Making Leather Purses & Totes

Making Leather Purses & Totes

by Lisa Galvin
     
 

From casual totes to stylish clutches, this compilation offers an irresistible assortment of chic leather projects. The simplicity of the techniques adds to its appeal; even novices can easily make each bag. Photos of the purses in each phase of construction, plus images of the finished items, provide guidance on working with this supple and durable material.

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From casual totes to stylish clutches, this compilation offers an irresistible assortment of chic leather projects. The simplicity of the techniques adds to its appeal; even novices can easily make each bag. Photos of the purses in each phase of construction, plus images of the finished items, provide guidance on working with this supple and durable material. Discover a variety of ways to tool, brand, punch, cut, stitch, glue, and embellish leather, and see how to add hardware, such as clasps and latches. Anyone would proudly show off the fringed Cell Phone Bag, Suede Hip Purse, and Alligator Grain Cowhide Handbag.

 

A Selection of the Crafters Choice Book Club.

Editorial Reviews

Library Journal - Library Journal
Recently, there has been a wave of renewed interest in handmade bags and purses. Fancy and utilitarian bags alike have been used by men and women throughout the ages, and their styles have changed with the tides of fashion. These two books by experienced craft designers reflect that vast spectrum by featuring an eclectic mix of projects for retro, ethnic, and contemporary chic bags. Galvin combines basic leathercraft with embellishments from other media to make mostly large and colorful bags. Tudor's interest in textile arts is evident in her small and elegant purses, many inspired by historic examples. She also encourages original design by including only the most general instructions for different types of purses; her illustrations of bags from various cultures are particularly fine. Both books offer new and interesting material and will be welcome in all public libraries. Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781402740602
Publisher:
Sterling Publishing
Publication date:
08/28/2006
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
128
Product dimensions:
8.40(w) x 9.90(h) x 0.40(d)

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