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Sew a Bag A Beginner’s Guide to Hand Sewing

Sew a Bag

A Beginner’s Guide to Hand Sewing


Price: $16.99

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  • Publication Date: March 24, 2020
  • Imprint: Abrams Books
  • Trim Size: 5 78 x 8
  • ISBN: 9781419740633
  • Page Count: 128
  • Illustrations: 128 four-color photographs
  • Rights: World/All

Offering easy-to-learn instructions and techniques that will have you sewing your first bag in no time

Sewing is a time-honored tradition that’s functional and purposeful, and is the foundation for almost all clothing and accessories as we know them today. While most books dedicated to this topic focus on machine-sewing, there’s a simpler side to this craft, and learning the techniques and skills needed to hand-sew open up a wide world of possibilities from hemming your own garments to sewing on buttons to repairing beloved closet items to making your own new pieces, like the fold-over clutch featured here. Sew a Bag will introduce readers to hand-sewing, focusing on the basics and the techniques most applicable to sewing that can then be extended to a wide variety of projects in the future. Establishing the building blocks here will encourage crafters to try new ideas and develop their own style as they progress, but it all will start with a simple pattern.

About the author

Amy Karol is a leading voice in the sewing and crafting community. Her first book, Bend-the-Rules Sewing, was an industry favorite for many years.