Let's be honest: when you make a bag, you want it to be constructed well and finished beautifully - with that professional edge that sets apart homemade and handmade. In this how-to book, accomplished bag maker Nicole Mallalieu reveals her high-end techniques, shortcuts, and secrets for professional design and finishes. Graded and ordered by degree of difficulty, the 10 featured projects teach a range of expert skills - from adjusting the proportion of the pattern to constructing pockets, straps, flaps, and bases. By the end of this book, you'll not only have a closetful of polished bags - you'll likely sew better than you ever imagined!
Internationally recognized handbag designer and founder of YOU SEW GIRL!, Nicole Mallalieu, shares her professional secrets, shortcuts, and techniques for sewing fashionable bags
One simple pattern is all you need to create a bevy of bags, from totes to backpacks to weekenders
10 skill-building projects, fully explained with detailed tutorials and illustrations, make this book a source of inspiration and instruction