Synopses & Reviews
Handbags are the ultimate fashion accessory they can pull an outfit together, suggest a mood, or serve a range of practical functions from workplace tote to weekend travel bag. And in a fashion environment where color and originality reign, the style possibilities are endless.
Making Handbags shows readers how they can create affordable, designer-quality handbags right in their own homes even if they've never sewn a stitch. Using just four master patterns, readers learn to alter fabrications and embellishments to make everything from vintage styles to fun and trendy beaded bags, and from faux fur to fringed bags.
Each bag takes cues from major fashion houses, highlighting the best styles from recent decades. Complete with shortcuts, tips, and secrets from the Accessories Design staff at the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City, this smart guide can turn any reader into a do-it-yourself fashion designer.
From vintage styles to trendy beaded bags, this handbook shows readers how they can create affordable, designer-quality handbags right in their homes, even if they've never sewn a stitch.
About the Author
Ellen Goldstein-Lynch is the Chairperson of the Accessories Design Department of at the Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT) in New York. She is an authority on handbags and accessories and been featured on national television and in print.
Sarah Mullins is a graduate and faculty member of the Accessories Design Department at the FIT in New York. Sarah has her own line of unique handbags and her passion is experimenting with different combinations of materials in her designs.
Nicole Malone has worked for various handbag and fashion designers and produces her own line of handbags and belts under the name "Stargon Accessories." She is a graduate of, and an instructor at, the Accessories Design Program at the FIT in New York.