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You can never have enough bags: small sparkly evening bags, bright and colourful everyday bags and capacious carriers for shopping or for the beach. This fantastic collection of handmade bags features a selection of styles and designs. All are simply made, featuring the most popular shapes and sizes and all individualised to suit your own style. The 18 designs feature step-by-step instructions and photography for drawstring bags, shoulder bags or bags with beaded and wooden handles, as well as bags in simple colours embellished with fringes, feathers and vintage brooches. There is also a varied collection of ideas for decorating a purchased plain bag by dyeing it, adding patches, sewing on ribbons or sticking on shop-bought corsages. Made from brightly-patterned cotton, canvas, felt, silk or tweed, these fun and funky bags are so desirable, you'll want to make the whole range.
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materials and equipment
tubular bags 24 dolly
bar handles 52 embellished handbag
ushaped handles 64 ribbon and canvas shopper
dalmatian print and marabou feathers
ring handles 76 gathered tweed handbag
allowances are 1.5 back seam backstitch bag panels bags bamboo base panel bottom seam Bring the needle buckle buttons cabochons centre cm 3A cm V2 yd colour corner curved edge Dylon embroidery end for strength eyelets fabric 50 cm Fold the fabric Following the manufacturer's fusible bonding gathering gusset half widthways holbein stitch inside iron iron-on interfacing jacquard weave knitting needle loops machine stitch marabou feather mark the position mark the seam match materials 50 cm motifs notches open the seams organza pattern pieces pearl Photocopy poppers press open previous stitching raw edges reverse side reverse stitching ribbon right sides facing rouleaux running stitch seam allowance seams and press secure seed beads Sewing needle shape side seam silver Slip stitch snip stitch is straight stitch the side straight stitch strap stripe fabric strips tabs tailor tacks Techniques template top edge Trim the seam Turn velour