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Needlework & fabric crafts

See below for a selection of the latest books from Needlework & fabric crafts category. Presented with a red border are the Needlework & fabric crafts books that have been lovingly read and reviewed by the experts at Lovereading. With expert reading recommendations made by people with a passion for books and some unique features Lovereading will help you find great Needlework & fabric crafts books and those from many more genres to read that will keep you inspired and entertained. And it's all free!

Sewing with African Wax Print Fabric

Sewing with African Wax Print Fabric

Author: Adaku Parker Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 09/02/2021

All the techniques, step-by-step instructions and patterns you need to make 25 African wax print garments and accessories. INCLUDES FULL SIZE PATTERNS FOR UK DRESS SIZES 8 TO 26 African wax prints are colourful designs influenced by batik, an Indonesian method of dyeing cloth using wax-resist techniques. The cotton fabric is super-easy to use and Adaku Parker has developed 25 step-by-step projects to make a wide range of stylish pieces with it. There are instant wardrobe classics like a shirt dress, A-line skirts, and culottes, and wonderful accessories such as tote bags, a zip purse and a headband. All the basic techniques you will need are also explained, so you'll feel confident with essentials like attaching waistbands, gathering, pleats, making buttonholes and adding linings. There are projects suitable for all skill levels, so all you need is some gorgeous African wax print fabric, and a sewing machine, and you'll be on your way to updating your wardrobe with unique pieces that will help you stand out from the crowd.

Mend it, Wear it, Love it

Mend it, Wear it, Love it

Author: DK Format: Hardback Release Date: 04/02/2021

Learn how to use simple sewing and mending techniques to extend the life of the clothes you love. Have you ever thrown good clothes away simply because you didn't know how to mend them? Have you got clothes that you can't bear to part with, but need a fresher look? Then this book is for you. With fast fixes and clever techniques, Mend it, Wear it, Love it has everything you need to mend and care for your clothes, and stitch your way to a more sustainable wardrobe. Detailed step-by-step illustrations and clear instructions explain how to mend, customize, and care for your clothes in a range of materials. Enjoy your clothes for longer, express your creativity, and live more sustainably.

The Dressmaking Book

The Dressmaking Book

Author: Alison, MBE Smith Format: Hardback Release Date: 04/02/2021

Tailor-make your wardrobe with this essential dressmaking guide. Discover everything you need to know to design, create, and customize your clothes. Guiding you through every stage of clothes-making in a clear, easy-to-understand way, The Dressmaking Book contains everything you need to make timeless wardrobe staples that can be easily adapted to suit your style. Choose the perfect fabrics for any project, try your hand at a range of machine-sewing techniques, and put your new-found knowledge to use with 13 downloadable patterns that can be adapted to create more than 30 stylish garments. With step-by-step guides and patterns to make classic dresses, skirts, tops, trousers, and jackets, alongside ideas for refreshing and reinventing your old clothes, The Dressmaking Book has everything you need to ditch fast fashion and create stunning, original clothes to suit your style.

Overlockers and Overlocking

Overlockers and Overlocking

Author: Lorna Knight Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 25/01/2021

Overlockers do so much more than just join seams and neaten edges. With this practical book by your side, you will learn to make full use of your machine so that your sewing projects become easier and quicker to make. With helpful tips and troubleshooting advice throughout, it shows you how to make full use of your machine and how to enjoy the overlocking process. Topics covered include the different stitches an overlocker can produce, how to achieve them and when to use them. Useful techniques for making garments through simple steps are demonstrated along with photographs to illustrate the processes. Practical advice on equipment and accessories is given, along with troubleshooting tips for when things do not go to plan. There are quick reference charts and creative ideas for decorative finishes.

Sewing Face Masks, Scrub Caps, Arm Slings, and More

Sewing Face Masks, Scrub Caps, Arm Slings, and More

Author: Angie Herbertson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/01/2021

Sew with intention! Sewing Face Masks, Scrub Caps, Arm Slings, and More features 15 easy sewing projects that are thoughtful, practical, and important. From face masks and scrub hats to wheelchair bags, matching arm and doll slings, fidget blankets, and so much more, you'll not only learn how to sew and practice basic sewing skills, but you'll create items and accessories that are crucial for those who need it most. Author Angie Herbertson is the owner and designer behind A Design by Angie where she makes and sells surgical scrub hats, sewing patterns, and tutorials. Her Etsy shop under the same name also offers vitally important sewing patterns and finished products with thousands of happy customers.

Pocket Guide to Sewing Notions

Pocket Guide to Sewing Notions

Author: Sue O'Very-Pruitt Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/01/2021

Don't begin another project without this resourceful and compact pocket guide! Learn everything you need to know about every kind of notion, how to use them properly, and how to care for and store them! From understanding the difference between permanent and wash-away adhesives, what size rotary cutter you need, the proper way to store needles, bobbins, and scissors, and so much more, this guide is perfect for keeping with all of your craft supplies and taking with you to the store when deciding which notion you need next. Also included are helpful, unbiased reviews of each product. Author, owner of Sue O'Very Designs, and Aurifil thread designer, Sue O'Very-Pruitt is also a columnist for Designs in Machine Embroidery magazine and owns an online store that specializes in machine embroidery patterns.

The Textile Artist: Expressive Stitches

The Textile Artist: Expressive Stitches

Author: Jan Dowson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/01/2021

Whether it's a landscape, a garden, an animal or a powerful memory of a place or object, Jan shows you how she develops them all into beautifully stitched representations that exude awe-inspiring detail, colour and expression. Jan begins the creative process by collecting and storing natural items and exploring different patterns, texture, media and markings to cultivate her final design. She uses simple yet effective methods for altering fabric prior to stitching, including dyeing, embellishing and stamping, then transforms her fabric into a vibrant, textured artwork using a combination of traditional hand stitching, machine stitching, and other media. Following a fascinating, illustrated step-by step chapter on Jan's key techniques, join her as she takes you through the stages of three types of work for which she is most renowned - the stitched landscape, the memory cloth and the bird sculpture. Each project also includes a break down of the materials, tools and techniques used, so that you can understand as well as see the development of her astounding, mixed-media creations. Throughout the book, a gallery of Jan's work complements her techniques and projects, providing inspiration for your own textile artwork. These are stunning pieces that will open your eyes and turn your own creative concepts into original, personal work.

RSN Essential Stitch Guides: Whitework

RSN Essential Stitch Guides: Whitework

Author: Lizzy Lansberry Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/01/2021

The Royal School of Needlework teaches hand embroidery to the highest standard, developing techniques in new and innovative ways. Written by RSN apprentice and tutor Lizzy Lansberry, this book contains an extensive stitch guide, as well as guidance on the materials and equipment you need; how to design your own whitework embroidery; framing up; and positioning and transferring your design. Each stitch is clearly illustrated with step-by-step photography, along with expert instruction on how to form the stitch and use it in your needlework. With an introduction to the RSN and a brief history of whitework, together with numerous traditional and contemporary examples, this book provides an essential guide to this classic form of embroidery.

RSN Essential Stitch Guides: Crewelwork

RSN Essential Stitch Guides: Crewelwork

Author: Jacqui McDonald Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/01/2021

The Royal School of Needlework teaches hand embroidery to the highest standard, developing techniques in new and innovative ways. Written by RSN apprentice, and now, tutor Jacqui McDonald, this book contains an extensive stitch guide, as well as guidance on the materials and equipment you need; how to design your own crewelwork embroidery; framing up; and positioning and transferring your design. Each stitch is clearly illustrated with step-by-step photography, along with expert instruction on how to form the stitch and use it in your needlework. With an introduction to the RSN and a brief history of crewelwork, together with numerous traditional and contemporary examples, this book provides an essential guide, for the dedicated stitcher, to this classic form of embroidery.

RSN Essential Stitch Guides: Stumpwork

RSN Essential Stitch Guides: Stumpwork

Author: Kate Sinton Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/01/2021

The Royal School of Needlework teaches hand embroidery to the highest standard, developing techniques in new and innovative ways. Written by RSN apprentice and tutor Kate Sinton, this book contains an extensive guide to stitches and techniques, as well as guidance on the materials and equipment you need; how to design your own stumpwork embroidery; framing up; and positioning and transferring your design. Each stitch is clearly illustrated with step-by-step photography, along with expert instruction on how to form the stitch and use it in your needlework. With an introduction to the RSN and a brief history of stumpwork, together with numerous traditional and contemporary examples, this book provides an essential guide to this classic form of embroidery.

Sew Unicorns, Dragons & Mermaids, What Fun!

Sew Unicorns, Dragons & Mermaids, What Fun!

Author: Annabel Wrigley Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 31/12/2020

Sew Home in the Kitchen

Sew Home in the Kitchen

Author: Abigail American Bennett Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 25/12/2020

Beginners can sew 18 home decor and kitchen projects with Insul-Fleece. Make placemats, potholders, drink sleeves, a table runner, insulated shopping bag, lunch sack, and a stadium cushion.