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First Handbag Ever

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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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Category Sewing
Type Accessory
Sizing Women
Style Casual
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What materials did you use? Outer is a home decor fabric, inner a paisley cotton print.

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What are you most proud of? This is my first real sewing project (besides burp cloths and blankets).

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What advice would you give someone starting this project? Don't use fabric that frays easily or that's too thick. That was my mistake.

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So not only your first handbag but also your first adventure into more complicated sewing. WELL DONE! I hope I will make as good an effort when I get time to work on the course and I,ve made bags of every description before. Super Job.

04/21/2013 Flag

Thanks TrixieDee!

04/21/2013 Flag

Excellent job. Lovely bag.

04/21/2013 Flag

Thanks Zsuzso, Looking forward to trying different fabric and handles next time. :)

04/21/2013 Flag

beautiful Because of your bag I have signed up for this class thanks

04/22/2013 Flag

Wow, thanks for the nice compliment. It is a great class. Watch all videos first (and rewatch as you go), Brett is a very thorough instructor.

04/22/2013 Flag

Wow, your first handbag???? I love the bag. I'm in dubio if I should follow this class, but... I see so many beautiful bags...... Good luck with your second bag!

06/04/2013 Flag

You have inspired me. I can't believe you made that. What a lovely job you did, sewing AND designing it.

07/20/2013 Flag

wow first handbag ever? It's gorgeous! Well done!!

01/27/2014 Flag