Bags in Bloom

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Bags in Bloom

Create 20 Unique Flower Purses with Simple Embroidery Stitches and Easy-To-Sew Patterns

By Susan Cariello

Watson-Guptill Publications, Paperback, 9780823000791, 144pp.

Publication Date: July 20, 2010


A perfect bag for every occasion, in every season!
Each season has its own palette of floral colors, from vivid poppies to hardy wildflowers, from autumn leaves to winter roses—and now you can have a bag to match every outfit in every season.
In Bags In Bloom, with just 6 simple patterns and 12 easy embroidery stitches, you’ll learn how to make 20 different purse designs. From a clear overview of embroidery, including a primer on fabrics and different fiber elements you can use to great effect, to detailed instructions on sewing and assembly, and even how to get inspired to design your own, accessories designer Susan Cariello takes you step-by-step through making purses that complement each season’s wardrobe perfectly.
A fresh twist on classic embroidery, Bags in Bloom ensures your purse will be as colorful and vibrant as the world aroud you—all year long!

About the Author
SUSAN CARIELLO produces limited-edition collections of handmade, hand-embroidered, and hand-embellished bags and accessories. She is a graduate of Central Saint Martins College of Art & Design in London, and has worked in New York and London as a textile print and embroidery designer.