Tuesday, October 14, 2014


What is a baguette or a chanel? Well, for the longest time I believed a baguette to be bread and chanel to be a designer label. Reading Handbag Workshop I learned a baguette is a n elongated rectangle body shaped with bottom, corner darts, and a short east-west strap and a chanel is a flap-style bag with a topstitch quilt pattern. This book has the information and definitions of purse styles to create your own fabulous handbag with pride with simple tools such as needle, thread, scissors, adhesives, decorative hardware to be on your way to design heaven.

The sections separate into easy, intermediate, and advanced patterns according to sewing skills and difficulty of patterns. The patterns shared will satisfy even the majority of hard critics of fashion accessories. It contains easy to follow directions and good illustrations showing various stitch designs along with the necessary cutting procedures and use of many hand tools. After reading this book, you will realize with a little effort designing the perfect handbag is achievable and cost effective. I recommend this handbag design book to any person who wishes to cut money costs on purchasing designer bags and create a handbag with their own specific needs.

I received this book free from the publisher Taunton Press through the Net Galley reviewer program in exchange for an unbiased opinion in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission guidelines.

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