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Sew Fabulous Inspiring Ideas to Bring the Joy of Sewing to Your Home by Stuart Hillard

Sew Fabulous Inspiring Ideas to Bring the Joy of Sewing to Your Home

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Remember semi-finalist Stuart Hillard from the first series of BBC2’s Great British Sewing Bee? He’s now sharing his enthusiasm for sewing in his first book, Sew Fabulous showcasing his sewing ideas for spritzing up your home. He gives you everything you need from explaining the basic skills to projects and patterns. You can start with a basic cushion and before you know it with Stuart’s help you’ll be taking on curtains and quilts.

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The Good Book Guide logo The Good Book Guide Review. A quilt designer, and a contestant on the BBC’s Great British Sewing Bee, the author shares his inspiration for projects for the home. Instructions on useful sewing techniques are followed by the projects. These include napkins, placemats, and table runners, cushions – piped or buttoned, patchwork and quilted – lined curtains, a box-pleated bed valance, and two patchwork quilts, along with handy bags for various uses. With paper patterns included for some designs and crystal clear instructions throughout, there is something for everyone in this beautifully produced book.
~ Fiona Lafferty


Sew Fabulous Inspiring Ideas to Bring the Joy of Sewing to Your Home by Stuart Hillard

Stuart Hillard reached the semi-final of BBC2's GREAT BRITISH SEWING BEE, bringing a fantastic sense of invention, passion, creativity and style to all things fabric. Stuart's first love is sewing for the home - transforming everything from tablecloths, cushions and curtains to garden chairs and quilts. He is an enthusiastic home sewer and teacher and his mission is to make sewing for the home accessible and aspirational, and his message is clear: sewing is for everyone. He introduces the novice sewer to the basic skills, kit and trimmings and also endeavours to teach even the most experienced sewer a new range of techniques. Ranging from the super-easy, no-sew projects for those who are enthusiastic about fabric but are under-confident, to gorgeous quilts that take a few basic sewing skills, Stuart's brilliant designs and simple-to-follow approach will help everyone to sew for their own home, their own way.


There is something for everyone in this beautifully produced book. * Good Book Guide *

About the Author

Stuart Hillard was a professional sewer and quilter for over 15 years before becoming a popular contestant on the BBC's GREAT BRITISH SEWING BEE; he teaches sewing workshops and hosts retreats, as well as making personal appearances, guest presenting on TV and giving interviews for magazines and radio shows. Stuart blogs at and has his own column in POPULAR PATCHWORK and ESSENTIALS magazines.

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Publication date

26th August 2014


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Weidenfeld & Nicolson an imprint of Orion Publishing Co


224 pages


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