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Handmade Chic: Fashionable Projects That Look High-End, Not Homespun
     

Handmade Chic: Fashionable Projects That Look High-End, Not Homespun

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by Laura Bennett
 

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In Handmade Chic: Fashionable Projects That Look High-End, Not Homespun, Laura Bennett shares simple strategies for creating 40 small luxuries and high-fashion accessories, from a smart leather iPad portfolio to a feather-embellished evening bag. With sections organized in skill-building order and based on type of accessory—small leather goods,

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In Handmade Chic: Fashionable Projects That Look High-End, Not Homespun, Laura Bennett shares simple strategies for creating 40 small luxuries and high-fashion accessories, from a smart leather iPad portfolio to a feather-embellished evening bag. With sections organized in skill-building order and based on type of accessory—small leather goods, agendas and notepads, electronics, bags and wallets, and evening items—Laura offers patterns, easy-to-follow diagrams, and detailed instructions for fabricating each glamorous project, whether it involves sewing from scratch or embellishing a prepurchased garment. While showcasing her own creative designs, she provides readers with the basic techniques and encouragement they need to come up with variations and create their own signature pieces.

Packed with Laura's signature flair and finesse, vibrant four-color photos, step-by-step drawings, and a complete list of suggestions on where to purchase materials, Handmade Chic is an accessible guide to at-home crafting that is elegant enough for the most modern, fashion-savvy of women.

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“Perfect for fashionable crafters who crave high-end accessories without the high-end price tag.” —Library Journal
Library Journal
On Project Runway, Bennett turned judges' heads with her classically styled garments. In her first book, she focuses on luxe accessories, including handbags, belts, bracelets, and organizers, made from leather with metal embellishments. The clear directions and down-to-earth guidance make working with leather, fur, feathers, and beads seem less intimidating, and the results are reminiscent of accessories found in designer boutiques. VERDICT Perfect for fashionable crafters who crave high-end accessories without the high-end price tag.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781609613006
Publisher:
Rodale Press, Inc.
Publication date:
01/31/2012
Pages:
208
Sales rank:
1,300,970
Product dimensions:
7.40(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.70(d)

Meet the Author

LAURA BENNETT was a finalist on the TV series Project Runway. She has designed a line of clothing for QVC and appears regularly on CBS's The Early Show presenting craft segments. She lives in New York City.

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Handmade Chic: Fashionable Projects That Look High-End, Not Homespun 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Not bad, interesting though