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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
01:49
FREE -- Introduction
04:24
Tools & Materials
09:03
Getting Started
13:57
Making the Bag Front
26:49
Making the Bag Back
33:08
Bag Lining & Pockets
12:07
The Long Crossbody Strap
30:42
Finishing the Handbag Outside
25:17
Side & Bottom Seams
12:37
Finishing the Handbag
10:47
Class Wrap-Up
02:10
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Customer Reviews for Learn to Sew a Designer Crossbody Bag:

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5 out of 5 (Reviewed by 62 customers.)

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September 2, 2019
Roseann L
So far I am rating this class 5 stars. I have not started my project though; I just got my materials yesterday and have a couple other things to do before I start. I watched the video, I can't remember if I watched the whole thing though. I see some of the reviews say that is slow-moving in some places but it is easy to fast forward through something you already know. I have done quite a bit of sewing and was really excited to find the pattern for this bag. I have been looking for one for a very long time. I am very anxious to start it and am looking forward to making several in different colors. The bag itself is beautiful, just what I was looking for. I am fairly certain that when I am done my rating will still be 5 stars.
July 17, 2019
Deborah S
I am new at sewing, took the beginners class first, then this. This is a fantastic class. Nancy is wonderful. How she explains what is going on, answers questions very fast. I just finished my bag and I love it. I decided to sew my straps on and the only thing is I made them a little too long. I am deciding if I want to shorten them by cutting them and sewing a seam or just leave it the way it is. I am so proud of myself. I have already bought material to make my granddaughter and daughter-in-law one. I hope they like it as well as I like mine. I would love to take more classes that Nancy teaches. I can't say enough good things about the way she ran this class. I would give her more than 5 stars if I could. A+++++ for this class and Nancy. You won't be sorry if you purchase this class. If I can do it - ANYONE can.
June 24, 2019
Janet R
Extremely well done video. I have been making purses for a number of years but wasn't anxious to tackle inserting a zipper. All instruction was very clear and I picked up a number of tips. I would highly recommend. I give the instructor an A+.
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!

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