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Mix & Match Clutch Bag Techniques

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Sew an assortment of chic, custom clutch bags by mixing and matching pattern pieces. Learn how to create professional-quality accessories for any occasion.

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What You Get

  • 7 Streaming HD video lessons with anytime, anywhere access
  • Class materials
  • Hours of close-up instruction
  • Answers to student questions from instructor Janelle MacKay
  • Closed captioning available (web only)

How it works

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  • Watch on any device anytime.
  • Find downloadable class resources in the class viewer.

Class Overview

Discover how to make a clutch bag to complement any outfit in your wardrobe! Bag pattern and hardware designer Janelle MacKay will show you how to sew clutches with shapely structure, eye-catching metallic accents and professional-quality finishes. Start taking your bag-making skills to new levels by learning how to coordinate a variety of mix-and-match options: body style, hardware, flap shape, fabric and more. Janelle will share her techniques for making polished credit card, lipstick and internal zipper pockets. Ready to construct your bag? Find out how to do it without sewing on a curve and learn to attach a magnetic snap and turn lock. Move on to using stabilizers for shape and structure in your designs and learn a trick for perfectly aligning your closures. Complete class by adding an elegant touch with metallic trim, a strap and optional ruched panels.

Lesson Breakdown

1. Preparing the Fabric
Meet your instructor, pattern and bag hardware designer Janelle MacKay, and learn about the dozens of mix-and-match options you can choose from to make your own clutch. Then, Janelle will walk you through the the best fabric choices and explain what you should know about "fancy" fabrics.
2. Pockets
3. Zipper Pocket
4. Preparing Pieces
5. Bag Body
6. Hardware
7. Finishing Touches

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Taught by

Janelle MacKay
Janelle MacKay
Janelle MacKay has been working with fabric, patterns and bag hardware for almost 30 years. Based in Alberta, Canada, she travels around the world teaching at shops and sewing guilds. While her passion is designing wallet and bag patterns, she also loves to quilt. She's the co-author of On The Go Bags: 15 Handmade Purses, Totes & Organizers.

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