Simply Irresistible Bags: 45 Designs for Going Out, Looking Chic, and Shopping Green

Simply Irresistible Bags: 45 Designs for Going Out, Looking Chic, and Shopping Green

Paperback Marie Claire

Created by Marie Claire Idees

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  • Publisher: Trafalgar Square Publishing
  • Format: Paperback | 125 pages
  • Dimensions: 196mm x 249mm x 13mm | 454g
  • Publication date: 1 October 2008
  • ISBN 10: 1570764034
  • ISBN 13: 9781570764035
  • Illustrations note: colour illustrations, black & white line drawings, diagrams
  • Sales rank: 658,553

Product description

Packed with ideas that will turn craft enthusiasts into do-it-yourself designers, this new collection of handmade bags comes straight from the pages of the French magazine "Marie Claire Idees. "Never before published in the United States, the patterns offer a variety of traditional, vintage, and contemporary looks, all wonderfully stylish and inventive. Designs range from the practical--a string shopping bag, a laundry organizer, and an armchair caddy--to delicate evening bags bedecked with ribbons and sequins. The projects use a wide variety of materials and techniques, including applique, beading, crochet, embroidery, knitting, patchwork, and sewing, and even include ideas for kids' storage totes and tidy bags for the bathroom, kitchen, and garden. Clear, step-by-step instructions with photos are geared to both beginning and experienced crafters.

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Marie Claire Idées is a French magazine with articles on health and beauty, career success, and craft projects.

Review quote

"Check out the entire collection of trend-setting bags made from materials such as velvet, tweed, leather, lace, wool, linen and canvas. Many of the featured bags cleverly incorporate recycled projects like denim, ribbon, postcards, maps and food packaging." --"Crafts'n Things"