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  • Publisher: Search Press
  • Edition: BC Paperback with plastic template in flap at back
  • Publication: 30 August 2022
  • ISBN 13/EAN: 9781800921092
  • Stock: 50+
  • Size: 216x280 mm
  • Illustrations: 0
  • Pages: 96
  • RRP: $39.99
  • Series: Build a Bag
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The Build a Bag Book: Tote Bags (paperback edition)

$39.99

Sew 15 stunning projects and endless variations; includes 2 full-size reusable templates by Debbie Shore

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Book Description

Create 15 stunning tote bag designs using two reusable plastic templates: now in paperback! 

Now in a convenient paperback edition, this is a bag-making series with a difference: 15 stylish tote bag designs, two handy plastic templates and endless variations! 

Focusing on tote bags, this beautifully presented, 96-page book contains easy-to-follow, step-by-step instructions for a wide variety of totes in a range of fabrics and styles. Included are two easy-to-use templates: durable, reusable, wipe-clean and perfect for fussy cutting, they make building a bag even easier.

The 15 tote bags are each made using different techniques, pockets, straps and fastenings to create 15 very different results. The templates can also be used for your own further design variations, and Debbie gives advice on how to adapt and create your own unique designs. Each project in the book is explained using Debbie’s trademark style and step-by-step photography, and there is also a comprehensive techniques section and a guide to using the templates.

Table of Contents

Introduction 6, Understanding the templates 8, Materials 12, Tools 14, Techniques 16, Debbie’s top tips 26, Glossary 27

THE PROJECTS 28
Simple 30, Crafty 34, Curved flap 38, Knot 42, Patchwork 46, Piped 50, Patch pocket 54, Purse with flap 58, Purse with zip 62, Foldaway 66, Quilted 70, Beach bag 74, Drawstring bag 78, Double pocket 82, Bow 88

A little something extra 92, Index 96

About the Author

About Debbie Shore

Debbie Shore is a best-selling and award-winning author. She began her career as a children's television presenter and since then has appeared regularly as an actress in various popular dramas and as a presenter on shopping channels. Debbie has developed her own range of fabrics, designed her own patterns, writes for several popular sewing magazines and has written over 30 books for Search Press with several more underway. Over 800,000 copies of her books have been sold worldwide. She is the winner of Craft Influencer of the Year 2020 in the Craft Business Awards, and Social Media Influencer of the Year 2019 in the British Sewing Awards.

Debbie has over 285,000 subscribers on her YouTube channel, which has over 30 million views. In 2018, Debbie launched her Half Yard Sewing Club, a monthly subscription service based on the mega-selling 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, UK. Visit her website: www.debbieshoresewing.com

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Midwest Book Review

Synopsis: The 15 tote bag designs comprising "Build a Bag Book: Tote Bags" by Debbie Shore are created using the DIY templates contained within this constructive 'how-to' guide. By using two templates, you can create 15 very different bags; each made using different techniques, pockets, straps and fastenings, to create 15 very different results.

The templates can also be used for your own further design variations, as you mix and match the techniques covered within "Build a Bag Book: Tote Bags" as Debbie gives advice on how to adapt and create your own unique designs. Each project comprising "Build a Bag Book: Tote Bags" is explained using Debbie's trademark style and step-by-step photography, and there is also a comprehensive techniques section and a guide to using the templates.

Critique: Unique and thoroughly 'user friendly' in organization and presentation, "Build a Bag Book: Tote Bags" will prove an impressive and welcome addition to personal, professional, community, and college/university library Needlecraft instructional reference fashion, sewing, and fashion design collections.

 

 


Machine Knitting Monthly

This build-a-bag book with two easy-to-use templates has step-by-step instructions for a wide variety of totes, in a range of fabrics and styles. The templates are durable, reusable and wipe-clean.

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