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Cross-Over construction is the newest technique in classic handbag design. In Cross-Over Bags by Jeanne L. Perrine there are 10 great projects with easy to understand step-by-step directions to walk you through the unique construction process.


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Cross-Over Bags

Author: Jeanne L. Perrine
Pages: 100
Page size: 8 1/2" x 11 "
Publisher: Palmer Printing
Cover: Soft
Item Code: 4W30844
Weight: 1.1 lb

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Cross-Over construction is the newest technique in classic handbag design.

  • Use your favorite fabrics to create your own designer bag.
  • Add an artistic touch with various embellishments.
  • Easy to understand step-by-step directions walk you through the unique construction process.
  • There are 10 great projects - including bags, accessories and more - to custom make as gifts for for yourself.

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Author  Jeanne PerrineAbout the Author

Jeanne Perrine was born in Illinois, raised in Michigan, and has lived in Georgia, Utah, Germany and two tours in Alaska giving her a wide and varied scope of cultures to draw from. She now resides with her husband, Jerle, in the Chicago suburbs. She is a wife and mother of two grown children, a Registered Nurse, and teaches quilting, sewing and stained glass to all who will sit still long enough. Daughter Trilisa is a Doctoral candidate at the University of Chicago and son Luke makes his home in Alaska.

Creativity has always been an important part of Jeanne's life. A major compnent of expressing that creativity has been the medium of fabric. She has sewn from the time she could reach both the treadle and the machine top at the same time. As a child she would make "creations" out of the most unusual items. Not all of them were beautiful but they were all unique. Not being able to read pattern instructions at the age of five didn't stop her from designing great outfits for her dolls or herself. Granted, the clothing didn't always fit. But let's face it, it's all about the journey and the learning process anyway. Figuring out how to construct an article out of an idea and incorporating the design lines, textures and colors has always been a joy to her.

When Jeanne is asked, "How long have you been sewing?" Her response usually goes something like this. "I can't remember the time when the need to be creative wasn't a part of me. That creativity routinely manifests itself in sewing." Jeanne has been sewing since she was a little girl under the tutelage of her mother. she's studied color and design on her own for some thirty-five years. She has received first place and "Best of Show" awards in stained glass work in statewide competitions on numerous occasions. As a teenager she took honors for 4-H sewing ensembles and modeling her creations. She spends more time now in teaching and developing patterns.

Table of Contents

Introduction 9
Basic Supplies 10
Basic Techniques 16
Evening Take-Out Bag Pieces (A,B,C,D,E,F) 26
Music Bag Piece (L) 36
Shopping Bag Piece (L) 42
Lunch Bag or Great Gift Bag Piece (H) 48
Photo Gallery 51
Cross-Over Hand Bag Pieces (I,J,K) 59
Credit Card/Calculator/Business Card Holder 70
Checkin' In (Checkbook Cover) 72
Glasses Case Piece (M) 74
Cell Phone Holder Pieces (N,P) 76
Cozy Coasters Piece (G) 80
Handles and Hardware 84
Embellishments 91
Sew What Now?!? (Troubleshooting) 94
About the Author 98
Sourcing 100


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