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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 Romantic, Retro / Vintage
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What materials did you use? I made this bag using nearly all recylced fabrics and purse hardware.The navy fabric is a cotton drill fabric that I found at the local thrift shop and the white floral fabric comes from an old tablecloth I found on eBay. The only new fabric I bought brand new was the pink cotton lining.

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What are you most proud of? This is the first handbag I've made and I think it came together well. I like how the floral pattern from the tablecloth looks symmetrical on the front and back and that it looks so nice against the navy. I like how the silver hardware really brings the bag to life. Im very excited that it cost me so little to make, Im inspired to make many more!

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What advice would you give someone starting this project? Make a sample bag out of a cheap fabric first to ensure you are happy with the dimensions of the bag, particularly the curved top, use a rotary cutter..

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Your bag is really cute. I like the combo of the hobo and the flat bottom. Using recycled materials is a plus!

05/27/2013 Flag

Thanks very much

05/27/2013 Flag

I love the material you chose! :-) Very pretty

05/28/2013 Flag

Thanks a lot crafty sunshine! I appreciate your feedback. Cheers Judy

06/01/2013 Flag

Very good job. Onward with more to give as gifts and treasures for yourself.

01/24/2014 Flag

Thanks Balindsey, your feedback means a lot to me! Regards Judy

02/04/2014 Flag