Try a fresh, relaxed approach to making quilts with this book. The bright aesthetic and clear, simple instructions guide beginners and intermediates alike through the entire process of creating fun and useful quilts that they'll be proud to call their own.
Kathy Doughty and Sarah Fielke, owners of Material Obsession in Sydney, Australia, bring an unconventional spirit to a traditional craft. They encourage quilters to use bold patterns and unusual color combinations, and to trust their instincts rather than follow rigid rules. Get inspired by their 23 quilt patterns that appear fresh and modern, but are...
Are you looking for a faster way to create custom quilting designs? Then you'll love free-motion quilting!
Master the illusion of transparency with 10 quilt projects, each with instructions for three sizes (wall, lap, and bed). Design experts Ringle and Kerr show you how to select fabrics for striking, modern results; the soft, graphic look will update any home décor.
A pleated camisole and shorts set, a holiday kaftan, a vintage lace nightdress, and a kimono with taffeta trim: these 30 sewing projects for nightwear and accessories include items for both adults and children. Includes a comprehensive techniques section and full-size patterns and templates for all the projects.
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.
Melissa Wastney gives you 25 projects to sew, stitch, knit, and upcycle for children (newborns to age 10). Stitch a pair of cute baby shoes, knit a cardigan, or upcycle adult sweaters into a new gift for a young one in your life. Includes reusable, full-size graded patterns on tissue paper.
Learn to sew with knits and create the wearable wardrobe you've dreamed of. Create comfortable, beautiful garments quickly and easily using techniques taught by a fashion industry insider. You'll learn all the basics, from the ins and outs of the machinery to the best finishing techniques. Alyson Clair shows you that anyone can sew with knits!
This is a step-by-step guide to the stitching, stenciling, and beading techniques used in the 20 projects showcased in the book: T-shirts, skirts, and corsets that are sold around the world under the Alabama Chanin label, plus a journal cover, sampler quilt, and tablecloth, among others. Also included are a pullout stencil, perforated postcard for bead...
This book has 30 patterns for affordable handbags—all of which require little to no sewing. With inventive methods of construction like duct-taped reinforced interiors and iron fusing, you'll have fun making everything from brightly colored vinyl makeup bags and a keyhole clutch to an elegant evening clutch made from satin ribbon stapled together and...
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.
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.
Take some ruffles, buttons, and lace; add some unfinished hems and plenty of room to run and play, and you have garments full of charm and ready for play. The twenty patterns in this book—from simple dresses with ruffled sleeves to blouses with crocheted lace and pants with sewn-on legwarmers—are of simple construction, yet full of personality and details.
Fashion trends come and go, but certain iconic styles never fade. Make them for yourself with BurdaStyle’s new guide to sewing fashion through the decades. Five adaptable master patterns for tops, dresses, and pants are transformed into 19 projects for both women and men that draw inspiration from key fashion moments, from the Roaring Twenties to the...
Five simple fundamentals can help you perfect any sewing project: a thoughtful plan, a precise pattern, a fantastic fit, a beautiful fabric, and a fine finish. With these core ideas, this book shows you how to start sewing the wardrobe of your dreams.
78 Original Motifs and 10 Projects. Original patchwork blocks from a master quilter! New Classic Patchwork is the sequel to Yoko Saito's Housewarming Patchwork and completes her collection of 156 patchwork designs.
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...
In designer Jennifer Paganelli's debut book, she presents 21 adorable sewing projects to make for little kids: frilly dresses, ruffled pillows, bed canopies, stuffed animals, and more. With step-by-step instructions, a comprehensive techniques section, and simple sizing charts ranging from extra-small to extra-large (toddlers to tweens), this book is easy...
Learn the unique characteristics, strengths, and limitations of more than 100 fabrics in easy-to-understand terms. From dotted swiss to silk charmeuse, each entry includes a close-up photo and an overview of its characteristics, ideal uses, and special considerations when sewing.
Create customized sewing patterns using garments you already own and love to wear. Hollywood and theater costume designer Steffani Lincecum demonstrates the rub-off, a method of pattern drafting used by fashion and costume-industry professionals that traces an existing garment or accessory without deconstructing or damaging it.
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.
Yoko Saito, a celebrated quilt artist, teacher, author and shop owner from Japan opens up and shares how she began to design and create what is now coined as 'Japanese Taupes."
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.
Amy Butler presents 20 charming, contemporary projects for the nursery and beyond: a snuggly wrap blanket, imaginative plush toys, bright diaper bags, handy travel bibs, and more. Amy also shares tips on choosing baby-friendly fabrics and includes a comprehensive techniques section, glossary, and resource guide.
An introduction to the basic principles of pattern cutting, this practical book shows you how to interpret the human form and look at clothing through the eyes of a designer rather than a consumer. As well as explaining the proportions of human anatomy, the book introduces key tools and then takes the reader from simple pattern-cutting ideas to...
Learn how to master a sewing machine, hand stitch, and work with patterns in no time! This comprehensive book breaks down the terms, tools, and skills necessary to become an expert seamstress; includes more than 500 color images and a detailed visual glossary outlining fabric types, sewing notions, and finishing stitches; and offers instructions for 20...
78 Original Motifs and 10 Projects
Twenty-five quick and easy projects to make your lunch eco-friendly and personalized, including reusable sandwich wraps, baggies, bicycle bags, sacks, and totes that can be washed in a dishwasher or washing machine. Make it waterproof with laminated cotton, oilcloth, nylon, or vinyl.
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...
Heather Ross presents creative projects for clothing, accessories, and home items that can be made in a weekend or less. Some, like the Quick Garden Gloves and Ruby’s Bloomers, take a few hours; others, like the Weekend-Away Travel Bag and Trapeze Sundress, require a day or two. The project patterns are included on pullout sheets.
Pattern Magic 2, partner to the original title Pattern Magic, takes a creative approach to pattern cutting, with more step-by-step projects for fashion designers and dressmakers to enjoy. These easy-to-follow illustrations and detailed instructions make it easy to create stunning, sculptural clothes.
25 fabulous, wearable garments from only 8 simple patterns.