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Design Your Own Handbag

with Brett Bara
Design Your Own Handbag
Design and sew your very own high-fashion handbag in this class taught by author, designer and television host Brett Bara.

Learn professional tips every step of the way, from planning your bag's unique shape and fabrics to adding finishing snaps and straps. Brett provides you with a basic handbag shape that can be adapted into an endless variety of styles, including her tote bag, slouchy hobo bag, and curved top bag. Pick up more advanced skills such as constructing zipper pockets, creating pleats, and attaching hardware. Choose your own process and create a chic, custom bag today!

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Lesson plan

3:53

Lesson 1. Introduction

  • Meet your instructor, Brett Bara, and learn how to use the Craftsy platform as you navigate the ins and outs of handbag construction.

16:11

Lesson 2. Planning Your Design

17:51

Lesson 3. Reinforcing Your Fabric

18:24

Lesson 4. Constructing the Basic Exterior

25:00

Lesson 5. Constructing the Basic Lining

44:35

Lesson 6. Pockets

39:20

Lesson 7. Handles & Straps

37:13

Lesson 8. Zippers

24:02

Lesson 9. Closures & Hardware

21:18

Lesson 10. Shape Variations

One of my favorite Craftsy classes so far. I've learned so many tips that I will apply to other sewing projects. I've made some projects from Brett's book and watched her on our local PBS station before taking this class, and I think she's a very talented designer and instructor. I hope to see more of her classes on Craftsy!
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Phoenix, Arizona

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