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Handbag Designer 101

Everything You Need to Know About Designing, Making, and Marketing Handbags

Handbag Designer 101
Format: Hardcover, 160 Pages
ISBN: 9780760339732
Publisher: Voyageur Press
Illustrations: 84 photos; 158 diagrams and tables
Size: 8.5 x 10
Weight: 0.13 lb.
Published: Sep. 5, 2011
Price: $24.99
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Handbag Designer 101 is the bible for handbag designers or women who aspire to make their own bags. Included in the book are instructions for creating the fifteen essential bag styles—clutch, hobo, tote, and more—made simple with easy-to-follow how-to illustrations, suggested difficulty levels, and color photography. Advice from famous bag designers and today’s hottest indie designers accompany each pattern.
Also included is the inside scoop on turning your handbag hobby into a successful business. From designing, to making, to marketing, Handbag Designer 101 teaches you everything you need to know.

Emily Blumenthal is the founder of the Independent Handbag Designer Awards and spearheads the website www.handbagdesigner101.com. She designed the Yasmena bag that has appeared on Sex and the City and has been sold at discerning department stores such as Henri Bendel, Bergdorf Goodman, and Bloomingdale's.www.handbagdesigner101.com
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