Janelle MacKay
Craftsy Instructor

Alberta, Canada

I love handbags!!! Do you have a love for sewing and a slight handbag addiction? You can sew your own gorgeous handbags and purses and make them your own unique style for yourself or to even sell in markets or on-line shops. My PDF sewing patterns and free sewing tutorials will make it easy for you to make the bags you want, and in every shape, color, and size. Visit the website for the latest, and my blog for tutorials and random handbag ... Read Full Bio »

Janelle's Craftsy Classes


Mix & Match Clutch Bag Techniques

Discover how to make a clutch bag to complement any outfit in your wardrobe! Bag pattern and hardware designer Janelle MacKay will show you how to sew clutches with shapely structure, eye-catching metallic accents and professional-quality finishes. Start taking your bag-making skills to new levels by learning how to coordinate a variety of mix-and-match options: body style, hardware, flap shape, fabric and more. Janelle will share her techniques for making polished credit card, lipstick and internal zipper pockets. Ready to construct your bag? Find out how to do it without sewing on a curve and learn to attach a magnetic snap and turn lock. Move on to using stabilizers for shape and structure in your designs and learn a trick for perfectly aligning your closures. Complete class by adding an elegant touch with metallic trim, a strap and optional ruched panels.


$39.99 $49.99

Janelle's Patterns

iPhone Wallet ePattern


The Luxie-Lunch Bag


The Retreat Bag 2.0

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Janelle's Projects

The Necessary Clutch Wallet
New York Beauty Flying Geese Mini Quilt
Fabric Cradle Purse
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