The Better Bag Maker

The Better Bag Maker

An Illustrated Handbook of Handbag Design--techniques, Tips, and Tricks

Book - 2014
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Mallalieu shares her professional secrets, shortcuts, and techniques for sewing fashionable bags. One simple pattern is all you need to create a bevy of bags, from totes to backpacks to weekenders.
In this how-to book accomplished bag maker, Nicole Mallalieu, reveals her high-end techniques, shortcuts, and secrets for professional design and finishes. The 10 featured projects teach a range of expert skills from adjusting the proportion of the pattern to constructing pockets, straps, flaps, and bases. By the end of this book, you'll have a closetful of polished bags -- and most likely sew better than you ever imagined you could. --Publisher's description.
Publisher: Lafayette, CA : Stash Books, an imprint of C&T Publishing, [2014]
ISBN: 9781607058052
Branch Call Number: 646.48 MALLALIEU
Characteristics: 191 pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm


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Jan 22, 2019

Belmont library pick up please

Apr 11, 2016

Not only are there a nice variety of bags to make, the introductory is outstanding. It includes so many tips and tricks for making bags that can transfer to all sewing. Excellent. I do wish there had been more pictures in the introductory skills section, but the descriptions were very good.

Jul 22, 2015

This is an excellent book for learning to make purses. I highly recommend it!

PimaLib_KatherineB Feb 18, 2015

This book is an excellent resource for both beginning and intermediate level sewers. Beginners will learn about selecting tools and materials for making bags and can start with a more basic pattern. Each pattern includes detailed text and photographs. As the book progresses the patterns become increasingly complex and introduce a new skill or technique that will help build confidence and skills. This book is unique in that it includes one "basic" pattern that readers learn to modify to suit each project.


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