Carry Me

Carry Me

20 Boutique Bags to Sew

Book - 2009
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Highlighting the extraordinary influence Japanese craft has imparted on the world of fiber arts, this brilliantly illustrated manual showcases the stylish sensibilities of eastern expertise in creating gorgeously sophisticated handbags. Revealing a balanced selection of cleverly constructed handbags, exclusive pull-out pattern templates, intricate details and instructions, and simple sewing techniques, sewers are shown how to create distinct and fashionable works of functional art, such as a wool tweed travel bag, a stylish denim bag with grommet and zipper details, a roomy tote with contrast lining and inside pockets, a handy laptop bag, a wool messenger bag with flower detail, and a soft luggage tote. With several concepts offering matching companion projects--such as change purses, drawstring bags, and wristlets--and accessible advice and information, this lively guide will inspire sewers of all experience levels.

Publisher: Loveland, CO : Interweave, 2009.
ISBN: 9781596681842
Characteristics: 112 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 25 cm. + 1 folded sewing pattern.


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PimaLib_KatherineB May 04, 2015

This book is definitely not for beginners. The diagrams are extremely small and the materials are very specific and limited to what the artist had in her stash or was able to acquire in Japan. However, more advanced sewists may be able to recreate her patterns and all levels may get inspiration.

Jan 13, 2012

Not for the beginner sewist, but a good resource for inspiration and construction.

Feb 14, 2011

I am going to buy this book!

Nov 08, 2010

Will check out again or purchase. Definitely not for beginners.

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