Handbags can cost a pretty penny in the store, but are easy and inexpensive to sew yourself! Plus, they make perfect gifts and craft sale items. Improving your hand stitching can make take your bags and pouches from looking homemade to couture.
Michelle, from Michelle Patterns has an incredibly detailed handstitching tutorial on her site. She actually handsews her outer fabric– not the lining. Get all the details in her How to Slip Stitch a Seam Closed Sewing Tutorial.