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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. All Annieĺs online classes and DVDs have closed captioning.
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

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April 6, 2017
Kim C
Nancy's classes are great! Her instructions and demonstrations are very easy to follow and understand. I have several of her patterns, and am always pleased with how the bags turn out. I've sewn for many years, but have still picked up tips and tricks while watching her videos.
March 30, 2017
Beth H
Thank you, Nancy, for this excellent tutorial class.
I made a batik bag for myself last weekend, and am now making two more batik bags simultaneously for two friend's birthdays. The first bag was challenging for me, but then I knew what to expect for the next ones. The many pockets are so handy, and it's fun to carry a colorful bag at this time of year in Michigan. And the best basting! Your design is so versatile. I followed along with the video very closely, pausing alot so I could do that step in the process, but it was easy to pick up where I left off.
For those of you just making your first bag: the segments of the class are located in the lower right corner of the window in an icon that looks sort of like this...iiii.
Thank's again, Nancy, for your sharing your expertise, and for teaching this class so well.
October 16, 2016
Harriet W
I love this bag. It is so different and it was not as difficult as I thought. I learned several new skills that I can use with other bags. I hope there will be more great bags to make with this instructor.
May 23, 2016
Lauren H
It's very good class! Nancy's instructions are very clear and easy to understand and follow. I just made my first beautiful handbag yesterday in 10 hours.
April 17, 2016
Shirley P
I just started my bag from 2 years ago and finished in a week. Not hard but I had to refer to the video a lot - memory goes fast. I would definitely do another. Mine wasn't as easy to do some things, but it looked like she used thinner fleece. I would try it again with that.

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