big-city bags book show and tell
The uber clever Sara Lawson from Sew Sweetness has put together a collection of some of the cutest bags ever in her brand spanking new book, Big-City Bags, Sew Handbags with Style, Sass, and Sophistication.
(photo from Big-City Bags by Sara Lawson, Martingale, 2013; used by permission. Photo by Brent Kane. All rights reserved)
I was lucky enough to be a pattern tester for her Fireside Bowl Bag.
I was excited to try it because the pattern uses some techniques I hadn't tried before. So I jumped in and learned lots about fusible fleece and using different hardware like swivel clips and D rings. Sara's step by step directions made the pattern a breeze. So when it was all stitched up I felt pretty much like I could conquer any bag. Plus her book has directions on zippers, locks, feet, leather handles and more. I think I may try the miss independent bag next.
You can order your own copy of Big-City Bags, or if you are feeling lucky, some of Sara's sponsors are hosting Big-City Bags ebook giveaways and if I were you, I would definitely get myself entered to win a copy of this one.