Twenty to Make

Twenty to Make

Twenty to Make

20 felt sewing projects that are quick, easy, stylish, modern and appealing.This book provides a range of fun and attractive felt brooch designs that will appeal to seasoned sewing machine users as well as beginners. The designs include popular motifs such as an owl, a chicken, dogs, cats, cupcakes, fairies and flowers, as well as more quirky subjects such as a beach hut and a seed head. Some designs include organza, beads and other materials as embellishment. A techniques section is included which explains step-by-step all the stitches used, and a template is provided for each design.The author has made the 20 designs in bought felt which are featured in the styled shots. She has then re-made each project using her own handmade felt to showcase the different effects that can be acheived with texture and depth of colour. Each of these alternatives has been photographed in detail.

Twenty to Make

Twenty to Make

Twenty to Make

Want a special decoration for a party or wedding cake...girly cupcakes or designer cookies? Shoes are hot fashion and a sugar sensation. From gorgeous flirty bling beauties to fun, fluffy slippers and comfortable fashion boots, best-selling sugarcraft author, Frances McNaughton shows how to create tasty footwear - some with matching bags and an assortment of sweet embellishments. Shoe and bag cutters/moulds are available on the internet from sugarcraft outlets and Amazon sell them too. The following are some of the projects, and bags will follow the shoe theme: simple flip flops, sandals, stilettos, Cinderella shoes, ballet shoes, sweet sporties, sweet strappies, boots, baby shoes, fantasy shoes, patterned and printed shoes. The constituent parts of the shoes and bags are shown with the step by step instructions, and annotated for clarity, then the finished items are pictured in all their splendour. People will love to make these cake toppers for friends or relatives who can't get enough shoes.

Twenty to Make

Twenty to Make

Twenty to Make

Crochet 20 little bears and dress them up in a wonderful range of colourful outfits that will delight both adults and children alike. All the bears in the book are based on the same, simple crocheted bear, approximately 12cm (4 in) tall, instructions for which are provided at the beginning of the book. The bears have a firm texture and are made in a stable, seated position. There are 20 unique bears to choose from, each with its own crocheted outfit, and of course all of the characters can be adapted by simply changing the colours used or by 'mixing and matching' the various items iof clothing and accessories. Build up a collection of your own handmade bears, or create gorgeous, personalised gifts for your friends and family to suit any occasion.

Half Yard Gifts

Half Yard Gifts

Half Yard Gifts

Transform your fabric scraps into beautiful gifts for friends and family with this easy-to-follow guide from an award-winning sewing guru. In Half Yard Gifts, you’ll find 22 projects to sew and give away, each made using less than half a yard of fabric. The book contains gifts for all your family and friends: the projects range from pincushions, bags, and paperweights to aprons for budding chefs, kneeling pads for gardeners, and tool belts for DIY-enthusiasts. The projects are made in a range of prints and styles and use a range of techniques: either follow each project closely, or adapt the size and fabric to suit the recipient. Debbie gives advice on how to customise the projects, so that you can create the perfect gift for your loved one. This book is perfect for those who are new to sewing and need some guidance with the basic techniques and key information, as Debbie’s friendly advice and clear step-by-step photography make it a doddle. But it’s also packed with fresh ideas and designs that will inspire you even if you’re an experienced sewer and are looking for a way to use up your stash and create meaningful gifts that your loved ones will treasure.

Mini Bunting

Mini Bunting

Mini Bunting

Fashion designer Alistair MacDonald has created twenty strings of mini bunting perfect for special occasions or just to add a touch of style to your home. Simple sewing techniqus and scraps of fabric are all you will need for these minature projects.

Jelly Roll Scraps

Jelly Roll Scraps

Jelly Roll Scraps

Jelly Roll is the fun name given to a roll of pre-cut strips of fabric designed by Moda, the American fabric manufacturer. It is a great way to buy coordinated fabrics that are already cut into useful 2½in (6.5cm) wide strips. Quilters all over the world use them to make patchwork quilts, and often there are a few strips left over. Now you no longer have to assign these to the waste bin, but instead you can turn them into beautiful gifts and accessories using the simple instructions in this book. There are 20 gorgeous projects to choose from, including a fabulous patchwork cushion in the shape of a dog, a pretty little drawstring bag, mini bunting, hanging fish and a quirky set of Russian dolls, all using simple techniques that even those new to sewing will be able to accomplish. Of course, there is nothing to stop you cutting your own fabric to the required sizes, and you can even buy Mini Charm™ packs that instantly give you a good selection of ready-cut 2½in (6.5cm) squares.