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Our Review

If you suffer from the addiction to handbags that most women have, then Irresistible Bags by Marie Claire, is a cheap and creative way to get your fix. Including 45 designs in a wide range of styles, including urban chic, shopping totes and large storage bags, there's a project for every occasion.

Create a classic Tartan Tote, a practical and very handy Artist's Satchel, or opt for a vintage style Full Of Nostalgia handbag. There's even a selection of children's bags, including the My Favorite Pet Tote which features a photograph of their pet, and the adorable Ladybird Story, a tote bag embroidered with a fairy tale.

The book includes all the patterns and templates you'll need to get started, and with crafts such as sewing, quilting, crochet, knitting, appliqueing and embroidery, there's sure to be a style that's perfect for everyone.

You can pick up a copy of the book from Quadrille or Amazon now.

Publisher's Description

Whether you're planning to look chic about town, off on a road trip, or just wanting to be organized, you're sure to find a bag design here to suit your needs. "Marie Claire Irresistible Bags" features 45 stylish designs from sophisticated evening purses and shoulder bags to laundry sacks and practical eco shoppers. Employing many of today's popular crafting techniques - sewing, knitting, crochet, applique and embroidery - and using a glorious array of different materials, from velvet, lace and wool to tweed, leather and canvas, this collection is packed with fun, functional and fashionable bags.Some of the projects are so simple you can be ready to go in less than an hour, others are special enough to merit a little more work, but all are beautifully photographed with detailed instructions and easy-to-follow diagrams and templates showing how to create them. With something for every taste, occasion and ability level, "Irresistible Bags" will have everyone happily adding to their bag collection.