Yoko Saito's Bags I Love To Carry

   
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Japanese master quilter Yoko Saito is known the world over for her exquisite handbags. In this gorgeously photographed book, she shares 26 bag patterns with a focus on beauty, purpose, and comfort. Bags of all shapes and sizes feature motifs inspired by nature and traditional patchwork, most in Ms. Saito’s signature taupe color palette. With designs from big, boxy bags to petite pouches with curvy shapes, readers will learn Ms. Saito’s methods for both piecing and applique—each pattern includes materials and cutting lists plus illustrated instructions. Whether stitchers are looking for casual bags for everyday use or spectacular bags fit for special occasions, they’ll find the perfect handbag to create in this inspiring collection. Includes an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at the process of creating the book with Ms. Saito. 2 pullout pattern sheets. 136 pages
Japanese master quilter Yoko Saito is known the world over for her exquisite handbags. In this gorgeously photographed book, she shares 26 bag patterns with a focus on beauty, purpose, and comfort. Bags of all shapes and sizes feature motifs inspired by nature and traditional patchwork, most in Ms. Saito's signature taupe color palettes.

With designs from big, boxy bags to petite pouches with curvy shapes, you'll learn Ms. Saito's methods for flawless piecing and applique--information on essential stitches and tools are included, along with how-to photos of basic techniques. Each pattern includes materials and cutting lists plus illustrated instructions. Whether you're looking for casual bags for everyday use or spectacular bags fit for special occasions, you'll find the perfect handbag to create in this inspiring collection.