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Build Your Own Tote Bag: Interior Details

with Betz White

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About The Class

add extra dimension to a classic tote bag.

Tailor the interior of your basic tote with tips and techniques from Betz White in Build Your Own Tote Bag: Interior Details.

In this class, you’ll learn how to add the interior extras that make a simple bag more functional and finished. 

You’ll learn how to add a:

  • Divided slip pocket
  • Flush Zipper pocket
  • Elastic pocket
  • Padded tech pocket with velcro
  • Zippered divider
  • Key Fob

Betz will share best practices for making sure that each of these embellishments looks professionally-done and functions perfectly.

If you want to add extra dimension to a classic tote, join Betz White in this fun and instructional sewing class.  


Be sure to also check out Betz's other class "Build Your Own Tote Bag: Custom Exteriors" 

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Lesson Plan

  1. 01

    Tools & Materials

    04:48
  2. 02

    Flush Pocket Zipper

    17:08
  3. 03

    Key Fob

    08:26
  4. 04

    Divided Slip Pocket

    13:25
  5. 05

    Zippered Divider

    34:58
  6. 06

    Padded Tech Pocket with Velcro

    20:56
  7. 07

    Elastic Water Bottle Pocket

    17:21
  8. 08

    Concealed Zipper Closure

    30:48

Meet Your Expert

Betz White

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 more

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  • pdf Interior Details Resource List
  • pdf Interior Details Tool Kit and Materials

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  • Liz Hanes

    February 2016

    I loved this class! Betz is very relatable and she explains what she is doing and why she is doing it! I think that it's really important to know why something is done the way it is. I think anyone who is considering bag making or wants to improve their bag making skills should take this class! Thanks for offering it and thanks to Betz for teaching it

  • Judi Nicholes

    September 2016

    I love this Build Your Own Tote bundle and the totes she makes. I am in the process of making them all! Her instructions are excellent and as a result, my totes have turned out great!

  • Christine See

    February 2016

    Excellent course! Explains, in detail, many techniques for sewing bags. This includes different types of pockets (inside and exterior), adding hardware, etc. Very thorough explanations with up close shots of how it all goes together. A great class to learn how to make your bags look professional!

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