Synopses & Reviews
Potholders are perfect canvases for showcasing fabulous fabric, using simple embellishments, and trying out novel ideasas these charming, nostalgic projects prove! Theyre easy, beautiful, and great for anyone looking to stitch something small but wonderful. All thats needed are basic hand or machine sewing skills to complete a darling butterfly-shaped potholder with rickrack antennae. A playful oven mitt, in bright red with embroidered flames, sports the word caliente!” to remind the wearer to be careful. An introduction presents the vast range of textiles and embellishments available, and beginners will get the lowdown on batting options and guidelines for what makes a successful, functional potholder. All projects are showcased with full-color, close-up photography, and with any necessary templates and patterns.
Potholders are perfect canvases for showcasing fabulous fabric, simple embellishments, and novel ideasand#8212;as these charming projects prove! All that's needed are basic sewing skills to complete a darling butterfly-shaped potholder with rickrack antennae or a bright red one with embroidered flames and and#8220;Caliente!and#8221; stitched on it. The introduction presents a vast range of textiles, embellishments, and beginner techniques.
Patchwork is back, and making a splash on fashion runways, in the hottest magazines, and on the coolestand#160;indie craft blogs. Anyone can get started with these 30 fabulous projects from a pool ofand#160; talented designers. Create funky ornaments, a silk scarf, a yoga mat carrier, and more. An introduction teachesand#160; the basic techniques, and all the projects appear in full-color photos.
It's hip to be crazy for coziesand#8212;and this Pretty Little collection elevates the cozy from humble to cool. Thirty-two colorful, modern, and playfully feminine projects include covers for iPods, cell phones, and cups, plus wraps to cuddle such delightfully unexpected objects as a French press, video game controllers, and pot or pan handles. An overview of sewing basics, embellishment techniques, construction methods, and fabrics make the crafting easy, even for beginners.
This charming collection will appeal to every crafter who wants to give a gift that's personal and handmade with love. It features adorable presents to sew and decorate for brides, babies, housewarmings, birthdays, and hostesses-with-the-mostess. Created by top designers, these irresistible projects include a notebook cover, and#8220;Leaf it Aloneand#8221; trivet, wedding portfolio, doll, and and#8220;Gentle Waves Pillowand#8221; for a newborn.