How Designer Handbags are Made
As a shoe designer you may be called upon to work on many different soft goods projects. My design career started with bag design, moved on to footwear design, and now I work in both fields every day.
You will find that footwear and fashion handbags have a lot in common. Many of the design and manufacturing aspects are the same. Footwear and designer handbag materials and constructions are very similar. While shoe patterns and handbag patterns are very different they do have many of the same processing requirements.
When I saw the crew over at FASHIONARY had put together new book on bag design, I could not resist adding it to my own design library. The book is titled BAG DESIGN, and that says it all. Inside you will find style notes, detail drawings, pattern designs, spec sheets and material guides. The book is very complete. More than just designs for handbags, the book contains over 60 design templates for all types of bags from wallets, to golf bags, to backpacks and more.