The Decorated Bag: Creating Designer Handbags, Purses, and Totes Using Embellisments

The Decorated Bag: Creating Designer Handbags, Purses, and Totes Using Embellisments

by Genevieve A Sterbenz
     
 

The Decorated Bag: Embellishing Handbags, Purses, and Totes

The Decorated Bag is the quintessential guide to decorating gorgeous and practical bags for every occasion–from a velvet purse encrusted with crystals and lined with faux fur, to a casual tote covered in a profusion of buttons.

• 50 original designs for stunning decorated bags,

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Overview

The Decorated Bag: Embellishing Handbags, Purses, and Totes

The Decorated Bag is the quintessential guide to decorating gorgeous and practical bags for every occasion–from a velvet purse encrusted with crystals and lined with faux fur, to a casual tote covered in a profusion of buttons.

• 50 original designs for stunning decorated bags, inspired by designer originals.

• Clear step-by-step directions to make each fashionable bag, suited to all skill levels, especially the beginner.

• Over 175 beautiful images, art, patterns, and photographs that show every dazzling bag and the way to achieve the same results.


Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781580112963
Publisher:
Creative Homeowner Press
Publication date:
06/01/2006
Edition description:
First
Pages:
144
Product dimensions:
8.50(w) x 9.40(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents

Decorated Bag

Table of Contents

Introduction 8

The Collection • Bejeweled Evening Bag 12 (Pattern Provided) A leopard-lined evening purse encrusted with jewelry, beads, and crystals

• Victorian Straw Tote 16 A finely woven straw bag accented by a lush fur collar with ribbon ties

• Big-City Bowling Bag 20 A pink leather bag with tweed fabric and gold chain accents a la Chanel

• Hollywood Hatbox 24 A traditional round box in a polka-dot pattern with glamorous ribbon-and-rhinestone accents

• “Miss Kitty” Tote 28 (Art Provided) A sturdy felt tote in cardinal red emblazoned with an artful silhouette

• American Beauty Bag 32 A narrow silk purse covered in a profusion of red silk ribbon roses

• Mod Print Tote 36 A pretty mid-size canvas satchel in a sequined swirl pattern a la Pucci

• Blue Suede Portfolio 40 (Pattern Provided) A sleek faux suede folio in robin’s egg blue and canary yellow

• Tropical Demi 42 A luscious lime green leather bag with a sequin flower accent

• Blue-Boots Tote 46 (Art Provided) A patchwork tote illustrated with a funky cowgirl drawing

• Buttoned-Up Hobo Bag 50 A slouchy, everyday knitted bag covered in vintage buttons and beads

• Swingtime Shoulder Bag 56 A crocheted bag in black silk cord trimmed with beads and tassels

• Lush Leopard Hatbox 60 A mini-hatbox in exotic faux fur accented with an oversized silk rose

• Urban Cowgirl Saddle Bag 64 (Pattern Provided) An envelope in orange faux suede trimmed with rows of fringe

• Girly Weekender 66 A pink tote decorated with a festiveassortment of ribbon

• Springtime Pull-String Bag 70 (Pattern Provided) A sweet fabric pouch accented with daisies and bordered in tassels

• Snow-Flurry Lipstick Purse 74 A tiny hand-held case with elegantly beaded sides and enamel lid

• Vintage Rhinestone Purse 78 A rosy box-style purse with a dazzling diagonal pattern

• Folk Art Bucket Bag 82 (Diagram Provided) A wool tote in burnt orange accented with embroidered patches

• Midnight Feather Clutch 86 A small silk purse decorated with curvy layers of black feathers

• Beaded Ballerina Bag 90 A funky but fine silk pouch-style bag decorated with torn ribbons, trims, beads, and pearls

• Silver Moon Satin Clutch 94 (Diagram Provided) An elongated satin purse with an elegantly beaded geometric pattern

• Pave Polka-Dot Purse 98 (Diagram Provided) A boxy purse paved in sparkling rhinestones a la Judith Lieber

• Marabou Minibag 102 A pouch-shaped bag encircled with a fluffy boa in plum

• Tottenham Tweed Clutch 106 A sophisticated clutch with a bejeweled clasp in blue and black beads

• Mini Travel Valise 110 (Diagram Provided) A mini-trunk purse decorated with travel ephemera

Making Designer Bags • Bejeweled Evening Bag 114 • Blue Suede Portfolio 118 • Urban Cowgirl Saddle Bag 120 • Springtime Pull-String Bag 124

Patterns and Diagrams • Bejeweled Evening Bag Pattern 128 • Blue Suede Portfolio Pattern 129 • Urban Cowgirl Saddle Bag Pattern 130 • Springtime Pull-String Bag Pattern 131 • “Miss Kitty” Art 132 • Blue-Boots Tote Art 133 • Folk Art Bucket Bag Diagram 133 • Silver Moon Satin Clutch Diagram 134 • Pave Polka-Dot Purse Diagram 135 • Mini Travel Valise Diagram 135

An Illustrated Glossary of The Collection 136

An Illustrated Glossary of The Variations 138

Sources and Resources 140

Acknowledgments 141

Index 142

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