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Creativewan's Pretty Perfect Purse

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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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Here are some details about my project:
Category Sewing
Type Accessory
Style Cute, Classic, Mod, Traditional
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What materials did you use? 2 pairs of pants - black Levi's for the contrast and for the main fabric, a pair of white, grey, and black Gloria Vanderbilt jeans from the thrift store that I paid .50 cents for (yay!), Asian themed lining fabric, recycled hardware from thrift store purses, regular & purse zippers, various charms and a recycled tassel.

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What are you most proud of? I am most proud of actually completing this project!!! I tend to be a perfectionist and will not even start working on something if I think it'll not look decent when I'm done. I'm also proud of myself for being able to "let go" and just enjoy the process of creating without trying to be perfect in the process and not even starting for fear of messing up. The bag turned out WAY better than I imagined! So happy I finally DID IT, especially since I signed up for this class when it was new, lol. Brett Bara is a great instructor!

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What advice would you give someone starting this project? Measure Twice, Cut Once!!! Very important especially if you are working with a limited about of fabric. Also, because I wanted my outside flap wider than the pocket, I had to "cut the corners" so to speak so I could sew down the flap on the inside of the pocket. You may have to "improvise" on some things. I had to figure out how to install the double-slider purse zipper without cutting the ends and leaving a tab. It was most challenging but most satisfying doing as Tim Gunn (Project Runway) says, "Make It Work"

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I Love your Bag, Creativewan! I work at a thrift store and there we have lots of choices of fabric recycled. Very nice, keep up the Good Work!!

10/23/2014 Flag

Thank you Spammy! I've been thinking another trip to my local thrift store is in order... :)

10/28/2014 Flag


03/08/2015 Flag

Thank you for the compliment Marybadami021852! I still get happy when I look at this purse...

03/11/2015 Flag

Wow, that is beautiful.

04/09/2015 Flag