Making Leather Bags – Finally, An Online Class

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thinking about the handbag patterns posted todayFinally, we’re going to be able to learn how to sew with leather.  I am so excited!  Craftsy is offering a brand new class today taught by Don Morin.  Clothing designer, patternmaker, and educator, Don Morin is the design talent behind the blog, Bag’n-telle. A 30-year veteran of the Canadian fashion scene, Don has designed everything from swimwear to fur coats for many private-label Canadian manufacturers and now trains new generations of design hopefuls for the garment industry.

Why spend hundreds on a stylish handbag when you can make one on your sewing machine? Customize and sew boutique-quality leather handbags with designer Don Morin.

Learn professional leather-work techniques to create a sophisticated and stylish leather tote using Don’s Craftsy-exclusive pattern. Discover tips for selecting quality leather and to efficiently lay out your pattern to get the most and best from your leather hide. Customize the interior of your bag to suit your unique needs, and create pocketed side panels without extra bulk. Add that extra polish with contrasting leather, mitered gusset corners, rouleaux handles and an expertly installed zipper.

Make this class your latest accessory. Enroll now in Making Leather Bags.

What You’ll Learn

  • Construction methods and design process using a spec sheet
  • To shop for, mark and cut leather hides
  • To skive, stabilize and sew leather pieces
  • To add contrasting trim and make rouleaux handles
  • To design and create a bag lining with custom features
  • To attach a zipper and lining to leather facing
  • To reinforce your bag base and fashion mitered corners

What You’ll Make

  • A boutique-level tote handbag!

What You’ll Be:

  • Brilliant
  • Stylin’!

Why spend hundreds on a stylish handbag when you can make one on your sewing machine? Customize and sew boutique-quality leather handbags with designer Don Morin.


Quilt-As-You-Go Patchwork Bags
easy bag patterns

Bagmaking Techniques:

Turn Straps Without Turning Tubes
Add a Zippered Lining to a Bag
Shorten a Metal Zipper
Sew a Shoulder Pad for Your Strap
Install a Recessed Zipper
Add Purse Feet to Your Bags
Install Twist-Lock Purse Clasps
Re-attach Your Zipper Pull
Install a Sew-In Magnetic Snap
Easily Create Faux Piped Bag Handles
Design Your Own Bags
Attach a Purse to a Sew-on Frame

Design Your Own Handbag

Handbag Heaven at Sew-What's-New

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