Design and Creation of Macramé Handbags

A course by AMARENA
Textile artist. Lima District, Peru.
Joined March 2020
, Textile artist

Discover the different techniques for creating handmade macramé accessories with natural fibers

  • Spanish with subtitles in English
  • 97% Positive reviews (135)
  • 3621 students
Design and Creation of Macramé Handbags

Discover the different techniques for creating handmade macramé accessories with natural fibers

Spanish with subtitles in English
  • 97% Positive reviews (135)
  • 3621 students
  • Online and at your own pace
  • Audio: Spanish
  • Level: Beginner
  • 17 Lessons (1h 52m)
  • Available from the app
  • Spanish, English, Portuguese, German, French, Italian
  • Unlimited access forever
  • Certificate upon completion of the course

Handicrafts have the power to express your style and personality by allowing you to shape your ideas with your hands. This is precisely what Mapi Casafranca, textile artist and founder of AMARENA, is passionate about. Her brand is committed to fair trade and sustainable production, which combines traditional artisan techniques from Peru with carefully crafted finishes.

In this course, learn to design and create versatile handcrafted bags with natural fibers. Use macramé techniques to explore different finishes to personalize your accessories. Are you ready to tell a unique story with your own hands?

About this course

Course table of contents

  • U1
    U1. Introduction
  • U2
    U2. Knowing the materials
  • U3
    U3. Design and production
  • U4
    U4. Postproduction
  • FP
    FP Final Project
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Start by getting to know your teacher, Mapi Casafranca. She tells you how she got her start in sustainable fashion, how she developed her professional career through her brand AMARENA, and where she finds inspiration to design her pieces.

Go through the materials needed for this course. Then, delve into the technical details, types of natural fibers, and the different fabrics and accessories you can use to develop a sample design of your bag.

Define a clear concept of what you want to convey with your design and organize your inspiration on a mood board. Afterwards, define your ideas by selecting the material, shape, colors, and patterns in a first sketch.

Next, start creating your handbag step by step and choose the final touches that best suits your style: a fringed finish, fringes tied with flat knots, or a flat finish.

Mapi teaches you how to take care of your handbag, as well as the ideal packaging to share or sell your pieces in a traditional and sustainable way. Finally, get some tips on how to improve your presence on social media.

What is this course's project?

Make a custom handmade bag using marcramé techniques.

Projects by course students

Who is it for?

This course is for entrepreneurs, fashion students, decorators, interior designers, designers, artisans (professionals and beginners alike), and anyone interested in learning how to create unique, modern pieces with sustainable artisan techniques.

What you need

To take this course, no previous knowledge of macramé or design is necessary; just a desire to express yourself and create something with your hands.

Regarding the materials, you will need a large filing cabinet, crochet hooks 10 and 5, wood or bamboo handles, thick and thin cotton thread, cotton cord, and jute.


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A course by AMARENA

Textile artist

Mapi Casafranca is a business manager by profession and a textile artist by vocation. Passionate about handmade products since she was little, every fiber she weaves for AMARENA, her sustainable artisan brand, is thanks to the afternoons she spent weaving alongside her mother and grandmother.

AMARENA arose from her interest in natural materials and a desire to keep the tradition of ancestral weaving alive through accessories. Today, Mapi’s brand is committed to fair trade and sustainable production that combines the traditional techniques of Peruvian artisans with carefully designed finishes.


  • U1


    • Presentation
    • Influences
    • What will we do in the course?
  • U2

    Knowing the materials

    • Materials
    • Preparation of sample 1
    • Preparation of sample 2
    • Accessories for samples
  • U3

    Design and production

    • Inspiration technique: mood board
    • Introduction to bag design
    • Technical sheets and sketch
    • Elaboration of the bag: handles
    • Making the bag: body 1
    • Elaboration of the bag: body 2
    • Final shots
  • U4


    • Packaging
    • Part care
    • Presence in networks
  • FP

    Final Project

    • Design and Creation of Macramé Handbags

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Design and Creation of Macramé Handbags. A Craft course by AMARENA

Design and Creation of Macramé Handbags

A course by AMARENA
Textile artist. Lima District, Peru.
Joined March 2020
  • 97% Positive reviews (135)
  • 3621 students