Are you craving a crafty, creative Christmas? Featuring six themed chapters--rustic, traditional, contemporary, monochrome, Scandinavian, and kids--there's something for everyone in this book of 30 projects, each of which requires only a half yard of fabric.
Presents twenty-six quick and easy projects designed to be made with pieces of fabris less than half a yard long, including tote bags, pocket aprons, glasses cases, place mats, slippers, and garden gloves.
You love to sew. Don't you wish you could make a living from your sewing? You can, with the help of this practical guide from professional sewist and pattern designer Virginia Lindsay. Everything you need to know to start sewing for profit is here, from finding your personal sewing style to creating a product line, identifying customers, equipping your studio, pricing and selling your work, marketing yourself, designing your own patterns, and handling the business and legal side of sewing. And that’s not all! You also get 16 projects that you can start sewing and selling right now.
Kids can sew too! This inspiring guide includes 21 fun sewing projects for children ages 5 and up. With easy-to-follow illustrated instructions and cut-out patterns, young crafters will quickly be sewing up colorful pillows, potholders, dolls, blankets, and more. These kid-tested projects require only minimal supervision and most can be made using simple hand stitches, so no sewing machine is required. With plenty of encouragement and helpful tips, Sewing School ® helps young sewers develop their skills while sparking a passion that will last a lifetime.
25 projects to make the most of designer fat quarters Sewing with designer fat quarters is a great way to stretch your dollar without sacrificing quality. Now, Melissa Averinos, the face behind the popular Yummy Goods blog and one of the newest Free Spirit fabric designers, brings you a collection of projects dedicated specifically to making the most of your designer fat quarters. From belts to handbags, from children‘s gifts to a laundry hamper bag, and much, much more, Small Stash Sewing gives you 25 sewing projects to make unique pieces that showcase your favorite, longed-for designer fabrics. Gorgeous full-color photography throughout Sewing with designer fat quarters is budget-friendly and hip Melissa’s blog, yummygoods.com, is read by thousands of dedicated fans If you’re a veteran sewer looking to use up your existing stash of fabrics or are new to sewing and want to experiment with designer fabrics without breaking the bank, Sewing with Fat Quarters gives you the skills and know-how to create 25 stunning pieces that give new life to your home and fashion style. Note: CD-ROM/DVD and other supplementary materials are not included as part of eBook file.
Sew 12 gorgeous bags and 12 matching purses with this stylish, easy-to-use book This exciting new title comes from bestselling author Debbie Shore, who was awarded Designer of the Year in the Immediate Media British Craft Awards 2017. This fantastic book contains 24 projects: 12 bags and 12 matching purses. Choose from flowery patchwork totes, backpacks with faux leather detailing, clasp-top clutches, cute floral messenger bags, practical folder holders and a stylish business travel bag, all complete with a matching purse. Each purse is made in the same style and from the same fabric as its corresponding bag - mix and match the bags and purses or make yourself the pair. Each bag requires no more than half a yard of outer fabric, plus all the necessary hardware, trimmings and lining. All the instructions you need are provided in Debbie's clear, friendly style, along with inspiring, easy-to-follow photography, and any templates required are included at full size. There are also 8 QR code video links, providing additional support and advice from Debbie.
Packed with computer-aided designs, information on new types of fabrics, and specially commissioned photos, this comprehensive guide maintains its original appeal, while enticing a whole new generation of readers.
What's a fat quarter? An 18 x 22 inch bit of fabric that often languishes in a stitcher's stash. With this creative collection, crafters can transform that material into a variety of wonderful things. Use one fat quarter for a bowl cover. Take two coordinating quarters and make a patchwork frame. From bags and blankets to quilts and curtains, you'll be amazed how far they go!
Author: Martha Stewart Living Magazine
Publisher: Potter Craft
Release Date: 2012-01-24
Genre: Crafts & Hobbies
Whether you just bought your first sewing machine or have been sewing for years, Martha Stewart’s Encyclopedia of Sewing and Fabric Crafts will open your eyes to an irresistible range of ideas. A comprehensive visual reference, the book covers everything a home sewer craves: the basics of sewing by hand or machine, along with five other time-honored crafts techniques, and step-by-step instructions for more than 150 projects that reflect not only Martha Stewart’s depth of experience and crafting expertise, but also her singular sense of style. Encyclopedic in scope, the book features two main parts to help you brush up on the basics and take your skills to a new level. First, the Techniques section guides readers through Sewing, Appliqué, Embroidery, Quilting, Dyeing, and Printing. Following that, the Projects A to Z section features more than 150 clever ideas (including many no-sew projects), all illustrated and explained with the clear, detailed instructions that have become a signature of Martha Stewart’s magazines, books, and television shows. An enclosed CD includes full-size clothing patterns as well as templates that can be easily produced on a home printer. Fabric, thread, and tool glossaries identify the properties, workability, and best uses of common sewing materials. And, perhaps best of all, when you need it most, Martha and her talented team of crafts editors offer you the reassurance that you really can make it yourself. The projects are as delightful as they are imaginative, and include classic Roman shades, hand-drawn stuffed animals, an easy upholstered blanket chest, a quilted crib bumper, French knot-embellished pillowcases and sheets, and Japanese-embroidered table linens, among many others.With gorgeous color photographs as well as expert instruction, this handy guide will surely encourage beginners and keep sewers and crafters of all experience levels wonderfully busy for many years to come. From the Hardcover edition.
Make the festive season really special by making your own cards, gifts and decorations. Save money and have fun with this beautiful collection of Christmas makes. There are three chapters covering a wide range of different crafting techniques--from papercutting and collage to embroidery and sugar crafting--with projects which take inspiration from different cultures and festive traditions. Start with Decorations, where you will find delightful ideas such as a traditional advent calendar and colorful embroidered Christmas stockings, brighten up your dinner table with tin candle holders that will glimmer and shine, and welcome carol-singers with a pretty wreath for your door. There's nothing so satisfying as making your own cards, and Cards and Gift Wrap also has inspired ways to present your gifts, such as goody bags and labels in the shape of gingerbread men, and why not get the kids involved with making the potato print star gift wrap? In Handmade Gifts, there is something to please everyone, including tasty edible treats such as button bites, chocolate coins, and traditional German lebkuchen. Every project comes with clear step-by-step instructions and illustrations, most of the projects require no specialist equipment, and many can be made in an afternoon, so you can get started right away.
Author: Ame Verso
Publisher: David & Charles
Release Date: 2015-05
Genre: Crafts & Hobbies
This unique collection begins with single fat quarter patterns for everyday items, such as pincushions and purses, that can be completed in less than a day. You can then move on to more complex projects requiring a small handful of fat quarters, and if you are feeling ambitious, why not savour the stunning projects that use up to ten fat quarters? They will bust your much-loved fabric stash and give you family heirlooms to treasure, including beautiful quilts, striking pillows and a delightful reversible table runner that will take you from winter through to summer.