Leather Bags: 14 Stylish Designs to Sew for Any Occasion (Hardcover)
Create perfect, beautiful leather handbags and accessories with these 14 fashion-forward projects Stylish and functional, leather bags are indispensable for the hustle and bustle of everyday life. Now this comprehensive how-to offers a fresh introduction to creating the custom handbag you've always dreamed of--and other accessories, too. Kasia Ehrhardt, who studied handbag design at the Fashion Institute of Technology, presents 14 stunning, beginner-friendly projects, from an elegant phone case to a sophisticated bucket bag. She explains all the basics: how to work with different types of leather; techniques for cutting leather and sewing zippers, straps, and more; and advice on customizing and caring for your new bags. Plus, the book includes more than 280 step-by-step photographs, beautifully styled images of each project, and patterns stored in a pocket envelope.
Kasia Ehrhardt works and lives in Berlin, Germany with her boyfriend, daughter, and cat. She designs sewing patterns and writes tutorials for the DIY Sewing Academy. After studying architecture at Columbia University, Kasia took classes at the Fashion Institute of Technology where she learned how to make bags, small leather goods, shoes, belts, and other accessories. She returned to her native Germany in 2009 to create custom leather bags for her label KSIA. With KSIA, she is reviving a family tradition: one of Kasia's great-grandfathers used to produce leather bags and suitcases.