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Making Leather Handbags and Other Stylish Accessories [Paperback]

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29 Oct 2004
Would you like to have a fabulous handbag to go with every outfit? Learn the art of creating beautiful handbags and accessories from genuine leather! It's easy! All the projects in this book are made from garment-weight leathers and can be created on a typical home sewing machine.

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  • Paperback: 128 pages
  • Publisher: Rockport Publishers Inc. (29 Oct 2004)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1592530761
  • ISBN-13: 978-1592530762
  • Product Dimensions: 27.8 x 21.5 x 1.1 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 650,763 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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5.0 out of 5 stars Perfect State & very Nice Patterns 16 April 2014
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Was looking for a professional guide and clear descriptions. And I found it. The book was in perfect condition and clean as a whistle.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Do things with your home sewing machine you never thought you could! 11 Dec 2005
By Illusionaire - Published on
I own several books on making handbags, and this is hands down my favorite. Instead of using the book for its step by step patterns, I've used it as a resource book on how to create things with alternative materials. I've applied the techniques contained in this book to many alternative materials such as naugahide (sp?) and vinyl. What I really appreciated was the breakdown so the projects can be done on home sewing machines instead of by hand or with industrial machines. All of my bags are made from recycled materials and owning this reference has really helped me bring my work up to a whole new level. The project gallery at the end of the book is just as inspirational as the projects themselves. Enjoy!
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5.0 out of 5 stars This book is F.A.B.U.L.O.U.S! 6 Nov 2004
By S. Hussain - Published on
This book is great! Anybody who wants to make there own unique handbag or small leather good, you have come to the right place. This book tells you step by step how to make a handbag. With the excellent illustrations and patterns included it is a shoe in (even though it's a bag) that you will have no problem making these fabulous creations. Not only do they give you detailed instructions but they also have a great gallery of bags made using the patterns in the book by the students of the renowned Fashion Institute of Technology. Their design embellishments will give the reader ideas for creating their own personalized handbag or stylish accessory. Listed in the book are materials needed and supplies you need to make a leather handbag. They even list resources for where you can buy leathers and materials. This book is excellent and I recommend it to all who want to let out their inner fabulous fashionista!
31 of 32 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent Book Previously Released With New Cover 5 Feb 2005
By chicvibe - Published on
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This is an excellent book - clear, well written instructions, concepts that are workable, and beautifully photographed. Be aware though, that this book is a rerelease with a different cover, and slightly different title.
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5.0 out of 5 stars FABULOUS!!!!! 25 Aug 2005
By JP - Published on
This is a wonderful book. It is great for novice handbag designers to use as a learning tool...It's also great for expert designers to use for great inspiration. I would recommend it to anyone who loves handbags!
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5.0 out of 5 stars FIT does another great job. 21 Feb 2006
By Alice Anjo - Published on
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This book is essentially a guide to a student show but includes all of the patterns and contstruction techniques to make the items featured. Excellent instructions plus guidance on choosing suitable materials and where and how to obtain them. Includes all the patterns on tear out pages so that you can take them to the copier to enlarge them to the exact size of the samples. It even includes e-mail addresses for the people whose work is featured. Truly an excellent additon to the library of the aspiring handbag artist.
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