Bag Lab

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About Bag Lab

Ever wanted to learn how to design and create your very own handbags, totes & purses? This class will show you how. You'll learn all the design & sewing secrets behind making your own bags with all the pockets, zippers & straps you can dream up!

We'll be making a

  • Zippered cosmetic bag
  • Reversible shopper tote 
  • Backpack

    Please note: The number of projects you complete in the class will depend on how much experience you come to class with, how much work you do at home & the pace that you work.

In this 3 week workshop you'll learn the following:

  • How to construct the bag exterior & lining using different shape variations.
  • How to work with different materials including interfacings, different weights of bag making fabrics, even some faux leather & faux suede.
  • How to add pockets (zippered, open, flaps, etc) where you want them.
  • Techniques for different types of closures (zippers, snaps, buttons, velcro, etc.)
  • Adding straps & handles.

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