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with Brett Bara
Online Class

Design Your Own Handbag

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Learn professional tips every step of the way, from planning your bag's unique shape and fabrics, to adding finishing snaps and straps. Brett provides you with a basic handbag shape that can be adapted into an endless variety of styles, including her tote bag, slouchy hobo bag, and curved top bag. Pick up more advanced skills such as constructing zipper pockets, creating pleats, and attaching hardware. Choose your own process and create a chic, custom bag today!

What You'll Learn:

* Customize the basic handbag shape for your own design

* Pick the perfect lining fabric and interfacing

* Add various types of pockets such as flap and slot pockets

* Accessorize with handles and hardware

* Sew a recessed zipper and other closures


  • intermediate
  • 10 episodes
  • 4h8m

Included in this Class

1. Introduction

1. Introduction

Meet your instructor, Brett Bara, and learn how to use the Craftsy platform as you navigate the ins and outs of handbag construction.

2. Planning Your Design

2. Planning Your Design

Choose your bags's basic elements, including the shape, fabric, color and stabilizers you prefer. Then make the challenging decision of which fabulous additional details to include, and how you'll infuse personal touches.

3. Reinforcing Your Fabric

3. Reinforcing Your Fabric

Learn everything you need to know about interfacing, which is the key to your bag's structural integrity. Brett walks you through how to match fabrics and stabilizers and how to apply each type.

Recommended with this class

  • Bag hardware for your design