Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Next Up, Handbag Design

For the past month or so I have had no classes. To be perfectly honest, I sort of forgot that I was going to school for Fashion Design. Sure I took the fabric dyeing workshop last month but I haven't had to drive to Boston at least once a week every week for a semester and yes, that has been a nice break. Weeeeell, that ends next week. I am taking an accelerated Summer course for Handbag design. I am super excited to be taking a class where we will learn how to make totes, clutches, handbags and who knows what else! I am hoping that I like it as much as I think I will and almost as importantly, I hope I am good at it!

*Accessories are a major part of the fashion industry. This course explores handbag design as an accessory specialization, covering a brief history of the handbag, understanding how to research present trends, and creating individual handbag designs. Using industry standards, students design and construct a clutch and soft shoulder, as well as other handbags.

What do you think? Fun, right?


  1. Beautiful design, you did those? The bag and shoes? Wow! I wish I could go into a fashion school too. Someday. :)
    By the way, I'm inviting you to join my blog giveaway.

  2. This is amazing, so excited to see your progress in this new area of study Amanda :)

    Please keep us updated (and excited to see you next week!) xo Georgina

  3. oooooh. can't wait to get a peek at your projects. Handbags were among the first things I ever created (little tiny crochet bags for my dolls) so I'm excited to see what 'real' handbag design entails.

  4. Can't wait to see your beautiful creations!

    Thara from Moss & Stone

  5. That summer course sounds beyond than amazing - I mean, designing handbags - every girl's dream! You are so lucky, I'd love to see your own designs soon :)

    Much love to you,



  6. This sounds like a great class! Please make the perfect, ever elusive, not too pricey handbag that I've been searching forever for! I'll be your first customer.

  7. Haha we are working with leather this week so I am hoping it's as valuable a class as it seems!


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