With 30 Totes & Bags to Sew, you too can stitch and customise your very own beautiful collection of tote bags. The tote design consists of a simple rectangular bag with two handles, but with a little imagination and the right techniques, these bags become wonderfully versatile accessories. The book guides both beginners and intermediate stitchers through all the possible totes and bags, from children's bags and simple shopper totes to stylish shoulder bags in contemporary fabrics, with patterns ranging from the fun to the functional.
Helen is a mother of three who lives and works in Wales, designing and making bags and purses from her home studio. A compulsive maker, Helen has been stitching and knitting for as long as she can remember and her love of needlecraft means that she is continually working on new projects and experimenting with different techniques. Helen sells her sewing patterns and handmade bags via her online shop and blog at http://angharadhandmade.com
Prelims (5pp) introduction (5pp) materials and equipment (5pp) bag making basics (12pp) CHAPTER ONE: 10 Ways with a Simple Tote (25pp) The basic unlined tote The lined tote The reversible tote Two-tone tote Stencilled tote Applique tote Corsage tote - felt, fabric, ribbon, kanzashi, crocheted Patchwork tote Patch pocket tote Reverse applique CHAPTER TWO: Children's Totes (27pp) Library bookbag Robot/monster bag Teddy bear tote Little artist's tote Playmat tote Original artwork tote (transferring your child's artwork onto fabric) CHAPTER THREE: A Tote for all Occasions (32PP) Knitter's tote : accessory: needle case Shopper Change bag : accessory: changing pad Laptop tote Travel-light overnight tote : accessory: make up bag To-market tote Beach bag : accessory: drawstring bag for wet swimsuits Toiletries tote CHAPTER FOUR: The Purse Tote (28pp) Wooden handled bag Slouchy shoulder bag Cute handbag : accessory : coin purse About-town tote : accessory: phone case Pleated tote Multi-pocket tote : accessory : tablet sleeve INDEX AND CREDITS (5PP)
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