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

(73 reviews)

rated 5 stars

Incredibly useful!

This was my first Craftsy class. I wasn't so interested in making the specific styles of bags that Brett demonstrated, but I think it gave me all the basics I needed to get started on my own designs. It's especially useful for an experienced sewer who wants to try out making their own bag.
I especially love that Brett aims to teach you how to make a bag that's handmade rather than "homemade" (which is what I usually find in searching the internet world of sewing).

rated 5 stars

This Class Is fabulous!

I have made several bags using the basic starting pattern. Each bag is different by changing up techniques and fabrics. This class is well worth the money. I made my son an Ice Fishing back pack and have made my daughter and friends purses and clutches. I would not have had the confidence to do without taking this class. Brett breaks everything down in simple easy to understand directions. Thank Brett and Craftsy!

Cindy Dodemont
rated 5 stars

Love Bags!

If you love bags this class is a great way to learn how to create one. Thanks for this class.

rated 5 stars

It's In The Bag!

This is a great class!! I learned so much. I've only made one clutch using what I learned but I'm sure I'll make more and get better as I go. The instructor explained the techniques and made everything easy to understand. :)

rated 5 stars


Really very interesting , I have made some bags already , but they have been floppy, this is really going to help me achieve the professional look . Can,t wait to get started , thank you


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  • 10 HD video lessons with anytime, anywhere access
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  • Answers from Brett in our virtual classroom
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