This book helps you create stylish and sophisticated bags with the help of expert sewist and popular blogger Sara Lawson. Ready to move beyond basic bags and totes? Now you can create sophisticated handbags and totes with a modern look. You can learn a variety of intermediate to advanced techniques - from installing zippers and magnetic snaps to creating adjustable straps - and find detailed info on selecting the right interfacing, stabilizer, or batting for any project. You can choose from 12 new designer-style bags and purses - alternate colourways provide additional inspiration. You can make use of clearly illustrated, well-tested patterns for sewing attractive bags. You can add stylish design elements that make your bags stand out: piping, three-dimensional pockets, fabric pleats, and more.