Published by Stitch Publications (in English), October 2018
136 Pages, fully color illustrated
26 Patchwork & Embroidery Bag Projects with illustrated instructions.
Long awaited, Yoko Saito's Bags I Love To Carry is now available! Japanese master quilter Yoko Saito is known the world over for her exquisite handbags. In this gorgeously photographed book, she shares 26 bag patterns with a focus on beauty, purpose, and comfort. Bags of all shapes and sizes feature motifs inspired by nature and traditional patchwork, most in Ms. Saito's signature taupe color palettes.
With designs from big, boxy bags to petite pouches with curvy shapes, you'll learn Ms. Saito's methods for flawless piecing and applique--information on essential stitches and tools are included, along with how-to photos of basic techniques. Each pattern includes materials and cutting lists plus illustrated instructions. Whether you're looking for casual bags for everyday use or spectacular bags fit for special occasions, you'll find the perfect handbag to create in this inspiring collection.
Translated by Priscilla Noble of Stitch Publications, who fluent in the Japanese culture and language, has worked with Ms Saito for years to insure the accuracy in the translation and presentation of her techniques and quilting philosophy in English book versions.