Simply Stitched with Embroidery : Paperback : World Book Media : 9781940552460 : 194055246X : 01 Sep 2020 : “Introducing beloved Japanese embroidery artist Yumiko Higuchi’s newest collection of motifs, showcased on a variety of purses, wallets, and bags. Inside, you’ll find an assortment of the simple, folk-inspired floral and animal designs stitched in Yumiko’s signature style, as well nine lovely bag patterns inspired by the motifs. Stitch a single flower onto the diminutive Teardrop Pouch, perfect for storing spare change, or use the vibrant lemon pattern to embellish the Oval Pouch for a chic summertime accessory. Beautiful step-by-step photos clearly explain Yumiko Higuchi’s favorite techniques for sewing bags, installing metal purse clasps, and making pompom and tassel embellishments. A helpful embroidery stitch guide outlines the eight basic stitches used to create the designs in this book. Full-size templates are included for all 20 embroidery motifs and nine bag patterns. Use these lovely embroidery motifs to make stunning, one-of-a-kind bags, or be inspired to design your own unique projects.”–Back cover.