- Paperback: 96 pages
- Publisher: That Patchwork Place; 1st edition (November 5, 2013)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1604682930
- ISBN-13: 978-1604682939
- Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 0.3 x 10.4 inches
- Shipping Weight: 14.4 ounces
- Average Customer Review: 57 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #900,790 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Big-City Bags: Sew Handbags with Style, Sass, and Sophistication Paperback – November 5, 2013
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Sara Lawson's Big-City Bags is more than another sewing book about basic totes: it shows how to create sophisticated handbags and presents some 12 designer-style bags and purses packed with color. In the process of explaining these projects, different techniques are covered from installing zippers and snaps to creating adjustable straps. Patterns blend with easy step-by-step directions for customization, making for a top reference!
--Midwest Book Review, February 2014
If you enjoy making your own bags and are ready to move on from straightforward totes, grab a copy of this book. It includes patterns for 12 bags that Sara has designed for intermediate and advanced stitchers. Her focus is on creating designs that are stylish and don't look handmade. Sara has provided an in-depth description of the range of interfacings she uses and a techniques section with top-notch instructions on installing zippers, a variety of handbag hardware and adjustable straps. With this information to hand, you'll be able to modify each bag to make it unique. The projects range from a small clutch to shoulder bags in a range of shapes that are just a little bit different from the ordinary all the way up to an overnight suitcase. Design elements such as piping, three-dimensional pockets and fabric pleats also help make these bags anything but commonplace. Most are shown in two different colourways and some in three. Highly recommended. --Australian Homespun, March 2014
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Now sewists can create sophisticated handbags and totes using intermediate to advanced techniques. Choose from 12 designer-style bags and purses. Alternate colorways provide additional inspiration.
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