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Green Bag

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Green Bag - Front

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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? Cotton Twill for the bag body, lining and handles - various metal hardware and zippers

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What are you most proud of? That I did it! It took a while, and I had to unpick some parts to get them perfect, but I'm really happy with the result. I've always been intimidated of zippers, but the silver zipper that I put on the back of the bag was so easy to put in (thanks to the tutorial), that I went ahead and did another one for the inside of the bag.

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What advice would you give someone starting this project? wash the fabric first, even if you won't wash the bag later - my white lining has green dye rubbing off on it from the bag body :(

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This bag is so pretty and neatly done. I hope my first real bag turns out as great as yours :-) Thanks for the tip in washing fabric first!

05/31/2013 Flag

Thank you jstar. Thank you so much for adding photos! Photos of zipper 1 and 2 and your description really help me to go forward. I have a lot of zippers in my stash and all of them are too long so this is a good solution for me and my stash...

06/05/2013 Flag

You did a real nice job.

06/08/2013 Flag


06/17/2013 Flag

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