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Black and White Tote Bag Ensemble

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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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Category Sewing
Type Accessory
Sizing Women
Style Cute, Casual
Lenas Legacy on craftsy.com

What materials did you use? 1 1/2 yd double-sided pre-quilted cotton fabric, cotton fabric quarter, fusible fleece, magnetic clasp, buttons, hook and loop tape, thread, sewing machine

Lenas Legacy on craftsy.com

A good friend owns a shop and sells a popular and expensive line of quilted totes and purses. When she told me one tote goes for $60 to $80 and it doesn't have any pockets or an interior clasp, I decided to try to design my own. My tote has two exterior pockets and two huge interior pockets. Although I included a tab/button closure on the exterior, I decided to add a bit more security with an interior magnetic clasp. The tote measures 10 1/2 inches long by 13 inches wide. The 1 1/2 yards went a long way! I was also able to make an accessories bag and a case for my sunglasses. There's a little fabric left, maybe enough to fashion a wallet or some other small accessory. I'll have to think about that! Although I didn't create this in the Design Your Own Handbag course, I certainly applied what I learned in the course to come up with this design.

03/13/2014 Flag

very nice

03/14/2014 Flag

Beautiful tote bag ensemble!!

03/15/2014 Flag

Love the combo of patterns and the red/white accent band. Very striking bag!! Another winner for you Marcia!!

03/16/2014 Flag

Love your bag good job. K.R.C

03/21/2014 Flag