Fashion Bags and Purses

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A&C Black, May 15, 2009 - Design - 160 pages
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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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Contents

1 Introduction
6
2 Materials and Techniques
9
3 Canvas Bag
23
4 Yummy Mummy Bag
31
5 Pendant Purse
43
6 Exotic Fabrics Bag
53
7 Patchwork MiniRucksack
65
8 Faux Fur Shoulder Bag
75
11 City Bag
103
12 Butterfly Bag
117
13 Pattern Making
129
Patterns
139
Glossary
156
Bibliography
157
Stockists
158
Index
159

9 Feather Purse
83
10 Indian Bag
93

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About the author (2009)

Christina Brodie is also the author of Drawing and Painting Plants and she will be writing another Design and Make title, Scarves, Collars and Belts alongside this one. Christina Brodie graduated from Winchester School of Art with a degree in fashion and textiles in 1995. Originally a botanical artist, she now creates funky printed accessories for her own label World of Christina. Her work can be viewed at www.worldofchristina.co.uk and www.temple-of-flora.com.

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