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Making Vinyl, Plastic, & Rubber Handbags: Sewing Stylish Projects from Unusual Materialsby Ellen Goldstein
Synopses & Reviews
The "green" way to make gorgeous handbags using recycled materials
There has been a movement throughout the fashion industry over the past ten years towards new types of materials to replace leather. Companies like Kate Spade have been in the forefront, using vinyl, rubber, and micro fibers for their expensive, fashionable, sought-after products. Kenneth Cole, Prada and Coach have also been experimenting with micro-fibers, rubber, and combinations of distinctive materials for their latest trendy products as well.
This book explores how these different types of materials can be used to create one-of-a-kind trendy items for the home sewer. The projects cater to all ages and degrees of difficulty, and materials are easy to find at traditional fabric stores, as well as places like Wal-Mart, Target, Staples, and home box stores.
About the Author
Ellen Goldstein-Lynch is the Chairperson of the Accessories Design Department of at the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York. She has been involved in the accessories field for over 25 years, serving as Public Relations Director for the National Fashion Accessories Association for 10 years. She is an authority on handbags and accessories, and has been featured on national television and in printNicole Malone is an accessories designer with a zeal for handbags. She has experience in pattern making, sample making, and construction of one-of-a-kind creations for various handbag and fashion designers. A graduate of the Accessories Design Program at the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York, she currently designs and produces her own line of handbags and belts under the name "Stargon Accessories," but her true love is teaching in the accessories department at her alma materSarah Mullins is a graduate and faculty member of the Accessories Design Department at the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York. Sarah designs for several New York-based companies and also has her own line of unique handbags.
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