Fringe alert! After giving you the opportunity to learn how to make your own stylish accessories like knotted jewelry, stamped scarves and gold foil totes with our suite of online classes and kits, we’re excited to expand our educational series through a fab partnership with an amazing designer. Our newest online class comes from the world of fashion and is taught by a very recognizable face: handbag, accessory and clothing designer Rebecca Minkoff.

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That’s right. We’ve teamed up with Rebecca Minkoff and her team for our first fashion collaboration to give YOU a platform to learn the basics of designing a leather fringe handbag from a leading designer. But that’s not all. In the coming weeks, the fashion designer will also be sharing her nine-to-five clutch essentials, her favorite items from the Brit + Co Shop, her barre-to-brunch athleisure must-wears and she will even reveal what’s inside her clutch.

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The Handbag Design With Rebecca Minkoff Online Class, taught by the fashion designer herself, will walk you through the process it takes to create, make and then use a fashion-forward accessory. You’ll get a step-by-step tutorial on making your own fringe leather clutch, from shaping a bag using a pattern to setting a collar pin. In no time you’ll go from fashion design wannabe to creator.

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As if handbag-making skills weren’t enough for one class, along the way Rebecca Minkoff will share insider tips on how she unlocks her own personal creativity *and* where she finds design inspiration for her ever-growing collection of pieces.

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While you could totally buy your own supplies to create your version of a Rebecca Minkoff fringe leather clutch, your life and DIY process will be sooooooo much more efficient if you pair the online class with its supplemental kit. Not only does the Handbag Design With Rebecca Minkoff Online Class + Kit come with a signature Rebecca Minkoff coin charm, but it’s also packed with clutch-making essentials like a pattern, leather, suede, a rotary punch, leather scissors, double stick tape, a marking pen and a collar pin closure. Yep, this kit is a one-stop shop that leads you on your way to creating and rocking your own handmade fringe perfection.

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So why fringe and why Rebecca Minkoff? Well, aside from the fact that the girl boss is a total *IT* designer, we discovered in our annual survey, The State of the Maker Movement Report, that 76% of makers wished they had someone to show them how to make a project or learn a new creative skill. Well, now all of you makers and creatives can have an influential designer show you a top sartorial skill. And what about fringe? The loose and edgy style decoration is having a definite moment, and is poised to be a mega trend in 2016. There’s really no better way to capitalize on that trend than to DIY your own Rebecca Minkoff fringe leather clutch.

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Gift the kit + class to your BFF, your mom or even yourself (you know you want to) for the holidays. Then, once you complete this DIY stylish accessory, you will be starting off 2016 in *THE* most fashionable way.

We’re so excited to be partnering with Rebecca Minkoff, bringing her skill set and fashion industry knowledge directly to you. Happy (fashion-forward) making!

We can’t wait to see what your Rebecca Minkoff fringe clutch looks like! Share your handmade accessory with us on Instagram with the hashtags #iamcreative + #britstagram.