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Sew Better Bags: The Weekend Duffel

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Boost your bag-making abilities as you learn to sew professional-looking duffels with guidance from designer and author Betz White. Start with how to cut out all the fabric pieces for your bag and work with specialty stabilizers. Then, see how to construct two types of interior and exterior pockets complete with hardware, so all your necessities stay right where you want them. Assemble your bag’s front and back, create a full lining and get tips for sewing the curved end panels with neat, durable enclosed seams. Sew your duffel’s main zipper so it will never snag on the lining. Add sturdy upper and lower handles as well as a detachable shoulder strap. Finish your bag with a fully lined base and an optional insert for added structure. Learn how to sew a travel bag in a weekend!


  • Class Preview
  • Preparing Materials
  • Interior Pockets
  • Exterior Pockets
  • Assembling the Bag Front & Back
  • Zipper & End Panels
  • Base of Bag
  • Finishing Touches

Taught by

Betz White


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