Bag Making Tip #1 - A Simple Video Series

2/12/2016 11:54:00 AM

Join me in my first bag making tip session. I have to warn you, it's a simple one!
This little bag making tip, or sewing tip, is just the start of a video series that I would like to start that will share little tips and tricks that will help you get that professional finish we are all want to achieve on our handmade bags.

So, this is a simple start - BUT I would love for you to comment below on what kinds of tips and tricks you would like to see.

I'll definitely have videos on how to add bag labels, bag locks, metal trim and other bag hardware. But some simple sewing tips would be useful too. Let me know in the comments below!

Thank you for reading!!

Janelle MacKay

PS - next time with a tripod!!

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  1. Hi Janelle!!! I'd love to see any tips on making leather handles, particularly attaching them to a bag. Thanks x

  2. Love your tips Janelle. Anything you think we haven't learned elsewhere. A lot of designers don't offer tips of any kind. So this is awesome :)

  3. Tip on adding hardware and using rivets.

  4. Love to see a video about inserting a zipper into the top of a pocket on the front of a bag. Not a welt pocket but like some did on the Backgammon Bag front pocket. Hope that makes sense!

  5. I make tote bags with leather/vinyl bottoms and would like to add trim around the top of the bags using the same leather/vinyl. I would love tips for the best way to do that.

  6. Where have you been all my life?!
    I'd love to see the basics, like how to keep the pesky zipper out of the way when sewing the ends of the
    Retreat Bag. And ... How to successfully the pesky DST - please

  7. I really have been enjoying your blog. I am looking forward to your video on how to attach metal bag labels :) Thank you for this site, Janelle.

    1. Thank you! I will get onto that video very soon! Janelle

  8. I would like to add a professional looking driver license slot in my bag- a video tutorial would be great!

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