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Sew Luxe Leather: Over 20 Stylish Leather Craft Accessories
Sew Luxe Leather
Over 20 Stylish Leather Craft Accessories
Paperback      ISBN: 1446306763

Fancy a wardrobe full of luxurious leather accessories without the painful price tag? This collection of 20 luxe leather projects is perfect if you're looking for original, high quality projects made from leather, all of which can be made on a domestic sewing machine or with hand stitching. Choose from small projects to get started such as a keyring, card case, small purse and super-useful earphone holder, right up to the ultimate leather laptop case and a really chic foldover clutch for instant style credentials. Learn all the skills you'll need to make these projects and be surprised at how little equipment is necessary to create these stunning leather makes. Impress friends and family with your hand crafted leather accessories--you'll never be short of ideas for what to make as the perfect gift for everyone in your life

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.
Tilda Hot Chocolate Sewing: Cozy Autumn and Winter Sewing Projects
Tilda Hot Chocolate Sewing
Cozy Autumn and Winter Sewing Projects
Paperback      ISBN: 1446307263

Get cosy with a warming drink and a new sewing project for autumn. In Tilda Hot Chocolate Sewing, bestselling author Tone Finnanger returns with a stunning new collection featuring the Tilda BirdPond fabric range. Featuring over 20 projects, you can choose from quilts and softies, bags and dolls, pillows and purses. Autumnal motifs include reindeer, mice, apples, butternut squash, ducks, birds, houses and more. This heartwarming collection will bring warmth and magic to your sewing, with beautiful lifestyle photography and step-by-step instructions and diagrams to ensure success.

Weekend Sewing: More Than 40 Projects and Ideas for Inspired Stitching
Weekend Sewing
More Than 40 Projects and Ideas for Inspired Stitching
Hardcover      ISBN: 1584796758

More than just a pair of days, a weekend is also a state of mind--a feeling of relaxation and freedom to immerse ourselves fully in a favorite activity. In Weekend Sewing, designer Heather Ross presents creative projects for clothing, accessories, and home items that can be made in a weekend or less. Some, like the Quick Garden Gloves and Ruby's Bloomers, take a few hours; others, like the Weekend-Away Travel Bag and Trapeze Sundress, require a day or two--but all of them capture that weekend feeling.
And because weekends are often the most fun when they're social, Ross features ideas that encourage us to share our stitching and our time, such as a recipe for soup to simmer while sewing, then serve to guests later in the day, and tips for transporting a sewing machine to a friend's house for an afternoon of social stitching.
The sewing instructions are beautifully illustrated, and patterns for the projects are included on pullout sheets.


Stitch Style Sweet Dreams: Fabulous Fabric Sewing Projects & Ideas
Stitch Style Sweet Dreams
Fabulous Fabric Sewing Projects & Ideas
Paperback      ISBN: 1446305155

Why not make your bedroom a haven of loveliness this Fall with these 8 fabulous warm and cosy bedroom accessories

Each gorgeous make is demonstrated using two differing fabrics from Westminster Fibers fabulous Free Spirit fabric designers - feminine & funky Tula Pink and the curious and anachronistic Tim Holtz, showing you how easy it is to create a different look and feel to your room simply through your choice of fabric patterns and colors.

Easy-to-follow instructions with step-by-step illustrations and lots of detailed photographs will guide you through the creative process from preparing your fabric and cutting it out to sewing and adding finishing touches.

The fabulous projects featured in the book include a duvet cover & pillow slip, sumptuous bed pillows, a laundry bag, pretty pleated curtains, snuggly pajama bottoms, a hugs & cuddles quilt, Roman blinds and a light-up lampshade.

So get sewing and create the bedroom of your sweet dreams

In Stitches: More Than 25 Simple and Stylish Sewing Projects [With Patterns]
In Stitches
More Than 25 Simple and Stylish Sewing Projects [With Patterns]
Hardcover      ISBN: 0811851591

Celebrated designer Amy Butler brings her fresh, modern style to the timeless craft of sewing. In this lavishly illustrated collection of patterns, she presents more than 25 charming projects ranging from cushy floor cushions to smart aprons to stylish handbags. Our innovative packaging makes for easy usepattern sheets are neatly tucked into a folder on the inside cover of this full-color, lay-flat spiralbound book. Lush photographs inspire, while how-to illustrations and straightforward text (minus the confusing sewing lingo) make it a cinch to achieve beautifully finished projects. In addition, Amy offers thoughtful tips on finding and treating new or vintage fabrics, an easy-to-navigate techniques section, and a glossary and resource guide at back. Whether it's chic placemats and napkins for the kitchen, a luxurious kimono-style robe for the bath, or handy organizer baskets for the home office Amy Butler's In Stitches makes it easy to create beautiful accessories for every room and every mood.

The Bag Making Bible [With Pattern(s)]
The Bag Making Bible [With Pattern(s)]
Paperback      ISBN: 071533624x
The ultimate guide to sewing bags from expert Lisa Lam, whose technical knowledge, creative flair and enthusiasm have helped and inspired thousands while promoting the craft of bag-making worldwide.

Whether you are getting started, improving your technique or want to design your own creations, this is the book you will grab for every bag you make Detailed photographs illustrate every technique in this unique book, from choosing fabric to inserting fastenings. Expert tips, trade secrets and inspirational advice result in professional and beautiful results every time, allowing you to create a capsule wardrobe of eight exclusive bag designs which will amaze your friends - they will never believe you made it yourself

Lisa's helpful and friendly tone comes through in her instructions, and it really feels like you have an expert by your side holding you hand every step of the way. She starts with the basics of how to read and interpret patterns, how to prepare and cut fabrics, and how to select the right interfacings and interlinings for your bags, then moves on to more specific techniques in each chapter.

The Structure and Reinforcement chapter covers how to sew darts, pleats, gussets, flat bottoms and gathers - showing you in detail how to sew these features. The Linings chapter reveals how to insert zip pockets into your linings, as well as different methods of inserting a bag lining. The Closures chapter explains how to insert a zip in three different scenarios, plus how to insert magnetic snap fastenings, twist lock fastenings, and how to use eyelets and rivets. The Handles and Straps chapter teaches you six different types of straps, from making simple straps to adjustable straps and even designer looking piped handles. The Pockets chapter contains a wealth of different pocket types, showing you how to sew a slip pocket to sewing roomy bellows pockets, elasticized pockets and darted corner pockets. Finally, the Edgings and Trimmings chapter reveals how to bind raw edges for a professional finish, including how to make bias binding, and also shows you how to sew piping and how to use ribbon, jewellery and embellishments on your bags.

At the end of each chapter there is a bag project to make so you can put the techniques into practice straight away. These exciting and desirable designs are explained in full detail, with helpful photographs to guide you every step of the way. Starting with how to make a tote bag, the projects build in complexity. You will learn how to make a clutch bag, how to sew a messenger bag, how to make a hobo bag, how to make a travel holdall bag and more.

Crucially, the pull-out pattern sheet gives full-size patterns, meaning there is no resizing or photocopying to do - you can get straight into cutting and sewing bags. This one-of-a-kind book is the ultimate guide to bag-making and an invaluable resource that you will reach for time and time again.

"An amazing sewing education coupled with beautiful bags that of course, you can customize " Amy Butler.
Lickety-Split Quilts for Little Ones
Lickety-Split Quilts for Little Ones
Paperback      ISBN: 1564777219

When the baby shower is looming, rely on "lickety-split" quilts Whip up a quilt for a newborn, toddler, or even a kid at heart in no time. Large traditional quilt blocks require less cutting, fewer seams, and just a few fun fabrics.Choose from 15 beginner-friendly quilts that feature butterflies, ducks, stars, bugs, plus classic quilt-block motifsMake a few of these fantastic quilts by sewing just one blockDiscover how to enlarge your favorite pieced blocks with a simple step-by-step method

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.

Sew Serendipity: Fresh + Pretty Designs to Make and Wear
Sew Serendipity
Fresh + Pretty Designs to Make and Wear
Hardcover      ISBN: 1440203571

Lay it out, cut it out, sew it up, put it on

Kay Whitt of Serendipity Studios proves that all you need to re-make your wardrobe are a few key things: Great fabric, easy-to-make patterns, a handful of simple skills, and your own personal sense of style

Use Sew Serendipity to create a fresh, new look.

  • Included in the book are tissue pattern inserts for the skirt, tunic/dress and jacket--each with 6 variations detailed in the book. 3 basic patterns x 6 variations = 18 ways to show off your skills and style
  • Kay provides the master instructions for each basic garment, and individual instruction for each unique look. Once you master the basics, changing it up is a snap
  • Each clothing pattern is graded in seven sizes (bust: 32-44; waist: 24-36; hips: 34-46) from XXS to XXL. Use the "Custom Fitting" section of this book to learn how to measure yourself and adjust the patterns to get the best possible fit
  • Embellish your designs to match your style, whether you're feeling the need for classic, tailored elegance, or you're in the mood for a little ruffled whimsy. Kay's simple embellishments make it a breeze to adapt your design to the look you want.

With Sew Serendipity, you'll find out how to lay out the pattern pieces, cut them out and sew them up. All you have to do is put them on and strut your stuff