Boost your bag-making abilities as you learn to sew professional-looking duffels with guidance from designer and author Betz White. Start with how to cut out all the fabric pieces for your bag and work with specialty stabilizers. Then, see how to construct two types of interior and exterior pockets complete with hardware, so all your necessities stay right where you want them. Assemble your bag's front and back, create a full lining and get tips for sewing the curved end panels with neat, durable enclosed seams. Sew your duffel's main zipper so it will never snag on the lining. Add sturdy upper and lower handles as well as a detachable shoulder strap. Finish your bag with a fully lined base and an optional insert for added structure. Learn how to sew a travel bag in a weekend!
At the holidays, who ever has enough time or money? Fab Felt Holiday Crafts helps you make the most of both. If you like the idea of creating beautiful things from sweaters you picked up at yard sales, this is the course for you. Author and crafter Betz White shows you easy techniques to make stylish, handmade holiday gifts and decor, using recycled and inexpensive materials. Use felt to make an adorable tabletop village of houses and trees, ornaments with a midcentury flair, cute bottle sleeves for instant presents, and custom-fit slippers for your whole family. You'll even learn how to turn scraps from your other projects into the cutest, most colorful garland and ornaments ever. Sign up today for Fab Felt Holiday Crafts and bring your creativity to life!
It's chic to be cheap! Make funky and fabulous clothes and accessories that honor both the planet and your wallet. Sign up for Project Upcycle and learn the secrets of sustainable style. Betz White shows you how to find the treasures lurking at thrift stores and yard sales, and what to do with them once you find them. You'll learn easy ways to recycle vintage clothes and inexpensive materials into one-of-a-kind designs.