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The Build a Bag Book: Occasion Bags by Debbie Shore

  • Publisher: Search Press
  • Edition: BB Hardback HB folder with PB book and 2 full-size reusable templates in a pocket
  • Publication: 04 September 2018
  • ISBN 13/EAN: 9781782216193
  • Stock: 50+
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  • Size: 216x280 mm
  • Illustrations: 350
  • Pages: 96
  • RRP Price: £15.99
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Description

New from Debbie Shore, this is a brand new series with a difference!

The 15 occasion bag designs are created using the rigid plastic templates contained within the book; these two easy-to-use templates are durable, reusable, wipe-clean and perfect for fussy cutting, plus they are simple to position and use there is no need to pin them.

The 15 bags are each made using different techniques, pockets, straps and fastenings, to create 15 very different results. The templates can also be used for your own further design variations, as you mix and match the techniques covered within the book; Debbie gives advice on how to adapt and create your own unique designs. Each project in the book is explained using Debbie’s trademark style and step-by-step photography, and there is also a comprehensive techniques section and a guide to using the templates.


Table of Contents

Introduction 6

Understanding the templates 8

Materials 12

Tools 14

Hardware 16

Techniques 17

Debbie’s top tips 24

Glossary 25

The Projects 26

Curved flap handbag 28

Round flap handbag 34

Scalloped flap handbag 38

Bow clutch 44

Curved flap clutch 48

Scalloped flap clutch 52

Zip clutch 56

Cosmetic bag 60

Fringed handbag 64

Patchwork clutch 68

Piped handbag 72

Slim clutch with scalloped flap 76

Triple pocket handbag 80

Chain strap clutch 84

Zipped purse 88

A little extra something 94

Index 96


About Debbie Shore

Debbie Shore started her career as a children's television presenter and since then has appeared regularly on television both as an actress and presenter on a shopping channel. Debbie has also hosted live fashion shows with a major fashion store, produces her own range of instructional DVDs and writes for several popular sewing magazines. She is now a bestselling author and has written over 18 books for Search Press, with several more underway. Debbie was voted Sewing Designer of the Year in the Immediate Media British Craft Awards 2017. She lives in Lincolnshire. Visit her website www.debbieshoresewing.com.



Reviews

East Kent Embroiderers Guild


These two stunning new titles from Debbie convince us yet again that we can never have too many bags!  Each book comes in an attractive hard-back folder which also encloses a wallet containing two durable plastic templates, from which, by following Debbies impeccable instructions, it is possible to construct fifteen different bags from each book.  There is a bag for every taste and occasion, each beautifully presented in full colour, showing Debbies inspiring fabric choices.  Techniques including zipped pockets, magnetic closures and piping are all covered in detail, making these projects suitable for every level of sewing expertise.  Debbie also includes inspiring suggestions on adapting the templates to expand the design possibilities and create even more bags.  Outstanding value for money, these books are a definite must-have for every bag-loving sewer.


The Sewing Directory


Debbie Shore has released two new bag making books in a new series of books with Search Press the Build a Bag series. The first two books focus on Tote Bags and Occasion bags, each book containing instructions for 15 projects as well as tips on making your own variations of these designs. I hear that future books include backpacks and satchels.

What differentiates these books from other bag making books is they both come with full size reusable plastic templates, so you can use them repeatedly without the wear and tear you normally get from paper patterns. They are thin plastic templates with slots for you to draw through to mark the shape of your bag, the flap or zip positioning. The templates are also transparent, so you can fussy cut your fabric. Each book has a handy plastic pocket inside the front cover to safely store your templates, so they dont get bent or damaged.

Both books start with a guide to using the templates, to the tools and techniques you will need to make the bags (with step by step instructions and colour photos) and some tip tips from Debbie.

The bags themselves range in size and complexity and include clutch bags, large totes and handbags. Some of them do look quite similar with just a detail like the bag flap changed but theres still several different styles and sizes contained in the books.

The projects teach you different bag making techniques including adding zips, making pockets, sewing different shaped bag flaps, making piping, bag closures, making quilted bags, adding details like bows or applique etc. In her bag making tips Debbie lets the reader know which bag is the easiest one to start with.

As with all her books the project instructions are easy to follow and have clear photos for every stage to help guide the reader.

These books are ideal for those new to bag making and will help readers grow their bag making skills and confidence as they work through the projects. The plastic templates are a brilliant idea and a great bonus. I look forward to seeing the next books in this series.


myshelf.com


If you need a bag for a special occasion (or any occasion for that matter) you can make one quickly and simply with this book. Undo the elastic band on the cover - where you can also find a useful imperial/metric ruler and discover how inside

On the inside of the front cover is a pocket containing two reusable plastic templates. With these you can make all fifteen bags in the book with not as much sewing know-how as you might think. The book opens by explaining how to use the templates before discussing fabric options and listing what you need to get started. This book would appeal to most levels of expertise but is particularly useful for anybody of improver level. That is, somebody who knows the very basics of sewing but would appreciate the glossary of terms and helpful section on techniques such as making fabric flowers, zipped pockets and straps. Each project has a large photograph of the finished item plus a list of what you need, section on how to use the templates and a good number of steps with photographs. All measurements are in imperial and metric and use is made of the attractive hardware options available now such as metal fasteners, handles, D-rings etc which lift a bag out of the homemade category and into the handmade one. Choose from handbags, purses and clutches with a variety of shaped flaps, pocket options and fancy details to cover all the occasions you can think of. Many make use of scraps left over from other projects, ideal for the greener crafter as well as anybody who hoards fabric and/or wants to make a bag to match an outfit they have made. This is a lovely book for the keeper shelf and my favorite to date from this talented author.


The Collection 2018


New from Debbie Shore - the first book in her brand new Build a Bag series. Create 15 stunning occasion bag designs using just two reusable, templates (included with the book). The two easy-to-use templates are durable, reusable, wipe-clean and perfect for fussy cutting, plus simple to position with no need to pin. Debbie also gives clear advice on how to adapt and create your own unique designs. 

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