Design Your Own Handbag

with Brett Bara

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Design and sew your very own high-fashion handbag in this class taught by author, designer and television host Brett Bara. Read More…

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Class Rating

(61 reviews)

rated 5 stars

Great for understanding bag concepts

I loved this course. I particularly loved how Brett taught how to make any bag rather that a specific bag. I've since made two very different bags that I am very proud of. I will be making more, refining my own ideas and the pattern I made up based on the bag Brett demonstrates. I read some other reviews that said the class was confusingly structured. I don't agree at all. I think she took a complex process and broke it down into obvious pieces. I think if she had structured it in a more linear ...

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rated 5 stars

helped me to plan better and be more organized!

Thank you so much Brett. I've made a ton of bags prior to this class. This class has inspired me to be more organized and to plan better when building a bag. There were a lot of small things I didn't really know how to do. I've seen tutorials online, but Brett explains so clearly and the video is so much better than any tutorial I've used. This has taken my bag making to the next level. This was worth every penny. I am working a lot more efficiently too!

rated 5 stars

Simply put fabulous!!!

Brett is a great instructor and is very easy to understand and follow. I'm a beginner sewer and learnt a great deal about a lot of construction techniques. I especially enjoyed the part on the various types of hardware and their installation. would definitely recommend this class.

rated 5 stars


This class was magic. I have been sewing for 50 years and bags were in that experience. This not a class for a raw beginner you do need to know your way around a sewing machine. The class was so informative and most of all comprehensive and easy to understand and even I picked up some great tips. Hardware is expensive so I trawl op shops and pick up great stuff for a couple of dollars. Ripping everything apart to get at the treasures is a chore but well worth it. Just a thought for anyone ...

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rated 5 stars

One of the BEST!!!

I learned so much during this class. Easy to understand instructor. I have watched this class 10+ times and learn something new every time. Would love to have more classes from BB.


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  • 10 HD video lessons with anytime, anywhere access
  • Downloadable class materials, including instructions and schematics
  • Hours of close-up instruction
  • Answers from Brett in our virtual classroom
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