Windy City Bags - 12 Handbags and Totes Sewn with Structure and Style - NO LONGER AVAILABLE / OUT OF PRINT

by Sara Lawson
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Known for the gorgeous purses and bags that turned Big-City Bags into such a hit, Sara Lawson presents a fabulous new collection of high-fashion designs. Carry a designer bag that has great shape and style and is affordable to make. These bags have it all!

  • Expand your skills with patterns for 12 sophisticated, structured bags
  • Create impressive gifts--alternate fabric styles provide even more inspiration
  • Confidently choose interfacing and add design details: fabric accents, purse hardware, zippers, and pockets

by Sara Lawson
8.375" x 10.875"
Format Description:
full color; softcover
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Publication Date:
December 1st, 2015
Sarah is great! Her patterns are easy to read and follow . Her suggestions and diagrams are detailed so that anyone that sews can get professional results. Using great closures that she recommended and adding piping in the seams really add to the "Wow" of the purses. I have made 2 of the purses and no one thinks I made them and asked me where I bought the purses. I highly recommend her book, the purses are light weight, spacious on the inside, and designer looking so what more could you want other than the satisfaction that you made it yourself!
[translation] Making a handbag is something whose reward is constant from the moment the pieces are cut through to each time it is selected from the wardrobe. And if you take into account the beautiful modern fabrics that accompany this essential book, your personal collection of handbags will be steadily increasing.

The interesting thing about this book is the way the author describes and demonstrates techniques for making bags with style, form and structure. In each of the instructions for the twelve bags included in the book, it is discussed what kind of fusbile interfacing to use, how to place zippers, and how to acquire and install hardware. The diagrams are clear and greatly facilitate understanding.

The author also supplements with explanations via videos that can be accessed through her website. Tips and recommendations clarify any doubts.

Do not be afraid to start making handbags that will surely provide many compliments.

[Spanish] Confeccionarse una bolsa de mano es algo cuya recompensa es grata y constante desde el momento en que se cortan las piezas, pasando por el día del estreno y cada vez que se elige dentro del guardarropa. Una es ninguna, y si se toman en cuenta las hermosas telas modernas que se venden hoy día acompañadas de este esencial libro, la colección personal de bolsos de mano irá en constante aumento.
Lo interesante y actual de esta publicación es la manera en que la autora describe y demuestra técnicas muy claras para fabricar bolsos con estilo, forma y estructura.
En cada una de las instrucciones para los doce bolsos que se incluyen en el libro, se muestran y analizan qué tipo de entretelas y termofusibles utilizar, la manera de colocar los zippers, cuales herrajes adquirir y la forma de sujetarlos. Los diagramas son muy claros y facilitan enormemente la comprensión.
La autora además complementa las explicaciones con videos a los que se puede acceder a través de su página web. Tips y recomendaciones terminan de aclarar cualquier duda al respecto.
Dicho esto, no hay que temer a iniciarse en la confección de bolsos de mano que seguramente brindarán muchos cumplidos.
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Sara Lawson

Sara Lawson is a wife and mother living in Chicago, Illinois. She started her blog on a whim in September 2010, and established her pattern company, Sew Sweetness, in 2013. Sara loves all things sewing and enjoys making bags, quilts, and garments. Her first book, Big-City Bags, was published by Martingale in November 2013. Visit Sara's website

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