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Dorothy Wood
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Book Description

29 Jun 2007
You can never have enough bags: small sparkly evening bags, bright and colourful everyday bags and capacious carriers for shopping or for the beach. This fantastic collection of handmade bags features a selection of styles and designs. All are simply made, featuring the most popular shapes and sizes and all individualised to suit your own style. The 18 designs feature step-by-step instructions and photography for drawstring bags, shoulder bags or bags with beaded and wooden handles, as well as bags in simple colours embellished with fringes, feathers and vintage brooches. There is also a varied collection of ideas for decorating a purchased plain bag by dyeing it, adding patches, sewing on ribbons or sticking on shop-bought corsages. Made from brightly-patterned cotton, canvas, felt, silk or tweed, these fun and funky bags are so desirable, you'll want to make the whole range.

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  • Paperback: 96 pages
  • Publisher: New Holland Publishers Ltd (29 Jun 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 184537892X
  • ISBN-13: 978-1845378929
  • Product Dimensions: 21.4 x 28 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (24 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 124,582 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Dorothy Wood is a highly skilled designer and maker with a very contemporary approach. She contributes regularly to stitching magazines, such as Crafts Beautiful, The World of Cross Stitch and Beautiful Stitches and is the author of several books, including Creative Ideas with Hardanger and Quick & Easy Wire jewellery, both published by New Holland. She lives in Osgathorpe, Leicestershire.

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34 of 34 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars More books by Dorothy Wood 18 April 2009
By Maggie
Simple designs with very clear instructions. If you're new to bag making then this is a good starting point. If you already have this book and liked it then don't do what I did, I recently bought what I thought was another book by Dorothy Wood which goes under the title "Simply Stylish Bags" with a different cover design. It's actually exactly the same book but the US version from 2006. I'm usually pretty good at spotting this kind of devious marketing but I fell for this one.
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17 of 17 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars bags bags bags 11 Dec 2009
A fantastically inspiring book. Very clear instructions with lots of fab pictures to get those creative juices going. Highly recomend as something for all age groups & ideal for ispiration for making Gifts
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3.0 out of 5 stars A tad disappointing 11 Jan 2007
By sue m
The book cover states '18 stunning designs for all occasions'. Well there are a variety of different styles here, all very simple & perfectly acceptable but as far as my own personal taste goes, not one of them is anything close to 'stunning', nor was there anything in here to inspire me. Having said that, the book is nicely laid out with clear photography & easy to follow practical instructions including how to fit various types of handles. If you already have a stack of craft patterns from the large paper pattern companies then you probably already have most of what is in this book.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Bags Bags Bags 10 Oct 2010
this is a good book although some of the instructions are a bit confusing. I have done quite a lot of sewing so was able to sort them out, but the ideas were great.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Handy book 9 Aug 2011
I love craft books and borrowed this from my local library several times, so in the end I decided to buy it. Quite basic but some good ideas and step by step instructions.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Book 4 May 2011
By sindono
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This is a great book for anyone wanting to make their own bags. It doesn't matter if you haven't made one before. Simple, easy to read patterns.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Uninspiring! 31 Dec 2011
Very dated, reasonable instructions to follow to make up bags. I was dissapointed so have recycled it to the local WI!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Lovely Ideas! 5 Nov 2011
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I received the book this morning... THANK YOU AMAZON FOR AN EXCELLENT SHIPPING SERVICE! It is a lovely book with lots of lovely ideas to get your hands on. Its ashamed that the patterns needed to be photocopied or else I would have given it 5 stars. Overall a good purchase for me!
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Great book with lots of ideas
Lovely book
Published 4 days ago by Miss Tamla
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Bags!
This book is a great starter book if you want to make handbags, from the simple to the more difficult, I use the patterns a lot!
Published 1 month ago by Hetty F.
5.0 out of 5 stars great book
Bought as a present, but thought it looked so good have ordered one for myself. Hope to make a few bags in the new year now I have retired.
Published 6 months ago by Sandra Cook
4.0 out of 5 stars Bags Bags Bags
A useful reference book with many interesting ideas. If you are into bags and want something individual then this is the book for you
Published 7 months ago by crissie d
5.0 out of 5 stars Book
Good easy to understand, templates to follow ,found. The bags were practable and look forward to giving it as a present
Published 7 months ago by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent Book
The item arrived promptly and in excellent condition. It is a very good book with clear and concise instructions. Would recomment highly.
Published 9 months ago by Frenchie
5.0 out of 5 stars Bags bags bags
A beautiful book full of tips & inspiration would recommend, easy to follow instructions from beginners to more advanced sewers.
Published 16 months ago by Edwina Paige
5.0 out of 5 stars Lovely book
Bought it for a friend and I wish I could keep it. Beautiful designs and well written patterns. As you see I had a good look before wrapping it!
Published 17 months ago by Talking beads.
5.0 out of 5 stars Clear instructions, good templates and fun ideas
I've used this book from which to generate my own ideas as well as to use some of the patterns provided.
Published 19 months ago by Sue
5.0 out of 5 stars Perfect
This book is perfect. There is a good choice of 18 different bags to make including handbags, Dolly bag, beach bag, totes, etc. Read more
Published 21 months ago by Janey
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