Build Your Own Tote Bag: The Basic Bag
with Betz White
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01 Tools to Get Started11:28
04 Prepare your Materials: Cut & Fuse14:55
Class duration: 2h 37mSee all 8 lessons
About The Class
the complete bag-making process.
- 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
Tools to Get Started11:28
Choose Your Fabric and Stabilizer07:53
Decide on Scale & Dimension04:57
Prepare your Materials: Cut & Fuse14:55
Construct the Lining47:17
Sew the Exterior33:29
Sew the Handles10:19
Assemble the Bag26:54
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
Basic Bag Cutting List
Basic Bag Diagram and Dimensions
Basic Bag Resource List
Basic Bag Tool Kit and Materials List
Large Tote Diagram and Dimensions
Small Tote Diagram and Dimensions
90% of students recommend this class.
See what some of them have to say.
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 Cheers Lynnette
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
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!
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