Brett Bara
Craftsy Instructor

Brooklyn, NY

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Brett Bara found her crafty calling during childhood while accompanying her mom on trips to the fabric store. Today, as the author of Sewing in a Straight Line and the creator of Brooklyn Craft Camp, Brett is well-known throughout the sewing and crafting community as a professional designer, editor, and teacher. Brett is a returning Craftsy instructor, and has also taught her maker magic at a wide variety of venues from Mood Fabrics and ... Read Full Bio »

Brett's Craftsy Classes

Sew Ready: Garment Basics

Join Brett Bara for every step of your garment-making journey, from unopened pattern to fabulous, finished skirt. Learn the ins and outs of using and customizing your pattern before you even cut out your fabric. Plus, you'll be ready to sew darts and a centered zipper before you know it. Your garment will begin to take form as you sew your front and back pieces together, add the waistband of your choice and finish seams. Then you'll add a hook-and-eye closure, hem your skirt, and voilà— you're ready to show off your signature style wearing your classic skirt.

$19.99 $34.99

Design Your Own Handbag

Learn professional tips every step of the way, from planning your bag's unique shape and fabrics to adding finishing snaps and straps. Brett provides you with a basic handbag shape that can be adapted into an endless variety of styles, including her tote bag, slouchy hobo bag, and curved top bag. Pick up more advanced skills such as constructing zipper pockets, creating pleats, and attaching hardware. Choose your own process and create a chic, custom bag today!

$34.99

Meet Brett

Brett's Projects

Sewing Up a Skirt
Learn How To Finish a Seam Perfectly
Skirts
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