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Look inside The Build a Bag Book: Occasion Bags (paperback edition)
  • Publisher: Search Press
  • Edition: BC Paperback with plastic template in flap at back
  • Publication: 20 November 2023
  • ISBN 13/EAN: 9781800921108
  • Stock: 50+
  • Size: 216x280 mm
  • Illustrations: 0
  • Pages: 96
  • RRP: £14.99
  • Series: Build a Bag
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The Build a Bag Book: Occasion Bags (paperback edition)

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Sew 15 stunning projects and endless variations; includes 2 full-size reusable templates by Debbie Shore (Author)

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Book Description

Now in a convenient paperback edition, this is a bag-making series with a difference: 15 stylish occasion bag designs, two handy plastic templates and endless variations! 

Focusing on occasion bags, this beautifully presented, 96-page book contains easy-to-follow, step-by-step instructions for a wide variety of bags in a range of fabrics and styles. Included are two easy-to-use templates: durable, reusable, wipe-clean and perfect for fussy cutting, they make building a bag even easier.

The 15 occasion bags are each made using different techniques, pockets, straps and fastenings to create 15 very different results. The templates can also be used for your own further design variations, and Debbie gives advice on how to adapt and create your own unique designs. Each project in the book is explained using Debbie’s friendly style and clear step-by-step photography, and there is also a comprehensive techniques section and a guide to using the templates.

Table of Contents

Introduction 6
Understanding the templates 8
Materials 12
Tools 14
Hardware 16
Techniques 17
Debbie’s top tips 24
Glossary 25
The Projects 26
Curved flap handbag 28
Round flap handbag 34
Scalloped flap handbag 38
Bow clutch 44
Curved flap clutch 48
Scalloped flap clutch 52
Zip clutch 56
Cosmetic bag 60
Fringed handbag 64
Patchwork clutch 68
Piped handbag 72
Slim clutch with scalloped flap 76
Triple pocket handbag 80
Chain strap clutch 84
Zipped purse 88
A little extra something 94
Index 96

About the Author

About Debbie Shore

Debbie Shore is a best-selling and award-winning author. She began her career in television, as both a presenter and actor, though sewing was always a big part of her life. Debbie has developed her own range of fabrics, designed her own patterns and writes for several popular sewing magazines. She has written many best-selling books for Search Press, selling over 750,000 copies worldwide. Debbie is the winner of numerous awards, including Craft Influencer of the Year 2020, Best Sewing Social Star of the Year 2021 and Most Inspirational Sewing Personality of the Year 2021. In 2018, Debbie launched her Half Yard Sewing Club, an award-winning monthly subscription service based on the mega-selling Half Yard series.

Debbie lives in Lincolnshire, UK.

Visit her website: www.debbieshoresewing.com



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