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Bags—The Modern Classics


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Product Code: 10817
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978-1-60705-388-0
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144p + pattern pullouts, color
Bags—The Modern Classics
Clutches, Hobos, Satchels & More
Author: Sue Kim
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Stash Books logo The bag makes the outfit!

• Make your own fashion statement with these sophisticated, runway-worthy bag designs
• Each of the 19 projects has multiple variations for more than 75 different stylish ways to carry it all
• Create perfectly polished bags in no time with easy construction techniques

Turn your favorite fabrics into a fashion statement! From chic wristlets to functional carryalls (and everything in between), each project includes a full-sized pattern, easy-to-follow instructions, and inspirational photos. All the sewing basics you need are here, and you will learn some more ambitious techniques such as stitching hook-and-loop tapes, making darts and pleats, and attaching magnetic snaps or zippers.

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Reviews
Review   quilter's connection - March 1, 2012
Are you a bag lady? Then this book will excite you! Purses, clutches, satchels and more - there are 19 beautifully modern projects for all levels of sewers. You'll be stitching up one to match every outifit in your waredrobe!

Review   www.yarnsandfabrics.co.uk/crafts - March 1, 2012
Just because a girl can never have too many handbags - this book is fab. Subtitled Clutches, hobos, satchels and more, you'll be sure to find several patterns to satisfy your handbag hunger. Chapters are split into small bags, clutches and large bags. There are 19 pattens in all from pencil cases and sunglasses cases to carryalls. Great clear instructions and good quality photos make this book a breeze to use. The pattens are split into skill levels, so this book is for all kinds of stitchers from beginner up. I love the 'Betty wallet' and the 'Veronica day bag' as well as the 'Sweet Annemarie bag.' Stylish and contemporary, this book has something for everyone. Patterns are included.

Review   Quilt Almanac 2012 - March 5, 2012
Walk into any quilt shop or show and you'll see patterns aplenty for totes, purses and more. And most of them look...similar. Enter Sue Kim's book, "Bags - The Modern Classics." Flipping the pages is like looking at a fashion magazine: nineteen runway-worthy bags, ready to be your favorite new accessory. Learn beyound the basics sewing techniques, such as making darts and pleats, and attaching magnetic snaps or zippers. From wristlets to clutches to carryalls, each bag is more stylish than the last -you'll want to make them all!

Review By: Christine Evans,   Creative Troupe - March 19, 2012
This is a wonderful book absolutely packed with fabulous ideas for making bags. It contains 19 smart and stylish projects, with fairly simple patterns, suitable for beginners through to more advanced sewists. Instructions are straightforward and supported by clear images. If, like me, you are a visual learner who prefers to see how to do things, rather than read instructions, this book will suit you well. The first section of the book gives basic sewing information and teaches some of the skills needed for bag making such as inserting magnetic snaps, making pockets and making piping. It also gives advice on choosing fabrics and working with colour. The main part of the book contains 19 patterns, divided into three sections; small bags, clutches and large bags. Projects range from pencil cases and wallets to smart school bags and elegant clutches. The bags are all beautifully photographed and Sue Kim has used stylish modern fabrics to create some stunning bags. I especially liked the way each project is shown in a variety of different colours and sizes providing plenty of inspiration for fabric and colour choices. In the interests of providing an unbiased and accurate review (and not at all because I am obsessed with making bags) I tried out the Market bag pattern using some lovely Loulouthi velveteen I had stashed. The pattern was well drafted and the instructions clear and simple to follow. Being a bit taller than average I lengthen the straps and was delighted with the result. I like big bags and the finished Market bag was roomy and comfortable to carry. If you have a few sewing projects under your belt I would highly recommend this book. Beginners with some experience could probably attempt some of the simpler projects. There is plenty for the intermediate to advanced sewists too. The bags look fantastic, the fabrics are modern and stylish and this book will provide plenty of inspiration for sewing projects

Review   londonmqg.wordpress.com - March 19, 2012
This is a wonderful book absolutely packed with fabulous ideas for making bags. It contains 19 smart and stylish projects, with fairly simple patterns, suitable for beginners through to more advanced sewists. Instructions are straightforward and supported by clear images. If, like me, you are a visual learner who prefers to see how to do things, rather than read instructions, this book will suit you well. The first section of the book gives basic sewing information and teaches some of the skills needed for bag making such as inserting magnetic snaps, making pockets and making piping. It also gives advice on choosing fabrics and working with colour. The main part of the book contains 19 patterns, divided into three sections; small bags, clutches and large bags. Projects range from pencil cases and wallets to smart school bags and elegant clutches. The bags are all beautifully photographed and Sue Kim has used stylish modern fabrics to create some stunning bags. I especially liked the way each project is shown in a variety of different colours and sizes providing plenty of inspiration for fabric and colour choices. In the interests of providing an unbiased and accurate review (and not at all because I am obsessed with making bags) I tried out the Market bag pattern using some lovely Loulouthi velveteen I had stashed. The pattern was well drafted and the instructions clear and simple to follow. Being a bit taller than average I lengthened the straps and was delighted with the result. I like big bags and the finished Market bag was roomy and comfortable to carry. If you have a few sewing projects under your belt I would highly recommend this book. Beginners with some experience could probably attempt some of the simpler projects. There is plenty for the intermediate to advanced sewists too. The bags look fantastic, the fabrics are modern and stylish and this book will provide plenty of inspiration for sewing projects.

Review   Australian HOMESPUN Magazine - April 1, 2012
We've reviewed a number of top-notch books on bagmaking in the past few monts, and this one, by Sue Kim, is right up there with hte best of them The two features that we think make it outstanding are the range of patterns and the quality of the instructions. Let's begin with the instructions: each and every detailed step in the making of each bag is illustrated with a clear photograph. This is a real boon for visual learners and makes this book an excellent choice for someone who is still biuilding their bagmaking confidence and skills. You have a photograph right in front of you so you can tell immediately if you've understood what's required and are doing it correctly. The other thing that we felt distinguished this book was the number and stylishness of the projects. There are detailed instructuions and patterns for 19 bags, from a case for sunglasses and a small zippered wristlet through to clutch bags, hobo bags, totes and backpack-like bags. Full-size patterns are provided for each project on tear-out pattern sheets inside the back cover.

Review By: Michelle Kitto,    - July 13, 2012
I can’t really put my finger on why I like bags so much, I just like them. So, when I saw this book on bags with it’s intriguing title, I knew I wanted it.  I have the ebook version of Bags, The Modern Classics by Sue Kim.  I like having the ebook version.  At first, I thought I would miss having the actual book to hold.  But, I like that it isn’t taking up space on a bookshelf, that I can have a copy with me anytime my laptop is with me, and that I am being “green”.There are 19 different projects in this book, each neatly divided into categories.  There are Small Bags, Clutches and Large Bags.  There are several (if not all) of the bags that I plan to make!The instructions are very well written and there are photo illustrations for most of the steps.  It has very easy to understand directions for each bag.  The patterns are all at the back of the book.  Since I had the ebook, I wondered how well that would work, but I printed out the pattern for my first project last night and it printed just fine.  I think it might actually be easier than keeping up with pattern pieces that you tear out of the back of books.The small bags section has a pencil case, a case for your sunglasses, a wallet, and an adorable wristlet.  Everyone of these projects would come in handy for gifts and for your own personal use.  I think I will HAVE to make the sunglasses case very soon!

Review   urbanspools.com - July 24, 2012
So, the book…. It’s great!  There are 19 different projects in this book, each neatly divided into categories.  There are Small Bags, Clutches and Large Bags.  There are several (if not all) of the bags that I plan to make! The instructions are very well written and there are photo illustrations for most of the steps.  It has very easy to understand directions for each bag.  The patterns are all at the back of the book.  Since I had the ebook, I wondered how well that would work, but I printed out the pattern for my first project last night and it printed just fine.  I think it might actually be easier than keeping up with pattern pieces that you tear out of the back of books. There are several styles and sizes of clutches (like the lovely one on the cover of the book) and many different styles of tote bags.  I can’t wait to get started!

Review   oliversfancy.com - July 24, 2012
I found this great purse book called Bags: the Modern Classics that had just what I wanted along with tons of other cool patterns. Fast forward several weeks and I have yet to make my purse! This past weekend I decided the time had come to finish my purse. I’m very happy with how it turned out! Pretty much exactly as I had pictured- don’t you love it when that happens! I made the Floral Bag- small sized. The pattern was very simple and straightforward- basically just a few rectangles with curved bottoms and corner darts. I will definitely keep this pattern handy and use it again.

Review By: Jennifer Overstreet,    - February 4, 2014
I have to say thatthis book is quite a change of pace from the norm and that the cover really caught my eye. Bags the Modern Classics, is filled with a wide range of bags to make and is geared for every skill level. If you have never made a bag in your life Sue Kim will take you through the process step by step.

Review   Gable House & Co. - February 11, 2014
Bags the Modern Classics, is filled with a wide range of bags to make and is geared for every skill level. If you have never made a bag in your life Sue Kim will take you through the process step by step. Once you open the book and are past the table of contents and introduction to this book, you are immediately taken to the teaching and what tools to use. Sue's standard for skill level buttons of one, two, or three. One being the easiest and less piecing to level three, where there are more pieces to sew with pleats, and thicker layers. Far as I could see none of the bags in this book require anything over the top. Not to mention Sue shows how you can make the same bag look completely different with different fabrics and embellishments.