Hit the town with chic, modern bags for any occasion! Best-selling pattern maker Sue Kim's latest collection includes 19 fashionable projects, from a metal-framed clutch to a classy carryall. Learn to sew darts, ruffles, and other design elements for a professional finish. Try out first-hand how a simple change in fabric offers a whole new look. With full-size patterns and straightforward construction, these bags are on-trend and catwalk worthy.
Sue Kim has been designing sought-after creative sewing patterns for many years. She lives in Manitoba, Canada, with her three lovely children and husband. Sue shares her patterns and creativity on her popular website, ithinksew.com. She started sewing when she was ten years old and has always had a passion for crafts. She earned a master's degree in ancient Asian theater. However, she kept sewing and designing as a hobby until, luckily, she was asked to be a sewing instructor at a Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft store. That expanded into requests to teach in several quilt shops. The quilt shop owners also encouraged her to start her own pattern business. Her first patterns were for small bags and clutches, and eventually she was asked to make a pattern book of bags and clutches. Many of the patterns Sue sells are downloadable PDF patterns. She has completed several books of patterns and has become an independent pattern designer, writing for several publishers and pattern companies. Sue has countless ideas; her sketchbook is never empty.
Introduction Supplies and Basic Techniques Projects Small Projects Pleated Zipper Pouches Madison Metal Purse and Coin Case Clutches Jayleen Clutch Evelyn Clutch Bags Julianna Bag Linnea Ruffled Bag Genevieve Ruffled Bag Thelma Bag Susan Boston Bag Violet Bag Valentina Bag June Big Bag Miranda Bag Stephanie Bag Market Bag and Pouch Gallery Resources About the Author