Is it Sunday yet?' Sunday Sews is a gorgeous, atmospheric sewing book presenting 20 easy-breezy wearables and home accessories that can be made in a weekend. The stylishly simple designs incorporate basic techniques and unfussy lightweight fabrics, offering a refreshing, less-is-more approach to weekend crafting. An introductory section presents basic sewing techniques and overviews of fabrics and tools, plus more challenging sewing tips and tricks that go beyond the basics to expand the sewer's skill set.Projects are accompanied by step-by-step instructions, helpful diagrams and illustrations, and starkly elegant styled photography. One project can be made on the spot using the printed pattern sheet tucked into the book's back flap. (All other patterns can be downloaded from a Chronicle-hosted website and conveniently printed on the reader's home printer.) Clean, uncluttered, and oh-so-inspiring, Sunday Sews evokes everything we love about the most relaxing day of the week.
Theresa Gonzalez is the coauthor of the sewing book Dorm Decor: Remake Your Space with More Than 35 Projects (Chronicle Books, 2009) and is the former editor of the sewing magazine Cutting Edge, crochet magazine Crochet Today, and knitting magazine Your Knitting Life. She has taught Sewing 101 online at Nicole's Classes (www.nicolesclasses.com) and has contributed to Stitch Magazine, Apartment Therapy, and Design Sponge. Nicole Hill Gerulat, photographer of Nail Candy (Weldon Owen, 2013) and Playful (Melanie Falick, 2014) has 10+ years of experience in commercial and advertising photography. Based in SF and NYC, her clients include Real Simple, Parents, UsWeekly, American Baby, and more. She is also the founder of online education hub Nicole's Classes, providing training in photography, Adobe-based courses, and sewing and craft courses.