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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:

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5 out of 5 (Reviewed by 13 customers.)

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March 16, 2015
Ann H
An awesome class. Nancy's instructions were so easy to follow. I have previously made several bags but her class has given me so many tips and easier ways to sew a bag to make it look professional. I can't wait to get started. Thank you, thank you.
February 11, 2015
Christine E
I just want to say that this class is amazing. I had taken a "learn to sew" class at my local craft store and left feeling hopeless. I am completely new to sewing (I received my first machine for Christmas, this year) and I wasn't sure about this class, but I decided I would give it a try, since it said you just needed to be able to sew a straight line. Boy am I glad I did! I finished my bag and it looks fantastic! I can't believe I made it! Nancy is a GREAT instructor. I learned a ton of things. I not only got a bag out of this class, but I gained confidence, as well. Thank you, thank you, thank you Nancy!
December 7, 2014
Ree T
Just finished my first bag from the class. Really learned a lot of tricks and techniques. I have been sewing for years, but this class helped me learn to make a project that looks very professional. Love making bags, so this will be a pattern I will use often.
December 4, 2014
Denise R
Thank you so much for this class, I have really enjoyed it. I am a beginner with sewing and Nancy made this so easy to do. I have made 2 so far and working on 2 more. I love Nancy's teaching methods, very pleasant to listen to. Looking forward to more classes from her.
September 7, 2014
Kathy K
This is a great course to take. I am a beginner sewer and I made a great bag. She is a very good teacher and her voice is patient. I would definitely take another one of her lessons. Thank you for your teaching skills.

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