Handbag Making: Zipper Clutch, Beginner’s Sewing Class!

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Start making your own DIY handbags in this beginner’s sewing class. A simple zipper clutch is the perfect first-step project! In this 30-minute class, you’ll learn to master making pattern pieces, cutting out fabric, adding a zipper and sewing it all together with expert instructor Gretchen Hirsch.



  1. Nice presentation… beautiful outer fabric.

  2. Gretchen Hirsch's personality makes watching these tutorials way more palatable. I love her style and her attitude. It makes a tutorial seem fun instead of drab!

  3. I agree with you theFLoatingship. I watched a video for 2.21hrs. but it was very informative and interesting.

  4. Das Papu says:

    As a beginner, I feel like I will never be able to sew. But this Tutorial looks do-able and I will definitely give it a try. These are the best explained Tutorials for beginners I found.

  5. Stephanie says:

    I'd like a video on how to make the dress she's wearing

  6. Beautiful. Enjoyed watching it

  7. smtel says:

    Please more videos like this? I like the way she teaches…

  8. Mary Ault says:

    wonderful clear instructions.

  9. Thank you! This was wonderful for a first project. It was fun and I got to make something I'll definitely use.

  10. Erni Cheryl says:

    cantik, belajar sama orang cantik itu sukaaa .. ndak bosen lihat videonya .. #anothergiannyl

  11. This is an awesome tutorial. I have 8 nieces that love little purses. This is an easy way to make them all gifts that won't take very long. Thank you!

  12. Please do more of these. She is an excellent teacher.

  13. Anni Macca says:

    thanks yes i know how to make bags but i really like your dress did you make it?

  14. beanie green says:

    Are you in a sewing school classroom or is it your home sewing room? Thanks for such amazing detailed enjoyable lessons. You are a stellar teacher! And seamstress or tailor.

  15. Allison says:

    Could you do something similar (zipper sandwich ) with an invisible zipper? Possibly on a lined item of clothing?
    I've been trying to figure out how to do it by machine as my hand sewing is atrocious! ?

    Great tutorial very clear, some of the camera angles when you were sewing were a bit hard to see though.

    Thank you so much for taking the time to share with us!

  16. elena Sal says:

    I want to make my daughter some lightweight cotton pyjamas shorties. Can you help a mum out?

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