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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

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.

A Little Something: Cute-as-can-be Patterns for Wool Stitchery
A Little Something
Cute-as-can-be Patterns for Wool Stitchery
Paperback      ISBN: 1604688505

Stitch a colorful array of cozy wool creations that will brighten any room in your home. Choose from a mix of cheerful little projects, including coasters, wall hangings, sewing accessories, bags, and more. Create stunning effects with easy hand stitching, simple applique, and artful wool layering Achieve an effortlessly embellished look with simple techniques that even beginners can master quickly Detailed how-to photos and clear instructions are included

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.
    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.

    Sewing Machine Magic: Make the Most of Your Machine--Demystify Presser Feet and Other Accessories * Tips and Tricks for Smooth Sewing * 10 E
    Sewing Machine Magic
    Make the Most of Your Machine--Demystify Presser Feet and Other Accessories * Tips and Tricks for Smooth Sewing * 10 E
    Paperback      ISBN: 1589239504
    Sewing machines are complicated machines, but with the instruction you'll find in Sewing Machine Magic, you can make even an old sewing machine work wonders.

    With just a little know-how and the right accessories, you can get the most out of your sewing machine and give all your sewing and quilting projects a professional look

    In Sewing Machine Magic, author and sewing expert Steffani Lincecum shares 30+ years of experience on how to handle a sewing machine with greater ease and confidence, and explains how to easily find and use the right presser feetand other accessories for your machine, whether you purchased it at retail or found it at a yard sale.

    You'll learn the logistics of managing thread, how to achieve the proper stitch formation for every project, and how to troubleshoot a variety of common sewing problems. Learn to use more than 30 presser feet and other accessories, from the basics to more specialized tools designed to maximize efficiency, precision, and creativity. The 10 fashion and home decor projects show inventive ways to use some of the feet and accessories.
    Simple Sewing With Lola Nova: With 25 Stylish Step-by-step Projects That Celebrate Your Handmade Life
    Simple Sewing With Lola Nova
    With 25 Stylish Step-by-step Projects That Celebrate Your Handmade Life
    Hardcover      ISBN: 1845336984

    Sewing is at the forefront of the new craft revolution and part of its charm comes from rediscovering the skills of our grandmothers and learning to recycle treasured scraps of fabric. Celebrated Oregon-based craft blogger Alexandra Smith, AKA Lola Nova, has created the perfect sewing book for the new crafters. With 25 highly original projects arranged into chapters on Boho, Vintage, Natural, Eclectic and Whimsy, you will soon be raiding thrift stores and yard sales for material to transform in to gifts, home accessories, clothes and bags. Projects include a Little Joy Dress, Lola Handbag, Into the Woods Throw, Deer Diary and Call Me Cushion. For each project there are step-by-step instructions (illustrated with photographs) that will guide the beginner through the making process, while Alexandra's innovative ideas will provide fresh inspiration for the experienced sewer. Gorgeous photography by top lifestyle photographer Yuki Sugiura captures the sheer pleasure of turning junk-store fabrics into something beautifully handmade.
    Love at First Stitch: Demystifying Dressmaking [With Pattern(s)]
    Love at First Stitch
    Demystifying Dressmaking [With Pattern(s)]
    Paperback      ISBN: 1611802342
    Simple, elegant, and a little groovy, Love at First Stitch is all you need to start making the dresses of your dreams--with 7 complete full-size patterns.

    Fancy making your own clothes but have no idea where to start? Tired of overwhelming sewing manuals and frumpy projects? Love at First Stitch offers a refreshing approach to dressmaking for modern makers, taking you from the basics of threading your sewing machine through creating gorgeous garments that you'll love to wear. Let Tilly Walnes inspire you with her jargon-busting tutorials, down-to-earth attitude, and adorable dressmaking style, showing you that making your own clothes is so much more enjoyable than buying them.

    - Build your skills and confidence one project at a time: new techniques are introduced when you need them.
    - Step-by-step photographs take the head-scratching out of sewing.
    - Includes 7 full-scale, multisize patterns, ready to be traced and used again and again.
    - Tilly's hints and tips for making sewing part of your lifestyle, adding your own special touch to any sewing project, and even how to polish your signature style.

    Tilly Walnes demystifies dressmaking for the generations that have never been taught to sew. Written for novice stitchers by the author of the popular sewing blog Tilly and the Buttons, this book presents the sewing basics in an informal style, with Tilly's friendly and encouraging voice cheering the reader on throughout. Instead of overwhelming the novice dressmaker with theory, this book is about learning by doing. Each chapter presents practical tips and inspiration to guide you through creating a made-to-measure garment from one of the seven versatile and adaptable patterns included with the book, which can then be personalized to suit your individual style. Peppered throughout the book are Tilly's top sewing tips, including everything from what to look out for when buying--or borrowing--your first sewing machine, to how to behave in a fabric shop so that you appear like an expert, to techniques for pressing perfection.

    complete with patterns, interior like new; slightly torn exterior

    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.

    Encyclopedia of Sewing Machine Techniques
    Encyclopedia of Sewing Machine Techniques
    Paperback      ISBN: 0806963654

    An indispensable resource that every sewer should own, this huge encyclopaedia is a gold mine of more than 70 techniques that will enable anyone to use their sewing machines to their full potential. When you want to stitch something for your home or wardrobe, you'll be able to give it a unique, decorative treatment - whether you're a seasoned sewer or a beginner. Start with the valuable sources of information that can help you get the most from your sewing machines, then learn the special tips on maintaining your machine. Then move on to the sewing techniques; heirloom sewing, lacemaking, passementerie, smocking, stippling, buttonholes, hem and seam finishes, topstitching - the number of techniques is breathtaking and so are the results you'll be able to achieve.