Lisa Lam

20 Essential Techniques for Better Bags

Lisa Lam
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8 Lessons
2  hrs 20  mins

Crafting a well-made handbag takes practice, finesse, and maybe a few handy tricks. Join designer and founder of, Lisa Lam, to learn how you can add beauty and durability to all of your purse projects. This one’s in the bag.

Throughout this course, Lisa will teach you about the pros and cons of different interfacings, interlinings and linings, and show you two handy methods for sewing lining into your bag. Then, you’ll conquer skills for zipper installation—from choosing the right zipper to creating attractive end-tabs—and find out how to create two functional, polished pocket styles. Wondering how to create chic-yet-sturdy handles? Lisa will demonstrate how to sew custom handles and explain how using closures can create a classier bag. Plus, you’ll learn how to add fabulous rivets and eyelets that add visual intrigue to any handbag!

Lisa Lam

Once upon a time, Lisa Lam received lots of lovely off-cuts from a curtain maker and thought they might sell as bags. Boy was she right! During her bag-sewing escapades, Lisa realized the supplies she needed weren't as easy to obtain as they should be. That's how her site,, was born! Now, she spends most of her time designing sewing patterns and kits, putting together tutorials for future bag fanatics and sourcing yummy fabrics, handles, patterns and accessories. She's also the author of two best-selling bag books: The Bag Making Bible and A Bag for All Reasons.

Lisa Lam

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