04 September 2018


BB Hardback HB folder with PB book and 2 full-size reusable plastic templates in a pocket

216x280 mm



96 pages

Search Press

Build a Bag

The Build a Bag Book: Tote Bags

by Debbie Shore

New from Debbie Shore, this is a brand new bag-making series with a difference!

The 15 tote bag designs are created using the rigid plastic templates contained within the book; these two easy-to-use templates are durable, reusable, wipe-clean and perfect for fussy cutting, plus they are simple to position and use there is no need to pin them. 

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, as you mix and match the techniques covered within the book; 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
Techniques 16
Debbie’s top tips 26
Glossary 27
The Projects 28
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


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