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Camera Canon Canon PowerShot SD880 IS
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Front of bag folded over

Created in this Craftsy class

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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Here are some details about my project:
Category Sewing
Type Accessory
Sizing Women
Style Casual
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What materials did you use? The exterior is an upholstery fabric and contrasting twill. The interior is linen in two colours. I used a pattern from the new Threads Handbags magazine and I knew at the get-go that it would be large but in fact it is huge. When it is unfolded, I can hardly reach the bottom of the bag. Granted I am only 4'10" but still, this is really big. I decided to make up this one to the pattern and found the instructions quite poor. I should have just used the techniques from the class. I did use the strap techniques I learned from Brett. Inserted hard bottom and feet. I used a giant zipper which suits the bag. I left the top handles off but should have added them as the front is quite plain and the handles would have improved that.

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What advice would you give someone starting this project? The concept is good but if you have this magazine, scale it down and use Brett's techniques for a better final product.

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Very nice! Love the fabric!

06/18/2014 Flag

Why thank you! I happy that is is pretty but is sure is BIG. I want to try a curved top one with a zipper.

06/19/2014 Flag