Yoko Saito, a world-famous quilter, designer, teacher and shop owner from Japan delights her audience with this book that focuses on quilts, bags and other projects made primarily of wool and yarn-dyed homespuns. Instructions are included for rug hooking, needle-felting, piecework and appliqué.
Step into Tilda's studio with a collection of designs, projects, and photography inspired by the author's very own workroom and other favorite things. More than 50 projects include bags, cushions, accessories, clothing, home decor, gifts, and soft toys. Cute characters, such as giraffes, elephants, and angels, are perfect gifts for all ages.
Vanessa Christenson of V and CO., who has a line of prints with MODA, brings the idea of beautiful texture into projects even for a beginner sewist with Make it Sew Modern: Gather, Pleat, Twist, Texture. Learn how to manipulate fabric to get the effect you want. Projects range from home decor to flowers, a cute bag, and children's clothing.
Stitch magazine contributor Ayumi Takahashi has created 19 playful and practical patchwork projects for the home and the people who live in it. The book begins with basic techniques in patchwork, paper piecing, raw-edged applique, and machine and hand embroidery; then it's straight into an appealing assortment of projects for the kitchen, home, family,...
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.
Anna Maria Horner walks you through the fundamentals, from fabric selection to color choices to choosing and buying a sewing machine. Simple step-by-step instructions show you how to turn her designs into fanciful creations, including Sideways Squares Skirt, Prairie Blouse, Full Contact Cooking Apron, Playing-Along Quilt, and Doggie Dreams Bed.
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.
Sewing with designer fat quarters is a great way to stretch your dollar without sacrificing quality. From belts to handbags, from children‘s gifts to a laundry hamper bag, and much more, Small Stash Sewing gives you dozens of sewing projects to make unique pieces that showcase your favorite designer fabrics.
Get special tips and tricks needed to get the most out of the family of specialty fabrics known as oilcloth, the unique applications of each, and how to treat and care for the finished pieces. From baby gear to outdoor decor, 20 fun and functional projects to sew with oilcloth are included, like a simple tablecloth, garden apron, farmer's market tote,...
Look at all you can make with just one yard of fabric! Get 101 fun and stylish sewing patterns, ranging from clothes and accessories to toys, home decor, baby items, pet beds, bags, and more. All projects require no more than a single yard of fabric, and most can be completed in just a few hours.
Shaped like pottery but supple like sewing, each project is a visual and tactile treat. It begins with the simiple technique of wrapping cotton strips around cording to make coiled pots. Barbara Warholic shows you how to take it to the next level with traditional pottery shapes.
Wrap, wind, and sew fabric strips into fantastic containers! Start with a plate shape to learn the technique. Then experiment with 4 basic container styles to create, round, oval, square, and other shapes. Create a variety of purses, baskets, and bowls.
In Japanese, zakka means “household goods,” referring specifically to hand-sewn items for domestic use—tableware, kitchenware, containers of various kinds, even simple clothing. This zakka book for English-speaking crafters includes projects like an appliquéd pot holder, flower-shaped coasters, a house-shaped camera cozy, and a pair of comfy padded...
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.
Let your decor tell your story. Learn how to decoupage a plate with photos; silkscreen upholstery with folk motifs; artfully display love notes; sew a teepee from a vintage quilt top; or create family silhouettes for a festive banner. Contributed by well-known designers from across the country, the 27 projects are nostalgic, sentimental, modern, and...
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.
Amanda Blake Soule, author of The Creative Family and the blog SouleMama.com, offers simple sewing and craft projects for the home that reflect the needs, activities, and personalities of today’s families.Filled with 33 projects made by reusing and repurposing materials, all of the items here offer a practical use in the home.
Create an entire world of sophisticated projects using one simple skill. Television host and craft expert Brett Bara demonstrates how you can make custom home decor, stylish fashions, and one-of-a-kind gifts. From a flirty two-hour miniskirt to the cutest plush toys, many of the 28 projects take only a spare afternoon.
Here are 35 gorgeous embroidered sewing projects incorporating elements of Scandinavian crafting traditions. Inspiration is taken from classic folk art motif as well as more contemporary sources.
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.
The book—designed for both first-time and longtime quilters—features 30 projects organized according to the amount of time it takes to complete them: less than 2 hours, 2 to 4 hours, 4 to 8 hours, 8 to 12 hours, and 12 hours+. The gifts are inspired by Amish, Appalachian, and Japanese quilting traditions, and range from pillowcases and covered scrapbooks...
Natalie Chanin presents all of the stenciling, hand-stitching, and beading techniques her company uses to create the Alabama Chanin line of organic cotton clothing, plus more than 50 variations that lead to infinite design possibilities. Includes patterns and instructions for dresses, skirts, tops, a wrap, a poncho, a bolero, fingerless gloves, and a hat.
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...
Natalie Chanin, founder and creative director of Alabama Chanin shares her stitching, stenciling, and beading methods and applies them to 20 clothing and home décor projects, each made with organic or recycled materials and designed with “haute homespun” flair.
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.
Lotta Jansdotter's Simple Sewing Patterns and How-To for 24 Fresh and Easy Projects Projects and illustrations by Lotta Jansdotter,Photographs by Meiko Arquillos 7-1/2 x 9 in; 144 pp; semi-concealed Wire-O binding, 10 pattern sheets, 40 color photographs, line illustrations throughoutPublished in February, 2007
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...
Twenty-one projects feature bright, colorful Scandinavian-inspired designs and celebrate the seasons. Projects include quilts, softies, pillows, and ornaments.
The book features 24 projects to celebrate special events, including Christmas, Chanukah, the first day of school, a new baby, and other special occasions. Learn innovative sewing and embellishing techniques using Lutradur®, felt, and ribbon. There are a few no-sew projects that you can make in just a couple hours as well.
Create your own aviary of fabric bird sculptures with basic machine- and hand-sewing, embroidery, and mixed-media techniques.Artist Abigail Patner Glassenberg presents 19 projects and a gallery of birds from other noted fabric bird makers. Learn how to make dignified owls, friendly wrens, an elegant flamingo, or a swooping crane in flight.
A group of talented designers focus on birds. From budgies to owls to peacocks, these beginner-friendly projects vary from artistic to folksy and include soft sculptures, quilts, and ornaments. Several projects feature scraps, fat quarters, and upcycled fabrics.