One of the nicest craft books to land on our desk recently is Sew Cute to Carry by Australian designer, Melanie McNeice, from Melly and Me. It is a bright, colourful, and appealing book that showcases a collection of 12 stylish bag patterns for handbags, purses and totes. Whatever the occasion, you are sure to find a bag to suit in this varied collection. The book includes patterns for pretty purses, weekend bags, roomy shopping bags, changing bags and more. Made in a variety of sizes and all featuring bright and fresh fabric choices, you will be inspired to get creating. The bags are all graded for difficulty and there are some great options for the beginner bag maker. The instructions are clearly written with lots of detailed photographs and step by step illustrations to guide you through the process. One of the lovely features of the book is the full sized pattern sheets so there is no need to enlarge the patterns and you can start creating straight away. At the rear of the book there is a helpful section on techniques which demonstrates the main techniques used in bag construction so you can tackle the designs with confidence. You will learn how to create piping, how to insert magnetic closures, make adjustable straps, mitred corners, box corners and more. You will learn lots of bag making tips as you work your way through the book. If you like to make bags for yourself and your family, or to give as gifts, you will find plenty of inspiration in this pretty and bright sewing book. Book Details:
Publisher: David & Charles
Format: Paperback, 128 Pages with full sized pattern lift out
Disclaimer: Please note that we received a review copy of the book from the distributor. All opinions are our own.