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Design Your Own Handbag

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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 Casual
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What materials did you use? Heavy cotton for bag and cotton for the lining. Bag clasps, closures and feet.

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What are you most proud of? I like the front pouch and the lining. It is contrasting and flowered and a little girly. :)

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What advice would you give someone starting this project? If you are following the class, watch the whole class - or at least preview it - before sewing along with it. It will be easier to decide which lesson to follow in which order.

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Very nicely done! I like your choice of fabrics and hardware. Where did you find your twist closure?

05/09/2013 Flag

I found the twist closure at JoAnns. Thanks for the nice words!

10/23/2013 Flag

I like the generous pockets on the inside of your bag too.

11/09/2013 Flag