Fashion Bags and Purses
This book contains a range of beautiful bag designs, which can be easily made from cheap and accessible components. Each of these designs is elegant and striking, ranging from the chic and elegant feather purse to the funky exotic fabrics bag. Each project is set out in a simple and straightforward way, starting with an image of the finished piece, listing the supplies you will need and the tools required, then following with an illustrated making sequence. Even absolute beginners can confidently and successfully tackle all the projects. The final section is packed with design ideas, enabling you to take your new skills further, and it also contains helpful pattern making advice and patterns to follow.
Projects include: • City-girl's daily commuter combat bag - all the compartments you need for iPod, mobile phone, make-up, keys and purse as well as a no-dip-zip, stylish buckles, adjustable shoulder strap and an undercarriage separate zipped compartment for yoga/gym gear or going out shoes for the evening. • Yummy Mummy bag in strong, brightly-printed fabric with loads of compartments. • Pendant Purse • Exotic Fabric Bag • Patchwork Tote • Feather Purse
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2 Materials and Techniques
3 Canvas Bag
4 Yummy Mummy Bag
5 Pendant Purse
6 Exotic Fabrics Bag
7 Patchwork MiniRucksack
8 Faux Fur Shoulder Bag
9 Feather Purse
10 Indian Bag
acetate lining arrowhead Beading needle Berwick St buckle straps Butterfly canvas carrying strap centre Chapter 12 coloured combination pocket Copydex cotton D-rings decorative denim drawing Exotic Fabrics eyelets Fabric Cut Fabric scissors faux fur Feather Purse feather trim Fineliner pen finished fold French curves front and back fur fabric Fusible Cut fusible drill handle handstitch Indian inside iridescent lamé fabric layout paper leather length lining fabric lining pieces London W1F machine with zipper magnetic clasp marked Matching polyester thread mobile phone nail glue neaten ofthe outer fabric paper pattern Patchwork pattern pieces piping cord plastic polypropylene webbing position propelling pencil purse body purse frame rhinestones secure self-fabric Sellotape sequins set squares sew-on Sewing machine shape side snap fasteners step-by-step method Stitch superglue Tacking thread tailor’s chalk tape top edge Topstitch tracing paper tucks Velcro Vilene wadding white pencil Yummy Mummy zipper foot