Choose from 35 retro-inspired ideas using beautiful appliqué, embellishments and decorative stitches.
Make something for every room in the house from a tea cozy for the kitchen to a bejeweled bird hanging for the living room
All projects come with clear step-by-step instructions, plus there's a handy section techniques that will teach you all the basic stitches required.
Linen, Wool, Cotton Kids
21 Patterns for Simple Separates and Comfortable Layers
by Akiko Mano
Sew the perfect mix-and-match wardrobe for your little girl. From girly dresses to menswear-inspired outfits, the twenty-one sewing projects in this book offer classic styles for dresses, tops, pants, and accessories for girls. This collection of coordinated separates will make the perfect addition to your child’s wardrobe. Customize each piece to suit the season or the recipient—simply choose the basic colors and versatile fabrics to make clothes that will grow with your child. With an emphasis on natural fabrics, these garments are designed to feel good, look good, and to last.
Full of beautiful photographs, clear step-by-step instructions, detailed diagrams, and full-size pattern sheets for sizes four to seven, this book will guide both new and experienced sewers in making clothes sure to charm the girls in their lives.
Paperback, 104 pages
About Roost Books:
Roost celebrates the small actions that can fill our days with joy—from crafting something special by hand to engaging our children in imaginative play, from cooking nourishing meals that delight our families to the discovery of the wonder of the world that lies outside our doors. Roost believes that these everyday activities, when approached with intention and creativity, can truly enrich our lives. They publish books that aim to nurture that kind of creativity, to inspire healthy living, and to deepen our connection to our families, to our communities, and to the natural world.
Pirates and Pompoms
The title says it all, full of fun, imagination, and inspiration this is a must have for any sewer. By Stella Bee and Jemma Bell Pirates & Pompoms is packed with playtime ideas for creative parents and carers. Follow a few simple steps to create handmade costumes, toys and props and you’ll keep children entertained with make-believe worlds all day long. Only basic cutting, sticking, and sewing skills are required.
Sewing School Basic
Sewing School Basics is the complete sewing course for first-time stitchers.
The book starts at the very beginning telling you which pieces of sewing kit you need to buy, explaining which fabrics are best suited to which use, and how to use paper patters.
The song part of the book is a structured course of 12 workshops, which build from the most basic hand-sewing techniques through to more advanced dressmaking skills. At the end of each workshop, there is a step-by-step project, which reinforces the skills mastered in the workshop. The projects range from a simple hand-embroidered pillow to a cozy lined throw from a shirred sundress to an organdy pleated skirt. Techniques include embroidery, smocking, patchwork, quilting, dressmaking, curtain-mailing, and there are useful tips and shortcuts throughout the book. A pull-out paper pattern section contains fill-size patterns for all the garments featured in the workshops.
Whether you learned the basics of sewing at school and want to refresh your skills, or if you have never picked up a needle and thread before, whether you want to master the art of dressmaking or to make your own home furnishings, Sewing School Basic is the perfect place to start.
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