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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, Girls
Style Classic, Casual, Traditional
Joanly on craftsy.com

What materials did you use? Home dec tapestry, satin backed shantung for lining, zipper, swivel clasp and oval rings, brown twill for handles and tabs.

Joanly on craftsy.com

Very nice...love the fabric and style!

11/18/2013 Flag

Thanks so much Linda_D!

11/19/2013 Flag

Hi! Very beautiful bag:) I have a question. I am having trouble with my sewing machine when sewing the folded parts of strap. Your strap sewing looks perfect. My machine is Bernina 380 and use 110 /18 needle with zipper food..still the machine gets stuck and stops.. What would you recommend me? I sew in slow motion, is that the problem? Thank you very much...

11/21/2013 Flag

I would recommend Brett Baras class on how to design a handbag. She gives some great tips on eliminating bulk in the straps by cutting away some of the fabric that is underneath and not seen. It's kind of hard to explain...she shows exactly how to do it in her class!

11/21/2013 Flag

Thank you very much:)

11/26/2013 Flag