Totes are the perfect place to stow away your farmers’ market finds, your library books, or your beachside accessories – they are also a lot of fun to make!
Learn how to build your own versatile bag in Build Your Own Tote: The Basic Bag with Betz White.
You’ll learn how to:
Assemble your sewing tools
Select fabrics and stabilizers
Line, stabilize, and add enclosures
Add a simple slip pocket
Create self-fabric handles and finish the bag
Betz will offer tips on marking, cutting, and pressing your fabric and she'll show you how to create depth by boxing the corners. She will take you step-by-step through the complete bag-making process, so you end up a bag that is sturdy and ready to be customized!
If you have basic sewing skills and are ready to take on a fun and functional project, join Betz White for Build Your Own Tote: The Basic Bag.
Designer and author Betz White has been sewing since her mother taught her as a young girl. A graduate in Fashion Design from the University of Cincinnati, White left her corporate career as a children’s wear designer to stay home with her young children and to pursue a new love: creating one-of-a-kind items from second hand materials. Betz draws her inspiration from vintage shapes, elements of nature and everyday objects. Her bold aesthetic combined with her education in apparel design results in a unique offering of patterns and projects for the modern sewer.
5 stars +++++
I thoroughly enjoyed the whole course.
I found that these classes gave me the understanding and confidence of sewing 'any' tote with both a slip and zipper pocket, etc.
After watching these classes of Betz I'm able to put together my own tote without having to refer to patterns or instructions.
I started as a beginner not able to figure my own dimensions.
Now I have confidence to do just that.
Yes, very happy I purchased this class and am happy with the confidence it has given me.
Thanks Betz and creative live
I enjoyed this class very much. Great class for the beginner who wants to fine tune their techniques. The instructor is very knowledgable and guides you through the ins and outs of making a better bag. I am looking forward to her next class, I believe it airs the end of January. Thank you Betz
a Creativelive Student
Betz is organized, pleasant, and interesting. I am enjoying her courses. I watched a free preview, and that sold me on getting all of her classes. Love you, Betz!