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I have always had the desire to make my own, stylish bag. No ugly polyester stuff, you know.
However, I turn to put the projects off…for a while. I feel overwhelm by the details, not knowing where to start. Where do I get my materials? what do I need to buy? What type of fabrics work better?, etc.
So, I decided to purchased this class created by Brett
The topics that will cover are:
Planning your design
Reinforcing your fabric
Constructing the basic exterior
Construction basic lining
Handles and straps
Closures and hardware
What I liked:
- I am a huge fan of the format of Craftsy Classes in general. It is easy for me to follow, stop, continue any other day, re watch the lessons whenever I needed, etc.
- That is the reason I love to purchase them and talk about what I have learned.
- Bret Bara, the instructor is great on the topic, easy to follow and likable ( you know, the type of person you see and think ”she can be my best friend” )
- I learned A LOT about the materials needed, the step by step process and the hardware needed (now I have my list of materials ready!)
What I did not like
I must say, I am satisfied with the class, but I felt that I was missing something.
Even though Bret is able to give all the details to create your own bag, the idea of the class is that you ”design your bag”, but the class is a beginners level. This is, for me, a bit contradictory.
If it is a beginners class, I would expect to see a pattern included. I know; to re-create the bags shown can’t be too difficult, but it will depend on the level of expertise of the sewist.
IF you feel that you need an extra help with a handbag pattern or tutorial, you can check this roundup I made a few months ago
I would recommend this class to someone who has made a few bags in the past and would like to perfect the techniques.
Design your own bag is a class that you can purchase now for 19.99.
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