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Pirates and Pompoms: How to Make Children's Toys and Costumes
Pirates and Pompoms
How to Make Children's Toys and Costumes
Paperback      ISBN: 178067743x

The Playtime Idea Book is packed with projects for creative parents. Follow a few simple steps to create handmade costumes, toys and props and you'll keep children entertained with make-believe pirate, forest-animal and circus worlds all day long. Only basic cutting, sticking and sewing skills are required.

Focusing on these three popular themes (pirates, animals and the circus), projects include: eye patches and a telescope, stuffed animal friends, circus ringmaster's hat and a big-top canopy den. Each project includes a simple template and illustrated step-by-step instructions.

Perfect for crafty adults looking for holiday activities that will keep little ones happy and busy.
Handmade Heirlooms: Crafting With Intention, Making Things That Matter, and Connecting to Family and Tradition
Handmade Heirlooms
Crafting With Intention, Making Things That Matter, and Connecting to Family and Tradition
Paperback      ISBN: 1611802369
24 projects to sew + knit + crochet + craft + repurpose

Let's make some memories. Handmade Heirlooms invites readers to create projects that have significant meaning for the maker or the recipient--projects that celebrate the future, relish the everyday, and honor the past.

Handmade Heirlooms is a craft book that emphasizes the significance of handmade pieces in our personal histories and prompts readers to sew, knit, and craft with intention. Readers will be inspired to create pieces that can be enjoyed now, then handed down in years to come and used by future generations. Heirlooms allow us to reminisce and make connections throughout our lifetimes. They are treasures made and handed down with the intention of being used and loved. Their value goes beyond form and function--their significance is enriched by every life they touch across generations. The projects in this book celebrate the role heirlooms play in our lives by encouraging the making of special items that can be gifted, enjoyed, and handed down.
Applique Your Way: 35 Pretty Sewing Projects and Patterns
Applique Your Way
35 Pretty Sewing Projects and Patterns
Paperback      ISBN: 081186734x
Appliqu Your Way goes beyond traditional quiltwork with 35 sweet stitching projects from crafter extraordinaire Kayte Terry. Master decorative stitches, create original templates, and much more. The book is designed for easy use with a lay-flat Wire-O binding and a handy back pocket that holds pattern and template pieces. No more wrestling with a copy machine to enlarge or shrink Stitchers will find everything they need to create a Gone Dotty A-line Skirt, a Reverse Appliqu Market Tote, a Felted Faux Bois Scarf, and 30+ more projects ranging from the sublimely simple to the ultra-chic.
Double Wedding Ring Patchwork: With Plastic Templates
Double Wedding Ring Patchwork
With Plastic Templates
Paperback      ISBN: 0486271420

Complete instructions for creating 10 different heirloom pieces, including multicolored crib quilt, unusual quilt with rings arranged in "Barn Raising" pattern, classically styled quilt with three mitered borders, eye-catching single ring placemat, dramatic Amish-style wall hanging with black background, and 5 other projects.

Sandra Betzina Sews for Your Home: Pillows, Window Treatments, Slipcovers, Table Coverings, Kids' Accessories
Sandra Betzina Sews for Your Home
Pillows, Window Treatments, Slipcovers, Table Coverings, Kids' Accessories
Hardcover      ISBN: 1561584460

Best-selling author Sandra Betzina has teamed with interior designer Debbie Valentine to produce a home decorating book that is stylish and appealing. This book includes dozens of projects for sewers at every skill level, along with complete step-by-step instructions and more than 400 color photos and illustrations. Betzina is renowned in the sewing world, and this is the next installment in her line of very successful sewing books.
-- Includes dozens of projects that can be personalized to suit every taste and skill level
-- Complete step-by-step instructions included for every project

Love Leather Accessories: 20 Easy Leather Accessories to Sew
Love Leather Accessories
20 Easy Leather Accessories to Sew
Paperback      ISBN: 1446304795

Love Leather Accessories a totally unique title focusing on cute leather accessories and jewelry from very cool designer Zoe Larkins.

Young crafters will love this collection of 20 kitschy, cool leather accessories with Zoe explaining the steps you need to take to hand stitch each design and achieve great results really quickly

Designs are striking and reflect seasonal themes such as love heart shoe clips for February, a dippy egg necklace for April, and juicy strawberry earrings for June and will certainly appeal to modern crafters working with a new material.

Singer Upholstery Basics Plus: Complete Step-By-Step Photo Guide
Singer Upholstery Basics Plus
Complete Step-By-Step Photo Guide
Paperback      ISBN: 1589233298

The most comprehensive, user-friendly upholstery book on the market just got better

Over its lifetime, SINGER Upholstery Basics has sold nearly 150,000 copies. Now, with five new projects and an entirely fresh presentation, SINGER Upholstery Basics Plus is truly the best book for beginners and seasoned upholstery buffs alike. All the basic upholstery techniques are taught. Projects include all styles of chairs or couches, stools, different styles of ottomans, a bench, and a headboard. Some projects are built-from-scratch items that require only simple carpentry skills for building the frames. Others show the complete process of stripping, repairing, and reupholstering old furniture pieces to like-new condition. Large color photos of the step-by-step instructions set this book apart from all the others.

  • 300+ photos show the techniques in great detail, plus 5 new projects
  • Projects are practical and most representative of the types of furniture pieces usually reupholstered or constructed from scratch
  • Hidden wire-o binding keeps the book open flat while you work
How to Choose Fabrics: 350 Fabric Swatches and Combinations to Inspire Your Sewing Projects
How to Choose Fabrics
350 Fabric Swatches and Combinations to Inspire Your Sewing Projects
Paperback      ISBN: 1446304930

If you love fabric you'll love this fantastic guide to choosing and combining fabrics, trims and notions for sewers, dressmakers and quilters. Professional colorist Sophie Helene shares with you her expertise through the 50 different fabric and trim combinations featured in the book, demonstrating which prints and colors work well together. There are instructions to create 20 stunning home decor projects - including curtains, cushions and bags to help you explore the fabric combination suggestions. A comprehensive fabric directory of 300 different fabric swatches, provides an incredibly useful resource for every sewer.

Mend & Patch: A Handbook to Repairing Clothes and Textiles
Mend & Patch
A Handbook to Repairing Clothes and Textiles
Paperback      ISBN: 1911624938
Learn how to take care of your clothes by mending, patching, and repairing them, so you can extend the life of your most treasured garments.

In the farthest corner of her clothes store in Stockholm, Sweden, Kerstin has a mending studio. When it's quiet in the shop, she sits by her sewing machine and gives a new lease of life to people's favorite jeans. Whatever the wear and tear, Kerstin arms you with the skills and ideas you need to mend your own clothes and promote sustainable fashion. Find out emergency tips for mending in a hurry, enhance your clothes with decorative stitches, and learn to mend for and with different materials, including leather, cotton, wool, and denim. Packed full of simple fixes for sewing on buttons and repairing holes in pockets, as well as more advanced techniques like darning and weaving in new fabric, this book is perfect for sewers, crafters, and fashion lovers of all abilities.
Sock and Glove: Creating Charming Softy Friends from Cast-off Socks and Gloves
Sock and Glove
Creating Charming Softy Friends from Cast-off Socks and Gloves
Paperback      ISBN: 1557885168

Easy to make...easy to love

Sock and Glove presents thirteen delightful softy projects that are quick to make-and certain to amuse and delight. Full of individuality and mischief, these stuffed creations are all pieced together from ordinary socks, gloves, and mittens. Step-by-step illustrations and instructions make it easy to craft and dress a whole menagerie, including monkeys, elephants, piglets, bunnies, and even an insouciant fish.

Endearing to adults and children alike, these whimsical creatures make perfect gifts and inspiring companions.