Author: Lisa Lam
Publisher: David & Charles
Release Date: 2012-05-29
Genre: Crafts & Hobbies
From the author of the bestselling The Bag Making Bible comes an outstanding collection of 12 inspiring bags for you to make at home. Lisa Lam of U-Handbag.com brings you a stunning collection of sewing patterns to make your own bags. The book features 12 brand new bag designs with full photographic instructions for how to make a bag with truly professional results. The book features full-size patterns on three separate pull-out sheets so that you can get started right away ? no photocopying or enlarging required. The book opens with Lisa's in-depth advice on all the aspects needed to get started, from the tools and equipment you need, to understanding and interpreting patterns, to choosing, preparing and cutting fabrics. A comprehensive Techniques section explains some core bag-making techniques such as how to insert a zip pocket, how to use magnetic snap closures, how to sew bag straps and handles including adjustable straps, and how to bind edges and use piping for a truly professional finish. There is also guidance on how to insert a lining to your bag. All the techniques are fully explained with easy to follow photographs, so you'll be creating professional, practical and great-looking bags before you know it! The 12 projects that follow range in complexity. If you're new to sewing and bag making there are beginner bag projects such as the Compact Groceries Tote, All-Sorted Laundry Bag and Access-All-Areas Pouch to get you started before progressing to the more fully featured bags such as the Too-Cool-for-School Satchel and the 3-in-1 Convertible Backpack. You can make your own iPad case, sew a child's backpack, create a pretty purse using a metal purse frame, make your own tri-fold wallet, make a baby changing bag with matching changing mat, sew your own bicycle panniers, and sew a vanity case for your beauty essentials. The bags all have style and substance and are designed with real-life practical uses in mind. Within each project Lisa gives her hints and tips for success, along with advice on how you can customize the patterns to create your own version of the design. The book is presented in a spiral bound format, making it lay flat so you can follow the instructions with ease while sewing. "This information-rich book will elevate your sewing know-how with versatile techniques and inspiring suggestions for making these bags your own." --Amy Butler
If you want to make gorgeous, quality bags with the professional edge that really makes the difference between home-made and handmade—open The Better Bag Maker by Nicole Mallalieu. In this how-to book accomplished bag maker, Nicole Mallalieu, reveals her high-end techniques, shortcuts, and secrets for professional design and finishes. The 10 featured projects teach a range of expert skills from adjusting the proportion of the pattern to constructing pockets, straps, flaps, and bases.. By the end of this book, you’ll have a closetful of polished bags—and most likely sew better than you ever imagined you could.
Highlighting a durable and stylish alternative to plastic bags, a collection of simple, pattern-free designs presents seventeen stylish projects that include totes, drawstring sacks, messenger bags, organizers, satchels, and purses, accompanied by step-by-step, illustrated instructions and tips on variations, fabric combinations, and custom embellishments.
Ready to move beyond basic bags and totes? Now you can create sophisticated handbags and totes with a modern look. Learn a variety of intermediate to advanced techniques--from installing zippers and magnetic snaps to creating adjustable straps--and find detailed info on selecting the right interfacing, stabilizer, or batting for any project. Choose from 12 new designer-style bags and purses--alternate colorways provide additional inspiration Make use of clearly illustrated, well-tested patterns for sewing attractive bags Add stylish design elements that make your bags stand out: piping, three-dimensional pockets, fabric pleats, and more
Handbag Designer 101 is the bible for handbag designers or women who aspire to make their own bags. Included in the book are instructions for creating the fifteen essential bag styles—clutch, hobo, tote, and more—made simple with easy-to-follow how-to illustrations, suggested difficulty levels, and color photography. Advice from famous bag designers and today’s hottest indie designers accompany each pattern.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.
Now in ebook for the first time ever! Celebrated designer Amy Butler's most coveted products are her handbag sewing patterns. In Style Stitches, Butler presents an array of new bag designs for her fans across the globe. The ebook offers 12 basic patterns with enough variations to achieve 26 unique looks. Ranging from chic clutches and delicate wristlets to pretty hobo bags and handy coin purses, with instructions for altering dimensions, straps, and embellishments to get the desired look, each project incorporates Butler's fresh, modern style and attention to detail. This very special ebook includes illustrated step-by-step directions, a comprehensive techniques section, and instructions for how to print the patterns themselves, making an essential and fashionable addition to every sewer's digital library.
Author: Ellen Goldstein-Lynch
Publisher: Apple Press
Release Date: 2002
Genre: Fancy work
Create affordable, designer-quality handbags right in your own home -even if you've never sewn a stitch. Using just 4 master patterns, readers learn to use fabrications and embellishments to make everything from vintage styles to fun and trendy beaded bags, from faux fur to fringed bags. Each bag takes cues from major fashion houses, highlighting the best styles from recent decades. Looking for evening drama? Try a crystal clutch. Want to create a conversation piece? Create a fabulous beach bag out of a block-print towel. Complete with shortcuts, tips, and secrets from the Accessories Design staff at the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City, this smart guide can turn any reader into a do-it-yourself fashion designer.
Fashion savings are in the bag with this stylish book that shows you how to recreate the high-end look of designer bags at a fraction of the cost. Get step-by-step instructions for making more than 50 useful and stylish bags, a basic overview of sewing techniques, and tips for going green with recycled materials. Includes full-size pattern pack plus bonus digital downloads.
You'll find plenty of reasons to sit down and sew these boutique-quality yet achievable bags and accessories. Everyone from beginners to experts can create an assortment of modern, practical projects for gifts or personal use. Start with a simple, elegant handbag and progress to more challenging designs; skill-level ratings are included. Step-by-step illustrated patterns for 12 attractive projects in a variety of shapes and styles Stylish accessories include a pleated clutch, market bag, satchel, and wallet Includes resource info and comprehensive how-to techniques; learn about tools, fabric prep, interfacings, linings, and purse hardware
A book with 300 illustrations include 10 projects for purses and bags, including tote bags, backpacks for kids, eco bags and more, in a guide that includes a companion CD with full patterns. (Original).
Author: Martingale & Co Inc
Publisher: Martingale & Company Incorporated
Release Date: 2010
Genre: Crafts & Hobbies
Bags are hot, and this collection from Sew News can't be beat! Brimming with 24 beautiful projects, this book packs value like a beach tote packs towels. Now you can carry everything from laptops to wine to diapers in style! See photos of the popular bags from the pages of Sew News. Find complete step-by-step instructions and excellent illustrations from esteemed sewing experts. Alter and embellish your bags to suit any occasion, season or style. Original.
Sew 12 stylish bags in all shapes and sizes. Follow Debbie's easy-to-use instructions and clear step-by-step photography; all the techniques are fully explain and all the projects can be made using a basic sewing machine. Use Debbie's 'design toolkit' to customise the projects to suit your tastes and to successfully design and make your own unique creations.
Quilted Bags & Gifts is a beautiful collection of bags, pouches, and accessories designed for quilters who love to create handmade gifts. All 36 projects use basic patchwork and appliqué techniques, so they can be made in a weekend. Readers will be inspired by Akemi Shibata’s unique "Elegant de Kawaii” style, which combines taupe fabrics with colorful prints. With an astounding 36 projects to choose from, quilters will love this selection of tote bags, handbags, sewing cases, coin purses, tapestries, and more!
You love to sew. Don't you wish you could make a living from your sewing? You can, with the help of this practical guide from professional sewist and pattern designer Virginia Lindsay. Everything you need to know to start sewing for profit is here, from finding your personal sewing style to creating a product line, identifying customers, equipping your studio, pricing and selling your work, marketing yourself, designing your own patterns, and handling the business and legal side of sewing. And that’s not all! You also get 16 projects that you can start sewing and selling right now.