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Sew Beautiful Quilted Bags by Akemi Shibata

  • Publisher: Search Press
  • Edition: BC Paperback + 1 double-sided large format pattern sheet bound to spine
  • Publication: 17 October 2018
  • ISBN 13/EAN: 9781782216308
  • Stock: 50+
  • Carton Qty: N/A
  • Size: 210x260 mm
  • Illustrations: 0
  • Pages: 144
  • RRP Price: £14.99
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In Sew Beautiful Quilted Bags, Japanese quilt artist Akemi Shibata combines elegant yarn-dyed fabrics with colour prints to demonstrate her signature patchwork style. With an astounding 28 hand-quilted designs, you’ll discover a trove of unique bags to make in all shapes and sizes including purses, pouches, shoulder bags, backpacks, sewing cases, cross-body bags, totes and more!

Learn how to incorporate multiple techniques into the same project to create sophisticated, multifaceted designs featuring patchwork, appliqué, embroidery, beadwork and hand quilting. Full of ingenious Japanese construction methods, you’ll learn how to create beautifully finished bags that can be considered works of art.

Table of Contents



Project Gallery


- Fabric Sampler Bag

- Fabric Sampler Tote

- Zipper Purse

- Orange Peel Bag

- Carnival Tote & Pouch Set

- Log Cabin Convertible Bag

- Sunflower Tote

- Zigzag Tote

- Folk Flower Tote

- Dogwood Blossom Bag

- Village Tote

- Fiesta Bucket Bag

- Modern Blooms Lunch Bag & Water Bottle Caddy

- Boxy Tree Bag

- Wabi Sabi Purse

- Confetti Crossbody

- Heart Pochette

- Puzzle Bag

- Cross Backpack

- Hawaiian Style Shoulder Bag

- Mosaic Flower Purse

- Garden Pouch

- Village Pouch

- Flower Pochette

- Redwork Embroidery Sampler & Sewing Case

- Birdsong Appliqué Collage

Basic Quilting Techniques

About Akemi Shibata

Akemi Shibata is one of Japan’s leading quilt designers. Known for her unique Elegant de Kawaii, or Elegant and Lovely style, she is the author of several books. She owns a quilt shop in Tokyo, Japan and holds regular workshops and lectures on her art.

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