Synopses & Reviews
These patterns are for making home goods and accessories that are like no others. Author Susan Beal, working in partnership with Pendleton Mills, presents a collection of modern heirloom projects to sew and enjoy for generations.
100-year-old Pendleton Mill's has heirloom style. In Hand-Stitched Home you will enjoy 25 colorful and stylish, heirloom-quality projects-to-sew. Designed for sewers of every skill level, there are comfy patterns ranging from a super-simple throw to a mistake-proof quilt.
The craft community loves author Susan Beal. She is a hugely popular, bestselling author and teacher. Beal's books are well-loved for their clear instructions and gorgeous patterns love is in the details. Her passion for crafting and teaching is evident in her sweet and simple primer on techniques:
- Working with wool fabrics
- Machine sewing
- Tips on cutting, pressing, top-stitching, hand-tying, and more.
Are you a 1 sheep or 3 sheep sewer? Projects are easy to identify because they are adorably rated from 1 sheep to 3 sheep according to difficulty. Each pattern is presented with step-by-step directions. Chock full of lovely photographs and helpful illustrations, this book is as attractive as it is instructional. Plus, helpful box-feature guides throughout the book offer sage advice for everything from substituting fabrics to matching plaids and fabric care.
These 25 cozy, comfy projects are sew good The projects are ideal for the home sewer who loves the unique appeal of Pendleton's authentic, charming, heirloom style with a modern twist. You can make cozy home basics and comfy-chic accessories like these:
- Table Runner
- Rainbow Striped Rug
- Handmade Pillows
- Tote Bags
- Laptop Sleeves
- Chic Hooded Capelet, and more
Home decor you will enjoy of years. Hand-Stitched Home is the perfect way to learn how to make stylish accessories with lasting appeal.
About the Author
Susan Beal is the author of five best-selling craft books: Sewing for All Seasons (Chronicle, 2013), Modern Log Cabin Quilting (Potter Craft, 2011), World of Geekcraft (Chronicle, 2011), Button It Up (Taunton, 2009), and Bead Simple (Taunton, 2008). Susan also co-wrote Super Crafty (Sasquatch, 2005) with Cathy Pitters, Torie Nguyen and Rachel O'Rourke, and has contributed to many other books (including Applique Your Way, The Pillow Book, Handmade Nation, Offbeat Bride, Sweater Surgery, Knitting for Good, and Making Stuff).
Susan has a large and loyal following in the craft community. She was featured in the documentary Handmade Nation and regularly teaches at Maker Faire, Pacific Northwest College of Art, MAKE Workshop, the Northwest Quilting Expo, the Pendleton Woolen Mill Store, and several other venues across the country.
Table of Contents
Chapter One: Pendleton History
Designing Plaids by Winthur Sempliner
From the 49er to the Beach Boys and the Portland Collection
Pendleton in Modern Design
Chapter Two: Tools, Materials, and Techniques
Chapter Three: Modern Home Basics
Coasters and Trivet
Modern Plant Holder
Rainbow Striped Rug
Patchwork Draft Snake
Chapter Four: Pillows and Upholstery
Chapter Five: Blankets and Beyond
Improv Patchwork Quilt
Soft Baby Blanket
Plaid Patchwork Quilt
Chapter Six: Go-To Accessories
Serape Shoulder Bag
Chapter Seven: Favorites to Wear
About the Author