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|Mend It Better: Creative Patching, Darning, and Stitching by Kristin Roach
Patch, hem, and darn new life into your torn and tired clothing. Kristin Roach’s creative techniques, along with original mending ideas from guest crafters, will inspire you to adjust your hemlines, play with creative stitches, add pops of color with vintage buttons, apply boldly patterned patches, and so much more. Simple step-by-step instructions and basic sewing supplies are all you need to make your worn clothing better than ever. You’ll love the fun and frugality of upcycling!
|Modern Patchwork: 12 Quilts to Take You Beyond the Basics by Elizabeth Hartman
Are you ready for the next level of creative patchwork? Bring Elizabeth Hartman’s innovative style into your home… She’s back with brand new quilts! These projects are bold, bright, graphic, and designed to give modern quilters new challenges. Learn new skills like curved seam piecing and create your best modern quilt yet. Make it fresh, make it fun, make it something you will use and cherish for years to come.
|Sew What You Love: The Easiest, Prettiest Projects Ever by Tanya Whelan
Grand Revival designer Tanya Whelan’s vintage modern aesthetic has made her fabrics and sewing patterns some of the most admired by sewers and quilters everywhere. In her first book, she presents a stylish collection of 30 easy-to-make sewing projects that are achievable by sewers of every skill level. Ranging from a pretty pleated clutch to a flirty French-inspired day dress and super-cute soft baby toys to a mistake-proof design-as-you-go quilt, each project comes with step-by-step instructions and illustrations, inspiring photographs, and helpful tips. These projects and patterns for children, adults, and the home are guaranteed to work well and produce a beautiful end result. Included are 3 pattern sheets enclosed in a handy pocket, providing everything you need to start stitching something you are sure to love.
Tanya shared a free PDF download for the Travel Checkers in Sew What You Love here earlier this year!
|Improv Sewing: A Freeform Approach to Creative Techniques by Nicole Blum + Debra Immergut
These 101 creative sewing projects can all be completed in less than a day- some in less than an hour! Playful and inventive, the projects include clothing for all ages, accessories, home decor items, and furnishings. Most feature embellishments and decorative effects – simple touches that personalize a project with charm – and use interesting textural fabrics, such as jersey knits, linen, and felt… even paper and vinyl!
Nicole joined us on the blog earlier this year with the Reverse-Appliqué Skirt from Improv Sewing, and before that she brought us this great Hooded Tunic tutorial!
|We Love Color: 16 Iconic Quilt Designers Create with Kona Solids Compiled by Susanne Woods
Some of the biggest names in quiltmaking have joined with Robert Kaufman Fabrics to share a gorgeous variety of quilts made with vibrant Kona Cotton Solids. Known for their original style and use of color, these sixteen designers show you how much fun it is to play with solids, no matter what your skill level. There’s not a print in sight!
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|Where Women Create: Inspiring Work Spaces of Extraordinary Women, May/June/July Volume 4 Issue 3
Whether it’s art, music, written works, or choreographed dances, extraordinary women know that the process of creating is as important as what ultimately gets created. That is why extraordinary women pay attention to the details of their work spaces… making sure that they surround themselves with visually stimulating inspiration and unique organizational systems. Where Women Create invites you into the creative spaces of the most extraordinary women of our time. Through stunning photography and inspirational stories, each issue of this quarterly magazine will nourish souls and motivate creative processes.!
|With Fabric & Thread by Joanna Figueroa
Featuring 20 new projects, With Fabric & Thread marries the nomenclature of both sewing and quilting to create an effortless set of instructions that anyone can follow. Plus, a special section features six patterns that can be accomplished two different ways: one using sewing techniques and one using quilting techniques. The result is two unique looks from a single pattern… If you’re a quilter experimenting with sewing, or vice versa, the beautiful designs in With Fabric & Thread give you everything you need to bring these two crafts together to make unique and inspired projects.
|Material Obsession 2: More Modern Quilts with Traditional Roots by Sarah Fielke + Kathy Doughty
The popular team of Doughty and Fielke presents more than 20 new quilts in their trademark style, combining fresh, modern fabrics with traditional designs.
|Sewing Modkid Style by Patty Young
Books by fabric designers are hot, sewing with knits is on the rise, and children’s clothing and accessories are the most popular projects in the category. Combining all three of these with her fresh, signature style, Patty Young offers up a compelling collection of children’s wear for her eager audience of blog followers and fans of her pattern and fabric designs.
In Sewing Modkid Style, you’ll get 20 patterns that can be customized to fit toddlers (sizes 2T-5T) or girls (sizes 6-10). Embracing Patty’s specialty of designing patterns with knit fabrics– which allow children to run, stretch, and play comfortably– the projects dress your girl with flair and style…. If you’re a beginning to intermediate sewer with a young girl in your life, you’ll love the projects in Sewing Modkid Style.