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Simple Sewing: Patterns and How-To for 24 Fresh and Easy Projects with Pattern(s)by Lotta Jansdotter
Synopses & Reviews
Internationally celebrated designer Lotta Jansdotter collects 24 of her most popular sewing patterns into one irresistible collection. Our innovative packaging makes for easy use reusable pattern sheets are neatly tucked into a folder inside this full-color, lay-flat spiral bound book.
Lotta has included patterns for handy tote bags, smart aprons, chic bed linens, and much more. Each project is paired with step-by-step instructions, charming photographs, inspiring design ideas, and helpful, hand-drawn how-to illustrations everything you need to make whimsical pieces for the home and beyond. Best of all, there's nothing complicated about the projects. Never has simplicity looked so sophisticated.
When Lotta Jansdotter steps out in one of her signature outfits, fans always ask, andldquo;Did you make that yourself?andrdquo; Often the answer is, andldquo;Yes, and so can you!andrdquo; With that in mind, the style icon created Lotta Jansdotter Everyday Style, a pattern book/inspiration guide anchored by five easy, versatile sewing patternsandmdash;skirt, dress, blouse, pants/shorts, and jacket/coatandmdash;and highlighted with quick DIY accessories, including hats, bags, scarves, and jewelry.
Photographed over the course of a year in her life in New York, Tennessee, India, and Sweden and organized by season, Jansdotter shares her sources of inspiration and how she and her friends mix and match her key pieces while working, play- ing, resting, and traveling. Lotta Jansdotter Everyday Style brings Jansdotterandrsquo;s infectious and sought-after sense of style to new followers and longtime devotees alike.
Frog princes, VW buses, and big bad wolvesand#151;these are the sorts of subjects that Heather Ross depicts on the fabrics she designs, which the sewing and quilting communities feverishly collect (with many fabrics going for huge sums on eBay once they sell out at traditional retail outlets). In Heather Ross Prints, a book-and-DVD package, Ross shares reproducible artwork for more than 50 of her most popular prints. She provides step-by-step instructions for 20 craft projects using the prints on the DVDand#151;everything from sea turtle stationery to a shower curtain covered with swirling mermaids. Crafters can use the artwork on the DVD as they wish, printing on fabric, paper, or whatever surface they choose. Plus, Ross teaches her process for designing fabric using Photoshopand#151;a boon to anyone who has ever dreamed of following in her footsteps.
Praise for Heather Ross Prints:
and#147;Wow. I get so excited flipping through page after page of amazing craft projects.and#8221; and#151;Babble.com
and#147;Crafters who like Rossand#8217;s aesthetic will appreciate her generous approach to sharing her art, as well as the creative ideas for incorporating unique, custom-made designs into their homeand#8217;s dand#233;cor.and#8221; and#151;Library Journal
and#147;Rossand#8217;s and#145;Step-by-Step Guide to Creating Digital Designs in Photoshopand#8217; is terrific, and will have you feeling creative and confident in no time. Not only will you know how to use the digital art on the DVD, you'll learn how to create your own!and#8221; and#151;Scrapbooking and Beyond magazine
and#147;The resources and ideas in this book will make any fabric-holicand#8217;s head just explode. So refreshing for an artist to offer up her designs and allow you to PLAY!and#8221; and#151;Generation Q Magazine
and#147;Heather Ross brings you to a magical place. Her illustrations immediately transport you to a dream world filled with unicorns, flowers and gnomes.and#8221; and#151;Babble.com
and#147;Nothing is more fulfilling than making things by hand for your babyand#8217;s nursery. But what to make? The answer to that question lies inside Heather Ross Prints, the latest craft book by celebrated designer Heather Ross. Itand#8217;s filled with highly original projects that will bring the handmade stamp of approval to your home.and#8221; and#151;DisneyBaby.com
and#147;The most interesting section of the book reveals Heatherand#8217;s step-by-step process of creating designs in Photoshop. With screenshots of the entire process, it is quite informative to snoop over her shoulder and see a scanned pencil sketch turn into a wonderful illustration and pattern design. For me, this section is the reason to purchase the book.and#8221; and#151;Uppercase magazine
and#147;The last section of the book, titled and#147;Resources,and#8221; would more aptly be called and#147;Free Awesomeness.and#8221; . . . Craft books are so plentiful these days that it can be hard to stand out from the pack, but Heather Ross Prints is, quite simply, a game changer.and#8221; and#151;Apartment Therapy
and#147;Heather Ross Prints includes cheerful and enchanting projects for interior decoration, small gifts and garments that are an inexpensive, easy and exciting way to introduce yourself to crafts or delve into new projects if youand#8217;re a DIY veteran.and#8221; and#151;Eco Salon
and#147;Flipping through gave me ideas I want to tryand#133;.and#8221; and#151;DesignMom.com
and#147;Most crafters will admit to elbowing someone out of the way at the fabric store to score the last yard of Heather Ross fabric. Guilty? Then you know why sewers and printmakers alike are going crazy for Heatherand#8217;s new book, Heather Ross Prints
and#147;What really makes the book worth buying is her willingness to walk you step by step through the process of designing and having your own fabric printed.and#8221;
and#151;Santa Cruz Sentinel
About the Author
Scandinavian-born Lotta Jansdotter is a self-taught designer. She works from her studio in Brooklyn, New York, where she sells her products and designs online and to hundreds of stores worldwide.
Meiko Arquillos is a photographer based in San Francisco who grew up in Tokyo.
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