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All the techniques, clear step-by-step artworks and patterns you need to make 24 wonderful skirts INCLUDES THREE FULL SIZE PATTERN SHEETS FOR UK DRESS SIZES 8 TO 26 (US DRESS SIZES 4 TO 22) Follow Wendy Ward's tutorials to make a wide range of stylish skirts. From 8 basic shapes - circle, A-line, stretch pencil, wrap, bubble, tailored pencil, front-opening and culottes - you will learn the skills to make variations that have pockets, colour-blocking, gathers, ruching, darts and much more. All the basic techniques you will need are also explained, so you'll feel confident with essentials like inserting zips, attaching waistbands, gathering, pleats, making buttonholes and adding linings. There are also handy hints and tips on how to take measurements and on choosing the right fabric. Skirts are the perfect first garment for beginner dressmakers, and there are some really simple designs here - the jersey pencil skirt is just two pieces of fabric with an elasticated waistband! So arm yourself with this book, some fabric, and Wendy's sewing wisdom, and you'll be on your way to updating your wardrobe with unique skirts that are a perfect fit.
With clever techniques and a huge selection of ribbon styles to choose from, the timeless art of making ribbon embellishments is better than ever. Let author Elaine Schmidt take you through 100 ribbon designs, offering helpful hints and tips to help you make beautiful accessories to place anywhere.
An inspirational and practical guide to the potential of heat tools for textile artists. Soldering irons, heat guns and household irons can add texture and variety to textile work - whether it's hand embroidery, machine embroidery, quilting or felting. Stunning work can be produced with a variety of materials: hot and cold foiling; painted and plain Bondaweb (fusible webbing) on wood, paper, fabric and pelmet Vilene; making beads from synthetic fabrics, Tyvek and Kunin felt; melting and distorting plastic bags and cellophane; working in three dimensions; and embossing powders. With step-by-step instructions, full health and safety advice and stunning photography, this is an important book for all textile artists. Following on the bestselling Fusing Fabric and Surfaces for Stitch, it demonstrates the latest techniques wanted by all those involved in textiles. Back in paperback for 2018.
"Alabama Studio Sewing + Design "is an invaluable reference for any
woman who has dreamed of creating her own gorgeous handmade
wardrobe. In this follow-up to "Alabama Stitch Book "and "Alabama
Studio Style," author Natalie Chanin presents all of the
stenciling, hand-stitching, and beadŽing techniques her company
uses to create the award-winning Alabama Chanin line of organic
cotton clothing, plus more than 50 variations that lead to infinite
design possibilities. Included in this encyclopedic compilation of
Alabama Chanin skill and style are patterns and instructions for
dresses, skirts, tops, a wrap, a poncho, a bolero, fingerless
gloves, and a hat. Each piece is featured in both its basic form
and with varying embellishment combinations. By mixing, matching,
and layering, a stunning, unique, and versatile wardrobe can be
Fit sewing into your busy lifestyle with practical tips that will help you put hours back on the clock! Author Heidi Staples, a creative mom of three, will help you organize your sewing space and works-in-progress so they are ready to roll at a moment's notice. Revive your creative life and make the most of your time with easy-to implement advice that will have you saying, "Why didn't I think of that?" Stitch up 23 thoughtful gifts, ranging from handcrafted quilts to home decor, children's gifts, and attractive storage cases. With an arsenal of timesavers, you'll finally finish those projects while enjoying a little "you" time at the sewing machine!!
"Pattern Magic" is the cult pattern-cutting book from Japan. Taking inspiration from nature, from geometric shapes and from the street, this book harnesses the sheer joy of making and sculpting clothes. The book takes a creative approach to pattern cutting, with step-by-step projects for fashion designers and dressmakers to enjoy. All the basic information you need to start pattern cutting is included, from the basic block to measurements and scaling. Each project is beautifully illustrated with clear diagrams and photographs showing the stages of construction, the toiles and the finished garments. These simple illustrations and detailed instructions make it easy to create stunning, sculptural clothes with a couture look.
Beautifully styled and simple-to-follow, this authoritative sewing bible gives readers information on everything they need to know to get started with sewing. Providing all the essential background information on sewing, setting up your sewing space and detailed lists of all the equipment you'll need; step-by-step instructions for over 40 projects; and a wealth of general sewing tips and techniques to help you finally master overlocking, seams, fastenings, hemming and much much more, with this book May will simplify all the skills and terms you need, demystify sewing and inspire you to unpack your sewing machine and have a go. It contains over 40 beautiful projects, including crafts, accessories, womenswear, kidswear, menswear and home furnishings. With a range of difficulties for each category - from super-easy but stylish ideas to get even the most nervous sewers started to more elaborate ideas for the aspiring sewer looking for a challenge.
Fat Quarter: Quick Makes is part of a fantastic new series of stash-busting sewing books aimed at beginner to intermediate crafters. There are 25 super-quick and easy projects to make, all from fat quarters to fabric scraps. Each project has easy-to-follow step-by-step instructions and beautiful accompanying photography, as well as a useful tools and techniques section. This book is ideal for using up leftover remnants of fabric from your stash to create a range of decorative and useful items in a flash. Projects include: book bag, baby dress, eye mask, bunting, festival flag, owl brooch passport cover, makeup bag.
Thousands of natural materials can produce glorious colour- the cochineal insect produces pink, maroon and purple, and more than 500 species of plants produce indigo blue. Now, in The Modern Natural Dyer, expert Kristine Vejar shares the most user-friendly techniques for dyeing at home with foraged and garden-raised dyestuffs as well as with natural dye extracts. Demystifying the "magic," Vejar explains in straightforward, easy-to-follow detail how to produce consistent, long-lasting colour. With stunning photography of the dyes themselves, the dyeing process, and 20 projects for home and wardrobe, The Modern Natural Dyer is a complete resource for aspiring and experienced dye artisans.
Create perfect, beautiful leather handbags and accessories with these 14 fashion-forward projects! Stylish and functional, leather bags are indispensable for the hustle and bustle of everyday life. Now this comprehensive how-to offers a fresh introduction to creating the custom handbag you've always dreamed of--and other accessories, too. Kasia Ehrhardt, who studied handbag design at the Fashion Institute of Technology, presents 14 stunning, beginner-friendly projects, from an elegant phone case to a sophisticated bucket bag. She explains all the basics: how to work with different types of leather; techniques for cutting leather and sewing zippers, straps, and more; and advice on customizing and caring for your new bags. Plus, the book includes more than 280 step-by-step photographs, beautifully styled images of each project, and patterns stored in a pocket envelope.
In this beautiful paperback edition featuring French flaps, hugely popular lifestyle blogger, YouTube star, and designer Mr. Kate (Kate Albrecht) offers a stunning collection of step-by-step personal style and home projects-woven in with quirkily hilarious stories and anecdotes. Do you dream of finding ways to infuse do-it-yourself projects into every aspect of your life and have fun doing it? From the quirky personality behind the Mr. Kate brand comes a not-so-average DIY lifestyle book that will make your dreams of creating unique how-to projects become reality. Filled with 50 unique and approachable projects, along with hysterical, unfiltered stories from Mr. Kate's crazy life, A Hot Glue Gun Mess will show how life can inspire art. Growing up with a high-powered Hollywood father and an oddball, down-to-earth mother, Kate Albrecht had a childhood that was anything but normal. From how her first period influenced her to become an artist to how her friendship with a high-priced hooker encouraged DIY beauty products, Mr. Kate's stories are weird, wonderful, personal, inspiring, and downright hilarious. Her love of self-expression inspired Mr. Kate to create her own DIY life and a social media platform to connect with young women everywhere. Her projects involve style, home design, and beauty, including DIY nail art techniques, upcycled projects for your old jeans , and watercolor curtains. You don't have to be a seamstress, metalsmith, or expert at anything to enjoy these projects, all of which are doable in under two hours and require a minimal number of supplies. Now you, too, can become a DIY diva!
It's a simple equation: old sock + craft foam x glue = a collection of the most amazing incredible, outrageous, awe-inspiring sock puppets you've ever seen. Sock Puppet Madness includes 35 of the most fun, outlandish, off-the-wall and enchanting characters on the planet, and by following the simple step-by-step instructions, you'll be able to put together your own puppet in no time. Take Bawston the ornery cat puppet, for example. He's a baseball fan with a questionable temper, so watch what you say to him. A more friendly guy is Sebastian Metaphor. He may seem aloof with his hipster appearance but behind those sleepy eyes lies a heart of gold. If you're a sophisticated sort why not have a crack at Penelope Durtlinger, an heiress to a small fortune with an insatiable thirst for power. All the puppets are so simple to create, using just a few readily available materials that cost next to nothing - plus everyone has an old sock they can use, right? So what are you waiting for? Buy this now and make your own collection of sock puppets and join in the fun. And once you've made all the projects, why not create your own characters based on friends and family, too.
Get bold and inventive with two of the most beautiful fabric craft materials, beads and ribbons, with this practical compendium showing you how to create lovely accessories and ornaments for every room in the home. There are 100 projects using beads, ribbons and tassels, as well as scores of ideas and inspirations for creating fabulous decorative items. Learn how to make exquisite tie-backs, bags, wreaths, stationery, gift-wrap and cards, cushions, trims, picture frames, lampshades, cord pulls and much more. This inspirational guide to the art of working with beads, ribbons and threads illustrates all the key techniques such as how to use a bead loon and a pin board for beadwork, a warping frame and skirt board for tassels, and ribbon weaving and embroidery methods to embellish your work. Presented in an easy-to-follow format, with techniques to suit all levels, this beautiful craft book allows you to create exquisite decorations with confidence and success.
All of each of the twwelve novel and intriguingly different patchwork blocks are presented in a clear photographic format with each stage of the technique clearly defined and suggestions for further exploration and creative play are included at the end of each chapter. Line drawings are provided so that you can experiment with colour, explore different combinations of tints, tones and shades, and dotted throughout the concise text are helpful hints and useful tips to ensure successful completion of the selected pattern. In addition, throughout the chapters, there are projects to explore from simple bag making, tips on binding and piping plus quags and quilts; indeed within the pages is a wealth of ideas to delight and educate every stitcher of any capability. 'Foldy Rolly Patchwork Pzzazz' sets out to be a comprehensive and clearly written manual for all abilities, and hopes to inspire, develop and improve creative skills in the field of patchwork and surface manipulation.
Fill your home with small works of art that embody the simple life. Start with 16 useful handmade gifts in the popular Zakka design style, then add adorable motifs pulled from everyday life. 35 charming designs are printed on iron-on transfer paper-have fun sketching them with bits of fabric and free-motion stitching. Customize a variety of bags, a fabric basket, a makeup roll, coasters, and more. You can even use images pulled from a photograph, a rubberstamp, or a child's drawing.
Add a gorgeous finishing touch to any outfit! This mouthwateringly colourful book contains 20 beautiful bags to sew from popular designer Debbie von Grabler-Crozier. It includes a huge variety of different styles and sizes, from totes and bucket bags to backpacks, clutches and shoulder bags, and Debbie makes each one easy. The book contains a complete guide to all the techniques needed, shown using easy-to-follow step-by-step photography. Also included is a section on creating beautiful finishing touches, including embroidery, applique, crocheted flowers, beaded charms and labelling. All the templates required are included on a handy pull-out sheet.
Sewing Techniques for Theatre: An Essential Guide for Beginners distills the intimidating art of sewing down into simple, quick, and effective lessons to prepare readers for an entry-level position in a costume shop. The lessons follow an hour-by-hour structure, offering detailed instructions to creating 11 sewing samples, a scrub shirt, and a tote bag. Imbedded in the projects' directions are lecture materials on safety, irons, fabric, and patterns. With a wealth of hands-on exercises, review questions, photographs, and step-by-step instructions to compiling a portfolio, this guide teaches aspiring costume designers about the culture and machinery of the costume shop, and equips them with the necessary skills to begin their career as members of a costume shop team.
Presents 13 playful fleece projects, with step-by-step instructions and delightful colour photographs.
A collection of 27 fabric crafting projects that offers a quick way to add a dash of colour to your home with a bit of cheer. It helps you make a friendship pillow, a garden-themed curtain, picture frames, lamp shades, a chair cover, and more.
Words and letters have never been more popular used as decoration around the home everyday objects are blossoming with everything from single characters in a bold san-serif to words and phrases in elegant calligraphic faces. Sewing with Letters takes the trend and runs with it, offering 20 neat fabric-based projects tailored to a new crafting audience that is both handy and design literate. Every project showcases a specific font, and templates and stencils ensure that letters are easily transferred from page to fabric. There are guides to customizing each project with your own words or letters, as well as a profile showcasing every font featured. Simple enough for sewing novices but sophisticated enough to appeal to those who want up-to-the-minute but affordable design accessories for their home, Sewing with Letters is perfectly pitched for the designconscious crafter.
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