Handbag Designer 101

Handbag Designer 101

Everything You Need to Know About Designing, Making, and Marketing Handbags

Format: Hardcover, 160 Pages
ISBN: 9780760339732
Publisher: Voyageur Press
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Handbag Designer 101 is the bible for handbag designers or women who aspire to make their own bags. Included in the book are instructions for creating the fifteen essential bag styles—clutch, hobo, tote, and more—made simple with easy-to-follow how-to illustrations, suggested difficulty levels, and color photography. Advice from famous bag designers and today’s hottest indie designers accompany each pattern.
Also included is the inside scoop on turning your handbag hobby into a successful business. From designing, to making, to marketing, Handbag Designer 101 teaches you everything you need to know.

Emily Blumenthal is the founder of the Independent Handbag Designer Awards and spearheads the website www.handbagdesigner101.com. She designed the Yasmena bag that has appeared on Sex and the City and has been sold at discerning department stores such as Henri Bendel, Bergdorf Goodman, and Bloomingdale's.www.handbagdesigner101.com
Format: Hardcover, 160 Pages
ISBN: 9780760339732
Illustrations: 84 photos; 158 diagrams and tables
Size: 8.5 in x 10 in / 216 mm x 254 mm
Published:
Tote: page 26
Corrected handbag pattern from Handbag Designer 101, taking into account optimum finished bag size.
Bucket: page 32
Corrected handbag pattern from Handbag Designer 101, taking into account optimum finished bag size.
Wallet: page 38
Corrected handbag pattern from Handbag Designer 101, taking into account optimum finished bag size.
Facile Frame: page 43
Corrected handbag pattern from Handbag Designer 101, taking into account optimum finished bag size.
Satchel: page 48
Corrected handbag pattern from Handbag Designer 101, taking into account optimum finished bag size.
Clutch: page 54
Corrected handbag pattern from Handbag Designer 101, taking into account optimum finished bag size.
Structured Case: page 60
Corrected handbag pattern from Handbag Designer 101, taking into account optimum finished bag size.
Barrel: page 66
Corrected handbag pattern from Handbag Designer 101, taking into account optimum finished bag size.
Drawstring: page 74
Corrected handbag pattern from Handbag Designer 101, taking into account optimum finished bag size.
Messenger: page 82
Corrected handbag pattern from Handbag Designer 101, taking into account optimum finished bag size.
Frame: page 88
Corrected handbag pattern from Handbag Designer 101, taking into account optimum finished bag size.
Hobo: page 94
Corrected handbag pattern from Handbag Designer 101, taking into account optimum finished bag size.
Camera: page 102
Corrected handbag pattern from Handbag Designer 101, taking into account optimum finished bag size.
Backpack: 110
Corrected handbag pattern from Handbag Designer 101, taking into account optimum finished bag size.
Briefcase: page 118
Corrected handbag pattern from Handbag Designer 101, taking into account optimum finished bag size.
Cost Sheet
Corrected handbag cost sheet from Handbag Designer 101.
April 20, 2011
Emily Blumenthal's journey to publishing Handbag Designer 101 is chronicled in WWD. Read More.
January 26, 2011
Author Emily Blumenthal talks about the fifth annual Independent Handbag Awards. Read More.