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Beautiful Bags from Bits and Bobs


Beautiful Bags From Bits & Bobs features 15 simple-to-make designs using a variety of textile techniques that transform scraps of left-over materials into chic and useful fashion accessories.

This 15000 word 112 page book presents the collection in size order, with small purses, cell phone and glasses cases at the front, followed by medium-sized handbags and larger carry-alls. Each chapter is shown in the same format with text, instructions, colour photo and black and white drawing of the item, and pattern-cutting diagrams where needed. At the back of the book necessary technical information is provided.

The textile techniques include knitting, crochet, embroidery, patchwork, tie-dye and batik, offering readers the chance to learn new skills. The book is aimed at all ecologically-minded people who have oddments of fabric and yarns lurking at the back of their cupboards making them guiltily wonder what to do with them.

This book will shortly be available as a downloadable resource and in printed format. Watch this space for further details.