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Fionnghal Slouch Handbag and Coin Purse

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exterior front of the bag

Created in this Craftsy class

Design Your Own Handbag taught by Brett Bara

Design and sew your very own high-fashion handbag in this class taught by author, designer and television host Brett Bara.

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Here are some details about my project:
Category Sewing
Type Accessory
Sizing Women
Style Casual, Traditional, Cute
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What materials did you use? Harris Tweed for the exterior and a cotton and polyester mix for the lining

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What are you most proud of? As always I feel very proud when the person the handbag is for absolutely loves it!

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What advice would you give someone starting this project? Initially I didn't add any interfacing to this bag but I then opened it up and added a thick interfacing to the band at the top and an extra piece of fabric (like a canvas) to make that part of the bag firmer and I then added an additional layer of lining fabric (similar to the fabric Brett used) to give it more structure. The pleats were hard to get right at first when I was trying to make them all exactly the same but then I did them by freehand and it worked out brilliantly.

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Cool. Looks quite professional.

09/27/2013 Flag

thank you

10/04/2013 Flag