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Live and Dangerous

It’s out – we have lift off!

craftsy class linkMy new Craftsy bag making class has just launched today.

To watch the free preview, click here

If you have unlimited membership you can watch the whole thing. If you haven’t, don’t worry, you can get a free 7 day trial of Unlimited here 

I’m so looking forward to hearing what everyone thinks of the class, and at last I can tell you what I am making!


I’m making 2 items in the class, the first is the Harris Tote which a few of you will already know, and The Harris Clutch Wallet which is new and exclusive to Craftsy.


The Harris Tote is a lovely roomy tote bag with inside facings and classic leather handles. It has a huge zipped security pocket on the inside to keep your valuables safe. We all love the look of an open tote – but we still need somewhere safe for wallets and phones.


I show you how to make the bag in beautiful Harris Tweed with lots of tips on how to work with wool tweed, but the bag is suitable to just about any type of fabric.


Lots of tips on using rivets, attaching zips, stabilisers, top stitching, easy box corners and more


The second item is new and exclusive to Craftsy, it is the Harris Clutch Wallet. It’s a beautiful soft co-ordinating clutch wallet that you can pop in your tote or use on its own on a night out with it’s cute removable wrist strap.




Use my ingenious flap creation method to make the sharpest and most accurate flap in town!

I’ll walk you through a really easy zipper method that you may not have used before, create credit card pockets and attach magnetic fasteners.


These wallets are really quick to construct and make great gifts



I hope you enjoy the class, why not leave a comment and tell me what you think, I’d love to hear.



Beautiful Bags: The Harris Tote and Clutch Wallet.



  • Gillian BC
    July 16, 2018

    Just watched the Harris Tweed bag tutorial on Craftsy Unlimited – excellent. So nice to have an instructor who has a northern accent (pretty much the same as mine). I’m hoping they invite you back to do some more bag and purse tutorials.

  • Vicki Swanson
    September 3, 2020

    Hi Diana,
    I just found this video a few weeks ago after I ordered some Harris Tweed. I found it very helpful and printed off the instructions.
    I am a member of the new Craftsy, but now that the site has been re-configured I cannot find the video there. Is there any chance that you now have the ability to show it on your own site? Just hoping as it was very helpful and I would like to look at it again as I work my way through making a tote with my Harris Tweed! Thank you!!
    Vicki Swanson


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