Build Your Own Tote Bag: Custom Exteriors
with Betz White
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01 Tools & Materials for Exteriors04:45
Class duration: 2h 29mSee all 7 lessons
About The Class
make a more polished tote bag.
- Add custom details to make your bag look more polished
- Experiment with a variety of exterior pockets
- Work with hardware closures and zippers
And be sure to check out Betz's other class "Build Your Own Tote Bag: Custom Interiors".
Tools & Materials for Exteriors04:45
Flap Closure with Twist Lock20:49
Metal Base Feet09:43
Cargo Pocket with Tuck Catch29:23
Darted Pocket with Magnetic Snap38:06
Full Back Zip Pocket25:24
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. ... read moreSee instructor's Classes
Custom Exteriors Resource List
Custom Exteriors Tool Kit and Materials List
Custom Exteriors Pocket and Flap Templates
100% of students recommend this class.
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This was an amazing class! I wish I had Betz in my sewing room with me on every project I sew. Her patterns are wonderful and easy to understand. Thank you Betz!!! I appreciate this so much....the tips and tricks you showed are sure to make my bags even more impressive! I love having the videos to watch.
Most excellent course. This class explains, in detail how to add multiple different exterior pocket to take your bags up a notch. Also shows different types of closure techniques including zippers, snaps, press lock, etc. Great close up shots to see how everything is put together.
Thank you, thanks you and thank you! Your instructions on how to do dimensional pockets and piping were so clear and informative! I have had difficulty with both of these things in the past and now I feel that I should just go cut some fabric right now and make a tote!
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