When anyone asks me what I love most about sewing I tell them,‘I love how sewing never gets boring!’ As far as I – and millions of other sewists – are concerned, sewing is one of the coolest, most satisfying and useful pastimes out there. If you are just about toembark on your sewing career, welcome to the club: be preparedto become very addicted, very quickly, for a very long time! We sewists are a resourceful bunch – we have to be. For a start,most of us don’t have unlimited amounts of fabric and time onour hands. I am such a craft ﬁend that I HAVE to do some sewingevery week (unless I’m on holiday) or I get jittery! This is why Itry to get the most out of my limited crafting time and I like to dothis by sewing items that will be used time and time again. But anitem’s usefulness is only half the story. For me, the best designsare fab to look at and just as fab to use. Bags are the ultimateuseful accessory – we all need them, we all use them and we alllike them to look great too. With this in mind, I have designed 12 fully featured bags forthis book that I hope you’ll agree look stylish and professional.But more importantly, these bags are all designed to be totally practical and enjoyable to use in real-life situations. It goes without saying: the more useful something is, the more often you’re going to use it, right? And time is too precious to spendhours making something only for it to end up forlorn at the back of a cupboard.
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