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Half Yard Sewing Club
  • Publisher: Search Press
  • Edition: BB Hardback HB folder with PB book and 1 full-size reusable template in a pocket
  • Publication: 01 November 2019
  • ISBN 13/EAN: 9781782217671
  • Stock: Not Yet Published
  • Size: 216x280 mm
  • Illustrations: 450
  • Pages: 96
  • RRP Price: $39.99

The Build a Bag Book: Backpacks

$39.99

Sew 15 stunning projects and endless variations by Debbie Shore

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Book Description

Create 15 stunning backpacks using Debbie's easy-to-follow instructions and the reusable plastic template.

Praise for the Build a Bag series:

"These books are ideal for those new to bag making and will help readers grow their bag-making skills and confidence as they work through the projects. The plastic templates are a brilliant idea and a great bonus." - The Sewing Directory

New to the highly acclaimed Build a Bag series, Debbie Shore brings you a selection of 15 brilliant backpacks!

The 15 designs are created using the full-size rigid template contained within the book. It is easy-to-use, durable, reusable, wipe-clean and perfect for fussy cutting, plus it is simple to position and use there is no need to pin it.

The backpacks are made using different techniques, pockets, straps and fastenings to create 15 very different results. But why stop there? The template can also be used for your own design variations. As you mix and match the techniques covered within the book, Debbie gives advice on how to adapt and create your own unique designs.

Each project in the book is explained using Debbie’s friendly style and easy-to-follow step-by-step photography, and there is also a comprehensive techniques section and a guide to using the template.

Table of Contents

Introduction 6
Understanding the template 8
Materials 10
Tools 12
Hardware 14
Techniques 14
Debbie’s top tips 20
Oops! 21
The Projects 22
Clip pocket rucksack 22
Drawstring button backpack 30
Laminated crossover bag 34
Piped rucksack 40
Nautical backpack 46
Bear pocket backpack 50
Simple drawstring bag 56
Quilted backpack 60
Bound rucksack 64
Bear drawstring bag 68
Tie pocket rucksack 72
Two-tone drawstring backpack 76
Cuddly bear backpack 80
Zipped backpack 84
Convertible tote bag 88
A little extra something 92
Glossary 94
Index 96

About the Author

About Debbie Shore

For Debbie Shore, taking a role as a presenter on children's television in 1986 was the unlikely first step to becoming one of UK's the most popular sewing designers. From charming kids on ITV and acting in some of our favourite soaps, she went on to demonstrate sewing products for a shopping channel, before making the leap to designing her own patterns, fabrics, kits and sewing projects. Her prolific output also includes over 20 best-selling sewing books, which feature simple and understandable projects to encourage new sewers to have a go. This has all contributed to elevating her to the position of one of the UK's best-loved pattern designers, and the winner of Craft Influencer of the Year and Social Media Influencer of the Year in the British Sewing Awards 2019.

Debbie has over 210,000 subscribers on her award-winning You Tube channel. In 2018, Debbie launched her Half Yard Sewing Club, a monthly subscription service based on the megaselling Half Yard series, and won the 2019 IPG Digital Publishing Award. For more details about the club visit www.halfyardsewingclub.com.
 
Debbie lives in Lincolnshire. Visit her website www.debbieshoresewing.com.
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