Bag heaven

I was very happy when I found out that Lisa Lam was writing a book, I am an avid reader of her blog and I just knew her book was going to be great! When the publishers David & Charles asked me to review it I said “yes” before they finished the sentence; but I never thought how difficult it was going to be to review this book. If you have already looked through the pages of The Bag Making Bible, youre probably thinking that I am not making sense because it is such a cool book that it must be so easy to give it 5 stars.

It is true that the book is a wonderful compilation of all you need to know about how to make a bag, including what tools you do need, the techniques to master, the materials to use, everything. So why it was so difficult for me to write a review? Well, I have already read lots of reviews, spoken to people that already own the book including sewing tutors, who all say the book is fantastic, even Amy Butler has said wonders about it, that quite honestly I am struggling to find something new to say about it.

Perhaps if I tell you about my relationship with bags and the effect that The Bag Making Bible has had on me, you will get a bit of a different perspective of how good this book is. I LOVE bags, this is not the typical girly thing about having lots of bags; I truly have this thing (you can call it an obsession) with bags. Apart from the simple tote bag, I much prefer buying bags than making them (yeap I said it). Dont ask me why but I do. Or I did until I read Lisa’s book.

The BMB (as I call it, fingers getting tired) offers you endless possibilities of how to make your ideal bag. It teaches you the skills to construct each part of a bag, plus it also has a few patterns that apply the techniques that are shown in clear, step-by-step instructions with useful images (not only those pretty and artistic photos that are not very helpful when you have a question midway through your project), and best of all there are tiny little tips throughout the book, a sort of post-it notes that the author has left to guide you on your way.

So my perfect bag is a real possibility, I can now modify bag patterns to make it 100% suitable for what I need and want. Enough pockets to keep my stuff in place, but not too many that I spend hours looking for keys; a lining that is not too dark that camouflages my mobile phone; long enough handles that it can be used as a shoulder bag, but not so short that is just a handbag; nice edges to make it look professional, and well, the fabric that suits my mood!

The Bag Making Bible by Lisa Lam is published by David and Charles click here to buy it.

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47 Responses to “Bag heaven”

  1. The book sounds great, I can only make totes, wish I had more confidence in making bags!

  2. Lucy Brodie says:

    I’ve added a copy to my shopping list! I love bags too and collect them like I collect fabric and cookery books! Thanks for the great review.

  3. lizzet says:

    Hi Lucy! The book is brilliant and it just gives you so many options of how to make your perfect bag. It could also be a great help if you are following a pattern and don’t know what something means ;)

  4. lizzet says:

    Hi Fiona, I am sure you can make more than a simple tote! I have seen all the pretty things that you have in your Etsy shop and they are brilliant! Go for it, try to make a bag and don’t forget to show it off :)

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