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.
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.
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 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.
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
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.
Easy to make...easy to loveSock 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.