You'll tire of hearing "Where did you get that bag?" Simply Sublime Bags offers the secrets to creating four-figure-price-tag-worthy bags. And most of them only take an afternoon! Whether it's a casual carryall or a ritzy, patent leather clutch, the envy of your friends is only a few hours away. Why break the bank for a designer bag when you can easily make your own unique fashion statement? In Simply Sublime Bags , you'll find 30 do-it-yourself, clever and affordable handbag projects--all of which require little to no sewing. With inventive methods of construction (like duct-taped reinforced interiors and iron fusing), these hip handbags, totes, and clutches have all the looks that bag-lovers want--the shine of patent leather, Chanel-style chain straps, or even funky logos--and each can be personalized to your own taste. The materials are easy to find in hardware, home, office supply, and fabric stores--sometimes even in your own closet! Bags include: • Charmed, I'm Sure--brightly colored vinyl makeup bags with vintage plastic charm zipper pulls • Keyhole Clutch--pink-and-white houndstooth fabric lined with duct tape, with keyhole cutouts for handles • Shower Curtain Tote--you guessed it, a funky fabric tote made from a shower curtain • Nights in Black Satin--an elegant evening clutch made from satin ribbon stapled together and adorned with a rhinestone earring clasp Day to evening, totes to clutches, and everything in between, Simply Sublime Bags has something for every occasion. The results? Simply sublime!
Simply sublime bags
30 no-sew, low-sew projects
New York : Potter Craft, c2008.
127 p. :,col. ill. ;,26 cm.
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Jodi Kahn ; photography by Scott Jones ; illustrations by Mark Watkinson