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  • Publisher: Search Press
  • Edition: BC Paperback + 1 fold-out pattern sheet in back pocket
  • Publication: 25 January 2022
  • ISBN 13/EAN: 9781782219682
  • Stock: 50+
  • Size: 216x280 mm
  • Illustrations: 192
  • Pages: 96
  • RRP: £9.99
  • Series: Take Two Fat Quarters
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Take Two Fat Quarters: Bags & Purses


16 gorgeous sewing projects that use just two fat quarters of fabric by Debbie von Grabler-Crozier

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Book Description

Who knew just two fat quarters can be used in so many ways?

Turn your left-over fabrics or stash of odd fat quarters into 16 beautiful bags! The projects inside range from accessory essentials like an evening clutch and cross-body handbag, to invaluable carriers such as a foldable shopper and lunch tote that will see you through your daily tasks.

Start off with an easy-to-follow crash-course on the essential sewing techniques you'll need from adding a zip to creating patch/slip pockets. Then, jump straight into the projects and get stitching! Each project includes inspiring photography, instructive hand-drawn illustrations and heaps of handy hints and tips from your favourite bag-sewing expert, Debbie von Grabler-Crozier.

Ideal for sewists of all abilities, this is the ultimate, affordable, fat quarter-friendly project book that will get you making practical items straight away.

Table of Contents

Introduction 6
What is a fat quarter? 7
Materials 8
Usual sewing needs 10

Finishing seams and lining 14, Clipping and notching 15, Boxing bag corners 16, Using glue in bag making 17, Zips 18, Patch/slip pockets 22, Adding binding 23

The Projects
Storage Bag 26, Fabric Bucket 30, Foldaway Shopper 34, Japanese Knot Bag 40, Zipped Pouch 44, Clutch Purse 48, Bag Organizer 52, Tablet Case 56, Tool Trug 60, Make-up Case 64, Wine Bottle Tote 70, Paperbag-style Lunch Bag 74, Pencil Case 78, Tiny Tote 82, Cross-body Bag 86, Minimalist's Phone Bag 92

Index 96

About the Author

About Debbie von Grabler-Crozier

Debbie von Grabler-Crozier has been involved in writing and the craft world for pretty much all of her life but in 1997 she made it into a profession. Now, besides regularly designing projects and writing columns for magazines and websites such as Love Patchwork & Quilting, Love Sewing, AllFreeSewing and FaveQuilts, she runs her popular blog where she shares her designs for sewing and quilts, as well as papercraft, scrapbooking, card making, beading, jewellery and mixed media projects. Her first sewing book with Search Press, The Bag Boutique, was a global success, and she has since written three more books with Search Press  Love to Sew: Lagom-style Accessories, Learn to Sew in 30 Minutes: Machine Sewing and Take Two Fat Quarters: Bags & Purses. Debbie lives in Lower Saxony, Germany.

For inspiration crafting and more visit her blog: thefolkartfactory.com

Visit Debbie's online pattern shop, TheFolkArtFactory, via etsy.com



Crafts Beautiful

Turn your leftover fabric or stash of odd fat quarters into 16 beautiful bags with Debbie von Grabler-Croziers guide, Take Two Fat Quarters: Bags & Purses. From accessory essentials, like an evening clutch and cross-body handbag, to invaluable carriers such as a foldable shopper and lunch tote, this book is perfect for sewists of all abilities and includes all the essential sewing techniques, tips, and tricks you need!

Machine Knitting Monthly

Turn left-over fabrics into 16 beautiful bags, with projects ranging from an evening clutch to a lunch tote. There are photos, hand-drawn illustrations and heaps of hints and tips. For all abilities, this friendly book will get you making items straight away.

Sew Magazine

If you've got a penchant for bags and purses, then this handy title is for you. As well as a crash course on all the techniques you need to get started, sewist Debbie von Grabler-Crozier explores how to use two fat quarters to make a total of 16 beautiful carryall. From an evening clutch and a cross body handbag to a practical foldable shopper and lunch tote, there really is a bag for every occasion!

The Sewing Directory

Many of us have a wide selection of fat quarters in our stash Take Two Fat Quarters: Bags & Purses is ideal for helping you put them to use.

Although using just two fat quarters does limit the size of the projects Debbie did still manage to fit in a shopping bag, large storage bag and a cross body bag among the projects list. Other projects include a Japanese knot bag, clutch purse, make up case, bag organizer and handy fabric storage bucket among others 16 projects in total. 

Take Two Fat Quarters: Bags & Purses starts with some essential bag making tips, with step-by-step colour photos to guide you, plus some tips on choosing your materials and equipment too. Then its onto the projects, each of which is preceded with a beautiful photo of the project you will be making. This book does have great photography.

The projects walk you through each stage from gathering supplies, to cutting fabrics and assembling your bag, with handy tips scattered throughout the book too. Photos and colour diagrams are provided where needed to help assist you in following the written instructions.  Best of all there is a full-size pattern sheet at the back of the book, no fiddling around with trying to resize templates!

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