Favorite Bag Sewing Books - Add these well crafted instructional books to your sewing library!
Handbag books include the following:
The Bag Making Bible - "The Complete Guide to Sewing and Customization of Your Own Unique Bag" by Lisa Lam - This book is a technique-led approach to sewing your own designer bags and purses. It explains in detail how to create and construct the component parts of the bag. From adding styles of bag pockets to inserting zips and closures, using interfacing and reinforcement tricks, and fitting linings and various styles of bag handles, and much, much more. It also introduces and demonstrates the myriad materials, hardware, and tools and techniques available to the modern crafter, including using the sewing machine.
"The Better Bag Maker: An Illustrated Handbook of Handbag Design Techniques, Tips, and Tricks" by Nicole Mallalieu - If you want to make gorgeous, quality bags with the professional edge that really makes the difference between home-made and handmade―open The Better Bag Maker by Nicole Mallalieu. In this how-to book accomplished bag maker, Nicole Mallalieu reveals her high-end techniques, shortcuts, and secrets for professional design and finishes. The 10 featured projects teach a range of expert skills from adjusting the proportion of the pattern to constructing pockets, straps, flaps, and bases.
"Big-City Bags: Sew Handbags with Style, Sass, and Sophistication" by Sara Lawson - Ready to move beyond basic bags and totes? Now you can create sophisticated handbags and totes with a modern look. Learn a variety of intermediate to advanced techniques--from installing zippers and magnetic snaps to creating adjustable straps--and find detailed info on selecting the right interfacing, stabilizer, or batting for any project.
- Choose from 12 new designer-style bags and purses--alternate colorways provide additional inspiration
- Make use of clearly illustrated, well-tested patterns for sewing attractive bags
- Add stylish design elements that make your bags stand out: piping, three-dimensional pockets, fabric pleats, and more
"A Bag for All Reasons: 12 New Bags and Purses to Sew for Every Occasion" by Lisa Lam - This "how-to" handbag books brings you a stunning collection of sewing patterns to make your own bags. Featured are12 brand new bag designs with full photographic instructions for how to make a bag with truly professional results. The book features full-size patterns on three separate pull-out sheets so that you can get started right away – no photocopying or enlarging required.