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Skill Level: Beginner

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.

Nancy Green
Learn to Sew a Designer Handbag
Nancy Green, Instructor
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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.

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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 28 customers.)

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June 26, 2019
Joan F
I've been sewing and quilting for many years, but needed a little refresher before tackling a handbag. This was a great class, and I watched it all the way through one morning. My plan is to paper-piece the front of the purse (using a design I created myself with quilt design software), and then proceed to complete the bag using Nancy's instructions. I just purchased the fabric, and can't wait to get started! Her design is a perfect canvas for all sorts of design possibilities, and I know there will be many more bags to create using my favorite fabrics, threads, and embellishments. Thank you for the inspiration!
May 10, 2019
Yvonne R
Again a wonderful bag making class! This is my second class I have watched with Nancy Green and I have really loved learning all the hints and tips of how to make great looking bags. Thank you for a beautiful, calm and concise class with modern looking bags to go. Thank you!
March 9, 2019
Cynthia H
Very good instructions and easy to follow. I have made many bags, and I still learned a lot of new tips. Anxious to make this bag, but a little bigger.
January 30, 2019
Teresa F
5 Plus stars, excellent class, not just a project class, the why you do something is explained. Have taken many bag classes, this one rates number 1 at this point. The camera focus is also very useful when she shows steps in constructing.
Well worth it, if one takes only one class, I would highly recommend to start with this class.
July 24, 2018
Lily K
Excellent class in making handbags. Nancy takes you through all the steps in detail and I did not have any questions. Nancy explains each step as she sew the front, back and pockets of the bag. She shares her tips and techniques as you watch her put together this lovely bag together.
Thank you, Nancy for taking time out of your busy schedule to teach and show us how to put together this lovely bag.

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