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Vintage Purses to Make, Sew and Embroider Paperback – June 23, 2014
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Aug 2014 What a lovely book! A girl can never have too many purses and this title will fulfil all those needs. Choose from 19 vintage-style projects to create evening bags, spectacle cases, coin purses and even small sewing kits. The projects use metal purse frames and there is a useful guide on how to handle these. Many of the projects include pretty hand embroidery and are all beautifully illustrated with full instructions and templates. Why not start making some gifts for later in the year? * SEWING WORLD * Aug 14 What a lovely book! A girl can never have too many purses and this title will fulfi l all those needs. Choose from 19 vintage-style projects to create evening bags, spectacle cases, coin purses and even small sewing kits. The projects use metal purse frames and there is a useful guide on how to handle these. Many of the projects include pretty hand embroidery and all are beautifully illustrated and with full instructions and templates. Why not start making some gifts for later in the year? * SEWING WORLD * July 14 This delightful book contains full-size patterns for making 19 pretty purses in a range of styles to suit all tastes. Basic sewing skills would be an advantage but both beginner and the more experienced could achieve pleasing results using the details instructions offered. Excellent value for money. * East Kent Embroiderer's Guild * Jul/Aug 14 The vintage trend is still going strong and this collection of cute clasp purses and darling handbags by Sandrine Kielt-Michaud offers the opportunity to learn a new skill of sewing onto purse frames, to create simple or sophisticated gifts for friends or to keep yourself. * Pretty Patches * June 14 With full details of the tools and materials required as well as techniques and advice with the details of the embroidery stitches, this is an exquisite book. The designs and templates include a birdcage box, a beautiful heart purse, and clutch purses, and much more. We loved it! Highly Recommended! * Hot Brands, Cool Places * September 2014 The book is well written & easy to understand. Photos are beautiful & well placed. Its a great addition to my other craft books & will be used reguarly. I will dip in as I need new purse for a night out or just because I feel like making something. Whats not to like?! - Customer Review
About the Author
Sandrine Kielt-Michaud grew up surrounded by sewing and embroidery and was taught the craft by her grandmother, who was a passionate stitcher. After leaving school, she trained as a designer craftsman in framing and carton making at The Workshop of Applied Arts in Vésinet. Since then she has trained in scrapbooking, straw marquetry and sewing while continually working in the field of crafts. Vintage Purses is her first book.
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I think it will work well for the projects I have in mind. I wish that quality and ornate kisslock frames were
more readily available here in the US.