Fashion Bags and Purses

Fashion Bags and Purses

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This book contains a range of beautiful bag designs, which can be easily made from cheap and accessible components. Each of these designs is elegant and striking, ranging from the chic and elegant feather purse to the funky exotic fabrics bag. Each project is set out in a simple and straightforward way, starting with an image of the finished piece, listing the supplies you will need and the tools required, then following with an illustrated making sequence. Even absolute beginners can confidently and successfully tackle all the projects. The final section is packed with design ideas, enabling you to take your new skills further, and it also contains helpful pattern making advice and patterns to follow. Projects include: * City-girl's daily commuter combat bag - all the compartments you need for iPod, mobile phone, make-up, keys and purse as well as a no-dip-zip, stylish buckles, adjustable shoulder strap and an undercarriage separate zipped compartment for yoga/gym gear or going out shoes for the evening. * Yummy Mummy bag in strong, brightly-printed fabric with loads of compartments. * Pendant Purse * Exotic Fabric Bag * Patchwork Tote * Feather Purse
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Product details

  • Paperback | 160 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 12mm | 510g
  • A & C Black Publishers Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 150 full colour photos
  • 0713688696
  • 9780713688696
  • 1,129,467

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Step-by-step projects give beginners, students and professionals a chance to experiment with new techniques.' The Bookseller
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Step-by-step projects give beginners, students and professionals a chance to experiment with new techniques.' The Bookseller '...guaranteed to put the fun into fashion sewing and offer a great range of flexible designs with quick results.' Sewing World (September 2009)
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About Christina Brodie

Christina Brodie is also the author of Drawing and Painting Plants and she will be writing another Design and Make title, Scarves, Collars and Belts alongside this one. Christina Brodie graduated from Winchester School of Art with a degree in fashion and textiles in 1995. Originally a botanical artist, she now creates funky printed accessories for her own label World of Christina. Her work can be viewed at and
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