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Created by: Sarah Huerta

Hearts (I Love Life) Handbag

You Can Make This

Sarah Huerta made Hearts (I Love Life) Handbag with:

Design Your Own Handbag

Online Class

Design Your Own Handbag

with Brett Bara

  • Cotton medium-weight canvas for exterior
  • cotton (quilting) for lining
  • 1" webbing for handle/straps

Q&A with Sarah Huerta

Sarah Huerta asked:
This is my new, all-purpose handbag. :D Love it!
Sarah Huerta answered:
@Creativewan: I found my hardware at Pacific Trimming ( Those particular pieces are: (4) 1" Screw Rod Hanger, 13mm Dome Nail Head (I used 12 total), and the 1 1/2"Purse Turn Lock (for front pocket). Pacific Trimming is my favorite place to get my handbag hardware. Oh, and the straps are simply the 1" cotton webbing available from I used a fusible webbing/tape to adhere the straps to the bag while constructing the front and back, and then stitched them in place. :D
cozynestdesign asked:
That looks so professional! Where did you find that fabric?
Sarah Huerta answered:
Oh my gosh, I apologize for the late reply! I found the fabric on It was on clearance, but you may still be able to find it if you search for "Premier Prints I Heart U Twill French Blue". I think you can still find it with other sellers. :D
DruryS asked:
Love the fabric! Very nicely done.
Sarah Huerta answered:
Thank you! I've been using this bag exclusively for months now, and I'm proud of the way it held up. :D
emmalei asked:
super cute! This looks so fun!
Sarah Huerta answered:
Thank you so much! I really like to try to find playful fabrics for my handbags to walk the line between adult feminine style and youth style. I like to think that women can have both worlds: a fun, colorful, and rich accessory that is fundamentally practical and adult in its utility. :D