Sunday, 10 October 2010

The Bag Making Bible

It's finally arrived! After weeks of waiting  the postman delivered my copy of the much anticipated Bag Making Bible by Lisa Lam on Friday morning and I have been engrossed in it all weekend.(Serves me right for buying through Amazon, along with half the bag making population. They kept running out and sending me delay notices while they ordered more stock, great news for Lisa but I'm not sure my tenterhooks will ever be the same!)
The long awaited book

I've bought quite a few bag making books over the last couple of years. Some for basic techniques, well we all have to start somewhere don't we, others for inspiration and new ideas. Sort of like cookbooks for the crafty. And, as with my cookbooks, I have my tried and trusted favourites, ones that have broken spines, bent covers and dog ears through constant use (but without the gravy stains and grease marks....)

Well, I'm sorry to say that my nice new book isn't going to stay that way for long. Within minutes of opening it I knew it was going to be one that I would be constantly reaching for and will be well worn in no time. I could rave about this book for ages, about how it ticks all the boxes for beginner and accomplished bag maker alike, about the traceable patterns.. to scale, about the easy way it's written, but I'm not going to. Instead I'm going to encourage you to buy the book and find all of that out for yourself. 

Lisa Lam, talented author, bag maker and owner of u-handbags

And once the bag making bug bites make sure you stop off at u-handbag for all of your bag making needs. Just try and order a number of things at a time or the drumsticks will take their toll!


Eryl said...

Isn't it wonderful when you get a book that you can tell from the outset you are going to keep coming back to for years? This one looks marvellous, but there isn't a cat's chance of me ever making a bag, sadly.

Linnhe Mara said...

Eryl a talented lady like you should never limit herself. Since you're getting all that sewing practice in mending overalls you might want to try your new skills on something more challenging. I'm sure this book could make a convert of you : )

Anonymous said...

Really interested to read your recommendation. But I'm not surprised it's good - Lisa's patterns and tutorials are fabulous.

Linnhe Mara said...

Yours are too: )
It makes a difference when the person writing obviously enjoys what they do.

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