No Sew Love

Author: Ashley Johnston
Publisher: Running Press Adult
ISBN: 0762451068
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Although Ashley Johnston is comfortable with a needle and thread—and really enjoys making handmade items for her children and home—she could certainly understand that sewing machines can strike fear and dread into the hearts of many crafters. The complicated machinery with the fussy parts as well as confusing pattern directions send many people running from any craft that requires sewing. No-Sew Love is filled with ideas for the non-sewing crafter or for the more casual sewist who would rather not haul out the sewing machine for a quick project. Materials all easily found at craft and fabric stores—hem tape, fusible webbing, a variety of glues, and of course, fabric—are all you need to whip up the 50 no-sew wonders in the book. There are throw pillows, grommet curtain panels, cute kids' clothing, holiday decorations, and even accessories for you! Projects are photographed at each step for crystal-clear directions, and sure-to-please results.

Sewing School

Author: Andria Lisle
Publisher: Storey Publishing
ISBN: 1612122205
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Kids can sew too! This inspiring guide includes 21 fun sewing projects for children ages 5 and up. With easy-to-follow illustrated instructions and cut-out patterns, young crafters will quickly be sewing up colorful pillows, potholders, dolls, blankets, and more. These kid-tested projects require only minimal supervision and most can be made using simple hand stitches, so no sewing machine is required. With plenty of encouragement and helpful tips, Sewing School ® helps young sewers develop their skills while sparking a passion that will last a lifetime.

Threads Sewing Guide

Author: Carol Jean Fresia
Publisher: Taunton Press
ISBN: 1600851444
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Presents an introduction to basic sewing techniques, covering such topics as fabric, patterns, seams, cutting, hems, and surface embellishment.

Start Stitching

Author: Design Originals
Publisher: Design Originals
ISBN: 9781574217308
Format: PDF, Docs
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"Presents information on how to sew many types of stitches as well as techniques for embellishing stitched items. Introduces the skills and techniques through a variety of inspirational projects and step-by-step instructions"--

Knitting Without Needles

Author: Anne Weil
Publisher: Potter Craft
ISBN: 0804186529
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Who knew you could actually knit without needles? Put down those complicated knitting projects that take forever to finish. Knitting Without Needles brings cool home, gifts, and clothing accessories--cowls, totes, rugs, poufs, scarves, and more--within arm's reach. An all-in-one resource for a new kind of craft, this book shows you how to loop yarn with your fingers or your forearms with thirty patterns that are simple to follow and produce stylish results. Best of all, many of them knit up fast--in less than an hour! Even if you've never picked up knitting needles, you can easily master the techniques to make fun knits with kids and for kids (a princess crown, baby booties) and even last-minute gifts (a statement necklace for your fashionista friend). With stunning photography, plenty of step-by-step photos, and a detailed resource section, Knitting Without Needles is your go-to for a new way to knit.

Sewing Happiness

Author: Sanae Ishida
ISBN: 1570619956
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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"When Sanae Ishida was diagnosed with a chronic illness and lost her corporate job, she thought her life was over. But these challenges ended up being the best thing that ever happened to her because they forced her to take stock of her life and focus on the important things and enabled her to rediscover sewing, her true passion. This is a seasonal book of simple sewing projects and inspirational personal stories from a beloved Seattle blogger. It consists of 20 projects plus variations (including Japanese-inspired home goods, children's and women's clothing) organized by season and stitched together with charming and relatable personal stories about how sewing brought her profound happiness. Part 1 includes the incredibly moving essays as well as a look-book of photos of the projects, and Part 2 includes all the instructions with detailed illustrations. The book is 30% memoir and 70% practical sewing projects."

50s Decor

Author: Martingale & Company
Publisher: Martingale & Company Incorporated
ISBN: 9781564773463
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Each volume includes: -- Black and white illustrations throughout for identification -- A 16-page color insert, showcasing outstanding examples -- Sidebars to provide essential quick references and tips, plus curious and notable facts -- A topic-specific glossary and bibliography, plus resource listings of periodicals, conventions, associations, auctions, dealers, and Internet sites.

Fix Your Clothes

Author: Raleigh Briggs
Publisher: Microcosm Publishing
ISBN: 1621069192
Format: PDF
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Ever had to say goodbye to a favorite item of clothing because of a busted zipper, fallen hem, or gaping hole? Want to save money and the world by not buying new clothes all the time? Concerned about the labor practices of fast fashion? If so, learn to repair your clothes from this cheerful, handwritten and hand-illustrated guide. Raleigh Briggs, author and illustrator of the bestselling Make Your Place: Affordable, Sustainable Nesting Skills takes us on a mending journey through stocking your supplies, quick fixes, types of knots and stitches, buttons, mending seams, patching holes, darning holes, hemming, fixing zippers, waterproofing canvas, leather, and nylon, and so much more! Raleigh’s style is simple, playful, friendly, fun, and builds your confidence. You can do it!

Forest Fairy Crafts

Author: Lenka Vodicka-Paredes
Publisher: C&T Publishing Inc
ISBN: 1607056909
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Offers twenty-eight craft projects for budding sewers who want to make their own fairies and fairy accessories.

Stitch Camp

Author: Nicole Blum
Publisher: Storey Publishing
ISBN: 1612127517
Format: PDF, ePub
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In today’s thriving maker culture, kids are hungry for hands-on guidance in creating stylish wearables and practical objects, or hacking and customizing existing ones. Authors Nicole Blum and Catherine Newman get them started with complete instructions for mastering six favorite fiber crafts. Step-by-step photos teach kids ages 9–14 the basics of how to sew, knit, crochet, felt, embroider, and weave, plus how to make three projects for each craft. From woven patches and a knitted backpack to embroidered merit badges and a crocheted bracelet, the fresh, kid-approved projects encourage creative variations and build confidence along with valuable life skills.