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The Build a Bag Book: Backpacks Debbie Shore

The Build a Bag Book: Backpacks By Debbie Shore

The Build a Bag Book: Backpacks by Debbie Shore

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Create 15 stunning backpacks using Debbie's easy-to-follow instructions and the reusable plastic template.

The Build a Bag Book: Backpacks Summary

The Build a Bag Book: Backpacks: Sew 15 Stunning Projects and Endless Variations by Debbie Shore

Praise for the Build a Bag series:

These books are ideal for those new to bag making and will help readers grow their bag-making skills and confidence as they work through the projects. The plastic templates are a brilliant idea and a great bonus. - The Sewing Directory

New to the highly acclaimed Build a Bag series, Debbie Shore brings you a selection of 15 brilliant backpacks!

The 15 designs are created using the full-size rigid template contained within the book. It is easy-to-use, durable, reusable, wipe-clean and perfect for fussy cutting, plus it is simple to position and use - there is no need to pin it.

The backpacks are made using different techniques, pockets, straps and fastenings to create 15 very different results. But why stop there? The template can also be used for your own design variations. As you mix and match the techniques covered within the book, Debbie gives advice on how to adapt and create your own unique designs.

Each project in the book is explained using Debbie's friendly style and easy-to-follow step-by-step photography, and there is also a comprehensive techniques section and a guide to using the template.

The Build a Bag Book: Backpacks Reviews

There are now four pattern books in the Build a Bag series, each one containing a reusable plastic pattern and at least 15 projects.

The best thing about sewing with Debbie Shore is that she makes things so easy. From beginner to advanced skill levels, every stitcher can enjoy these books and create something wonderful.

The projects are beautifully photographed, and the instructions have a stunning visual and written step by step guide.

Techniques, tips and what to do if things go wrong are included and the whole process from start to finish is jargon free. This makes it easy to understand and you know exactly what to do without the aid of other explanations.

The Plastic Pattern is brilliant, and the instructions colour code the pattern piece you need.

Each Backpack is beautifully designed and really are fit for purpose. Each one is different, and have a unique and stylish look.

Highly recommended

* Postcard Reviews *

These two stunning brand-new titles from Debbie cover on-trend satchels and backpacks. Each book comes in an attractive hard-back folder which also encloses a wallet containing durable plastic templates, from which, by following Debbie's impeccable instructions, it is possible to construct fifteen different bags from each book. There is a bag for every taste and occasion, each beautifully presented in full colour, showing Debbie's inspiring fabric choices. All techniques including zipped pockets, magnetic closures and piping are covered in detail, making these projects suitable for every level of sewing expertise. Debbie also includes inspiring suggestions on adapting the templates to expand the design possibilities and create even more bags! Outstanding value for money, these books are a definite must-have for every bag-loving sewer.

* East Kent Embroiderers' Guild *

I have some of the other Debbie Shore books, and this is another excellent one. Clear instructions for the basics such as making a zip panel, for the individual patterns, and even help with things that can go wrong (oops! section). I especially love the plastic templates. There is no need to copy and cut any patterns, because they are included in the book and can be used over and over again.

* Customer review *

I have considered this series of books for some time and I'm so delighted that I now have a copy especially of backpacks which I regularly use. The templates which are included ensure correct cutting and as well as the various projects, I find the other sections including materials, techniques, oops and Debbie's top tips extremely useful too. After trying some of the projects involved the next decision will be which of the other build a bag books to buy!

* Customer review *

About Debbie Shore

Debbie Shore is a bestselling and award-winning author and all-round sewing superstar. She began her career as a children's television presenter and since then has appeared regularly as an actress in various popular dramas and as a presenter on shopping channels. Debbie has also hosted live fashion shows for a major clothing brand, developed her own range of fabrics and writes for several popular sewing magazines. Debbie has written over 20 books for Search Press with several more underway. In 2018, Debbie launched her Half Yard Sewing Club, a monthly subscription service based on the megaselling Half Yard (TM) series, and won the 2019 IPG Digital Publishing Award. For more details about the club visit

Debbie lives in Lincolnshire. Visit her website

Table of Contents

Introduction 6
Understanding the template 8
Materials 10
Tools 12
Hardware 14
Techniques 14
Debbie's top tips 20
Oops! 21
The Projects 22
Clip pocket rucksack 22
Drawstring button backpack 30
Laminated crossover bag 34
Piped rucksack 40
Nautical backpack 46
Bear pocket backpack 50
Simple drawstring bag 56
Quilted backpack 60
Bound rucksack 64
Bear drawstring bag 68
Tie pocket rucksack 72
Two-tone drawstring backpack 76
Cuddly bear backpack 80
Zipped backpack 84
Convertible tote bag 88
A little extra something 92
Glossary 94
Index 96

Additional information

The Build a Bag Book: Backpacks: Sew 15 Stunning Projects and Endless Variations by Debbie Shore
Used - Very Good
Search Press Ltd
Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us

Customer Reviews - The Build a Bag Book: Backpacks