Skip to content
You are not logged in |Login  
Limit search to available items
Book Cover
Author Mazur, Anna M. (Ana Maia)

Title Handbag workshop : design and sew the perfect bag / Anna M. Mazur, photography by Claire Benoist.

Publication Info. Newtown, CT : The Taunton Press, [2014]


Location Call No. Status
 Marlborough, Richmond Memorial Library - Adult Department  646.48 MAZUR    Check Shelf
 Windsor, Main Library - Adult Department  646.48 MA    Check Shelf
Description 204 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 26 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (page 202) and index.
Summary "From chic wristlets to functional carryalls (and everything in between), each project includes easy-to-follow instructions, pattern template, and detailed photos. All the sewing basics readers need are here, but the range of patterns, stylishness of the bags, and design instruction (so readers can build their perfect bag) are what sets this book above the rest. A THREADS contributor and THREADS-reader favorite, Anna's bags have been gracing the pages of the magazine since 2001. She is known for her clever designs and for her simple, clear instructions that yield amazingly sophisticated results"-- Provided by publisher.
"This book presents 18 unique designer-lookalike handbags to sew, and teaches readers how to use favorite fabrics, leather, and faux leather to design and make the handbag of their dreams"-- Provided by publisher.
Contents Machine generated contents note: Introduction -- Chapter One: Bag Anatomy 101 -- Understanding the handbag shape -- Distinguishing handbag silhouettes -- Soft-sided versus hard-sided bags -- Sewing with leather versus cloth -- Essential Supplies -- Chapter Two: The Sewing Techniques -- Seams -- Sewing with Leather -- Straps, a Primer -- Pockets, Essentials -- Zippers -- Chapter Three: Beginner Bags -- Security Pouch -- Linked In Handbag -- Portfolio Clutch -- The Trendsetter Shoulderbag -- 1940s Hobo Wristlet -- Trapezoid Netbook Case -- Studded Barrel Purse -- Fold-Over Frame Bag -- Zip Top Wristlet Clutch -- Chapter Four: Intermediate Bags -- Clutch with Bar Handle -- Tiffany-Inspired Tote -- Cross Body Sling Bag -- North/South Tote -- Pass the Envelope Clutch -- Chapter Five: Advanced Bags -- Shaped Cube Bag -- Double Face Handheld Tote -- Mini Shopper -- Shoulder Bag -- Appendices -- Patterns -- Resources -- Metric Conversions -- Glossary -- About the Author -- Project Index -- Index.
Subject Handbags.
CRAFTS & HOBBIES -- Fashion.
CRAFTS & HOBBIES -- General.
Handbags. (OCoLC)fst00950923
ISBN 9781621137771 (paperback)
1621137775 (paperback)
Add a Review