Some Chapter Headings:
- Simply Stylish
- Urban Chic
- For Children
- The Whimsically Retro Bag (page 18), the Artist’s Satchel (page 42), and Off to the Orchard (page 80).
- That so many of these bags require skills I don’t normally use. What a great way to learn how to dye fabric, punch leather, or perfect your running stitch.
- I found that most of the bags lacked structure.
- The templates looked difficult to enlarge. You are given a set length that needs to be enlarged to a certain length, but it doesn’t give percentages, so you have to do the math!
This book has some neat ideas, but I didn’t love anything. I checked it out from the library, and since I wasn’t planning to make a purse, I didn’t actually try any of the patterns.
Would I buy this book for myself? Nope. Should I decided later that one of those purses catches my fancy, I’ll check it out again, but no need to spend money on it–unless you love bags!
Would I buy this book for a beginner? Absolutely not. It assumes that you already have advanced beginner to intermediate skills.