I have to admit that Sara Lawson is one of my favorite people in the sewing/blogging/indie pattern world. Her bags are amazing, she is an excellent teacher (I took her class at Quilt Market), and I love her books! All of this success has not gone to her head, she is still as humble and kind as ever.
So you can imagine how happy I was when she asked if I wanted to review her new Craftsy Class, Building Better Bags. I said ABSOLUTELY! Besides, I was already curious about the content of the class and I probably would have bought it anyway. After you read my review, hop on over to the SewCanShe giveaway page where someone will win the class this week and get to add it to their own Craftsy class collection!
Building Better Bags is all about interfacing... and a LOT more.
First Sara teaches all about interfacing, her thoughts on each brand, and how they work with different fabrics. There are a lot more types of interfacing out there than I thought. I was very happy to see that Sara and I have a lot of favorite interfacings in common. :)
Then she explains how and when to apply the interfacings to really make it work. She gives tips for choosing the right product for whatever you are making.
I also really liked the fact that she discusses alternatives to interfacing, like cloth interlinings.
Moving on, she shares many more techniques for bag making... like how, why and when to make a false bag bottom; how to make and apply bias binding; and how to sew continuous piping. Plus how to pick the right needle, what type of thread to use, correct pressing, and how to care of your precious handmade tote bags.
If you are ready for your bags and purses to stop looking homemade and start looking professionally handmade, you should not miss Building Better Bags.
Make sure you enter this week's giveaway and the class might be yours for free!