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Making Vintage Bags: 20 Original Sewing Patterns for Vintage Bags and Purses Paperback – 5 Apr 2007
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About the Author
Emma Brennan started her own business in 1992, Charlie's Aunt, designing and producing handmade 'vintage inspired' clothing and hats. She is a qualified further education tutor and has taught courses in handbag, accessory and jewellery design. She has also staged fashion shows and given lectures on the historical influences of her designs. She lives in Australia.
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I am so thrilled with the book I have immediately ordered it for my needleworking daughter!
I would highly recommend to all levals of skill and will certianly be looking for any other books by this author.
Flicking through the pages outside the post office (that's how much I couldn't wait) it had me heading for the fabric shop at top speed.
Not only is it well laid out and easy to follow but I found myself mentally designing my own versions and the colour pallets I would use which bored the pants off the family!!!! The only problem is now I don't know which one to start with!!!!
This book has kept me inspired for years now and will continue to do so for many more years to come.
I'd recommend this book for beginners through to advanced. I'm very experienced in many different crafts, even though I knew most of the basics I still found this book very helpful with all the basics that can easily be forgotten and a lot more advanced things that the author explains in a real simple manor.
A must-have for all bag-makers!
My heart sank when I finally opened it. The patterns are mundane, the scales unexciting, the fabrics used predictable. Basically the book is unimaginative and with so much talent out there, why are unimaginative books still being published? And why do people think this book is so good? I have given it three stars because it obviously teaches the basics of construction - and if you know how to enlarge a pattern with a photocopier and you are okay about changing the working designs and textiles from those prescribed you might come up with something worth spending so much time and effort on. But why bother buying this book if you have to do so much just to make what they're offering interesting?
Most Recent Customer Reviews
The fact that all the patterns have to be enlarged is a real problem for me and having managed to find a friend to do one for me I then found the instructions not clear enough.Published 22 days ago by Amazon Customer
Fabulous book.I have made one bag so fat and 'uped' the pattern size by 170..I would definitely up it some more as rather small.excellent instructions. Fast delivery. Read morePublished 1 month ago by anne
Love it patterns very easy to follow, clear instructions & plenty of pictures.Published 5 months ago by Vee
I must apologise for the last review of this book I posted. I have now received the book and I am very happy with it.Published 15 months ago by Anne H Thomson
I like this book. It has many different ideas and although many of the patterns share the same shape and are similar in design it gives you an idea of how different each bag can... Read morePublished 15 months ago by jindo