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Sixth&Spring Books, 2006 - Crafts & Hobbies - 47 pages
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Another charming box that makes sewing SEW EASY for the beginner! This third entry in the ingenious series, created by TV personality Linda Lee, contains everything needed to create cool, stylish handbags for all seasons. As always, an adorable self-sealing magnetic box holds a 48-page primer on basic techniques plus a set of 12 project cards complete with instructions, photos, and illustrations. There’s background on cutting, measuring, and marking; advice on handy gadgets; a list of useful terminology; guidance on making a pattern, laying out the fabric, constructing a seam, working with machines; trimming; and much more. And the bags are just fabulous, ranging from a backpack to a mini tote, from a rosette wrist bag to a drawstring pouch.

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About the author (2006)

Linda Lee is an editor & writer for "The New York Times". She frequently contributes to the Style, Arts & Leisure, & Business sections. The article she wrote for the Education Life supplement in 1998 entitled "What's the Rush? Why College Can Wait" generated an enormous amount of mail. In addition to the more than eighty articles she has written for the "Times", Lee is the author of several books. She lives in New York City.

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