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Making Leather Bags

with Don Morin
Don't spend hundreds on a handbag when you can make one on your sewing machine. Customize and sew boutique-quality leather handbags with designer Don Morin.
Learn professional leatherwork techniques to create a sophisticated and stylish leather tote using Don’s Craftsy-exclusive pattern. Discover tips for selecting quality leather and to efficiently lay out your pattern to get the most and best from your leather hide. Customize the interior of your bag to suit your unique needs, and create pocketed side panels without extra bulk. Add that extra polish with contrasting leather, mitered gusset corners, rouleaux handles and an expertly installed zipper.
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Lesson plan


Lesson 1. Meet Don Morin & Plan Your Bag

  • Meet instructor Don Morin and start designing your bag. Learn about construction methods and discuss bag functionality.


Lesson 2. Leather Selection & Cutting


Lesson 3. Machine Setup & Outer Pocket


Lesson 4. Assembling Bag Front & Adding Trim


Lesson 5. Making & Attaching Rouleaux Straps


Lesson 6. Lining Your Bag


Lesson 7. Adding a Zipper Top


Lesson 8. Base, Side Seams & Corners


Lesson 9. Finishing Your Bag

"I learned so many techniques in this class. With my iPad on my sewing machine table Don was right with me throughout, and when I needed extra help, I backed up a bit, or watched forward. He was easy to listen to, calm and reassuring and very professional."
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