Thursday, March 24, 2011

Purses, Bags, & More - Book Review

If you've read this blog for any length of time, you know that I enjoy sewing purses and bags on occasion. So when I was asked to be part of a blog tour introducing Clotilde's new book, Purses, Bags, & More, I was glad to participate.

Purses, Bags, & More is a 48-page book featuring 10 fabulous projects designed by Pearl Louise Krush. I like that all the purses in the book are unique in style and design. The instructions appear to be clearly written, detailed, and easy to understand with helpful illustrations. No actual pattern pieces are given, but dimensions are given for each piece needed to complete each project. I think that beginning and advanced sewers alike would have great success sewing any of these 10 purses.

The "On The Town" bag is a cute patchwork bag, oblong in size, with some neat details including the contrast "flange" strip and the tie closure. I especially like the gathered side panels and the handles that look like they're buttoned on. The instructions for the bag are concisely written with orderly steps to create the patchwork and bag assembly.

Purses, Bags, & More is available here as a hard copy and AND also as a PDF download if you just can't wait to receive your copy in the mail. Follow the blog tour to read more about other projects in this great new book.

Day 1 (Mar 21): Tara of Tinkerfrog
Day 2 (Mar 22): Cindy of Sew Blessed

Day 3 (Mar 23): Stephanie of Unfinished Sewing Projects

Day 4 (Mar 24): Ruth (me!) of SewChic

Day 5 (Mar 25): Julie of From These Hands


  1. cute bag! how fun, how fun!

  2. This looks a great book!

  3. I like this bag. I'd like to win this book. Thanks!

  4. Love the oblong shape! This book looks really interesting!

  5. Cute bag and wonderful looking book!!

  6. I would love to make this one, do you have a pattern? It's very cute!
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  7. Looks like a great book and I love that bag!

  8. That book looks like so much fun! I think cute bags are the perfect accessory. =)

  9. Wow! I do love those purses. Something I need to do soon, sew some new purses.