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Lisa Lam joined us for an interview and a free Reversible Bucket Bag project for her first book, The Bag Making Bible. Lisa runs the popular U-handblog< and the U-handbag shop. We’ve had such fun since 2005, learning all about bags from Lisa! Today we’re excited to share Lisa’s newest book, A Bag for All Reasons!

Lisa’s new book includes full-size, pull-out patterns for twelve bags and purses; the range of bags is perfect for everyday or special occasions. Take a look at the book excerpt for more information, including a full list of projects, lots of great photos and more. Don’t you want to make a super-cute and practical Bicycle Double-Pannier Bag? What about a 3-in-1 Convertible Backpack, Fashionista Baby Bag or a Train-Style Vanity Case?!

Looking for the perfect, special accessory for all of those upcoming holiday parties? Download your free book excerpt for the Pleated Purse-Frame Purse!

This darling purse looks as cute with jeans as it looks “knockout glamorous” at a swish wedding. The secret to the different looks lies in your choice of fabrics. For a sweet daytime look, plump for your favourite cotton brights and a pretty flower brooch. For a special occasion go for luscious satins, silks and a sparkling brooch.

Comment below for your chance to win a copy of A Bag for All Reasons. (Winners for this prize must live in either the US, Canada or Europe.) Tell us which bag you’d make, or tell us about the bags you’ve made recently! Let’s hear your thoughts on sewing unique, beautiful and useful bags…