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Half Yard Sewing Club
  • Publisher: Search Press
  • Edition: BC Paperback with plastic template in flap at back
  • Publication: 30 August 2022
  • ISBN 13/EAN: 9781800921092
  • Stock: 50+
  • Hurt Stock: £6.50 (1 available)
  • Size: 216x280 mm
  • Illustrations: 0
  • Pages: 96
  • RRP: £12.99
  • Series: Build a Bag
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The Build a Bag Book: Tote Bags (paperback edition)


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

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Book Description

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

Focusing on tote bags, this beautifully presented, 96-page book contains easy-to-follow, step-by-step instructions for a wide variety of totes 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 tote 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 trademark style and 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, Techniques 16, Debbie’s top tips 26, Glossary 27

Simple 30, Crafty 34, Curved flap 38, Knot 42, Patchwork 46, Piped 50, Patch pocket 54, Purse with flap 58, Purse with zip 62, Foldaway 66, Quilted 70, Beach bag 74, Drawstring bag 78, Double pocket 82, Bow 88

A little something extra 92, 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 29 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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This build-a-bag book with two easy-to-use templates has step-by-step instructions for a wide variety of totes, in a range of fabrics and styles. The templates are durable, reusable and wipe-clean.

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