"A sturdy bag with a fancy exterior."
More than just a simple sewing pattern, this ebook is like a mini-class. Each topic includes step-by-step instructions and photos where appropriate.
You will learn:
How to measure and cut the correct amount of fabric
How to sew together a decorative outer shell
How to sew an inner lining
How to make handles
How to put it all together
How to calculate the fabric needed for custom bag sizes
Variations for different bag configurations
This book tote gets its sturdiness from medium-to-heavy linen fabric. The lining, the handles, and the top and bottom panels use the linen, while the center panels are a perfect place to showcase a more decorative, special fabric.
You need less than a fat quarter of your special fabric, which makes it easier to feature some of the more expensive fabrics available (Liberty Lawn or custom Spoonflower designs, for example), or you can use the very last bits of a favorite print that you've had socked away for a special occasion.
Thank you for your interest in my designs!
Nearly all of these patterns are actually full-blown tutorials with many step-by-step photos. If you don't need that level of hand-holding, you can get some of the patterns by themselves.
These "Just the Patterns" versions are less expensive, and available at my website: http://www.lisaclarke.net/downloads