As seen on Kirstie Allsopp's Vintage Home. Nobody wants to look like everyone else and Lisa shows you just how easy it is to stand out from the crowd. In these tough economic times we're all looking for fun ways to make our pennies stretch further and so it's no wonder making-your-own is back in vogue. Expert crafter, Lisa Comfort, in this, her first book, shares the secrets of her sewing passion. Lisa guides you through all the basics of sewing by hand and machine, as well as providing you with the skills you need to follow her simple but stylish projects. Beautifully illustrated with step-by-step photography for over 25 fun and easy-to-follow sewing projects, this book is guaranteed to get both fashionistas and the crafting community talking, and the rest of us taking a trip to John Lewis...* Simple projects to make in a weekend * Customise, adapt and update vintage clothes * Make your own accessories * Easy instructions for one-off pieces to wear Now pick up your needle and thread, and get sewing!
Lisa has appeared on the Alan Titchmarsh Show on ITV, and Kirstie Allsopp's Channel 4 show Kirstie's Vintage Home. Lisa Comfort runs Sew Over It, a sewing paradise and cafe where she teaches and shares her passion for stitchery over a cup of tea and homemade cake. You can take part in one of her popular classes, get advice or just drop in and sew. Sewing since the age of nine, Lisa gained formal training at the London College of Fashion before working with Bruce Oldfield and Philippa Lepley. She has sew everything under the sun, from couture bridal gowns to Mad Men-inspired dresses.