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

A Beginner's Guide to Making Skirts - Learn How to Make 24 Different Skirts from 8 Basic Shapes (Paperback): Wendy Ward A Beginner's Guide to Making Skirts - Learn How to Make 24 Different Skirts from 8 Basic Shapes (Paperback)
Wendy Ward 1
R369 R279 Discovery Miles 2 790 Save R90 (24%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

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.

The Hand-Stitched Surface - Slow Stitching and Mixed-Media Techniques for Fabric and Paper (Paperback): Lynn Krawczyk The Hand-Stitched Surface - Slow Stitching and Mixed-Media Techniques for Fabric and Paper (Paperback)
Lynn Krawczyk
R406 R286 Discovery Miles 2 860 Save R120 (30%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days
How to Make 100 Ribbon Embellishments - Trims, Rosettes, Sculptures, and Baubles for Fashion, Decor, and Crafts (Paperback):... How to Make 100 Ribbon Embellishments - Trims, Rosettes, Sculptures, and Baubles for Fashion, Decor, and Crafts (Paperback)
Elaine Schmidt
R401 R281 Discovery Miles 2 810 Save R120 (30%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

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.

Hot Textiles - Inspiration and Techniques with Heat Tools (Paperback): Kim Thittichai Hot Textiles - Inspiration and Techniques with Heat Tools (Paperback)
Kim Thittichai 1
R359 R255 Discovery Miles 2 550 Save R104 (29%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

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 (Hardcover): Natalie Chanin Alabama Studio Sewing + Design (Hardcover)
Natalie Chanin
R661 R464 Discovery Miles 4 640 Save R197 (30%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

"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 built.
Praise for Alabama Studio Sewing + Design:
"Transform organic or recycled materials into clothing or home decor items with haute homespun flair."
--"Better Homes and Gardens Quilts and More" magazine
"Natalie is beautifully simple, yet elegant, just like her clothing. Her signature look is intricate stitching, beading and applique on basic organic cotton jersey which together make a show stopping casual look." --"SF Unzipped"
"I'm a longtime fan of Natalie's clothing designs . . . Her sewing patterns do not disappoint. These are the same dresses, tops, skirts, and accessories that carry four-figure price tags and are coveted by ec-groovy lady rock stars. The same ones. But in her books, Natalie teaches you how to make them yourself . . . Natalie's pieces are so simple to sew together . . . They go together in a single evening, and when you pull them on they don't just make you look better than you did in whatever you were wearing before, they make you feel better." --Heather Ross, HeatherRoss.Squarespace.com
"The photographs in this volume are exceptional . . . I think if quilters get this book for both technique and inspiration, it will be more than worth the money." --Meg Cox, quilter and author of "The Book of New Family Traditions"
"I just love that Natalie has the guts to share the tricks of her trade. The reason I say guts is that you would think that sharing how your garments are made might hurt your business--but in Natalie's case it's proved to be actually quite the opposite . . . The interest in her couture line grew once she started to write books." --Cathy Callahan, Cathy of California blogger and author of "Vintage Craft Workshop"

Sew Organized for the Busy Girl - Tips to Make the Most of Your Time and Space (Paperback): Heidi Staples Sew Organized for the Busy Girl - Tips to Make the Most of Your Time and Space (Paperback)
Heidi Staples 1
R374 R295 Discovery Miles 2 950 Save R79 (21%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

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!!

Sewing Machine Magic - Make the Most of Your Machine--Demystify Presser Feet and Other Accessories * Tips and Tricks for Smooth... Sewing Machine Magic - Make the Most of Your Machine--Demystify Presser Feet and Other Accessories * Tips and Tricks for Smooth Sewing * 10 Easy, Creative Projects (Paperback)
Steffani Lincecum
R361 R257 Discovery Miles 2 570 Save R104 (29%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days
Pattern Magic (Paperback, English ed.): Tomoko Nakamichi Pattern Magic (Paperback, English ed.)
Tomoko Nakamichi
R458 R343 Discovery Miles 3 430 Save R115 (25%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

"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.

Overshot Simply - Understanding the Weave Structure 38 Projects to Practice Your Skills (Paperback): Susan Kesler-Simpson Overshot Simply - Understanding the Weave Structure 38 Projects to Practice Your Skills (Paperback)
Susan Kesler-Simpson
R556 R426 Discovery Miles 4 260 Save R130 (23%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days
May Martin's Sewing Bible - 40 Years of Tips & Tricks (Hardcover): May Martin May Martin's Sewing Bible - 40 Years of Tips & Tricks (Hardcover)
May Martin 1
R615 R427 Discovery Miles 4 270 Save R188 (31%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

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 - 25 Projects to Make from Short Lengths of Fabric (Paperback): Juliet Bawden, Amanda Russell Fat Quarter: Quick Makes - 25 Projects to Make from Short Lengths of Fabric (Paperback)
Juliet Bawden, Amanda Russell 1
R317 R205 Discovery Miles 2 050 Save R112 (35%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

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.

The Modern Natural Dyer - A Comprehensive Guide to Dyeing Silk, Wool, Linen and Cotton at Home (Hardcover): Kristine Vejar The Modern Natural Dyer - A Comprehensive Guide to Dyeing Silk, Wool, Linen and Cotton at Home (Hardcover)
Kristine Vejar
R479 R381 Discovery Miles 3 810 Save R98 (20%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

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.

Leather Bags - 14 Stylish Designs to Sew for Any Occasion (Hardcover): Kasia Ehrhardt Leather Bags - 14 Stylish Designs to Sew for Any Occasion (Hardcover)
Kasia Ehrhardt
R488 R314 Discovery Miles 3 140 Save R174 (36%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

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.

A Hot Glue Gun Mess - Funny Stories, Pretty DIY Projects (Paperback): Mr. Kate A Hot Glue Gun Mess - Funny Stories, Pretty DIY Projects (Paperback)
Mr. Kate
R328 R239 Discovery Miles 2 390 Save R89 (27%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

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!

Sock Puppet Madness (Paperback): Marty Allen Sock Puppet Madness (Paperback)
Marty Allen
R307 R229 Discovery Miles 2 290 Save R78 (25%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

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.

Beadwork & Ribbonwork - Craft techniques * Materials * Projects (Paperback): Lisa Brown, Isabel Stanley, Christine Kingdrom Beadwork & Ribbonwork - Craft techniques * Materials * Projects (Paperback)
Lisa Brown, Isabel Stanley, Christine Kingdrom
R295 R247 Discovery Miles 2 470 Save R48 (16%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

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.

Foldy Rolly Patchwork Pzzazz - Tactiletwiddling for All (Paperback): Jennie Rayment Foldy Rolly Patchwork Pzzazz - Tactiletwiddling for All (Paperback)
Jennie Rayment
R350 R274 Discovery Miles 2 740 Save R76 (22%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

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.

Sew Illustrated - 35 Charming Fabric & Thread Designs (Paperback): Minki Kim, Kristin Esser Sew Illustrated - 35 Charming Fabric & Thread Designs (Paperback)
Minki Kim, Kristin Esser
R442 R344 Discovery Miles 3 440 Save R98 (22%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

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.

The Bag Boutique - 20 Bright and Beautiful Bags to Sew (Paperback): Debbie Von Grabler-Crozier The Bag Boutique - 20 Bright and Beautiful Bags to Sew (Paperback)
Debbie Von Grabler-Crozier 1
R340 R270 Discovery Miles 2 700 Save R70 (21%) Shipped within 4 - 10 working days

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.

Weaving on a Little Loom (Paperback): Fiona Daly Weaving on a Little Loom (Paperback)
Fiona Daly
R467 R374 Discovery Miles 3 740 Save R93 (20%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
Superhero Sewing - Playful Easy Sew and No Sew Designs for Powering Kids' Big Adventures--Includes Full Size Patterns... Superhero Sewing - Playful Easy Sew and No Sew Designs for Powering Kids' Big Adventures--Includes Full Size Patterns (Paperback)
Lane Huerta
R407 R288 Discovery Miles 2 880 Save R119 (29%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days
Sewing Techniques for Theatre - An Essential Guide for Beginners (Paperback): Tracey Lyons Sewing Techniques for Theatre - An Essential Guide for Beginners (Paperback)
Tracey Lyons
R691 Discovery Miles 6 910 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

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.

Be Warm Inside and Out (Paperback): Mary Engelbreit Be Warm Inside and Out (Paperback)
Mary Engelbreit
R185 R115 Discovery Miles 1 150 Save R70 (38%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Presents 13 playful fleece projects, with step-by-step instructions and delightful colour photographs.

"Breit" Ideas for Fabric Crafts - 27 Home Accessories (Paperback): Mary Engelbreit "Breit" Ideas for Fabric Crafts - 27 Home Accessories (Paperback)
Mary Engelbreit
R185 R116 Discovery Miles 1 160 Save R69 (37%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

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.

Sewing with Letters - 20 Sewing Projects (Paperback): Nicola Tedman, Sarah Skeate Sewing with Letters - 20 Sewing Projects (Paperback)
Nicola Tedman, Sarah Skeate
R310 R199 Discovery Miles 1 990 Save R111 (36%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

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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