Making Vintage Bags: 20 Original Sewing Patterns for Vintage Bags and Purses

Making Vintage Bags: 20 Original Sewing Patterns for Vintage Bags and Purses


By (author) Emma Brennan

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  • Publisher: Guild of Master Craftsman Publications Ltd
  • Format: Paperback | 176 pages
  • Dimensions: 210mm x 274mm x 14mm | 640g
  • Publication date: 1 August 2007
  • Publication City/Country: East Sussex
  • ISBN 10: 1861085028
  • ISBN 13: 9781861085023
  • Edition: New edition
  • Edition statement: New edition
  • Illustrations note: 160 colour photos
  • Sales rank: 22,871

Product description

The bags in this book draw inspiration from the 20s-50s - with 20 projects are suitable for all levels and there are four matching purse designs that can be adapted to any bag. Patterns and seam allowances are also included. Patterns for all the bags are included and all have seam allowances added already so that the book is not just inspirational, it's practical too. The bags are made from easily acquired cost-effective materials using straightforward techniques and come in a range of beautiful shapes that give them a really stunning and unique look. Designs range in skill level, so if you are new to the craft you can start simply, then move on to gradually more challenging designs as your ability increases and your creativity blossoms.

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Author information

Emma Brennan started her own business in 1992, Charlie's Aunt, designing and producing handmade 'vintage inspired' clothing and hats. She is a qualified further education tutor and has taught courses in handbag, accessory and jewellery design. She has also staged fashion shows and given lectures on the historical influences of her designs. She lives in Australia.