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with Lisa Lam
Online Class

Sewing Structured Bags: Purse Frames & Beyond

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This technique is in the bag! Join bag-making expert Lisa Lam as she shares easy-to-follow instructions for creating refined, durable bags using exterior and interior purse frames. She'’ll share expert advice, tips and step-by-step instruction to create two purses, the Easy Peasy Purse clutch bag and the roomy Carpet Bag.


  • intermediate
  • 5 episodes
  • 1h51m

Included in this Class

1. Getting Started With Exterior Frames

1. Getting Started With Exterior Frames

Meet instructor Lisa Lam, expert handbag-pattern designer. Lisa starts class by helping you choose frames for the Easy Peasy Clutch Bag you'll make in class. Then, find out how to draft the pattern for any frame, even adding pleats or gathers for easy glamor.

2. Constructing the Easy Peasy Purse

2. Constructing the Easy Peasy Purse

Make sure your bag will stand up to the test! Follow along with Lisa as she constructs the Easy Peasy Bag and carefully glues it into the frame for secure, professional results.

3. Preparing the Carpet Bag

3. Preparing the Carpet Bag

How about a bag that's a little bigger? Get on your way by preparing fabric and pockets for a roomy carpet bag with an interior frame. Lisa also guides you through choosing fabrics, constructing a flap with a gorgeous hand-stitched clasp, and sewing elastic-top pockets for the inside of your bag.

Recommended with this class

  • Purse frames
  • Fabric glue