victoria graduated with a BA in Footwear Design and Development at Cordwainers, London College of Fashion. Her graduate collection focused on the importance of comfort and practicality whilst also being stylish. She went on design shoes at H&M, Alexander McQueen, developed footwear for Lacoste before starting her own premium shoe brand - Vandrelaar.

katie

head of design and content

After working in content creation and social media for various companies Katie joined our team as the head of creative projects - she's the gal behind all our our fun videos, gifs and beautifully designed emails. She also loves to crochet in her lunch breaks.

kate

studio assistant

With her meticulous organisation skills, Kate ensures that the supply shop runs like a well-oiled machine. As the studio assistant, she's in charge of customer service and packs up all your bagmaking supply orders, ensuring each package is wrapped with care. She's also a maker, trained at LCF, and assists with teaching workshops.