Monday, February 21, 2011

The Bag Book Review... Finally...

Hi Everyone,

A few weeks ago I had a giveaway and gave away this bag book:


It is called "Sew What Bags" by Lexie Barnes. I had a few people ask for a review of the book so here it is... a tiny bit late.

Here are a few more images from the book:

The first and second chapters are sewing basics.




I just wanted to give you an idea of the kind of projects that are in the book. I only made one project from the book and even then I changed it to suit my needs. I discovered after I bought the book that I was already a little past it as far as making bag skills go.

This would be an awesome book for someone that was fairly new to sewing or had never made a bag before. The first two chapters are all about how to sew. Then the project go from simple to more complicated with each chapter having a mix of easy to intermediate projects. The instructions are very comprehensive with illustrations and measurements. I believe even the newest sewer could use this book, unlike Amy Butler's new bag book (not that I don't love it, but it isn't for the faint of heart). This would be a super book for a teenager that wants to make bags too. There are a lot of fun projects like book bags and backpacks for the younger generation in it.

Hope this helps.

If you are looking for the 3Cs quilt along it will be back Wednesday. We have applique this week but I promise I will make it as painless as possible :)

Talk soon!

3 comments:

jlk said...

Thanks for the review! I am sorely tempted by the Amy Butler book.

Mama Pea said...

I have eyed that book a lot...and Amy Butler's also. Thanks for the review. I think I have bought neither so far, because I have so many bags already. But that never stopped me before! haha!

Brooke said...

Nice book review! Can't wait to see your applique!