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Skill Level: Beginner
Nancy Green
Learn to Sew a Designer Handbag
Learn to Sew a Designer Handbag
Nancy Green, Instructor

You'll soon have a favorite new handbag with plenty of pockets and space inside! Beginner sewers can learn how to make this professional-looking bag with Nancy Green.


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You see them everywhere -- gorgeous and expensive designer handbags made with beautiful fabrics. Now sewers with beginner skills can learn how to sew their own designer handbag with basic supplies and a sewing machine! No need to pay high prices at those fancy boutiques!

In this class, sewing expert Nancy Green will show you step-by-step how to make a stunning batik handbag with lots of pockets and space inside. Her original purse design, included with the class, gives you options for a solid or pieced fabric bag front and back, interior and exterior pockets, long or short straps and a tall or shorter bag. You'll love all the options you get in this class!

In this class, you'll learn:
  • How to perfectly measure and cut fabric pieces
  • How to create a pieced front and back
  • How to create a button loop closure
  • How to insert a magnetic clasp
  • How to create outside lined pockets
  • How to sew an inside lining with pockets
  • How to add tucks to create bag shaping
  • How to add bag ties and straps
  • How to use fusible materials including fleece, heavy-weight stabilizer and extra-firm stabilizer to give your bag shape that will last for years
Beginner sewers who can thread their machine and sew a straight line will be able to successfully complete this class.

Annie's online classes include downloadable and printable class patterns in PDF format in addition to the online video content. You can view online classes at your convenience, 24/7, 365 days a year from any mobile device, both tablet and non-tablet (phones, iPod Touch, etc.) but classes are best viewed on tablets or computers.
FREE -- Class Overview
FREE -- Introduction
Tools & Materials
Getting Started
Style A -- Make the Outside ...
Style B -- Make the Outside ...
Pockets, Ties & Straps
Types of Handbag Closures
Finishing the Outside
Making the Handbag Lining
Finishing the Handbag
Class Wrap-Up
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Class Project Photos

Customer Reviews for Learn to Sew a Designer Handbag:

Average Rating:
5 out of 5 (Reviewed by 6 customers.)

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August 18, 2014
Olivia S
Nancy's bag design is just beautiful. Her directions are excellent and easy to follow. She gives expert sewing/construction tips as you sew your bag. What is nice about this on-line class is that you go at your own pace and can easily review bag construction steps. Great class! I am looking forward to taking Nancy's next bag at Annie's.
August 9, 2014
Mk H
Nancy is an excellent teacher. She gives many helpful tips along the way. The pace of the video class is just right for the viewer to keep up with her. I cannot wait for the Crossbody Bag class. I will definitely recommend this class to others.
June 12, 2014
Margaret L
Nancy is an excellent instructor. I loved her class so much that I also bought two other patterns, Aruba Bag and Hamptons Handbag. I'm hoping she will have classes on these bags also. I will be the first to sign up. Thank you Annie's for such an amazing instructor.
April 19, 2014
Irene M
Hi, This is a brilliant video lesson in bag making. Thank you Nancy, your engineering background shines through. I have just finished my first bag and am thrilled, it's not perfect but still looks great. Your step-by-step instructions are easy to follow, and attention to detail makes this bag. I would love the exact material the bag was made with as it looks beautiful. Tried to buy on the site but cant find the exact match.

Thank you again
Regards Irene from Ireland
April 14, 2014
Mary G
Nancy Green is an excellent instructor! I have an extensive collection of hand bags -- some high end, some low end. I have always wanted to make my own design but I didn't know how to get started. This class is how you get started. After taking this class I will continue to make my own hand bags rather than purchasing them.

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