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Sew the Perfect Bag: 25 Great Projects from Sew News Paperback – September 14, 2010
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Sew the Perfect Bag contains large color photographs of each project and most of the diagrams are in color too. You don't have to be an expert at sewing and you don't need to be fussy-perfect with the project to make something beautiful and useful. Each easy-to-follow pattern is broken down with written instructions and diagrams for each step of the project, including the placement of fabrics.
The 25 patterns include a market bag, computer bag, a baby bag with a changing pad, tote bags, a lunch bag, a book bag, mesh beach bag, a couple of clutches, a wine bag and other multi-purpose bags. There are a couple of patterns that I think would be perfect for a Kindle, nook, or other e-reader. There is even a section that shows how to take an old sweater and refashion it into a beautiful tote.
The patterns are not rated for difficulty, but I would rate them as easy to advanced beginner. This is a great book with pretty, fun, and useful projects.
Each pattern, and there are 25, has a colored photo of the finished item and the instructions have lots of graphics to help us visual folks along. The written instructions are easy to follow.
So, if you need a jewelry roll or a water bottle sling or even a simply clutch that has Sashiko embroidery on it, you will find them in this book. There is something for everyone in it.
The great things about this book are the easy to read supply lists, step by step directions with diagrams and the versatility of each pattern. Most of the bags in Sew the Perfect Bag can be made from a yard or less of fabric meaning you could use left over fabric or a few sample piece. In fact, you could recycle fabric from a clothing item for an eco twist. Easy to follow diagrams also allow you to alter the size of the project to tailor it to your own needs.
The introduction of the book states that once you see how easy it is to make a bag that doesn't require a pattern, you'll see how easy it is to adapt them to your own style and ultimately create your own patterns. What a great tool to learn how to take an idea, make it your own and expand upon it!