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Carry Me: 20 Boutique Bags to Sew

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Highlighting the extraordinary influence Japanese craft has imparted on the world of fiber arts, this brilliantly illustrated manual showcases the stylish sensibilities of eastern expertise in creating gorgeously sophisticated handbags. Revealing a balanced selection of cleverly constructed handbags, exclusive pull-out pattern templates, intricate details and instructions, and simple sewing techniques, sewers are shown how to create distinct and fashionable works of functional art, such as a wool tweed travel ...

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Overview

Highlighting the extraordinary influence Japanese craft has imparted on the world of fiber arts, this brilliantly illustrated manual showcases the stylish sensibilities of eastern expertise in creating gorgeously sophisticated handbags. Revealing a balanced selection of cleverly constructed handbags, exclusive pull-out pattern templates, intricate details and instructions, and simple sewing techniques, sewers are shown how to create distinct and fashionable works of functional art, such as a wool tweed travel bag, a stylish denim bag with grommet and zipper details, a roomy tote with contrast lining and inside pockets, a handy laptop bag, a wool messenger bag with flower detail, and a soft luggage tote. With several concepts offering matching companion projects--such as change purses, drawstring bags, and wristlets--and accessible advice and information, this lively guide will inspire sewers of all experience levels.

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Full of beautiful photography, step-by-step directions, easy-to-follow line drawings and (you know how much I love this) full-size paper patterns.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781596681842
  • Publisher: Interweave Press
  • Publication date: 11/1/2009
  • Pages: 112
  • Sales rank: 686,010
  • Product dimensions: 7.50 (w) x 9.58 (h) x 0.38 (d)

Meet the Author

Yuka Koshizen is a fabric designer, a writer, and the former editor of a fashion magazine. 

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  • Posted June 8, 2010

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    Its a unique book great bags and great photos

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 23, 2009

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    Title Of Book is Carry Me 20 Boutique Bags to SEW

    This is a must have if you love to make handbags. Very inspirational and the pics are awesome. Handbags look very professional and high-end. I highly recommend. I Love Japanese Craft Books.

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