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Sewing In A Straight Line by Brett Bara


Sewing In A Straight Line by Brett Bara

In just one weekend and using one skill, sewing straight, an entire world of sophisticated, but easily doable projects is open to you. Just about anyone can sew a straight line. And with that simple skill and some basic guidance, crafty expert Brett Bara demonstrates how you can make custom home decor, stylish fashions and one-of-a-kind gifts. Sewing in a Straight Line is a step-by-step guide to creating 28 deceptively simple projects that look like they came from a chic boutique, far more impressive than you would expect for such little effort! These easy-to-make items offer quick gratification that even the busiest among us will appreciate. From a flirty two-hour miniskirt to the cutest plush toys, many of the projects take only a spare afternoon. With step-by-step illustrations, clear instructions and loads of helpful hints and customisation ideas, Sewing in a Straight Line will quickly make a sewing enthusiast out of anyone.


A fresh and very chic compendium for everyone's sewing library! I love that this book is both welcoming for beginners and incredibly inspiring for sewists of all levels. --Amy Butler, author of Style Stitches Like a fun and patient teacher, Brett Bara guides readers through both sewing basics and more advanced skills without any of it seeming intimidating at all. --Debbie Stoller, author of the Stitch'n'Bitch series Sewing in a Straight Line opens up unlimited creative possibilities. Now even with basic sewing skills, I can show off my personal style. --Christina Batch-Lee, This is everything (and more) a novice sewer could hope for in a book. From a refresher in the basics to beautiful projects, Brett reminds us that gorgeous clothing and decorations don't require years of experience. --Grace Bonney, Design*Sponge

About the Author

Brett Bara is a crafts and DIY lifestyle expert. She has appeared on The Martha Stewart Show and her craft expertise has been featured on, The Associated Press and She lives in New York. Visit her blog at

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Publication date

15th August 2011


Brett Bara

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Potter Craft an imprint of Random House USA Inc


160 pages


Needlework & fabric crafts



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