"....I mean, besides the fabulous
designs and all the professional bag-making tips I'll
pick up......What have they got going for them?"
The bag patterns don't show you how to make just one bag,
or even just a limited range of bags. You can vary the designs as
many different ways as your imagination will allow.
Instructions for variations leave the ACTUAL
design work up to you. For example, you can make the straps as long
or as wide as you want to, choose to use rings or handles or not...
You're encouraged to think for yourself and explore all the possibilities.
This is how you LEARN and DEVELOP the craft, rather than make up
just another kit bag (like everyone else!!). Your bags will be original
and creative, and you will become a BETTER DESIGNER!!
As you view the Pattern pages, click on the links that say "Design
Variations" for some inspiration for creating your own
designs from each of the patterns.
"What do I expect the pattern
to LOOK like....?"
The patterns are all full-size patterns (actual
size, with almost no "cut on fold" pieces), printed on
80gsm white paper.
The instructions are VERY DETAILED, with
lots of diagrams and photos of every stage of the construction process.
There are also tips for a better finish, and also lots of hints
and instructions for varying the design of the bag.
The pattern is packed in a ziplock bag -
which will store your pattern pieces securely once you've cut them
out. The colour prints on the cover are there for inspiration, and
you'll also find a materials list on the back, and more information
on cutting on the inside of the cover.