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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 Hipster, Funky, Cute, Whimsical
Ariella on craftsy.com

What materials did you use? cotton fabric, interfacing, hardware

Ariella on craftsy.com

What are you most proud of? The inside pockets. Yay zipper!

Ariella on craftsy.com

What advice would you give someone starting this project? Make sure everything is super square, and add the finishing hardware as close to the end as possible. I made the straps 32" (without seam allowance), and that feels like a good length. Hope you like it!

Ariella on craftsy.com

Wow that is cute, beautiful colors...

12/09/2012 Flag

How great! I LOVE that you got creative and made the cinched top and backpack straps! Your bag turned out wonderfully. Great job! :)

12/12/2012 Flag

Thanks! I based it off of a backpack that my sister was using. I was so surprised to realize it was that same basic shape! Thanks for a great class!

12/12/2012 Flag

thanks everyone!

12/12/2012 Flag

Cute bag! I like the cinched top.

12/13/2012 Flag

yay! A back pack! Been searching to see if anyone has adapted the design to make one. And such a beautiful one, too!

01/26/2013 Flag