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Design Your Own Handbag

with Brett Bara
Design Your Own Handbag

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Very Informative

This is an excellent class! I can't wait to get started making my own bags.
I could listen to Brett Bara talk about her bags all day. I like her playful approach to being creative, while remaining very attentive to details to achieve just the right look.

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Great teacher!

I have to disagree with some of the negative comments about Brett's class organization. While she does not follow a traditional step one to step 53 (or whatever), she does guide you through the general process and then each specific process along the way. Instead of confining you to any one particular design, she gives you the basic bag construction and then specifies the various options to making each bag your own. What she does is force you to indeed "design your own handbag" vs ...

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Excellent teacher

Thank you craftsy for having Brett. I used to sew a lot over 30 years ago. Bretts enthusiasm got me hooked on sewing again. She is very organized and a knowledgeable teacher with great camera presence. Please have more classes from Her. Thanks again

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My First handbag class!

Love this class! I just made a very simply tote bag . It was so easy to follow Brett's directions. I just did a basic construction tote using some recycled materials I had and also recycled the hardware from an old purse and can use the zipper as well. I plan on making more of these for gifts! So glad I decided to take this class.

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