July 12, 2012 · 6:00 PM
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For our sewing book club in July, we will be covering Lisa Lam's two bag-making books (details below). Remember, you don't have to have both or either of these to come join in the discussion! We'll talk about our impressions and experiences from these two great publications, and if you've made anything from either book, bring those along to share as well.
Lisa Lam is one of the leading bag sewing pattern experts in the field today. Her popular blog and online store (http://u-handbag.typepad.com/) get tons of traffic and have wonderful patterns -- and even some free projects and tutorials. Her first book, The Bag Making Bible, was published in 2010, and the follow-up, A Bag for all Reasons, just came out in May.
Both works contain incredibly detailed instructions on how to make your bags exactly what you want them to be, from different kinds of closures to pockets to interfacing, etc etc. The Bag Making Bible -- which has sold, so far, over 70,000 copies! -- is a bit stronger on the reference side, containing just about any technique you could want; it also has 8 projects to put those techniques to work! A Bag for all Reasons has a greater variety of projects (12), and focuses on detailing those techniques that you'll need to complete them.
Don't forget, Jeanie from The Common Thread is generously offering a 20% discount on these books for BiblioStyles participants. To take advantage of the discount, RSVP to the meeting and then call Jeanie at[masked] and reserve a copy. It may take up to 2 weeks to get your copy if she is out of stock, so call as soon as possible!
COMING UP in August: BiblioStyles (8/16) will do The BurdaStyle Handbook!!