Learn to design your own handbags with me!

I’m super excited today to announce the launch of a new project I’ve been working on: I’m teaching an online class over at Craftsy.com! My class, Design Your Own Handbag, will teach you everything you know to do just that–design and sew your own bags! The class is structured so that you’ll learn everything you need to know to create and make your OWN designs–from how to draft the basic shape of the body of the bag, to adding lining, zippers, handles, and all kinds of fabulous hardware. I take you step-by-step through making the bags shown above, but in the end you’ll walk away with the power to make any bag you want to create!



If you haven’t heard of Craftsy, they’re a really cool web site that features tons of online classes on a variety of crafting techniques. Their classes tend to be very in-depth, and Design Your Own Handbag is no exception–it’s ten lessons total where I show you in real time how to create all the elements of your bag. I love this, because usually on camera we have to focus on showing things really quickly, which can often lead to rushing through a project. But in this class, because of the format, I was really able to take my time with all of the demonstrations. You can watch the class as many times as you like, on your own schedule, and there’s a great interactive platform with each class where you can ask questions (which I personally will answer), post photos of what you’re making, and more! It’s really very neat, so I hope you’ll check it out.

Check out this trailer for a peek at what the class covers as well as more photos of the bags we’ll be making! (A very special thank you to YouTube for making me look *so* lovely in that screen shot!)

I’m really very excited about how this class turned out–I loved designing and making my samples, and breaking down the process in a way that will hopefully make it easy for you to do the same. I can’t wait to see what kinds of bags everyone makes after taking this class. I hope you’ll join us! Click here to sign up.

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