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Vintage Tote Bag

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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? Upholstery fabric from the 60s or 70s that I found in a thrift store.

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What are you most proud of? The fun leather straps that I found that have cute flowers on them. I don't like metal hardware on purses so I was delighted to find the straps at a quilting store. The best thing I learned from the project is to use woven interfacing as opposed to non-woven interfacing. I'd always used non-woven interfacing before and felt that the bags looked too amateurish. The woven bag gives the material a smoother more professional finish.

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What advice would you give someone starting this project? This is an easy bag to make and the instructor's directions are clear. Use high quality woven interfacing. I put a second plastic bottom on the inside of the bag to hold the lining down. I covered the second plastic bottom with fabric.

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This bag is beautiful and fun.

10/16/2013 Flag

AWESOME!!!!! Great JOB!

10/21/2013 Flag

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04/07/2015 Flag