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Sew What! Bags: 18 Pattern-Free Projects You Can Customize to Fit Your Needs


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ISBN13: 9781603420921
ISBN10: 1603420924
Condition: Standard
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As the plastic bag is increasingly banished from stores, the cloth bag is stepping up to save the day. Whether toting groceries, books, baby supplies, gardening tools, or a wallet and some electronic gadgets, eco-conscious crafters will find a bag design to fit their needs in Sew What! Bags. The focus is on simple, pattern-free sewing that requires no previous experience — just an inventive spirit, some fun fabric, and a basic sewing machine.

Author Lexie Barnes is a nationally known brand in the bag world, noted for contemporary designs that combine practical detail with stellar functionality. Her unique approach to bag design — starting with the need and then customizing the bag to fit it perfectly — is inspiring and freeing. She encourages crafters to jumpstart their creativity with "warm-up projects" that will carry just a single object, from a pair of eyeglasses to a pack of tissues.

The 18 core projects in Sew What! Bags show how to use bold, contemporary fabrics to make totes, drawstring sacks, messenger bags, organizers, satchels, and purses in a wide range of sizes and shapes. Every project is shown in a full-color photo accompanied by step-by-step, illustrated instructions. Many more variations in size, fabric combinations, and styling features are also pictured to show just a few of the dozens of possibilities for customizing each project.

Crafters of all levels are sure to be carried away by Lexie Barnes's inspired approach to creating the bag of your dreams.

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Praise for the book:

"Spot on tips for hemming, choosing fabric and breaking out of the pattern mold help ensure this book is a crafter's delight." - Bookpage, August 2009

About the Author

Lexie Barnes is the creator of a line of women's bags and accessories that bear her name and are widely available in stores throughout North America and on her Web site, . Her craft bags have received rave reviews from BUST, Vogue Knitting, Adorn, and, among other publications. Her most recent line features her own custom fabrics.

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Aaron Sproul, January 24, 2010 (view all comments by Aaron Sproul)
This book is filled with great projects. The best part is that you can easily modify each project to suit your needs. It has a section on sewing techniques for constructing your bags which is very helpful. It is great for those who just started to sew as well as more experienced sewers who are just looking for some neat projects. I would highly recommend this book.
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Product Details

Barnes, Lexie
Storey Publishing
Crafts - Sewing
Nature - Environmental Conservation & Protection
Edition Description:
Spiral Bound
Publication Date:
Spiral, comb or coil bound book
Grade Level:
9.0 x 7.0 in

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