Ashley Hough

Sew Your Own Designer Handbag

Ashley Hough
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  • In-depth Instruction; over 129 mins
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  • Available for purchase: $39.99
6 Lessons
2  hrs 9  mins

Getting the look of a designer handbag doesn’t have to cost a lot of money — you can make your own! In this class you will learn how to make a handbag with two large zipper pocket sides and a roomy middle compartment.

Instructor Ashley Hough will take you step by step through construction of the handbag, showing how to first practice with a lightweight cotton. You will learn how to sew the purse as well as how important it is to think ahead when it comes to construction techniques in order to know when to incorporate finishing touches such as top stitching.

Ashley will then take you through the various fabrics you can use to create a designer look, including vinyl, suede cloth and even Spandex-blend fabrics. In addition to teaching how to insert zippers into your bag, Ashley will show how to use other handbag hardware such as purse feet, buckles, magnets, handles, clasps and studs.

Ashley shares many other ideas on how you can further customize your handbag by changing small elements such as zipper pulls.

After showing you how to construct the handbag, Ashley will go over several different front design options. Each option uses different fabrics, embellishments or hardware, so you can make each one and have several designer-look handbags by the end of the class.

As part of the class you will also receive downloadable and printable patterns and measurements to create your purse.

Ashley Hough

Ashley Hough is a quilt designer, pattern maker, instructor, and lover of all things quilting. After learning to sew at the young age of 6 years old, she later discovered the joy of quilting and has grown her skills over the past 15 years. "I love quilting because I love the design process—being able to start with a blank page and essentially create whatever I want." Ashley's designs and patterns have been published in a variety of magazines and her work can be found on National Quilters Circle.

Ashley Hough

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