I was so excited to take the Design Your Own Handbag from Craftsy. And I so wanted to love it. I did love the some parts of it and I think the instructor was knowledgeable and likeable, but I had some serious frustration with the way the class was structured. But, on to that later...
First things first. Here is the bag that I made as a result of the class. Just another black bag that goes with everything because I can't be bothered to change purses with my outfits. I want to sometimes, but it turns out that I just have a one bag and use it until it is worn out, then I have another bag. I am a serial bag-ruiner.
One zipper pocket on the outside with the lining peeking through.
The bottom has feet. The inside of the straps has a broken rubber jump rope that was headed for the recycle bin. I felt so green and all granola-crunchy good for doing it.
Overall, I liked the sections of the class, I liked the instructor and I did learn some things about basic bag making. I just wish that the class followed a logical order from steps a-z so you could follow it along. Maybe they are counting on you to watch the whole class before attempting to sew anything. But, seriously, who does that? I love sewing and that isn't appealing, even to me.
In other blog news, I have been inundated with a barrage of spam comments the last month or so. They are fake comments in Spanish about a diet and they all link back to a Web site. So, I have had to turn on the CAPTCHA for comments. I don't like that, but I am tired of sorting through spam. Meh. I love comments and discussions, so I hope that doesn't stop anyone.