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Tote Bags (A Craft Studio Book)

20 Creative Projects

Sonia Lucano

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20 projects to create and customise your own tote bags

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Tote bags are the perfect and lasting alternative to throw-away plastic bags, and make excellent gifts. This book shows you how to make your very own totes, starting with an easy pattern for making a basic bag, which you can then adorn and customize. Twenty projects show you different techniques to create the bag (or bags!) of your choice: embroidery, painting, dyeing, transfers, quilting, stamping and more. Each project has been assigned a particular level of difficulty, but all are well within reach of even the absolute beginner.

Key features include:
- 20 DIY projects, from the introductory to the more advanced.
- Practical tips and hints for making original designs without breaking the bank – or one’s spirit.
- Easy-to-follow instructions and sleek colour photography.

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'Beautifully made, with hard covers and quality papers made to a perfect size, illustrated with beautiful pictures for all the inspiring projects'
This is Life

'Wonderful ways to personalise a plain tote bag as well as how to make your own … your textile projects will be transformed!'
Craft Stamper

'Plenty to inspire both novice and experienced crafters alike ... these stylish books will appeal to all ages'
Sewing World

'The books are well laid out, with good, clear instructions and lots and lots of inspiration, making you just want to have a go! '
Life at the Zoo Blog

'Beautiful pictures and an easy to read layout ... I love that the four books give a good range of skills for people to pick up'
Live It Love It Make It

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Product Information

Book Details

Format: Quarterbound/PLC (no jacket)

Size: 22.5 x 17.0 cm

Extent: 72 pp

Publication date: 7 March 2016

ISBN: 9780500518434

Contents List

Introduction • Basic Tote Bag Pattern • Techniques for Personalizing a Tote Bag • ‘This is Not’ Tote Bag • Striped Tote Bag • Tote Bag with Pocket • Chinese Shadow Tote Bag • ‘Be Happy or Die’ tote Bag • Double Tote Bag • Fringed Tote Bag • Small Cloud Tote Bag • Tie-Dye Tote Bag • Liberty Tote Bag • Pink Sequin Tote Bag • Tote Bag with Tassles • Geometric Tote Bag • Number Tote Bag • Death Valley Tote Bag • Fairytale Bag with Zip • Eye Test Tote Bag • Death’s Head Tote Bag • #ILOVEMYTOTE Bag • Leather Tote Bag • Basic Stitches and Designs

About the Author

Sonia Lucano writes widely on crafts and interior design. She is the author of numerous books on the subject, including Interior Inspiration Scandinavia, also published by Thames & Hudson.

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