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Signature Bags Book Review

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Signature Bags by Michelle Golightly is the must-have guide to sewing purses and tote bags this spring. As the weather lightens up, there's much more color to play with, and you can sew accessories to match any ensemble. Signature Bags will help you do just that, in style.

Handmade bags get a modern upgrade in Golightly's book of patterns. The bright, fashion-forward purses, totes, and clutches in this book are refreshing and inspiring. These bags would be appropriate for women of any age. The patterns have a clean style that would look great with a variety of fabrics, so there's plenty of room to express yourself. The book also comes with a CD-ROM of the patterns for easy usage.

There are 12 easy sewing pattern in this book. Golightly briefly goes into materials and technique before diving into purses and clutches. These bags feature everything you'd expect from store-bought ones: magnets, metal hardware, handles, and adjustable straps. Of course, there are also cute, feminine embellishments like ruffles and buttons.

The clutches and wallets in this book are simply adorable, and you'll definitely want one of your own when you see the gorgeous full-color photos in this book. Tote bags get an upgrade with the Clear-As-Day Tote, which would make a lovely day bag or beach bag with it's clear vinyl.

One of my favorite patterns in this book is the Free Spirit Drawstring Purse, which is very modern and youthful. It manages to be simple and cute at the same time! It would be a great bag for breezing through the farmer's market, or a day at the fair. You can tell you have some great patterns in your hands when you can envision when and where you'd use the finished projects.

If you'd like to make the purse of your dreams, grab a copy of Signature Bags and get sewing.

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I love my bags and totes and can never find any I like so I have to make my own. I love a lot of pockets and every time I think I can find one to buy it disappoints me so I have decided to make my own bag. I am still searching for that perfect one. I make totes all the time for gifts and I am ready to move to bags and clutches and this book seems to have them all. I entered to win them so fingers crossed. Looks to be a great book.

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