We love the Built by Wendy book of patterns, Sew U - But we also know not every style junkie is also a budding Doo.Ri. If the process of choosing and acquiring fabric for your designs seems overly complicated – or you just want to avoid the Garment District at all costs – may we recommend Sac à Faire? Sac à Faire is essentially a large sheet printed with patterns for 10 different shapes of handbags on both sides. The best part is you don’t even need fabric, because the pattern isn't printed on paper – It’s some kind of special material that looks like paper, but is actually strong, waterproof, machine-washable, and gets softer over time. You fold up the pattern, origami-style into the bag you desire, and then you just sew where indicated, and voila! Now when people ask you where you got your bag, you can have the satisfaction of casually responding, “Oh, I made it myself.