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Front of bag with contrasting pocket

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 Classic
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What materials did you use? Exterior is 100% cotton, interior is cotton twill

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What are you most proud of? The finished product. The lines are very clean. The recessed zipper was so easy.

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What advice would you give someone starting this project? Make a sample purse. It's a wonderful reference tool. You also can see your mistakes and learn from them!

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Beautiful! I love that you chose a pattern for the body and a solid for the details. Your finishing is very nice. Looks great!!

01/10/2013 Flag

Thanks Brett. Your's is the first Crafsy course I have taken and I loved it. You taught me a few new tricks. I refer back to it many times as there is always something I have missed or forgotten. Thanks for the great instruction.

01/10/2013 Flag

Great looking bag!

03/12/2013 Flag

this is really lovely, I love the contrast between the print and the plain

05/01/2013 Flag

PS what type of fabric did you use

05/01/2013 Flag

This was made with 100% cotton. I was in a learning curve when making this purse. I wouldn't recommend the lighter cottons (ie quilters cotton)for the exterior as it doesn't give enough body. This is a soft purse even with a stabilizer. I have found cotton twills or outdoor weight fabric work brilliantly. Cotton is great for the lining because you can give the purse some real zing with all the wild prints and colours out there.

05/03/2013 Flag

I love the little bag on the tote!

10/26/2013 Flag