Design Your Own Handbag »
Type of item: Accessory
Style: Traditional, Classic
Leather for the exterior and linen for the interior
What was your inspiration?
I've always been very interested in everything that has to do with handbags. I've also for a very long time wanted to try to make my own but every erlier attempt I've made have been very bad and the handbags have looked very "homemade" in a bad way. I've been just as disappointed every attempt I've made. Then I came across this craftys course. At first I was very sceptical and thought that the result probably would be the same as every other time but when I finally decided to give it a go and really try to learn everything I could from this I gave my self one saturday to begin the course. I think it took about 15 minutes and then I was hooked. Being part of the craftsy course "Design your own handbag" made me realise that I actually might be able to create my very own handbag the way I want it to look and feel and just looking and listening to Brett leading the course gave me the inspiration to do my very best and since that saturday I have made (a month ago) 3 more bags and I just can't stop looking for fabrics and other material for my next handbag. I just love it - it is so much fun!! Thanks Brett and craftsy!!
What are you most proud of?
I think it probably is that I acrually made a bag I can be proud of and then of course it is the interior zipper. . :-)
What advice would you give someone starting this project?
Take the craftsy course and just give it a go and enjoy every minute of it. I promise you - it is a great feeling to be able to tell people who ask you where you've bought that bag - I've made it!!
The only thing I may not do for my first handbag project is to choose leather as the main material.. It's difficult to work with.. Make at least one bag in another materila first...