"Easy reference collection of basic techniques, tips and trade secrets. Illustrated instruction for dozens of techniques, including tips for making the perfect seam, deciphering pattern marks, choosing the best fabrics, applying trims, and more. Includes index"--Provided by publisher.
From Make It Yourself magazine comes Simple Sewing, an all-inclusive introduction to sewing. Make It Yourself serves the new generation of crafters captivated by Etsy and Pinterest, inspiring them to try out sewing techniques by hand or machine. Whether it’s your first time stitching, you’re trying to introduce a friend or loved one to the craft, or you just want to brush up and expand your skillset, Simple Sewing Projects is for you. Whether you’ve been sewing for five weeks or five decades, Simple Sewing Projects features 120+ designs, tutorials, and accompanying patterns accessible to any sewer. The time-honored craft of sewing is a tremendously useful skill—it lets you create pretty and utilitarian pieces that can be given as gifts or used to bring color, texture, and interest to your life. The designs are easy enough for beginners but will also have great appeal to more experienced sewers looking for something fun to whip up in an afternoon or two. Each project is presented with a finished photo; step-by-step instructions, illustrations, and photos; and corresponding patterns where necessary. The look and feel of the book puts a fresh spin on traditional sewing with youthful, on-trend DIY fashion, accessories, and decor. From appliqué affirmation pillows to embroidered jewelry, from five-minute wreaths to dog beds, whether you sew for practical reasons or purely for the satisfaction of making something by hand, Simple Sewing Projects will inspire you to get stitching. Just some of the projects: Pillows & Throws Denim Grommet Pillow, Recycled Sweater Throw, Rosette Pillow Home Dec & Accessories Embroidered Tea Towels, Monogrammed Cards, Embroidered Coasters Purses, Bags & Personal Accessories Denim Tote, Fabric Clutch, Embroidered Scarf Kids & Pets Girl’s Ruffle Skirt, Fabric Bunting, Dog’s Food and Drink Mat and Cushions Simple Storage Reusable Snack and Sandwich Bags, Felt Pencil Case, Make-in-Minutes Jewelry Bag Notions & Pincushions Donut Pincushions, Circle Sewing Bag, Stuffed Mushroom Case Holiday Projects Napkin Rings, Make-in-Minutes Gift Tags, Stockings
Discover a visually striking collection of sewing and quilting patterns featuring modern colors and clean designs. Create everything from quilts to luggage tags, a hand-bound journal, pleated clutch, makeup bag, and more. Stitch affordable small accents to brighten your world--many projects require less than a yard of fabric and can be made in just a few hours Select from 13 unique projects ranging from beginner to advanced; easy-to-follow instructions with color diagrams guide you step by step Impress your friends with inventive gifts that look complicated but are actually simple to make
Sewing is at the forefront of the new craft revolution and part of its charm is the chance to rediscover the skills of our grandmothers and to recycle treasured scraps of fabric. Celebrated craft blogger, Alexandra Smith, AKA Lola Nova, has created the perfect sewing book for the new crafternooner. With 25 highly original projects arranged into chapters on Boho, Vintage, Natural, Eclectic and Whimsy, you will soon be raiding junk shops and jumble sales for material to transform into gifts, home accessories, clothes and bags. Projects include a Little Joy Dress, Lola Handbag, Into the Woods Throw, Deer Diary and Call Me Cushion. For each project there are step-by-step instructions (illustrated with photographs) that will guide the beginner through the making process, whilst Alexandra's innovative ideas will provide fresh inspiration for the experienced sewer. Gorgeous photography by top lifestyle photographer Yuki Sugiura captures the sheer pleasure of turning junk-store fabrics into something beautifully handmade.
A how-to book of sewing for the complete novice, as well asthe already-interested, featuring seven great projects and not one sewing machine. All the patterns and eight panels of feltare bound right into the book, and the pouch in front is filled with fabric, thread, needles, pins and a few other useful supplies. Each project has been designed to tolerate big stitches and still rate high on the “look-what-I Made” scale of satisfaction.
Give your home a fresh new look. Lexie Barnes shows you how to quickly and inexpensively personalize your living space with 50 fun, pattern-free sewing projects that are highly adaptable and visually inspiring. Dramatic before-and-after photographs demonstrate how easy it is to brighten your living room with a custom-designed slipcover or give new life to a bedroom with a colorful headboard cover, lampshade, and matching window treatments. Get sewing and transform your home into the stylish abode you’ve always craved.
Unleash your creativity and become the successful do-it-yourself sewer you've always wanted to be! Using the tips, techniques, and 30 assorted sewing projects in this book, you'll be able to create custom household items and gifts in no time. Whip up accessories, decorations, baby items, and more, including Simple bows and bowties A travel pillow and case Reversible baby bibs A chalk mat and eraser Christmas stockings Add a tasteful handmade touch to your home with these timeless projects, all while building your basic sewing skills! With crisp photography and easy-to-follow tutorials, Simple Sewing is sure to be a staple on your bookshelf for years to come.
Now in ebook for the first time ever! Sewing is as easy as 1-2-3! In this creative teaching book, craft blogger Ellen Luckett Baker offers a wholly unique approach to sewing: she presents projects in groups of three, each building on the techniques used in the project before. Baker shows, for example, how to sew a glasses case, then build on those skills to create a zippered pouch, and from there, make a more advanced cosmetics bag. There are 33 delightful projects in all, ranging from clothing to decor and accessories. This very special ebook includes easy-to-follow instructions, how-to illustrations, and instructions for how to print the patterns, making it an essential resource for beginning and intermediate sewers alike.