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What if a designer handbag were as easy to craft as a duct tape wallet?

Now it is with this easy-to-follow guide to making 40 handbags so fashionable, you won't actually believe they're made of duct-tape. Part art-piece, part usable accessory, Richela Fabian Morgan shows how each of these gorgeous handbags can be recreated one manageable section at a time.

Designs include:
· Clutches and wristlets
· Hobo and Shoulder Bags
· Satchels
· Messenger and Flap Bags
· Tote Bags

With detailed step-by-step instructions and primers on duct tape "fabric," different types of closures from magnet snaps to jeans buttons, and bag accessories like bows and luggage tags, Morgan catapults this trend from the streets into the stratosphere. A mix of pop art and urban style photos of each project and a cool vibe throughout will make you want to immediately roll up your sleeves and begin making duct tape bags.

About the Author

Richela Fabian Morgan

RICHELA FABIAN MORGAN is an indie crafter specializing in paper, adhesives, and found materials.

Ms. Morgan has written seven books:
DUCT TAPE BAGS (Clarkson Potter/2016) , TAPE IT & WEAR IT: (Barron's Educational Series/2014) , TAPE IT & MAKE MORE: Another 101 Duct Tape Activities (Barron's Educational Series/2013) , TAPE IT & MAKE IT: 101 Duct Tape Activities (Barron's Educational Series/2012) , THE GREEN CRAFTER: 52 Eco Friendly Crafts for Every Week of the Year (Citadel/2009) , NOTEWORTHY: Homemade Greeting Cards for Any Occasion, a popular card-crafting kit (MetroBooks/2008) , BABY BY THE NUMBERS: an essential reference guide to raising baby from birth to three years old (Chronicle/2008) .

She is also a contributing writer to the books ALL THINGS PAPER (Tuttle Publishing/2013) and UNBORED: GAMES (Bloomsbury/2014) .
Ms. Morgan has worked with kids for the past nine years, teaching various duct tape, paper, and recycled craft projects at institutions such as the Boston Public Library (all Boston, MA branches) , the Rye Arts Center (Rye, NY) , AI Friedman (Port Chester, NY) , and the Chapel School Summer Camp (Bronxville, NY) .

Ms. Morgan currently lives in Larchmont, New York with her husband and two kids.

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