Handbag Workshop by Anna Mazur

How do you sew the perfect handbag? By knowing all the techniques to construct one, and having a good pattern for fabrication. All that and more can be found in Handbag Workshop: Design and Sew the Perfect Bag by Anna Mazur.

Mazur begins the handbag journey by distinguishing the five different handbag silhouettes: rectangle, square, oval, ellipse, and cylinder. The basic tools and sewing techniques include describing a handbag's foundation and such things as pockets and zippers.

Handbag Projects: Beginning, Intermediate, Advanced


All the handbag projects are graduated from the more simpler handbags (Security Pouch, 1940s Hobo Wristlet) to bigger projects (Cross-Body Sling Bag with Tablet Pocket, Ostrich with Fur-Lined Mini Shopper). The patterns for all the handbags are located at the back of the book, and instructions are step by step in the chapters.

For anyone wanting to create the handbags in the book, all the tools are there for success. For anyone who wants to make a reproduction of their favorite bags, this would make a pretty good start as Mazur cleverly goes over all the popular silhouettes making the reader able to do so.

Book Information:

  • Handbag Workshop: Design and Sew the Perfect Bag by Anna Mazur
  • Taunton Press; 2014
  • ISBN13: 9781621137771
  • Paperback, 208 pages.


  • Disclosure: This book was provided by the publisher and any opinions are my own.
    Renee Shelton.