Of finding time for creativity, of falling in love with your sewing machine without costing the earth?
I want to share with you many bag making skills so you can confidently sew stylish bags, customised to your needs.
I understand the overwhelm of limited time, the desire to sew, the intimidation of the sewing machine.
Turns out you just need to start! Simple tips and techniques means your sewing machine will cope with layers of fabric without skipping stitches - learn from my mistakes!
Bag making is perfect for picking up and putting down, fitting around your busy schedule.
I understand where you are coming from, I know you have little time, a busy life, a sewing machine sat in the corner gathering dust.
With toddlers in the house I figured this. I am passionate about using what I have to hand, to reduce my impact on the environment. The solution for me was learning to make bags from old clothes.
Learning to sew bags is life-transforming on so many levels, finding space for creativity, being able to express yourself, to fall in love with your sewing machine, gain skills and build confidence.
This introductory chapter gives you the skills you need to confidently start your bag making journey.
Bag handles, leather, fabric, adjustable, padded. Selecting and making the right handle for your bag adds the professional finishing touch to your design.
Learn how to sew zips, including how to sew a recessed zipper and a top closure zipper. Overcome the very common fear of zips!
Learn how to adjust bag patterns to your design.
Incrementally develop your skills.
Starting with a quick win ten-minute tote, moving to a lined tote, to a zipper pouch right through to a recessed zipper bag.
Printable pattern pieces.
Practice all techniques taught in the five reference chapters.
Get the Ebook with eight printable pattern pieces for only £9.00
I enjoyed this book so much. The instructions are well explained, and the pictures are clear. Lots of combinations can be used to make a truly unique bag
Are you willing to put the time and effort in to hone your skills?
You know that practice makes perfect.
You are willing to maximise small windows of time, to make the most of fifteen minutes here and there.
This is the most comprehensive bag making resource that I’ve seen! This ebook is full of every technique specific to sewing bags that a beginner bag maker could hope for, but structured so that it grows along with the sewist as she learns new skills, without overwhelm. Every technique is illustrated with easy to understand coloured photos. I love the simple practice projects that work up to the final, more professional bag. This course has it all!
Can I sew these bags with a domestic sewing machine? All the bags and techniques covered are designed for your regular domestic sewing machine. Please note a mini sewing machine is not suitable.
Is this going to be worth it? If you show up and do the work, then you will get great results
Can I print the pattern pieces? The course covers how to print and tape together PDF patterns, which are included formatted for both letterhead and A4
I couldn’t be more impressed with the Bag Making for Beginners eBook. I know the basics of sewing, but I’m definitely not a seamstress. I thought making a handbag would be much too tricky for my sewing expertise. But, Bag Making for Beginners walks you through each step of the process with simple, step-by-step instructions, pictures, and links to videos and further information. The book begins by teaching you the essentials you need to know to start creating your bag: the tools you will need, the best fabrics to use for your purse and the lining, and the different clasps, handles, slip pockets, and zips you can add. You also learn how to use the patterns and change the sizes of the purses. Plus, there are tips included to make your handbag look polished, stylish, and professionally made. And, I love that there are eight different patterns to choose from and that by changing fabrics and techniques, you can create an unlimited variety of handbags from these patterns. If you’re looking to create beautiful purses and bags for yourself or as gifts, you need Bag Making for Beginners.