Making Leather Purses & Totes
From casual totes to stylish clutches, this compilation offers an irresistible assortment of chic leather projects. The simplicity of the techniques adds to its appeal; a novice can easily make each bag, using basic sewing, braiding, and tooling skills. Photos of the purses in each phase of construction, as well images of the finished items, provide guidance and inspiration on working with this supple and durable material. Discover a variety of ways to tool, brand, punch, cut, stitch, glue, and embellish leather, and see how to add hardware, such as clasps and latches. Anyone would feel proud to show off the fringed Cell Phone Bag, Suede Hip Purse, Alligator Grain Cowhide Handbag, and Travel Tote with Stamp-and-Tooled Personalized Accent. A Selection of the Crafters Choice Book Club.
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Making Leather Purses & TotesUser Review - Book Verdict
Recently, there has been a wave of renewed interest in handmade bags and purses. Fancy and utilitarian bags alike have been used by men and women throughout the ages, and their styles have changed with the tides of fashion. These two books by experienced craft designers reflect that vast spectrum by featuring an eclectic mix of projects for retro, ethnic, and contemporary chic bags. Galvin combines basic leathercraft with embellishments from other media to make mostly large and colorful bags. Tudor's interest in textile arts is evident in her small and elegant purses, many inspired by historic examples. She also encourages original design by including only the most general instructions for different types of purses; her illustrations of bags from various cultures are particularly fine. Both books offer new and interesting material and will be welcome in all public libraries.
Review: Making Leather Purses & TotesUser Review - Dolldiva - Goodreads
Good projects for those work in leather. Read full review
Purse Tote Projects
Beach Tote Flower Key Ring 32 Suede Hip Purse
Drawstring Handbag or Backpack 39 AlligatorGrained Handbag
Cigar Box Purse 52 LeatherTrimmed Travel Tote
Red Velvet Suede Tote 58 Dragonfly Garden Seed Pouch
Cell Phone Pouch 66 Branded Leather Purse
Beaded Eyeglass Pendant 70 Rustic Rabbit Fur Ba9