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Pairing Up: 2 Block Quilts
Pairing Up
2 Block Quilts
Paperback      ISBN: 1564774899
Sundressing: Sew 21 Easy, Breezy Dresses for Women and Girls
Sundressing
Sew 21 Easy, Breezy Dresses for Women and Girls
Paperback      ISBN: 1440244545

Create 21 fun, feminine looks that capture the essence of summer

Sundressing is a sensibility played out at barbecues and on vacations and in days without a plan. It's the slip dress you pull over a swimsuit at the pool and the frock you layer over leggings while dreaming of warmer days. And it's the effortless style this book will help you achieve.

Featuring 10 women's dresses and 11 dresses for girls, and ranging from toddler to plus-size, each project starts with instructions for a bodice and a skirt, but from there, it's up to you From the simple and pretty lines of the classic Primrose sundress to the edgy and stylish shape of the city-chic SoCo dress, you'll find the instruction and inspiration you need to make your own unique and custom-fitted dresses. Change the skirt length or style, try different fabrics and prints--make each dress a one-of-a-kind piece

Whether you're working on something lovely and versatile for everyday wear or creating a stunning showstopper for your next night out, you don't have to be afraid to mix it up. Your new warm-weather wardrobe is waiting in the pages of Sundressing

Crafting the Resistance: 35 Projects for Craftivists, Protestors, and Women Who Persist
Crafting the Resistance
35 Projects for Craftivists, Protestors, and Women Who Persist
Paperback      ISBN: 1510731385
Knit, sew, and craft your way to self-empowerment.
Are you a Nasty Woman ready to smash the patriarchy with a needle and thread? Proudly proclaim your feminism with your very own DIY Bleeding Heart T-shirt? Or stage a protest with the rest of the girls, wearing knitted Pussyhats?
Be part of the revolution by reclaiming the "domestic" arts of knitting, sewing, and more--to channel your feminist rage. With pictures, step-by-step instructions, bonus patterns, and tips for crafters of all skill levels from beginner to advanced, Crafting the Resistance is the book for women's rights activists on a DIY path to self-determination.
Put your homemaking and protesting skills to the test with thirty-five girl-powered, easy-to-make, kickass projects such as:
"Snowflake" knitted wristers
  • "Bleeding Heart" T-shirt
  • Clear vinyl protest tote bag to speed up security screenings
  • The Pussyhat as knitted hats, holiday ornaments, throw pillows, and cat beds
  • "Nasty Nag" zippered pouch
  • Well read bookmarks
  • And More

  • Take politics into your own hands, literally, and craft your message out into the world. Including an essay and quotes on the history and importance of craftivism, Crafting the Resistance is the ultimate book for political crafters, DIY activists, empowered protestors, and any woman--or man--who is part of the resistance.
    Scandinavian Stitches: 21 Playful Projects with Seasonal Flair
    Scandinavian Stitches
    21 Playful Projects with Seasonal Flair
    Paperback      ISBN: 1607050072

    This work features 21 projects - including quilts, pillows, and soft ornaments - that draw their inspiration from the seasons and offer a fresh, modern take on folk art.

    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.
    The Vintage Pattern Selector: The Sewer's Guide to Choosing and Using Retro Styles [With CDROM]
    The Vintage Pattern Selector
    The Sewer's Guide to Choosing and Using Retro Styles [With CDROM]
    Paperback      ISBN: 1438001029

    Style-conscious women who sew their own dresses, as well as design students, fashion designers, and enthusiasts for vintage clothing styles will welcome this practical new book. It presents advice and instruction on sewing techniques, plus information and ideas on mixing and matching clothing items from different decades of the twentieth century as a way to make a personal fashion statement. Here are--

  • Style options that draw on decades of experimentation with hemlines, color styles and silhouettes
  • Information on suitable fabrics, colors, and prints for each style
  • Topics categorized by clothing items, making it easy for readers to match styles from different eras to create a personalized wardrobe
  • An enclosed CD-ROM with more than 15 patterns given in four sizes, and representing different vintage styles

    Patterns representing fashions from the 1930s, '40s, 50s, and 60s include blouses, skirts, tunic tops, coats, hats, and much more. The book features more than 300 illustrations in color and black and white that capture the looks and the atmosphere of those past decades.
  • Mending Matters: Stitch, Patch, and Repair Your Favorite Denim & More
    Mending Matters
    Stitch, Patch, and Repair Your Favorite Denim & More
    Hardcover      ISBN: 1419729470
    Mending Matters explores sewing on two levels: First, it includes more than 20 hands-on projects that showcase current trends in visible mending that are edgy, modern, and bold--but draw on traditional stitching. It does all this through just four very simple mending techniques: exterior patches, interior patches, slow stitches, darning, and weaving. In addition, the book addresses the way mending leads to a more mindful relationship to fashion and to overall well-being. In essays that accompany each how-to chapter, Katrina Rodabaugh explores mending as a metaphor for appreciating our own naturally flawed selves, and she examines the ways in which mending teaches us new skills, self-reliance, and confidence, all gained from making things with our own hands.
    Carefree Clothes for Girls: 20 Patterns for Outdoor Frocks, Playdate Dresses, and More [With Pattern(s)]
    Carefree Clothes for Girls
    20 Patterns for Outdoor Frocks, Playdate Dresses, and More [With Pattern(s)]
    1st Edition    Paperback      ISBN: 1590307178

    Ruffles, buttons, and lace are the perfect ingredients for little girls' clothes; add some unfinished hems and plenty of room to run and play, and you have garments full of fanciful charm and practical playfulness. The twenty patterns in this book--from simple dresses with ruffled sleeves to blouses with crocheted lace and pants with sewn-on legwarmers--are of simple construction, yet full of the personality and details that little girls love.

    With beautiful photographs, clear step-by-step instruction, and detailed diagrams, this book offers a treasure trove of whimsical outfits for girls ages four to seven. Full-size patterns are included in four sizes so that you can make the perfect fit.

    Make the projects in this book and add a little bit of carefree style to your child's life.
    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.
    Simple Gifts to Stitch: 30 Elegant and Easy Projects
    Simple Gifts to Stitch
    30 Elegant and Easy Projects
    Paperback      ISBN: 0307347567

    Unique and personal, handmade gifts are the presents everyone loves to get. There's something more special about a gift that reflects your personality, time, energy, and love. Even when time and energy are scarce, Simple Gifts to Stitch shows you how to craft a one-of-a-kind gift in a single afternoon.
    Sewing star Jocelyn Worrall relies on simple, intuitive techniques that provide elegant results for beginners and experts alike. She'll show you how to create unique gifts--from sophisticated to funky--by taking a fresh approach to working with fabrics as diverse as linen, oilcloth, and even rickrack. The variety of projects in Simple Gifts to Stitch allows you to tailor each gift to your time frame and tastes, with ideas for every occasion:
    - For birthdays, holidays, and other special occasions, you'll find special creations such as a fanciful botanical tiara or an elegant beaded silk wrap, as well as ideas for stitching your own gift wrap.
    - For housewarming gifts or host gifts, Jocelyn offers a variety of easily made necessities for the home, including a striped duvet cover, sculptural place mats, and--for the perfect hostess--a modern apron.
    - For babies and children, Jocelyn shows you how to stitch up gifts for every age, from cute terrycloth toys to a fleece imp hat with matching mittens.
    Some of the projects are super simple while others are a little more challenging, but you'll want to make all of them more than once. Plus, Jocelyn has a wealth of inspirational ideas and expert advice, so your finished product is guaranteed to look like it took longer than just one afternoon to make.
    With Simple Gifts to Stitch, you'll never be left wondering where to find a meaningful gift--you'll make it yourself