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Sue Kim has been designing sought-after creative sewing patterns
for many years. She lives in Manitoba, Canada, with her three
lovely children and husband. Sue shares her patterns and creativity
on her popular website, ithinksew.com. She started sewing when she
was ten years old and has always had a passion for crafts. She
earned a master’s degree in ancient Asian theater. However, she
kept sewing and designing as a hobby until, luckily, she was asked
to be a sewing instructor at a Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft store. That
expanded into requests to teach in several quilt shops. The quilt
shop owners also encouraged her to start her own pattern
Her first patterns were for small bags and clutches, and eventually she was asked to make a pattern book of bags and clutches. Many of the patterns Sue sells are downloadable PDF patterns. She has completed several books of patterns and has become an independent pattern designer, writing for several publishers and pattern companies.
Sue has countless ideas; her sketchbook is never empty.
Mar 12 Just because a girl can never have too many handbags - this
book is fab. Subtitled Clutches, hobos, satchels and more, you'll
be sure to find several patterns to satisfy your handbag hunger.
Chapters are split into small bags, clutches and large bags. There
are 19 pattens in all from pencil cases and sunglasses cases to
carryalls. Great clear instructions and good quality photos make
this book a breeze to use. The pattens are split into skill levels,
so this book is for all kinds of stitchers from beginner up. I love
the 'Betty wallet' and the 'Veronica day bag' as well as the 'Sweet
Annemarie bag.' Stylish and contemporary, this book has something
for everyone. Patterns are included.
*Karen Platt Yarnsandfabrics.co.uk/crafts*
Apr 12 We've reviewed a number of top-notch books on bagmaking in the past few monts, and this one, by Sue Kim, is right up there with hte best of them The two features that we think make it outstanding are the range of patterns and the quality of the instructions. Let's begin with the instructions: each and every detailed step in the making of each bag is illustrated with a clear photograph. This is a real boon for visual learners and makes this book an excellent choice for someone who is still biuilding their bagmaking confidence and skills. You have a photograph right in front of you so you can tell immediately if you've understood what's required and are doing it correctly. The other thing that we felt distinguished this book was the number and stylishness of the projects. There are detailed instructuions and patterns for 19 bags, from a case for sunglasses and a small zippered wristlet through to clutch bags, hobo bags, totes and backpack-like bags. Full-size patterns are provided for each project on tear-out pattern sheets inside the back cover.