Couture bags on a DIY budget

Nancy's Favorite Handbag Techniques

Creating a handbag or tote doesn't take much time. Add some easy designer techniques using your favorite handbag pattern or the Trace 'n Create Florida Bag Template.
  1. Get a jump start on your designer bag with the essential notions found in Nancy's Favorite Handbag Sewing Techniques Starter Set (NFBTST).
  2. Consider an interesting fabric for the bag.
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Helpful Notions:
  1. Pellon Shirtailor Interfacing (PST02) or Sof Shape Interfacing (PSS02): Fuse to wrong side of each outer bag fabric piece.
  2. White or Black Peltex Interfacing (PTEXW): Makes the inside of the bag sturdy.
  3. White or Black Shape 'n Create (CL9503).
NANCYS FAVORITE HANDBAG SEWING TECHNIQUES STARTER SET
# NFBTST
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Master the art of bag-making the easy way
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NANCYS FAVORITE HANDBAG SEWING TECHNIQUES BOOK AND DVD
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Create couture bags on a sewer's budget
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TRACE N CREATE FLORIDA BAG TEMPLATE
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Create an endless number of bags, in 6 styles, by tracing around innovative plastic templates designed by Nancy Zieman. Mix and match pleats, gussets, flaps, zipper closures, and snaps to create your own look.
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CREATE A STRAP INTERFACING 5/8
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Make sewing a handbag strap "seamless"
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8 SILVER 1
# PD44373
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These large home decor sized grommets are hard to find, but easy to use
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