Build a Bag Book & Templates (Hardcover)

Backpacks: Sew 15 stunning projects and endless variations

By Debbie Shore

Search Press, 9781782217671, 96pp.

Publication Date: November 19, 2019

Other Editions of This Title:
Hardcover (9/25/2018)
Hardcover (11/19/2019)
Hardcover (9/25/2018)

List Price: 24.95*
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All you need to create 15 stunning backpack designs, using the two reusable plastic templates and the accompanying book.

Created by bestselling author and sewing celebrity Debbie Shore, The Build a Bag Book and Templates provides everything you need to create 15 stylish bags and design countless more using the two full-size, reuseable templates provided.

The templates and beautifully-presented 96 page book are stored in a handy, hardback folder, making this an invaluable, one stop resource that you will return to time and time again.

Debbie provides easy-to-follow, step-by-step instructions for 15 stunning bags in a range of fabrics and styles suitable for all occasions. The backpacks are made using different techniques, pockets, straps and fastenings, to create 15 very different results. But why stop there? The template can also be used for your own design variations, as you mix and match the techniques covered within the book; Debbie gives advice on how to adapt and create your own unique designs.

Each project in the book is explained using Debbie's friendly style and easy-to-follow step-by-step photography, and there is also a comprehensive techniques section and a guide to using the template.

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

Praise For Build a Bag Book & Templates: Backpacks: Sew 15 stunning projects and endless variations

Postcard Reviews - Dec 2019
There are now four pattern books in the Build a Bag series, each one containing a reusable plastic pattern and at least 15 projects.
The best thing about sewing with Debbie Shore is that she makes things so easy. From beginner to advanced skill levels, every stitcher can enjoy these books and create something wonderful.
The projects are beautifully photographed, and the instructions have a stunning visual and written step by step guide.
Techniques, tips and what to do if things go wrong are included and the whole process from start to finish is jargon free. This makes it easy to understand and you know exactly what to do without the aid of other explanations. The Plastic Pattern is brilliant, and the instructions colour code the pattern piece you need. Each Backpack is beautifully designed and really are fit for purpose. Each one is different, and have a unique and stylish look. 
The hardback book comes in a neat folder style format. The plastic pattern is hard wearing, wipe clean and reusable.  Build a Bag Backpacks is filled with handy hints and tips. Perfect for beginners and exciting enough for advanced sewists.

Highly recommended