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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 Annie’s 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

Customer Reviews for Learn to Sew a Designer Handbag:

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5 out of 5 (Reviewed by 18 customers.)

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September 7, 2015
Debbie O
I just finished my bag and I love it. It is my ibag (for my iPad). This is the second class I purchased. Nancy is a great teacher, very in-depth with her instructions, which make it easy to follow along. I hope there will be more purse videos soon. They come out very professional looking and I am not the greatest sewer.
September 1, 2015
Christine R
I bought the CD/DVD version and I would certainly recommend it to anyone who is wondering if it is worth buying. The finished bag is unbelievable it looks like shop bought. Everyone will admire it. Nancy is amazing, you feel as if you and your friend are making together. She explains everything and her tips are fantastic. I feel I have made an investment in this product.
July 13, 2015
Janice S
I enjoy online sewing classes and this is one of the best classes I've ever taken. I learned so much. I hope there will be a third class with Nancy Green.
July 4, 2015
Joan Z
This was a great class! I have made several bags but I learned so much about interfacing in this class that I am certain my bags are going to look much improved. Thanks so much for the tips you gave.
May 2, 2015
Cindy S
I really loved this class. Great instructor and while I could use some more practice, I'm thrilled with my finished bag. Thanks for making this class available.

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