We use cookies to provide essential features and services. By using our website you agree to our use of cookies .


COVID-19 Response at Fishpond

Read what we're doing...

Sew Brilliant Bags


Product Description
Product Details

Table of Contents

Introduction 8

Useful materials and tools 10
Basic techniques 14
Inserting a zip 14
Using bias binding 17
Making handles and straps 18
Piping 19
Fussy cutting 20
Cutting corners 20
Snipping into curves 20
Making eyelets 21
Making a square bag base 22
Adding poppers 23
Useful stitches 24


Beach Bag 30
City Bag 36
Office Bag 42
Oilcloth tote 50
Pleated Cosmetic Bag 54
Shopper 58
Three-pocket Bag 62
Twist Bag 66
Large Zipped Bag 70
Duffel Bag 76
Smocked Pouch 82
Pleated Bag 88

Index 96

About the Author

Debbie Shore started her career as a children's television presenter and since then has appeared regularly on television both as an actress and selling products on a shopping channel. Debbie has also hosted live fashion shows with a major fashion store, produces her own range of instructional DVDs and writes for several popular sewing magazines. She is now a bestselling author and has written 12 books for Search Press, with several more underway. Debbie was voted Sewing Designer of the Year in the Immediate Media British Craft Awards 2017. She lives in Lincolnshire. Visit her website at: www.debbieshoresewing.com.


Debbie cannot put a stitch wrong and this time she brings us a book full of bags. With her stylish projects, easy to follow instructions and clear photos, she's onto another winner with this colourful, fun and user friendly book. It isn't that you can't find similar projects elsewhere, but Debbie gives you options to customize projects and also puts together a great selection of bags. Use the patterns as they are, or give them a personal twist. There are twelve projects in all, suitable for all ages and also for all skills. Make them for yourself, or give as a gift. Techniques include zips and fastenings, bases and piping. From practical bags for work or shopping to dressy bags for going out. You'll never tire of making variations on these. There are no pattern pieces, you are simply cutting fabric to size.

* Karen Platt -yarnsandfabrics.co.uk *

The book is designed to teach us all the techniques we need to create our own designs and the 12 projects are wide ranging, offering plenty of ideas. Everything is clearly explained and the bags can all be made on a basic sewing machine. The book is packed full of friendly help and advice, using clear step-by-step photography and easy-to-follow instructions

* Machine Knitting Monthly *

Popular TV presenter and author Debbie offers twelve beautiful projects in her latest book, including shoulder bag, totes, shoppers, rucksacks and large holdall. There are no patterns as each project comes with a detailed cutting list together with a comprehensive guide to tools and materials. Every bag introduces the reader a new technique for which detailed instructions are given and there are many suggestions for customising the bags to create unique and personalised designs. Outstanding value for money, this book is suitable for those with a basic knowledge of sewing and also the more experienced wishing to take their bag-making to a higher level.

* East Kent Embroiderers Guild *

Ask a Question About this Product More...
Write your question below:
Look for similar items by category
Item ships from and is sold by Fishpond.com, Inc.
Back to top