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Who knew just two fat quarters can be used in so many ways? Conquer that pile of odd fat quarters you've stashed away and make 16 fun and practical items for your home. Start off with an easy-to-follow crash-course on the essential techniques you'll need throughout the projects - from adding a zip and bias binding to creating patchwork. Then, jump straight into your stash and get stitching! From slippers and aprons to bowls and cable-tidy caddies, there's plenty of inspiration to get you decorating your home with your own stunning handiwork. Each project includes inspiring photography, instructive hand-drawn illustrations and heaps of handy hints and tips from sewing enthusiast, Wendy Gardiner. Ideal for sewists of all abilities, this is the ultimate, affordable stash-busting project book that will get you making practical, colourful items for your home.
Prepare to be amazed by textile artist and pattern designer Britt-Marie Christoffersson's fantastic work and learn how to use embroidery to give knitted garments a new lease of life. Using just 18 simple stitches such as running stitch, couching, blanket stitch and rya knots, Britt-Marie creates over 250 patterns that will inspire you to even more creativity. Embroidery on knitwork can involve knitting a new piece to be embroidered, but it can also be interesting to revamp existing clothing. Even commercially produced sweaters, hats and mittens can be embellished with a needle and yarn. If you wish to embroider knitted garments you can cover the whole item with stitches, or let a few strategically placed details work as a decoration. If there is a hole in the garment you can cover it with embroidery. Using the explanatory drawings in the book, you can renew and alter exactly as you wish. Any knitted item can be enhanced, and if you tire of the embroidery you can simply unstitch it! 260 beautiful stitched items are shown, all displaying amazingly different effects that can be achieved on knitting with just a needle and a length of wool.
A comprehensive guide for beginning and experienced crocheters alike, Modern Crochet elevates the craft for a new generation of makers. Learn how to choose proper tools, understand all things yarn, proficiently read a pattern, and autonomously complete any crochet project. This definitive resource for contemporary crochet includes: 16 ORIGINAL PATTERNS Basket - Coaster - Wall Hanging - Infinity Scarf - Bobble Pillow - Faux Fur Cowl - Velvet Scrunchie - Oversized Throws - and more! ($80 value alone) EXTENSIVE TEACHING & SUPPORT 150+ Step-by-Step Photos - 25+ Video Tutorials - Corresponding Online Resource Library with Materials and Support REFERENCE CHARTS Complete Crochet Abbreviation Legend - US Hook Sizes 15+ STITCHES & TECHNIQUES Magic Ring - Short Rows - Standing Stitch - Joined Turned Rounds - Continuous Rounds - Joined Rounds - Chain - Slip Knot - Whip Stitch - Slip Stitch - Single Crochet - Double Crochet - Half Double Crochet - Herringbone Half Double Crochet - Treble Crochet - Bobble Stitch
Sewing doesn't have to be complicated, and you don't need lots of time to make your own clothes. While life is speeding up, this book will help you slow down and squeeze in time to get your creative fix. Tilly and the Buttons: Make It Simple features a collection of stylish and stress-free projects that you can stitch up in a few hours. It includes 6 full-scale dressmaking patterns, from which you can make 24 projects. All of the garments are quick to sew and easy to fit, with a short supply list and no fiddly fastenings - from a perfect t-shirt and stylish playsuit to a wear-with-everything pinafore dress and cosy cardigan. Make It Simple is for both beginners looking for easy projects and experienced stitchers wanting the instant gratification that comes with a speedy make. Whatever your level, you'll learn the secret of how to take sewing shortcuts while still getting a great-looking finish. With the help of clear step-by-step photographs and Tilly's award-winning instructions, this book will help you create a dream wardrobe in no time.
Easy to start, simple to learn, and fun to do, punch needle is relaxing as it is gratifying! With just a few affordable tools, materials, and Beginner's Guide to Punch Needle Projects, anyone can enjoy the art of punch needle. Featuring 25 step-by-step colorful and fun projects for lively home decor, pillows, gift tags, toys, and so much more, this book will teach you all of the essential techniques as you create a collection of playful punch needle masterpieces! Author Juliette Michelet is an embroiderer, crafter, punch needle artist, and contributor for Marie Claire Idees, making her a leading voice to introduce you to this approachable and exciting hobby!
Make, mend, and customize your own wardrobe with this highly photographic beginner's guide to machine sewing. Discover how to read a pattern, use a sewing machine, and sew basic stitches, seams, and hems. Explore how to put those skills to use to create, personalize, upcycle, and repurpose clothes and soft furnishings. Fully illustrated and easy to use, Sew Step by Step covers all the essential skills and techniques for successful machine sewing.
Destined to be a classic, this modern introduction offers a contemporary twist on the age-old craft of leatherworking. The Leathercraft Handbook guides you through all the skills, tools, and techniques you need to make beautiful and durable pieces, from elegant accessories to stylish homewares - without the need for expensive equipment. Try your hand at more than 20 step-by-step projects, complete with easy-to-follow tutorials and templates that can be scaled up or down. Ranging from a classic glasses case to a chic tote bag, the pieces are suitable for beginners through to experienced leatherworkers and feature inspiration on how to make the designs your own. Use this tactile, age-old craft to make your own unique and modern leather items.
Containing 6 wonderful step-by-step projects and ideas for many more, this highly practical guide is aimed at those who are new to doll making, as well as more experienced needlecrafters. It contains the best of Jan Horrox's previous titles: Introduction to Making Cloth Dolls and Making Fantasy Cloth Dolls. Jan's beautiful dolls are exquisitely made, yet by breaking the process down into easy-to-follow steps, they become surprisingly easy to achieve. Full of character and life, Jan's dolls are made using a wide range of colourful fabrics, trims, ribbons and buttons and are ideal for using up scraps and oddments of materials. There are clear, step-by-step instructions for making hands and feet, making hair, and needlesculpting and painting the exquisite faces to really bring the dolls to life. There are also instructions for making webbed fingers and delicate fairy wings as well as a mermaid's tail. Full-size templates for all the body pieces are supplied at the back of the book. With 6 projects to choose from, including fairies, wood nymphs, mermaids, witches and a steampunk doll, this book provides all the means and inspiration you need to make your own gorgeous dolls.
This is a must-have instructional and inspirational book for anyone interested in free-motion embroidery. Drawing on new material, as well as that previously published as The Beginner's Guide to Machine Embroidered Flowers, The Beginner's Guide to Machine Embroidered Landscapes, Machine Embroidered Seascapes and Machine Embroidered Woodlands, this book provides a showcase of Alison Holt's exquisite machine embroideries. Learn how to create beautiful machine-embroidered pictures of all aspects of the landscape, from formal gardens and flowers to romantic seascapes, landscapes and woodlands using various combinations of just two simple machine stitches. Information on silk painting and colour mixing is also included. All the techniques are broken down into clear, step-by-step instructions, with numerous helpful photographs and a great range of inspirational pieces. Alison 'paints' her threads on to hand-coloured backgrounds, blending her stitches and achieving stunning results. This book covers everything, including the materials required; how to compose a picture from photographs that have inspired you; achieving perspective; light and shade; painting backgrounds; and all the basic stitch techniques you need to know. There are stunning step-by-step projects so that the reader can put into practise his or her newly-acquired skills.
Learn from experienced crafters Roz Dace and Judy Balchin how to master the art of needle felting. Perfect for beginners, this fun, felty book teaches a different technique in each project. The authors take you on a journey, building up your skills from basic needle felting to confidently using armatures. They share their secrets with you and teach you how to capture expression and character in faces, as well as how to create realistic figures or more exaggerated caricatures. You can sculpt miniature teacup worlds, endangered and garden animals and even your friends and family - it's all covered. With twelve varied projects to get stuck into, you just need to choose where to start. Beginners will love this much-needed guide to a fascinating craft.
Who knew just two fat quarters can be used in so many ways? For the birthday that's on the way, or a festive holiday that needs more sparkle, conquer that pile of odd fat quarters you've stashed away and make 16 fun gifts for your loved ones - from children's clothes and toys, to bags and make-up pouches. Start off with an easy-to-follow crash-course on the essential techniques you'll need - from adding a zip and bias binding to creating patchwork. Then, jump straight into your stash and get stitching! Each project includes inspiring photography, instructive hand-drawn illustrations and heaps of handy hints and tips from popular best-selling sewing expert, Wendy Gardiner. Ideal for sewists of all abilities, this is the ultimate, affordable stash-busting project book that will get you making practical, colourful items too.
Print, paint, stamp, and stitch... it's never been so fun to design as it is with kraft-tex! Discover the incredibly durable paper that looks, feels, and wears like leather, but sews just like fabric. Modern designers share twelve clever kraft-tex projects plus six bonus ideas, from bags and wallets to coasters and embroidered bracelets. Whether or not they've used kraft-tex before, mixed-media artists and craft sewists will love its creative versatility.