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Skill Level: Confident Beginner

Beginners can easily make this fabulous crossbody bag with Nancy Green of Pink Sand Beach Designs. Find out more in the Class Description below.

Nancy Green
Learn to Sew a Designer Crossbody Bag
Learn to Sew a Designer Crossbody Bag
Nancy Green, Instructor
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They're fun. Casual. Convenient. And in style. With extra-long straps to comfortably drape across your body, crossbody bags are perfect for an afternoon of shopping or a lively night out on the town. You'll love wearing this designer crossbody bag. It's sleek shape hugs your body keeping your hands free while also making a fashion statement as the perfect accessory. It's also the perfect size for holding an electronic tablet such as an iPad or Kindle.

This Annie's video class is taught by sewing expert Nancy Green, owner of Pink Sand Beach Designs, a company that specialized in bag patterns and kits. Join Nancy as she demonstrates step by step how to cut, sew and finish this crossbody bag made with stunning batiks and quality fusibles. Her exclusive crossbody bag design includes a back zippered pocket for your cell phone, an inside lining with extra pockets, a secure top zippered closure and straps you can adjust to suit your body height.

In this class you'll learn:
  • How to choose the perfect fabrics for your bag
  • How to perfectly measure and cut fabric pieces
  • An easy zipper technique beginner's will love
  • How to create a lined zippered pocket
  • How to sew an inside lining with pockets
  • How to sew straps with swivel hooks and D-rings
  • How to adjust the strap size to suit your height
  • How to use fusible materials including fleece and heavy-weight 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
Making the Bag Front
Making the Bag Back
Bag Lining & Pockets
The Long Crossbody Strap
Finishing the Handbag Outside
Side & Bottom Seams
Finishing the Handbag
Class Wrap-Up
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Class Project Photos

Customer Reviews for Learn to Sew a Designer Crossbody Bag:

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5 out of 5 (Reviewed by 59 customers.)

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June 8, 2019
Ann S
This was an excellent course! Nancy's video was awesome. I was able to follow the video with no problems at all. Nancy also gave some great tips. I wish she had more video classes as I would take them for sure. I am a beginner at sewing bags and was so pleased I could follow all the instructions. Nancy provides step by step with very clear instructions. I am very happy with my first bag!
April 27, 2019
Yvonne R
Wow! What a marvelous class with Nancy. This class is explained in detail, with lots of hints and tips along the way. I really enjoyed this class with Nancy who is calm, clear and concise. I will be watch this class over and over again.
Thank you from Miss Ramsey!
July 15, 2018
Rhonda S
I absolutely loved watching this class, Nancy Green is very positive. I really liked her instructions so clear and precise. I've gotten in interfacing and I'm excited to start. Keep it up. Can't wait for more classes in the future,
July 12, 2018
Susan H
The class is well organized and photographed. The techniques used are professional and easy to follow. The pace of the class is like watching paint dry. We didn't need to watch all the pieces being ironed and ironed again. We didn't need to go over each step 4 or 5 times. I wish the steps in the class were listed so you could just "go to the back zipper" or just go to the strap construction.
Nancy's patterns are excellent. This class was laborious. I'm really sorry to say this---I am a professional teacher (Home Ec--Consumer Science degrees); my students would be comatose if I taught at this speed.
June 18, 2018
Mary S
I feel this class was worth the price!
This class gives very specific instructions on how to cut, interface and assemble this bag!
I have read some reviews on the class before purchasing. Most of the reviews were 4+ stars so I thought I would give it a try, not sure what to expect, I went in with an open mind.
I was taught sewing when they still had home economics in schools which means I have been sewing for 40+ years. Times, interfacing, notions and fabric has changed over that time. In some places I thought the class did run a little slow but I think if I was a beginning sewer I would like and need these extra tips and instructions. With that said, I have not used hardware such as D wings and swivel hooks in my sewing before so the was very useful information to have.
You can always learn something if you keep an open mind, just because it is how you do it doesn't mean you can't try a new maybe improved way of doing things. Such as installing zippers - my instruction on zippered was baste seam closed lay down zipper and sew on each side to form a centered zipper or a lapped zipper. definitely old school.
I am wanting to get into more bag making projects so I will be watching for additional classes from Annie's.

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