Tote-Ally Amazing Bags (Spiral)

30 Quick and Easy Bags to Make for All Occasions

By Helen Angharad Henley

St. Martin's Griffin, 9781250052087, 144pp.

Publication Date: October 28, 2014

List Price: 24.99*
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The tote bag in its humblest form is a simple rectangular bag with two handles, but the possibilities offered by the style are limitless. This colorful book guides the reader through all the possible incarnations of the tote bag, from children's bags and simple grocery totes to stylish shoulder bags in contemporary fabrics, with patterns ranging from the fun to the functional. With more than 30 projects complete with colorful photos and full-size patterns, this book imparts lots of useful tips to help you achieve a truly professional finish. Techniques cover all the basics of machine sewing and finishing, from straight seams to topstitching, as well as detailed instructions on the specifics of bag construction, handle making, patch and zipped pockets, and interlining. And the styles in this book range from applique to stenciled designs using fabric paint, giving you the freedom to design the tote-ally amazing bag of your dreams.

About the Author

HELEN ANGHARAD HENLEY has been stitching and knitting for as long as she can remember. She has written for Making Gifts, Simply Homemade, Quick & Crafty, and Handmade magazines, and contributes to influential blog Sew, Mama, Sew. Her handmade products have appeared on Sew Hip Magazine, on Cuteable, and on Etsy, and her popular blog,, has been recognized as one of Dotcomgiftshop's list of "101 lovely craft blogs."