From the Back Cover
Handbag Designer 101 is the bible for those aspiring to make their own bags. Included in the book are instructions and patterns for creating fifteen essential styles—clutch, hobo, tote, and more—made simple with easy-to-follow how-to illustrations and advice from famous bag designers and today’s hottest indie designers. Also included is the inside scoop on turning your handbag hobby into a successful business. From designing to making to marketing, Handbag Designer 101 teaches you everything you need to know.
Author Emily Blumenthal is the founder of the Independent Handbag Designer Awards, a fashion event in New York City presented by InStyle magazine and sponsored by Swarovski, Timberland, Singer, BurdaStyle, and more. She spearheads the website handbagdesigner101.com and designed the Yasmena bag, a favorite on the red carpet that has appeared on Sex and the City and has been sold at discerning department stores including Henri Bendel, Bergdorf Goodman, and Bloomingdales.