Carry Me: 20 Boutique Bags to Sew

Carry Me: 20 Boutique Bags to Sew

Book rating: 05 Paperback

By (author) Yuka Koshizen

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  • Publisher: Interweave Press Inc
  • Format: Paperback | 112 pages
  • Dimensions: 190mm x 242mm x 11mm | 417g
  • Publication date: 11 November 2009
  • Publication City/Country: Loveland, CO
  • ISBN 10: 1596681845
  • ISBN 13: 9781596681842
  • Illustrations note: Colour illustrations throughout
  • Sales rank: 8,702

Product description

Japanese craft books are a hot trend with their unique design sensibility and clever projects. `Sew Your Own Handbags` showcases that style with 20 handbags featuring clever construction, unique details, and simple sewing techniques. Sophisticated photography shows off each bag to the fullest, with helpful detail shots of closures, handles, linings, and design details. Inside you'll find a variety of bag styles including a wool tweed travel bag perfect for a weekend getaway, a stylish denim bag with grommet and zipper details, a roomy tote bag with contrast lining and inside pockets, a laptop bag featuring a unique patchwork design, a striped book bag with matching book cover project, a wool messenger bag with flower detail, a soft luggage tote with inside compartments and luggage tag, plus much more. Most projects have matching companion projects such as change purses, drawstring bags and wristlets, to give you lots of variation ideas on each bag project. Project templates are included on a pull-out pattern section bound inside the book. Every project includes detailed instructions, step-by-step illustrations, and easy-to-follow construction diagrams. A section on tips and techniques shows how to give each bag a professional look and add embellishments.

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Author information

Handbag designer Yuka Koshizen is based in Tokyo, Japan. She is a former fashion magazine editor and writer. Yuka aims to create functional classy designs with attentions to detail. Her handbags are available at boutiques in Japan and though her online shop xixiang.net

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By Donna Colon 05 Jan 2011 5

...not in the book, 'cause I have not yet received it, but how long it's taking to receive it. It's been almost one solid month since placing the order. The funds for this book and another have already been deducted from my checking account. I've written several e-mails to Book Depository ("BD") requesting to know whether they can give me an answer as to the status, but yet NO ONE has responded to my e-mails. I don't know about BD, but this is not how I do business. I think it's very inconsiderate and unprofessional that no one has taken the time to respond to my several e-mails, even if just to express that it should be here soon, or that this is the normal waiting time since it's coming from the UK, but SOMETHING!! I will not be ordering from BD ever again! I'm very disappointed.

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I love the Japanese style, so this is a favourite book for me. The bags are contemporary with some designs and ideas I have not seen elsewhere. If you did not know, you would not immediately think Japanese, there is no sashiko, Japanese fabrics or style in much evidence, yet this is a classic book. Some patterns are included, the other bags are made by measurement alone. You might need to read the instructions more than once. Highly finished techniques for the dedicated bag maker.-KarenPlatt.co.uk

Table of contents

Winter Tweed Boston Bag and Small Purse Antique Print Tote, Shoulder Bag, and Change Purse Wayfarer Denim Tote and Zippered Clutch Duty-Free Expandable Carry-All and Snap Pouch Left Bank Granny Bag and Drawstring Day Bag Business Class Laptop Bag and Circle Pochette Cabana Tote and Book Cover Sidecar Messenger Bag and Corsage Rosette Market Day Canvas Tote and Azuma Bag Urban Travel Truck and Luggage Tag