Creating Romantic Purses: Patterns & Instructions for Unique Handbags

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Sterling Publishing Company, Inc., Mar 1, 2008 - Crafts & Hobbies - 144 pages
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Using wonderful fabrics, trims, and accents, the talented designers from Ruby Tag Bags have created more than 25 fabulous, one-of-a-kind purses that women will have to own and love to make. The design romance begins with classic materials, including colorful crazy quilts, delicate lace, and vintage velvet; unique adornments such as glistening mother-of-pearl buttons; and pretty ribbon and floral embellishments. Even the project names--like Camelot, Polka Dance, and Lady of Spain--have a touch of magic. The collection includes small evening bags, larger totes for travel to those exotic faraway locales, elegant silk designs, and enchanting purses with silver chains, gold linings, and looped fringe. In addition to showstopping color photos of each project, there are patterns to make construction simple.
 

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Sometimes you want a fancy, impractical handbag just for fun. If so, this collection of projects by Green (The Button Lover's Book ) and Cree, who run an enterprise called Ruby Tag Bags, will fill the ... Read full review

Contents

Where the Romance Begins
6
Hold History in Your Hand
11
The Softest Touch
29
A Little Romance
41
Delicate Enchantment
57
Some Things Never Change
69
Everything Old Is New Again
83
When In Rome
92
Pattern Section
98
Metric Conversions 144 Index
144
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Stephen R. Kellert is the Tweedy Ordway Professor of Social Ecology at the Yale University School of Forestry and Environmental Studies, author of Kinship to Mastery (Island Press, 1997) and The Value of Life (Island Press, 1996), and coeditor, with Edward O. Wilson, of The Biophilia Hypothesis (Island Press, 1993).

Timothy J. Farnham is a doctoral candidate at the Yale University School of Forestry and Environmental Studies.

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