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Books about bag making

warpbywarpweft

Books about bag making
« on: May 07, 2018, 17:44:47 PM »
I'm looking for a book to inspire, challenge and instruct, if anyone is able to help?

I've seen lots that cover totes and other fairly simple bags, I make those already so I'm looking for a book that covers slightly more complicated bags.  Rucksacks with fittings and handbag type bags, purses woukd be good too.

TIA!

Sakar

Re: Books about bag making
« Reply #1 on: May 07, 2018, 18:16:54 PM »
The description is in German (if you want I can help you with that), but I love this bag, it's not easy to sew and it was the inspiration to construct my own bags.

That's the ebook with the full description:
http://www.roswithapax.de/schnabelinabagebook.pdf

And here are the diffenrent sizes of the patterns to choose:
http://www.roswithapax.de/schnabelinabag.html

here is also a youtube tutorial (in 2 parts):
Part 1: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lxbqW1hNasU
Part 2: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HOqh4P2M_rM

« Last Edit: May 07, 2018, 18:19:23 PM by Sakar »

SkoutSews

Re: Books about bag making
« Reply #2 on: May 07, 2018, 20:47:21 PM »
I recently bought this but haven't made anything from it yet. I've had a look through it and there seems to be a good range of designs.

There are several free patterns available if you ask Mr. Google too!

BrendaP

Re: Books about bag making
« Reply #3 on: May 07, 2018, 21:06:47 PM »
I have Sew Serandipity Bags - though I haven't made anything from it.  Instructions and patterns for a dozen different bags, one of which s a back pack which converts to hand carried bag.
Brenda.  My machines are: Caroline a Singer 201K-3 born 1940, Thirza a Featherweight 221K born 1949, Azilia a Singer 201K born 1957 and Vera, a Husqvarna 350 SewEasy about 20 years old. Also Bernina 1150 overlocker and Elna 444 Coverstitcher.
http://paternoster.orpheusweb.co.uk/

BlueCat

Re: Books about bag making
« Reply #4 on: May 07, 2018, 22:09:33 PM »
Instead of a book, have you checked out the groups that sell patterns to download?
They have all levels of bags, with good instructions and some have video sewalongs/tutorials.
There are a few free patterns to download, and lots of inspiration from other bag makers.

RLR Creations, Bagstock,  Sacotin,  ChrisW Designs,  Blue Calla to mention a few.

Even just browsing what others make, gives me lots of ideas.

(Just seen the post that Lizzielogs started on free bag patterns, that has links to some of the sites)
« Last Edit: May 07, 2018, 22:13:12 PM by BlueCat »

misschris

Re: Books about bag making
« Reply #5 on: May 08, 2018, 02:20:04 AM »
The Better Bag Maker  by Nicole Mallalieu. Lots of techniques for a professional finish. Each bag is a variation of the first pattern - a basic tote bag - with instructions for the alterations required to achieve lots of very different looks from one pattern.

Bogwoppit

Re: Books about bag making
« Reply #6 on: May 08, 2018, 08:18:05 AM »
Not books but online tutorials?
Ikatbag has two series of tutorials on bag making. Lots of explanation of why she does things particular ways.

http://www.ikatbag.com/2013/02/make-bag-epilogue.html

http://www.ikatbag.com/2016/10/zip-bag-chapter-26-summary-and-epilogue.html
Lurking in Lancashire, improving my sewing when life gives me time.

warpbywarpweft

Re: Books about bag making
« Reply #7 on: May 08, 2018, 12:28:25 PM »
Thank you for these, they are great, I'm working my way through them!