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Project

Stylish Handbag

Project Description

What are you most proud of? I'm most proud of stitching the vinyl in a manner that looks professional and using hardware which gives the handbags that RTW touch. What advice would you give someone starting this project? Brett's class was so valuable for detailing. The use of the various hardware and tips on how to use it with the fabric and bag styles was a tremendous help. I thoroughly researched her online sources for just the right type of hardware at the right price. Make sure you follow Brett's advice and watch the entire course before starting a bag. There really is a lot to think about and previewing all videos before beginning a handbag will help you plan and design your handbag. The actual stitching of the bag was made very easy with my new Elna Excellence 740 machine. The dual feed eliminated the need for special feet on this particular bag. I'm glad I held off making these until I could trade-in my old machine for this new workhorse. My old machine would have choked on the vinyl.

What you will need

  • Fleece-backed black vinyl
  • mystery
  • thick
  • snakeskin-print home decor fabric
  • polyester lining
  • decorative studs
  • magnetic snap
  • and basic purse hardware.

Q&A with Kat100

Sumtasy asked:
Super cute! I especially love the proportions you used. Very balanced and professional looking!
Kat100 answered:
Thank you!
BeaSewGood asked:
I remember you from Pattern Review. Everything you sew is amazing! Love the way you combined the two types of fabric.
Kat100 answered:
You are very kind. Thank you! I wish everything I stitched up was amazing lol.
Crazy Bird Threads asked:
Sew Beautiful!!
Kat100 answered:
Thanks!
KraftyKarebear asked:
Very nice, hope when I FINALLY have time to make my own handbag it looks as nice as yours. : )
Kat100 answered:
Thanks!
skkemp asked:
very nice. What is the dual feed? similar to a walking foot? I haven't heard that term before.
Kat100 answered:
Sorry, I replied above and forgot to put my response in as a reply.

Skill Level

Intermediate