A Bag for All Reasons

A Bag for All Reasons : 12 All-New Bags and Purses to Sew for Every Occasion

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Lisa Lam of U-Handbag 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. If you're new to sewing and bag making there are simpler 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 Geek-Chic iPad Case and Too-Cool-for-School Satchel. All techniques are fully explained with step by step photographs, so you'll be creating professional, practical and great-looking bags before you know it!show more

Product details

  • Spiral bound | 160 pages
  • 245 x 265 x 35mm | 1,020.58g
  • Newton Abbot, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 250 colour illustrations
  • 1446301850
  • 9781446301852
  • 39,549

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-Thank you Lisa for bringing such lovely style to our bag making world!- --Amy Butler-A must have for beginners and experienced bag-makers alike.- --Anna Stassen, UK Handmade-Lisa is the first lady of handmade bag patterns.- --Perri Lewis, craft journalist and author-It is an excellent resource for all your bag and purse making needs.- --Kathreen Ricketson: whipup.net and author-This information-rich book will elevate your sewing know-how with versatile techniques and inspiring suggestions for making these bags your own.- --Amy Butler, fabric designer-Lisa does a great job of explaining each step.- --Twin Fibers-[A Bag for All Reasons] is beautifully made...love that it's spiral bound allowing the book to lay flat!- --Jessica at Funky Finds blog-Lisa's instructions are well written and in a way that feel like she's talking to me one-on-one giving me personal instruction.- --Monica at Happy Zombie-The range of bags is perfect for everyday or special occasions- --Sew Mama Sew-I really like this book...pull-out patterns: awesome...lays flat when you're working: awesome...all the projects in the book (there are 12) are all really cute and functional and not too intimidating.- --Kira at Oops, I Craft My Pants-[Lisa is] chock-full of bag sewing tips.- --Judy at This Creative Journey-The Bag Making Bible and A Bag for All Reasons...are full of information on everything you'll ever need to know to make any kind of bag.- --Heather from Olive & Ollie-I am the biggest fangirl of Lisa and credit her for my bag-making fearlessness.- --Jodi of Sew Fearlessshow more

About Lisa Lam

Lisa Lam has a very successful website, uhandbag.com which has successfully sold handbag findings and kits since 2005. This unique site through which Lisa showcases her passion and speciality to the world has become a valuable sourse for advice. Lisa has her own blog, Twitter and Flickr accounts. Lisa lives in London, UK.show more

Table of contents

12 bags and purses for every occasion * Full-size pull-out patterns to use right away * Fully photographed step-by-step instructionsshow more

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