Handbag Workshop | Anna M. Mazur | Reviewed by Erin

Wednesday, 23 July 2014

*Review copy c/o Netgalley, image via Goodreads

handbag workshop anna m mazur craft book

Bags are definitely something I’d love to have a go at making myself and so when I saw this tutorial book pop up on Netgalley I was excited to learn more about the craft.  

Handbag Workshop shares a whole range of impressive ideas and inspiration for every skill level. The book is split into three sections based on the reader’s ability level meaning that there is a project for everyone to try out. Patterns and full colour photographs for the step-by-steps are both included making the tutorials easy to follow.

Unfortunately the designer inspired ideas found in this book, for the most part, weren’t suited to my personal taste however I was impressed by the handmade designs, and the work that goes into them - especially those found in the advanced section! If I were to attempt to make one of the bags I think I would opt for the stylish suede ‘Tiffany-Inspired Reversible Tote’ as I like both the simplicity of the outside of the bag and the practicality of this very wearable design.

Although the designs themselves perhaps weren’t all for me the basics, tips and tricks offered were informative and could be applied to other projects. I loved learning about how bags are constructed and have definitely taken away some useful information for my own future projects. If you’re looking to try out this impressive craft or improve upon your bag-making skills this could be the book for you!


Handbag Workshop is due for UK release in November and can be pre-ordered on Amazon now!


This post was written by regular reviewer Erin, get to know her here

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Erin has been blogging since 2010 but recently launched new blog A Natural Detour. Back in 2012 she teamed up with Ria to create Blogger's Bookshelf after rediscovering her love of books and hasn't looked back since! Her favourite reads include Ready Player One and Dangerous Girls.

1 comment :

  1. I reviewed this one also and loved the designs but found the skills needed far exceeded my level of ability. For an experienced sewer however these would be excellent.

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