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The Better Bag Maker

An Illustrated Handbook of Handbag Design - Techniques, Tips, and Tricks


Nicole Mallalieu ––

Learn professional techniques, shortcuts, and secrets for making couture bags

Let’s be honest: when you make a bag, you want it to be constructed well and finished beautifully - with that professional edge that sets apart homemade and handmade. In this how-to book, accomplished bag maker Nicole Mallalieu reveals her high-end techniques, shortcuts, and secrets for professional design and finishes. Graded and ordered by degree of difficulty, the 10 featured projects teach a range of expert skills - from adjusting the proportion of the pattern to constructing pockets, straps, flaps, and bases. By the end of this book, you’ll not only have a closetful of polished bags - you’ll likely sew better than you ever imagined!

• Internationally recognized handbag designer and founder of YOU SEW GIRL!, Nicole Mallalieu, shares her professional secrets, shortcuts, and techniques for sewing fashionable bags
• One simple pattern is all you need to create a bevy of bags, from totes to backpacks to weekenders
• 10 skill-building projects, fully explained with detailed tutorials and illustrations, make this book a source of inspiration and instruction

Stash Books
192p + pattern pullouts, color
8 x 10
ISBN: 978-1-60705-805-2
UPC: 734817-110217
(eISBN: 978-1-60705-806-9)

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