Create One-of-a-Kind Accessories

Bag-making doesn't have to be hard! Creative Spark Instructor Lee Chappell Monroe is known for sharing tips and breaking down techniques so that even the beginning sewist can learn from her courses. In this course, she shows how easy it is to make a hard-framed clutch to add the perfect finishing touch to your outfit. You can choose which bag, clutched (larger) or cased (smaller), you prefer to make — Lee walks you through both patterns and their finished look. This versatile class is excellent for all levels and beginner friendly to new bag makers.

Begin with a detailed overview of all materials, then dive into a lesson on pressing and cutting fabric and interfacing, including using paper and acrylic template pieces. Build skills as you go; Lee guides you through essential fussy cutting, pressing around the bag design, and stitching the exterior and lining panels. By the end of the course, you can confidently sew a customized bag with clasped frames, adventurous linings, and special material!

What you will learn

  • Get expert tips to make your bags look polished, from top stitching to matching corner seams.

  • Lee outlines customizations to make your cased-clutched bag!

  • Learn how to make a hard-framed bag in a snap with minimal sewing.

  • Achieve those small but easy finishing touches that will take your hard-framed bag from DIY to custom couture!

  • From cotton to cork, learn how to accommodate various bag-making substrates.

  • Includes access to course videos, downloads, the Creative Spark private community, and discussion with your instructor

Bonuses and Supplies

Custom Clutch Made Easy

Create your own custom hard frame bag that looks polished and professional!

Course Curriculum

  • Welcome

    1 Video 1 Text

  • Materials

    1 Video

  • Cutting & Pressing

    2 Videos

  • Constructing the Bag

    7 Videos

  • Gluing the Frame

    1 Video

  • Closing

    1 Video 1 Text