Most helpful critical review
15 of 15 people found the following review helpful
on 25 January 2012
This book looks gorgeous, is good quality and the pictures are beautifully shot. The trouble is that I just don't find the patterns particularly inspiring. Several of the bags are huge, most require home dec fabric (and loads of it) which makes them expensive to make and quite a high proportion of the patterns look terrifyingly complicated. I much prefer Lisa Lam's Bag Making Bible, which is a fab general guide to bag making, or Making Vintage Bags which has lots of cute little bags. I adored Amy Butler's previous book, Little Stitches, but was a bit disappointed with this. 3 stars may be a bit low - it is probably more of a 3.5 - but I had high expectations for this book and they were not really met.