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Sometimes life gets busy, the potential project piles sit and we yearn for a quick fix of sewing in our days. Amanda Carestio has an answer to this stitchy situation! Her latest book, Never Been Stitched: 45 No-Sew & Low-Sew Projects, lets you play and create with fabric without your sewing machine.

With 45 projects from many talented designers you’re sure to find something to love, like market bags, pencil rolls, wreaths and more. The projects are also a nice option for older kids and for beginner sitchers of all ages who love to craft.

From the publisher:

    Imaginative, inventive, and filled with beautiful things to make, Never Been Stitched is the ultimate collection of no- and low-sew projects. Thanks to fusible webbing, fabric glue, grommets, and other fun materials and techniques, crafters barely need a needle. Forty-five fast and simple items range from a folded market bag to a cute kid’s apron to a plush pillow. A short basics section plus templates help even beginners create quick and stylish garments, home décor, and other accessories.

Today we have a free project PDF for you to download from Never Been Stitched. The Shirt Skirt from designer Cynthia Shaffer is a cute and easy low-sew upcycling project!

You can also enter to win a copy of Never Been Stitched with your comment below. (US addresses only please.) Just tell us about your week… Was it too busy for those dream projects? Did you get snowed in with a quilt in progress or spring dresses in the works? Don’t forget to download your free Shirt Skirt PDF, and have a wonderful weekend.