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Lier’s Bag Construction and Sewing Techniques – Free Series

A Free Bag Sewing Tutorial Series

ikat bag construction tutorials

Full to the brim with excellent theory and clever sewing tips within each of the chapters below may answer a lot of your “why’s?” while learning to construct and sew bags.  Anything else I can say about Lier‘s free bag construction blog series will be an understatement. This series is an incredibly AWESOME resource for anyone who wants to know, not just how to design bags, but how to put them together correctly using very basic sewing techniques that everyone can use, with other unrelated sewing projects.  Did I mention this brilliant bag making series is free?

Be sure to thank Lier while you’re there!

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Chapter 1: Introduction

  1. Chapter 2: Process and Shape

  2. Chapter 3a: Open-Ended Straps

  3. Chapter 3b: Closed-Ended Straps

  4. Chapter 3c: Integrated Straps

  5. Chapter 3d: Drawstrings

  6. Chapter 4: Design – Layers, Closures & Finishing

  7. Chapter 5: Reversibility

  8. Chapter 6: The Lined Flat Tote

  9. Chapter 7: The Unlined Flat Tote

  10. Chapter 8: The Darted Tote

  11. Chapter 9: The Gusseted Tote

  12. Chapter 10: The Wrapped Tote

  1. Chapter 11: The Bucket Tote

  2. Chapter 12: The Blocked Tote

  3. Chapter 13: The Seventh Bag- Pleats

  4. Chapter 14: Quiz and AFQs

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