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The Perfect Handmade Bag

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  • Posted November 29, 2009

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    This book was fun! When I first received the book, I spent my time looking over all the colorful pictures and step-by-step instructions. I then marked a couple of the bags that I liked the most. After I narrowed my list down to about 6, I studied the projects and picked what I thought would be the easiest to complete. I chose "burlap & print shopper, (pg. 58)" for my review project. This is a great bag to take to the grocery store, the beach or to store kid's toys. I did not have burlap for this project but used a sturdy outdoor Waverly fabric and houndstooth print. The book talks about recycling, so I used what I had! My one complaint with the finished product is that the seams on the inside of the bag are un-finished. Not a big deal but it would look better had the instructions included a way to finish them. There was only 5 listed instructions and 5 materials listed for this project. I thought the instructions were simple but basic sewing skills are going to be needed.

    The book is divided into 5 chapters: purses, shoulder bags, shoppers & totes, evening bags and kid's bags. There is also a detailed techniques and templates chapter. The book has some great ideas for recycling materials. I especially liked the "packaging tote (pg. 62)." This bag is made from recycled labels, stamps, postcards, paper bags, graphics from fruit crates and old tickets. The ideas are endless!

    If you love to create, sew or craft, then this book is for you. There are 35 step-by-step projects for totes, bags and purses. Plenty to keep you busy!

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 15, 2011

    Easy Step by Step Directions

    This was my first book on sewing. The directions were so easy to follow. No patterns to cut out.

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