30 Minute Sewing: 60 Quick and Easy Sewing Projects
By: Heather Love (author)Paperback
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Whether you are an absolute beginner or an experienced stitcher, it's possible to make something wonderful - and have a whole lot of fun - in just 30 minutes of sewing. Included are 60 lovely projects that will inspire you to create unique last minute gifts, beautify everyday items for use around the house and recycle the "worn out" into wonderful! Sewing is a simple solution for making the most of what you have on-hand and creating something special in little or no time at all. The patterns in this book are designed to get you sewing quickly and easily with simple projects that can be completed in 30-minute sessions. Also included are the most essential tips and techniques to insure a successful sewing experience. You'll learn the basics of pattern layout and cutting, how to decipher pattern language and instructions, commonly used finishing and hand-sewing techniques, proper use and maintenance of sewing equipment, as well as how to troubleshoot the most common sewing machine problems. Beginners will build sewing skills from the start and will gain confidence as their experience broadens with each project.
More knowledgeable readers are sure to find plenty of ideas to inspire and expand their interest in the craft. 30 Minute Sewing is the perfect fit for any schedule or sewing ability. You're never too busy to sew something inspired.
Heather M. Love is a mixed-media artist who lives and works in Brooklyn, New York. She has been a devoted seamstress since learning from her mother at an early age. In 1997, she graduated with a BFA from Tufts University and the School of the Museum of Fine Arts. She currently teaches sewing, knitting, quilting and spinning at Brooklyn General Store and regularly organises workshops, craft fairs, and exhibitions as well as contributing to several blogs. Her label "hellomello handspun" features handmade knitwear, knitting patterns, hand-dyed, and hand-spun luxury yarns, which she sells via Brooklyn General Store and online.
PRELIMS (4PP) INTRODUCTION (12PP) What you need to know to start sewing with success, essential tools and notions, how to use what you have on-hand to create beautiful recycled and re-styled items to use everyday. PROJECT SELECTOR (20PP) Conveniently laid out contents section so you can see what every finished project will look like. Pick your project on a whim or go through them one by one. SECTION ONE: BEGINNER PROJECTS (32PP) The projects featured in this section are especially suited to the novice sewer or anyone who wants a quick refresher. It includes a range of projects that will introduce commonly used jargon and techniques, and help new stitchers to build confidence as they build sewing skills. Projects include: First aid squares Embroidered sachet set Recycled sweater rug Tuxedo ruffle and contrasting colour blockthrow pillows SECTION TWO: INTERMEDIATE PROJECTS (32PP) Once you've mastered the basics, perfect your technique with more challenging projects that will help you move to the next level. This section will build on the skills learned in the last section and show you how to apply techniques learned to create custom items that are uniquely suited to your life and needs. Projects include: Boyfriend shirt apron Forest friends finger puppets The perfect pillowcase Favourite paper bag tote TECHNIQUES AND SKILL-BUILDERS (20PP) Whether you're learning to sew for the first time or just want a quick review, this chapter lays out all of the essentials to get you started and move you forward in a clear and concise manner. You'll find lots of photos and examples to clarify the techniques used throughout the book as well as a recap of time-saving techniques and helpful hints. A guide to maintaining your sewing machine and troubleshooting common problems can also be found in this section. INDEX AND CREDITS (8PP)
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