Design Your Own Handbag

Project Description

What are you most proud of? That I completed the bag. I found it very challenging and had to rip out the lining twice due to my own mistakes. The shoulder straps should have been a bit narrower, I decided to leave it but if bothers me I will redo them. What advice would you give someone starting this project? Go ahead and try it. If you have never made a bag before the Free Class on Tote Bags would be a help. Don't give up even if you have to redo parts of your work.

What you will need

  • Home Decor Cotton Twill
  • Poly /Silk Lining
  • Silver Hardware magnetic snaps
  • D rings and feet. Plastic for interior bottom.

Q&A with Teresa Maria

CUBI729 asked:
You should be proud it looks great....
Teresa Maria answered:
Thank you.
AllThatPatchwor asked:
That's one fine looking bag! I wouldn't mind carrying one like that on my upcoming trip. Looks great and looks big enough to hold a lot while it would go with everything in a travel wardrobe.
Teresa Maria answered:
Thank you.
cookycutt1179418 asked:
I love the clean look of this!
Teresa Maria answered:
Thank you, I did go back and redo the handles as I thought they should have been a bit narrower at the D rings.
Lindsay33 asked:
I love the details on the front pocket. what did you use for the closure?
Teresa Maria answered:
Thank you. I used magnetic snaps, the round ring and magnetic snaps were taken from an old bag the studs were purchased.
Moushka asked:
Very chic bag!
Teresa Maria answered:
Thank you.

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