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Book Review - Sew Easy Bags


You may be surprised to know just how easy it is to make your own custom designed stylish handbag, from scratch even, not to mention how handbags are indefensible even today, fabulous fashionable art, yet functionally indispensable.

Author Linda Lee’s book Sew Easy: Bags(2006), published by Sixth&Spring Books, has easy to use removable project cards. The multi-project kit is mostly geared toward the novice sewer looking to try out sewing skills for oh-so-handy handbag sewing, yet there are ever so practical no-pattern-to-buy ideas for the long-time sewing enthusiast. The wonderfully tidy booklet containing info on sewing basics and descriptions of what sewing tools to have at hand seemingly make handbag assembly a breeze.

Sew Easy: Bags contains 12 charming handbag pattern instructions printed on sturdy, colorful project cards complete with directions and colorful photos. Take the handy project card to the fabric store with you to pick out the best fabric and notions you have in mind to make a bag sure to please anyone.

The delightful handbags styles are all designed to be easy to sew: a causal every day flat shopper, one-pattern-piece bucket style, perfect backpack style for hiking or strolling, drawstring pouch, handy hobo, mini tote, fun print satchel, sturdy over-sized working tote, drawstring linen or laundry sack style, dainty wrist bag, a functional up-to-minute, fashionista-passing scrutiny big-buckle bag, and even a dainty wristlet. All are fun functional styles, great for work or school, grocery shopping, casual walking, or for on-the-town evening events.

Since fabric choice is what will make your bag unique - choose felled wool, real or faux suede, colorful prints either for a vintage or contemporary look, twills, brocades, tweeds, quilted cotton calico, any textiles really that will be appropriate for the type of handbag use. Choose luxe silky fabrics or fun cotton-blend prints for lining. Experiment with adapting the patterns in smaller or larger sizes. Add high quality glass beads, semi-precious stones, crystals, decorative lace and ribbon accents or embroidered designs for embellishments. Even unusual handles and clasps can make your handbags stand out in a crowd and admired as truly unique works of fabric art.

You can never have too many handbags. Constructing unique beautiful handbags for you and or for gift giving will surely gratify the creative urge of any sewing enthusiast. Sew Easy: Bags can provide inspiration along with how-tos.

Disclosure statement: This book was purchased by me, using my own funds, in 2009. I received no other compensation from the publisher or book author and this review contains my sincere opinions about the book.

Sew happy, sew inspired.

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