Japanese craft books are a hot trend with their unique design sensibility and clever projects. Sew Your Own Handbags showcases that style with 10 handbags featuring clever construction, unique details, and simple sewing techniques. Sophisticated photography shows off each bag to the fullest, with helpful detail shots of closures, handles, linings, and design details. Inside you'll find a variety of bag styles including a wool tweed travel bag perfect for a weekend getaway, a stylish denim bag with grommet and zipper details, a roomy tote bag with contrast lining and inside pockets, a laptop bag featuring a unique patchwork design, a striped book bag with matching book cover project, a wool messenger bag with flower detail, a soft luggage tote with inside compartments and luggage tag, plus much more. Most projects have matching companion projects such as change purses, drawstring bags and wristlets, to give you lots of variation ideas on each bag project. Project templates are included on a pull-out pattern section bound inside the book. Every project includes detailed instructions, step-by-step illustrations, and easy-to-follow construction diagrams.A section on tips and techniques shows how to give each bag a professional look and add embellishments.