I was a huge fan of Lisa Lam’s The Bag Making Bible – I truly thought it was the best bag making books on the market. So when I heard that she had a second book in the works, I immediately put it on my wish list. A Bag for All Reasons
finally arrived and I couldn’t be more excited! Once again the bags inside the cover are all fabulous – definitely something that I can’t wait to make. New to bag making and missed her first book? That’s ok too! There’s a section of a book that will help get you started (fabric prep, equipment, etc.) as well as techniques described (with lots of photos) to help you along the way. The best part, of course, are the 12 projects. All have full-sized patterns inside the spiral bound book and are so diverse there’s definitely ‘something for everyone’: iPad Cases, toddler backpacks, baby bags, school bags, laundry and bike bags, wallets and vanity cases just to name a few. Even though I haven’t made a project yet, from what I’ve read the instructions are clear and have lots of illustrations (and in come cases photos) to help you through the steps so no matter what your skill level, you should come out with a fabulous looking project in the end.
The Bottom Line: Another fabulous bag making book that is a must have for your book shelf. With two successful books under her belt, I’m hoping that Lisa puts out a third – because one can never have too many purses in their possession!