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The Claismol Bag

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Claismol Handbag

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, Classic, Cute
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What materials did you use? Harris Tweed and an Upholstery fabric for the main body of the bag and cotton for the lining.

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What are you most proud of? I am proud of how the zip pockets have turned out especially as it was my first attempt. I am also proud of the bag as a whole because rather than having a go at someone else' pattern, this is mine. Brett's course gave me the confidence to do this. I've never created a pattern for someone else to use yet but I intend to do so with this and as I would love to see other people making my handbag.

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I sold this bag straight away and I've now made one in red which I will add photos of later one plus I've received a request for one to be made in similar colours to this one. The orders are starting to come in quite quickly now and I couldn't be happier

08/20/2013 Flag

I've got to tell you...this to the bag is amazing. I love that flap. How cool is that? I am a complete novice to handbag making and this is why I took the course, but really have not gone far except buying the fabric and interfacing. I came back to get inspiration and boy, have I gotten it from you!

11/10/2013 Flag

Hi Savagetwin, Thank you so much for your lovely comments. I only started making handbags 2 years ago and I've only been using my own desigs since taking the course. Please post photos of your bag once you've finished it x

11/15/2013 Flag

Love the flap!!!

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