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Books > Health, Home & Family > Handicrafts > Needlework & fabric crafts > General

Fat Quarter: Home (Paperback): Juliet Bawden, Amanda Russell Fat Quarter: Home (Paperback)
Juliet Bawden, Amanda Russell
R317 R205 Discovery Miles 2 050 Save R112 (35%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Turn fabric scraps into clever projects with Fat Quarter: Home, part of a fantastic new series of stash-busting sewing books for beginner and intermediate crafters. There are 25 quick and easy projects to make, all from half a yard of fabric or less. Each project features easy-to-follow step-by-step instructions and beautiful photography, as well as a comprehensive tools and techniques section. Fat Quarter: Home is packed with ideas for using up leftover remnants of fabric to make a range of practical items for your home, as well as great gifts to give to friends and family.

Singer: The Complete Photo Guide to Sewing, 3rd Edition (Paperback, Third Edition): Nancy J. S. Langdon Singer: The Complete Photo Guide to Sewing, 3rd Edition (Paperback, Third Edition)
Nancy J. S. Langdon 1
R435 R315 Discovery Miles 3 150 Save R120 (28%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days
Take a Ball of String - 16 Beautiful Projects for Your Home (Paperback): Jemima Schlee Take a Ball of String - 16 Beautiful Projects for Your Home (Paperback)
Jemima Schlee 1
R310 R198 Discovery Miles 1 980 Save R112 (36%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Everyone has at least one long-forgotten ball of string lurking at the back of a drawer. Take a Ball of String shows us how to transform this everyday mundane item into an array of exciting makes. The pleasingly tactile nature of string makes it perfect for creating some crafty treasures. From rustic garden twine to soft cotton braid, these eye-catching projects will inspire you to get knitting, crocheting, coiling and knotting. The 16 projects fall into four main sections: Kitchen, Bathroom, Porch and Study. All the basic techniques and know-how are explained, with clear step-by-step instructions and pictures.

Minxy Vintage - How to Customise and Wear Vintage Clothing (Hardcover): Kelly Doust Minxy Vintage - How to Customise and Wear Vintage Clothing (Hardcover)
Kelly Doust
R492 R411 Discovery Miles 4 110 Save R81 (16%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Do you browse through vintage clothes at flea markets and wish you had the knack to breathe new life into dated smocks, flares and kaftans? Kelly Doust's Minxy Vintage is the book that will help you transform those items and, in fact, anything that has been sitting in the back of your wardrobe, waiting for a reinvention. In Minxy Vintage, Kelly combines her love for fashion with creativity and her enthusiasm for craft, and transforms stained, musty, dated clothes into modern and unique pieces. Feel inspired with over 50 projects ranging from customised frocks, wedding dresses and trench coats to cardigans and accessories. This is not just a book about loving vintage fashion - it's about seeing the possibilities for reinventing all old clothes, and how to look fabulous doing so, no matter what your age, location or budget.

Make it Sew Modern - Gather, Twist, Pleat, Texture (Paperback): Vanessa Christenson Make it Sew Modern - Gather, Twist, Pleat, Texture (Paperback)
Vanessa Christenson
R174 Discovery Miles 1 740 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

This is a delightful collection of more than 20 simple and stylish sewing projects for home and fashion. Now you can add new dimension and texture to your projects, even if you're just learning to sew. "Make it Sew Modern" is an exciting collection of more than 20 simple sewing ideas for current, fresh home decor and fashion patterns - including eye-catching quilts, pillows, scarves, purses, and an assortment of clever embellishments.

Tilda's Spring Ideas (Paperback): Tone Finnanger Tilda's Spring Ideas (Paperback)
Tone Finnanger 1
R189 R134 Discovery Miles 1 340 Save R55 (29%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

This is a gorgeous collection of fresh, Spring-themed sewing projects using the latest Tilda fabrics and embellishments. You can choose from a stunning variety of sewing and papercraft designs, including bags, soft toys, fabric boxes and unique decorations. The color palette used includes shades of red, pink, white, pale green, azure blue and cyan. Inside Tilda's Spring Ideas you will find two chapters filled with beautiful projects inspired by springtime. In the first chapter, Garden Party, you will find new angels sporting trouser suits, denim jackets and crochet summer hats, perfect for adorning any picnic table, plus gorgeous decor ideas; cute cupcake garlands, and beautiful dog table roses, and festive bags. So with Spring in the air, why not head to your sewing workroom and create these gorgeous Spring-inspired projects for your home, garden party or as gifts for friends.

First Time Sewing with a Serger - The Absolute Beginner's Guide--Learn By Doing * Step-by-Step Basics + 9 Projects... First Time Sewing with a Serger - The Absolute Beginner's Guide--Learn By Doing * Step-by-Step Basics + 9 Projects (Paperback)
Becky Hanson, Beth Ann Baumgartel
R307 R216 Discovery Miles 2 160 Save R91 (30%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

In First Time Sewing with a Serger, sewing experts Becky Hanson and Beth Baumgartel take you by the hand and teach you everything you need to know to sew with a serger, or overlock machine-a versatile and speedy stitching tool. Start by learning how a serger works, the many styles available, and the roles of various parts and accessories. Get a detailed overview of the variety of functional and decorative stitches you can make, plus must-have threads, tools, and notions. Next, familiarize yourself with how to thread your serger, set the stitch size, and use it to start and end seams, sew curves and corners, and more. You'll use these essential skills to make the nine fun, easy garment and home decor projects--skills you'll turn to again and again to create your own professional-looking pieces!

Sketchbook Explorations - For Mixed-media and Textile Artists (Hardcover): Shelley Rhodes Sketchbook Explorations - For Mixed-media and Textile Artists (Hardcover)
Shelley Rhodes 1
R553 R430 Discovery Miles 4 300 Save R123 (22%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

A practical and inspirational guide to help embroiderers and textile artists make the most of sketchbooks to inform their creative work. The artist's sketchbook offers an exciting platform to explore a host of mixed media techniques. Using a combination of paper, textiles, found objects, pencil, ink and paint, Shelley Rhodes shows how a sketchbook can act as an illustrated diary, a visual catalogue of a journey or experience or as a starting point for more developed work. Whether out on location or in the studio, Rhodes explores every stage of the creative process, from initial inspiration to overcoming the fear of a blank page, manipulating paper and images and incorporating `found' objects to build a sketchbook that is both beautiful and inspiring. Sketchbook Explorations is the ideal companion for everyone from the beginner to the more experienced artist looking for exciting techniques to expand their repertoire in mixed media. The book explores: Why work in sketchbooks? The importance and joy of working in a sketchbook. Ways of recording and investigating ideas that inspire. Techniques in mixed media from found objects and layers to three-dimensional sketching. Creating on location. Using electronic devices to develop ideas.

All New Fabric Savvy - A Quick Reference Guide to Choosing and Using Fabric (Paperback): Sandra Betzina All New Fabric Savvy - A Quick Reference Guide to Choosing and Using Fabric (Paperback)
Sandra Betzina
R567 R352 Discovery Miles 3 520 Save R215 (38%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

The essential guide for every sewer just got better! AH New Fabric Savvy is updated to include detailed information on 107 different fabrics, must-know information on determining fabric content, working with knits, working with different types of interfacing as well as removing stains and choosing lining material; recommended tools and notions; illustrated reference sections on seams, details, closures and hems; 476 photographs and 110 illustrations. Organised alphabetically, the 107 fabrics include old favourites-like cotton, wool, knits and silks-to new options, some of which you might never have heard of or sewn with--synthetics; those that resist water, sun, stains, and wrinkles; those made from animal hides (and, of course, their faux cousins); those regenerated from wood pulp; and many more.

Tilda's Seaside Ideas (Paperback): Tone Finnanger Tilda's Seaside Ideas (Paperback)
Tone Finnanger 1
R189 R133 Discovery Miles 1 330 Save R56 (30%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Recreate memories of the seaside with simple sewing, papercraft, crochet and knitting projects using beautiful Tilda fabrics, yarn and embellishments. Be inspired by life at the beach and in the ocean to make gifts, toys and pretty accessories for your home. From adorable whales and fishing girl dolls to hanging mobiles, applique blankets and summer scarves, the designs will take you on a journey of the perfect seaside holiday.

How to Use, Adapt and Design Sewing Patterns - From shop-bought patterns to drafting your own: A complete guide to fashion... How to Use, Adapt and Design Sewing Patterns - From shop-bought patterns to drafting your own: A complete guide to fashion sewing with confidence (Paperback)
Lee Hollahan
R451 R348 Discovery Miles 3 480 Save R103 (23%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

A guide to getting the most from sewing patterns, from choosing the right size to translating flat shapes into wearable garments. It shows you how to change the shaping, length and detailing to suit your own body shape, taste and style, and once you've mastered that it shows you how to make a new pattern out of a shop-bought pattern and even how to draft your own patterns from scratch. This book is suitable for the amateur as well as the more experienced dressmaker.

Stitch and Pattern - Design and Technique for Pattern Textile Art (Hardcover): Jean Draper Stitch and Pattern - Design and Technique for Pattern Textile Art (Hardcover)
Jean Draper 1
R549 R379 Discovery Miles 3 790 Save R170 (31%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

From the hugely accomplished textile artist Jean Draper comes an invaluable guide to designing and working with pattern in textile art.

As she did in her successful Stitch and Structure, Jean Draper guides textile artists through some of the most creative ways of working up patterns, and harnessing our love for rhythm and repeat in fabric. She discusses the nature of pattern and its language, and explains grids, symmetry, and the positive and negative in design. Detailed studies explore patterns from other cultures, including Banjara; in plants and flowers; and on the human body. Throughout, Draper carefully teaches a variety of techniques, from putting stitches together, to exaggerating and overlapping stitches, to using just one type of stitch. With beautiful examples throughout, Stitch & Pattern provides ample inspiration to develop truly great textile art.

Bustle Fashions 1885-1887 - 41 Patterns with Fashion Plates and Suggestions for Adaptation (Paperback): Frances Grimble Bustle Fashions 1885-1887 - 41 Patterns with Fashion Plates and Suggestions for Adaptation (Paperback)
Frances Grimble
R905 R698 Discovery Miles 6 980 Save R207 (23%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

Bustle Fashions 1885-1887 contains patterns for a complete middle-class Victorian woman's wardrobe, from undergarments, through multi-part ensembles, to outerwear. The patterns are to be enlarged with apportioning scales-- special rulers that enable dressmakers to easily create custom sizes, from queen size to doll size. Printed apportioning scales and instructions are included.

Each pattern is accompanied by a fashion illustration and instructions. The patterns are drawn from The Voice of Fashion and The National Garment Cutter. Because these patterns are highly similar to those published by Butterick, most are supplemented by illustrations and construction information from Butterick's Delineator. Readers can use the Delineator material to vary The Voice of Fashion styles by substituting parts from other patterns in the same book, or by altering them with minimal flat pattern work. Separate chapters contain instructions for trimmings, neckwear, and hats.

Singer New Sewing Essentials - Updated and Revised Edition (Paperback, Rev Ed): Creative Publishing International Singer New Sewing Essentials - Updated and Revised Edition (Paperback, Rev Ed)
Creative Publishing International
R330 R275 Discovery Miles 2 750 Save R55 (17%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

The number-1 requested sewing book just got better Ideal for sewing enthusiasts of all skill levels, this book uses photos and clearly written text to demonstrate all the basic sewing techniques needed for sewing clothes and home decor items.""

Love to Sew: Little Bags & Purses (Paperback): Saskia Abel Love to Sew: Little Bags & Purses (Paperback)
Saskia Abel 1
R191 R153 Discovery Miles 1 530 Save R38 (20%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Charming and colourful little bags and purses to sew. As well as the essential items such as key rings and phone covers, this book includes a practical bag organiser, a lovely make-up bag, glasses case, a cover for an e-reader and more. The designs come in a variety of styles and are accompanied by step-by-step instructions, full size templates and a handy techniques section at the front of the book. They range from the very easy to make to the more technically advanced - making them perfect for sewers of all abilities. These bags make perfect gifts for friends, family or colleagues and are bound to create a lasting impression.

Creative Haven Sew Stylish Coloring Book (Paperback): Jessica Mazurkiewicz Creative Haven Sew Stylish Coloring Book (Paperback)
Jessica Mazurkiewicz
R101 R74 Discovery Miles 740 Save R27 (27%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days
Make Your Own Cute and Easy Pompoms (Paperback): Make Your Own Cute and Easy Pompoms (Paperback)
R304 R213 Discovery Miles 2 130 Save R91 (30%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Most of the pompoms made in the past were single coloured or used multi-coloured yarn. Now, you can create pompoms with flowers, stripes, and even butterflies. This book will take you from start to finish in the creation of a pompom. Learn what tools to use, how to apply cardboard templates, how to join pompoms together, what are wrapping patterns, and how to make semi-circular pompoms.

Fabric and Fiber Inventions (Paperback): Kathy Ceceri Fabric and Fiber Inventions (Paperback)
Kathy Ceceri
R377 R264 Discovery Miles 2 640 Save R113 (30%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

In this book you'll create your own fabric inventions as you learn to make wearables, playthings, and decorative items using textile arts--both old and new. Easy projects using will get you started knitting, adding color to your wardrobe with silkscreen and batik, and transforming old clothing into useful items. Then you'll find out how soft circuits can give your creations personality with light, sound, and motion. Fabric and Fiber Inventions will show you how to turn everyday materials into unique designs everybody will love.

Sew kraft-tex Bags - Tips & Techniques for Working with Kraft Paper Fabric (Paperback): Betsy La Honta, Gailen Runge Sew kraft-tex Bags - Tips & Techniques for Working with Kraft Paper Fabric (Paperback)
Betsy La Honta, Gailen Runge
R534 R421 Discovery Miles 4 210 Save R113 (21%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

It's the hot new substrate that wears like leather but sews up like fabric - create more with kraft-tex! This game-changing material is the perfect accent for wallets, totes, and purses. Experts Betsy LaHonta and Gailen Runge teach you everything about sewing with kraft-tex. Get your needle know-how, sew the right seam allowances, and practice turning techniques. Popular bag designers share 17 patterns for all skill levels, from a simple clutch to a roomy travel bag.

Garden Flowers Iron-on Transfer Patterns (Staple bound): Claire Bryant Garden Flowers Iron-on Transfer Patterns (Staple bound)
Claire Bryant
R96 R68 Discovery Miles 680 Save R28 (29%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

49 copyright-free floral transfer patterns in many sizes and styles, ready to press on fabric and other media to provide the starting point for needlework and other projects.

Felting Fashion - Creative and Inspirational Techniques for Feltmakers (Paperback): Lizzie Houghton Felting Fashion - Creative and Inspirational Techniques for Feltmakers (Paperback)
Lizzie Houghton
R359 R255 Discovery Miles 2 550 Save R104 (29%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Step-by-step projects for creating clothes and accessories from felt -now in paperback. In Felting Fashion, acclaimed felt maker Lizzie Haughton guides the reader through every stage of creating wearable masterpieces in felt. Featuring detailed patterns and templates making a range of garments, from simple corsages, hats and scarves to more advanced vest tops, jackets and full-length coats. All aspects of creating beautiful clothes from felt are covered, from basic techniques and choosing materials and equipment to step-by-step instructions for working with nuno felt. There's also a strong emphasis on using colour and embellishment in felt, including a section on dyeing wool and silk. Lizzie's original felt fashion designs are showcased throughout and readers choose to recreate these at home or create their own unique garments.

Couture Sewing - Making Designer Trims (Paperback): Claire B. Shaeffer Couture Sewing - Making Designer Trims (Paperback)
Claire B. Shaeffer 1
R487 R303 Discovery Miles 3 030 Save R184 (38%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

The devil is in the details. After spending weeks creating a couture, Chanel-inspired suit it would be a shame to skimp on the trim. Chanel collector and couture sewing expert Claire B. Shaeffer returns with Couture Sewing: Making Designer Trims to teach you everything you need to know to create and attach the perfect trim to any outfit. Professional instruction from a renowned fashion expert. This book with DVD set presents the know-how and design-atelier secrets that Shaeffer has developed after a lifetime of collecting and studying Chanel and other couture garments. - With more than 280 photos paired with step-by-step instruction, Shaeffer takes the mystery out of creating designer trims. - A 136-minute sewing workshop allows you to sew along with Shaeffer to achieve professional results. - The Garment Index offers a sneak-peak into Shaeffer's amazing couture collection and features unique designs by Davidow, Lagerfeld, Herrera, Jablow, and Chanel herself. One outfit, many looks. Learn how to easily swap out one trim for another when you want a fresh look without creating a whole new garment. Among other skills, you'll learn how to - Topstitch like a pro to achieve a simple yet elegant trim - Apply ribbons, prairie points, piping, bands, and braids - Create intricate seamed, lining, and facing trims - Make your very own cord-filled piping and crocheted trims The perfect finish to the perfect suit. Paired with Shaeffer's previous books Couture Sewing: The Couture Cardigan Jacket (The Taunton Press, 2013) and Couture Sewing: The Couture Skirt (The Taunton Press, 2015), you'll be able to create the perfect Chanel-inspired suit of your dreams.

Make & Mend - A Guide to Recycling Clothes and Fabrics (Paperback): Sam Tickner, Rebecca Peacock Make & Mend - A Guide to Recycling Clothes and Fabrics (Paperback)
Sam Tickner, Rebecca Peacock 1
R240 R203 Discovery Miles 2 030 Save R37 (15%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Welcome to Make & Mend! This book shows how, with a little knowledge and a little creativity, you can make a wide range of fantastic items from those old clothes and fabrics you can't bear to throw away. Whether it's a cushion cover from a coat, a tote bag from a torn dress or a neck tie from a negligee, this book will show you how to make it. A bit of know-how and a few ideas, and you can create gorgeous items with a completely personal stamp. Packed full of projects, from aprons to curtains, bags to jewellery, we show you how to turn a bag of scraps into wearable, beautiful and personalised items. Each project offers a step-by-step guide to making successful pieces, as well as a wealth of information and encouragement to be as creative as possible and push your skills in a direction you might never have thought of. Included is a list of basic equipment, illustrations, tips and advice as well as a thorough grounding in the basics of hand and machine sewing, and a fully stocked resources section. Each project is designed and illustrated to be as fun, interesting and as beautiful as possible. And the best bit is...you made it yourself! Contents: Introduction; Part 1 Equipment; Part 2 Techniques; Part 3 Projects; Making scarves; Making bags; Making skirts; Making household items; Making cushions; Making curtains; Creating personalised gifts; Making jewellery; Part 4 Where to buy; Index

Love at First Stitch - Demystifying Dressmaking (Paperback): Tilly Walnes Love at First Stitch - Demystifying Dressmaking (Paperback)
Tilly Walnes 4
R608 R420 Discovery Miles 4 200 Save R188 (31%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Love at First Stitch gives you all the know-how you need to start making the dresses of your dreams. Written for novice stitchers by the author of the popular sewing blog Tilly and the Buttons, Tilly Walnes demystifies dressmaking for the generations that have never been taught to sew. This book presents the core sewing basics in an informal style, with Tilly's friendly and encouraging voice cheering the reader on throughout. Instead of overwhelming the novice dressmaker with theory, this book is about learning by doing. Each chapter presents practical tips and inspiration to guide you through creating a made-to-measure garment from one of the seven versatile and adaptable patterns included with the book, which can then be personalised to suit your individual style. Peppered throughout the book are Tilly's top sewing tips, including everything from what to look out for when buying - or borrowing - your first sewing machine, through how to behave in a fabric shop to appear like an expert, to techniques for pressing perfection.

Sewing For Dummies (Paperback, 3rd Edition): Jan Saunders Maresh Sewing For Dummies (Paperback, 3rd Edition)
Jan Saunders Maresh 1
R366 R262 Discovery Miles 2 620 Save R104 (28%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

The most complete guide to sewing basics

People are always looking for ways to cut expenses and be creative and stylish at the same time. Learning to sew is a great way to arm yourself with the skills to repair and create clothing and furnishings for yourself and your family for little to no cost. But learning how to sew and how to choose the tools and supplies to begin sewing can be confusing.

Now, you can turn to this hands-on, friendly guide for the most up-to-date information, the best techniques, and fun projects for learning (or brushing up on) the art of sewing.Easy-to-follow instructions and step-by-step illustrations make it easier to learnFresh new patterns, projects, stitches, and techniques for fashion and the homeBudget-conscious tips for breathing new life into existing garments

Complete with a section on common sewing mistakes and how to avoid them, "Sewing For Dummies," 3rd edition gives you the confidence and know-how to sew like a pro.

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