30 November 2023

£14.99

BC Paperback with plastic template in flap at back

216x280 mm

9781800921108

9781800921108

96 pages

Search Press

Build a Bag

The Build a Bag Book: Occasion Bags (paperback edition)

by Debbie Shore

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

Focusing on occasion 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 occasion 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.

Book Contents

Introduction 6
Understanding the templates 8
Materials 12
Tools 14
Hardware 16
Techniques 17
Debbie’s top tips 24
Glossary 25
The Projects 26
Curved flap handbag 28
Round flap handbag 34
Scalloped flap handbag 38
Bow clutch 44
Curved flap clutch 48
Scalloped flap clutch 52
Zip clutch 56
Cosmetic bag 60
Fringed handbag 64
Patchwork clutch 68
Piped handbag 72
Slim clutch with scalloped flap 76
Triple pocket handbag 80
Chain strap clutch 84
Zipped purse 88
A little extra something 94
Index 96

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