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The Better Bag Maker

An Illustrated Handbook of Handbag Design • Techniques, Tips, and Tricks by Nicole Mallalieu

Learn professional techniques, shortcuts, and secrets for making couture bags. If you want to sew gorgeous, quality, bags with a professional finish that really makes the difference between home-made and handmade―open The Better Bag Maker by Nicole Mallalieu. In this how-to-book accomplished bag maker, Nicole Mallalieu, reveals her high-end techniques, shortcuts, and secrets for professional design and finishes. The ten featured projects teach a range of expert skills from adjusting the proportion of the pattern to constructing pockets, straps, flaps, and bases.. By the end of this book, you'll have a closet full of polished bags―and most likely sew better than you ever imagined you could.

Available in hard copy and ebook formats.

Nicole Mallalieu was born to sew! She has been sewing obsessively since the age of three. Currently, Nicole designs purses, hats, and garment patterns and teaches bag-making for YOU SEW GIRL!, which she founded in 2003. She lives in Melbourne, Australia. Publisher ‏ : ‎ C&T Publishing / Stash Books; Illustrated edition (June 1, 2014) Paperback ‏ : ‎ 192 pages



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