I have a *healthy* sewing library. My Ikea Expedit bookcase has a few cubes reserved for my general ‘how to’ sewing, textiles and garment sewing. But I also have a few cubes for my special handbag books, written and published in the United States and Japan. They are a never ending source of inspiration!
Have you noticed in recent years that more books on handbag design and patterns are being released? When I started sewing handbags a few years back there were very few. Now you can go to JoAnn’s or any online book or craft retailer and there are so many!! Some now even in e-book form.
In the spirit of enabling sewists everywhere I thought I’d share a few links to a few handbag books coming out this year. Plus a few I have recently added to my shelf. Enjoy!
- Sara Lawson’s Windy City Bags 12 Handbags and Totes Sewn with Structure and Style – Softcover
- OnThe Go Bags 15 Handmade Bags, Totes & Organizers – Softcover by Janelle MacKay/Lindsay Connor
- Bags – The Modern Classics – Softcover by Sue Kim (iThinkSew)