Hand Sewing Magic
Essential Know-how for Hand Stitching - Master Tension and Other Techniques - With Pro Tips, Tricks, and Troubleshooting - 10 Easy, Creative Projects
Paperback ISBN: 1589239687
Hand Sewing Magic is an essential reference to all things stitching, featuring how-tos for dozens of stitches, from the basics for sewing and mending to stunning embroidered embellishment. Hand Sewing Magic is a modern, all-in-one guide for hand stitchers of all levels of skill and experience, and for all applications. In this unique guide book you will: - Get an in-depth overview of essential tools and materials, including thread, needles, fabric, and other key supplies. - Explore a comprehensive visual dictionary of 35 stitches plus dozens of variations, from basic mending to stylish decorative embellishment to unique art stitching. - Discover key techniques, from starting and ending threads to the right way to use an embroidery hoop, from stitching curved shapes to color shading, and more. - Learn essential tips and tricks from influential and innovative stitchers, including Joanne Sharpe, Allison Aller, and Catherine Redford. - 10 simple and stunning projects show unique ways to use stitches and techniques. With Hand Sewing Magic, you’ll make the most of your hand stitching and give all your projects a beautiful handmade look.
Make It, Own It, Love It
The Essential Guide to Sewing, Altering and Customizing
Hardcover ISBN: 1847808948
Join Matt Chapple, the UK's top amateur stitcher and winner of the BBC’s Great British Sewing Bee 2015 as he shares everything you need to know about repairing and maintaining your attire in this non-nonsense guide. Focusing on making sewing easy and fun, it covers tools of the trade, essential repairs and alterations as well as complete step-by-step instructions instructions for making projects from scratch, such as a box-pleated skirt and adding bias binding to pocket edges for a splash of colour. Matt’s no-nonsense language strips away the complexity of sewing, as he gives practical advice on how to repair fabrics from denim and corduroy to tweed and wool, and offers tips to make wardrobe malfunctions a thing of the past. Written for the uninitiated stitcher, concentrating on common clothing issues we all face, be it a loss of a button, a hole in the pocket or something more serious like a fallen hem.
The Maker's Atelier
The Essential Collection: Sewing With Style
Paperback ISBN: 1849499047
The Maker's Atelier is for women of any age or shape who want to dress well but cannot always find what they want in stores. Frances Toibin's self-proclaimed mission is to help fashion-conscious women create their own beautiful clothes to wear with style. It is founded on the belief that the simplest shapes in the finest fabrics make the most successful clothes. In The Capsule Collection, designer Frances has taken the key shapes from some of the most enduring fashion trends, such as the pencil skirt and the boxy shirt, and refined them into clear dressmaking patterns with easy-to-follow instructions. Frances has sources the perfect fabrics to suit each garments and shows four alternative looks for each pattern to provide further technical know-how as well as style ideas to enable the home dressmaker to make their own capsule collection of garments unique to them. For example, the pencil skirt is shown in navy gabardine to suit an elegant working wardrobe, but alternatively this skirt takes on an edgier look when made up in metallic stretch fabric with a raw hem. With dressmaking patterns supplied in the pack alongside the book, and given in sizes 4 to 16, The Capsule Collection makes it possible for all women - whether dressmaking novices or accomplished seamstresses - to own an enviable selection of timeless and adaptable staple garments.
Stitch With Love
Paperback ISBN: 0715338498
Mandy Shaw's unmistakable style provides a gorgeous collection of stitches and projects, all in natural fabrics in the stylish cream and red color palette. This book is a perfect introduction to eleven simple stitches, with step-by-step instruction for both right and left handers. This book allows you to create stunning gifts and home accessories which are personal and unique, while also leaving room for inspiration and creativity.
Breaking the Pattern
A Modern Way to Sew
Paperback ISBN: 1787131831
Scandinavian fashion has long been admired for its stylish, clean-lined, interesting cuts and aesthetic. Breaking the Pattern is the first authentic dressmaking book that showcases the beauty and uniqueness of Scandinavian style. Complete with stunning photography, clear illustrations and instructions this book will show you how to create a coherent capsule wardrobe – complete with a collection of 10 garments that are easy to make, wear, and combine with each other. From the Finnish sewing duo behind the dressmaking fashion label Named, Laura and Saara offer up an enticing selection of tops, dresses, skirt and trousers for the modern seamstress. You will build your skills as you work through the book and with plenty of variations suggested for each garment, there's lots of room for you to add your own personal touches and quirks to each design. Taking you beyond the patterns featured in this book, Breaking the Pattern will inspire you to not only build on your sewing repertoire but to grow in confidence with your own sewing. Patterns come in a range of sizes from US sizes 4 to 16, with concise information of measuring yourself and finding the perfect fit. Full size pattern sheets are included in this neat package, perfect for the contemporary dressmaker.
Everything You Need to Create 12 Boho-Chic Designs
Paperback ISBN: 0760353131
As a follow-up title to the adorable Sew Cute, Sew Boho is a beginner-friendly kit that offers a collection of trendy boho-chic patterns and borders that can be stitched onto dresses, bags, pillows, and much more! Readers will be able to embroider any number of items while mixing and matching patterns to create their own designs.
The Spoonflower Quick-Sew Project Book
34 DIYS to Make the Most of Your Fabric Stash
Paperback ISBN: 1617690791
Stitch up a storm with more than 30 new stash-friendly projects from quilt and fabric lovers’ favorite creative force: Spoonflower. Discover all that you can make with just a yard or two! Spoonflower—a design-your-own/print-on-demand fabric company known for its unique, clever, and must-have designs—presents simple step-by-step instructions that are accompanied by templates and pattern pieces. Here are dozens of brand-new projects designed to be completed in just a few hours. Get inspired and turn your favorite fabric into a lovely garland, stylish tote, children’s tent, and all sorts of other accessories for home and fashion. With step-by-step tutorials and projects that span a wide spectrum of skills, this book is perfect for both new and experienced sewists. Designing fabric, wallpaper, and gift wrap used to be the stuff of dreams. Today, Spoonflower’s technology allows anyone to affordably create, print, and purchase one-of-a-kind fabric or paper.
Amy Butler's in Stitches
More Than 25 Simple And Stylish Sewing Projects
Hardcover ISBN: 0811851591
A leading designer brings a fresh, stylish approach to the craft of sewing in a collection of more than twenty-five creative projects, ranging from floor cushions to handbags, that include detailed pattern sheets, step-by-step instructions, fabric tips, a how-to guide to sewing techniques, a glossary, and a helpful resource section. 17,500 first printing.