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Bags: The Modern Classics

Bags: The Modern ClassicsBags: The Modern Classics
Gifted by C&T Publishing
Reviewed by Molly Fletcher, Editor, AllFreeSewing.com

There’s nothing more rewarding than crafting something you can use every day. The fabulous clutches, bags, and purses you’ll find inside Bags: The Modern Classics are fun, functional, and easy to make. There are 19 patterns in all ranging in size (from a sunglasses case to a hobo bag) and style (simply trendy to whimsically bohemian). Plus, learn how to make darts and pleats, attach magnetic snaps, and add zippers to your new accessories.


Written with beginners in mind, every pattern in this book is accompanied by detailed instructions and step out photos, breaking even the most complex constructions into manageable tasks. The photos allow sewists to compare their work to the book as it takes shape, so major errors are easy to spot and correct. Bags: The Modern Classics also devotes a section to sewing basics that includes a tools and techniques glossary. Projects are rated by level of difficulty on a scale from one to three. The most basic designs require limited piecing, whereas the advanced bags might involve pleats and thicker layers. 


Bags: The Modern Classics showcases an astonishing variety of projects. The designs are divided into three categories: Small Bags, Clutches, and Large Bags. Flip to the back of the book for tear-out pattern sheets that make it easy to get started on a brand new accessory right away. Whether you're looking for something practical (a pencil case or wallet) or something fun (a wristlet for a night on the town), you'll find a project to love in this collection. There are also tons of tips on how to embellish each project to make it unique to your style. 


If you want to give your wardrobe a refresh, match that tricky outfit with the perfect accessory, or make a friend an unforgettable gift, check out Bags: The Modern Classics. Create a one-of-a-kind clutch, purse, or bag that will become your favorite travel companion. When you learn how to make your own accessories, you build confidence in your sewing skills and fashion sense. Make the bold choice and get creative with these great projects!


BONUS! Enter to win a copy of Bags: The Modern Classics here. Contest ends 5/31/15.

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This is just what I need to get the "nerve" up to make a bag.

Great Idea. These bags make gift giving so easy. I can make them for all my female friends and relatives. I'll get to see the bags in use so it would make me feel good that I gave them something that they would use often.

Great Ideas, I'm making up my Christmas shopping list now and have some great fabric Just need some Great Patterns, Thanks for the opportunity for a great Book

19 Projects???? That's exactly how many women are on my Christmas list! I love making bags, so this would be perfect!!! Thanks for offering it!

What great gift Ideas. I am already looking for Xmas gifts for this year-need to start NOW

Oh, wow! What I might be able to do to, maybe, help out the family with some added income. This could be great!

i make diaper bags and other totes, so i would love to add this book to my collection.

Great bags and a lot of fun to make! Would be a great book to add to my collection and make these wonderful bags! Thanks for the giveaway!

Look like an invaluable resource for bags and purses!! Would love to add it to my library!

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