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Sewing with a Certain Savior Faire!
The inimitable Céline Dupuy presents sewers of all skill levels with more than fifty projects, each with a touch of something wonderfully, whimsically French. Including easy items to sew for the home, fashion accessories, delightful gifts, and innovative ideas for customizing your favorite pieces of furniture, these chic patterns will inspire you.
From ultra-simple to more complicated designs, Simple Sewing with a French Twist helps you discover a whole range of skills and techniques for sewing by hand or with a machine. Céline includes clear instructions as well as recommendations about materials—from what youll need to get started to advice on pairing fabrics beautifully. From a charming bistro placemat to a stylish tote for jetsetters, to more challenging projects such as a sophisticated chemise or chic sunhat, youll love her inventive ideas.
With Célines passion for sewing featured on every gorgeous page, Simple Sewing with a French Twist contains only the crème de la crème of style!
Learn sewing basics and techniques--with a French accent. Simple Sewing with a French Twist presents ultra-easy projects (to stitch with or without a sewing machine) that will bring a warm, personal touch to your home. Not a cookie-cutter how-to book, Simple Sewing teaches readers sewing with French flair. Celine Dupuy's sense of style and her clear, well-illustrated instructions help even novice stitchers produce beautiful results. Sixty projects, organized room by room, offer readers plenty of ideas for creating ambience and pairing materials simply and wonderfully. All 60 projects, from little cafe curtains and a reupholstered chair to a wealth of cushions and pillows (and much more), are accompanied by patterns and explanatory drawings to guide beginner and intermediate sewers alike. With easy-to-follow illustrations and down-to-earth directions, readers will return to Simple Sewing as a cherished reference again and again. Its blend of clear instruction and chic design is an instant lesson in French style.
A thorough guide to sewing with a French flair introduces sixty original projects, organized room by room, that range from caf curtains and a recovered chair to a wide array of pillows and cushions, accompanied by detailed patterns, step-by-step directions, and dozens of full-color photographs. Original. 15,000 first printing.
With easy-to-follow illustrations for 60 projects--ranging from caf curtains to reupholstered chairs and down-to-earth directions--readers will return to this volume as a cherished reference again and again. Its blend of clear instruction and chic design is an instant lesson in French style.
About the Author
Designer Céline Dupuy is well known for her stylish sewing innovations and fashionable creations. Her designs are frequently featured in the pages of Marie Claire. She is the author of Make Your Own Handbags and lives in Paris, France.