This do-it-yourself book for stylish handbags features 25 projects with more than 500 illustrations. Sewers of all skill levels will gather the information they need to create many kinds of bags, from casual to romantic, as well as ideas for jazzing up your old bags. Handbag styles include clutches, totes, makeup cases, and a roll-up pencil case. They're made with a variety of styles, including lovely vintage, charming felt, and '80s graphics designs. Chapters include adding accessories and prints to your bags, and each section ends with an interview with a handbag designer. A wealth of tips and information is also provided for adding zippers, making the perfect lining, developing your own variation of the handbag model, and enlarging and copying design patterns and templates. See how creating your own handbag can be fun and rewarding, and also fashion-forward.
Nadine Heintze is the designer and illustrator behind the name ?adine coldine.? After completing her fashion studies in London and Antwerp, she founded the handbag label nani coldine and created the design company of the same name. Her handbags were published in InStyle and Elle, and are selling all over the world. After many years of experience in several countries with regards to production, she now manufactures her limited editions in Germany. Nadine and her team also provide many fashion companies with bag designs and trendy ideas. Her love of the craft and her passion for unusual and creative designs and bags are still her main source of motivation and balance the commercial aspects. With Bags for Fashionistas, she proves that making things by yourself is not only rewarding but also classy and chic. Nadine currently lives and works in Cologne. She runs her own bag blog: More information about nani coldine can be found on her website:

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