Learn professional techniques, shortcuts, and secrets for making couture bags
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