Follow five "tracks" of sewing, each with five tiers of difficulty, for a total of 25 fun projects that will help you learn new sewing techniques and gain confidence and experience in your sewing! Includes CD of patterns and templates.
Sew bags, packs, totes, and handy items for your home and garden—make them your own with fun, contemporary fabrics. These 31 exciting projects are suitable for every skill level, from beginner to master stitcher.
Cynthia Treen inspires with 30 easy projects for quick-to-make gifts ranging from fabric-covered notepads to a tea-dyed sequined scarf to a baby quilt. Arranged by how long it takes to complete each project, the book focuses on gifts that generally require less than three hours of time.
Discover how to manipulate and sculpt fabric by using such techniques as folding, cutting, pleating, tucking, gathering, and stitching, creating entirely new surfaces and textures in the process. The resulting fabrics look sophisticated and complex but are actually relatively simple and inexpensive to produce.
Ruby Star Wrapping inspires you to think resourceful, think reusable, think unusual when it comes to gift packaging. Raid the pantry for boxes, use old linens for pouches, and make beautiful accessories out of fabric and paper scraps—the 30 projects illustrate how to create beautiful, reusable packaging from the common materials in your home.
Sewing with all-natural fabrics can make an incredible difference in the quality of the items you make, with a look and feel that provides the ultimate in comfort. The 25 simple sewing projects in this Japanese craft book offer home accessories made from linen, wool, and cotton, from durable linen aprons to cozy wool blankets and washable cotton lunch bags.
Whether you are at home or out enjoying a walk on a wooded path, you can add a touch of color and comfort to your daily routines with one or 26 projects featured here. The simple and traditional patchwork styles used in this book are paired with retro fabrics and contemporary designs to create everyday items, like patchwork placemats and a hexagon...
Grand Revival designer Tanya Whelan presents a stylish collection of 30 easy-to-make sewing projects that are achievable by sewers of every skill level. Ranging from a pretty pleated clutch to a French-inspired day dress and soft baby toys to a design-as-you-go quilt, each project comes with step-by-step instructions, illustrations, and tips.
Céline Dupuy presents sewers of all skill levels with more than 50 projects, each with a touch of something wonderfully, whimsically French. Including easy items to sew for the home, fashion accessories, delightful gifts, and innovative ideas for customizing your favorite pieces of furniture, these patterns will inspire you.
Jennifer Paganelli shows you how to whip up 21 beautiful accessories to transform your space. Each project showcases Jennifer’s fresh, whimsical style—from luxurious drapery to cheery tablecloths and napkins. Includes simple step-by-step instructions, a comprehensive glossary of techniques, and pattern sheets tucked into a handy front pocket.
Kaari Meng scours the French countryside and Parisian flea markets for vintage treasures. She offers 30 simple patterns for French-inspired projects: a scalloped tablecloth, piles of pillows and bedding, a festive party garland, totes, and more. Ready-to-use pattern sheets and embroidery transfers make it easy to bring a touch of traditional French living...
Amy Butler presents more than 25 projects ranging from cushy floor cushions to aprons, a kimono-style robe, organizer baskets, and stylish handbags. Read tips on finding and treating new or vintage fabrics, an easy-to-navigate techniques section, and a glossary and resource guide at back.
Rashida Coleman-Hale has gathered talented designers from around the world to bring you 24 Zakka projects. Zakka, Japanese for "many things," is all about the little things that improve your home and appearance. Create a one-of-a-kind picture frame, a stylish bread bag, a whimsical bookmark, a tote, and more. These modern projects are a cinch to sew using...