I just purchased The Perfect Bag: 101 Stylish Looks From Simple Patterns, by Linda McGehee. View and create bags from the elegant, for a night on the town, to a quilted tote bag. This book has one basic pattern in four different sizes to create more than 101 different handbags by adding embellishments, pockets, zippers or by changing a strap or handle. All you need is your imagination or get inspired by viewing the gallery of bags. This is a very colourful book with lots of tips and easy to follow directions.
Author Linda McGehee
ISBN 13 digit: 978-0-89689-409-9
ISBN 10-digit: 0-89689-409-6
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