Heather Ross Prints: 50+ Designs and 20 Projects to Get You Started: 50+ Designs and 20 Projects to Get You Started


Heather Ross - 2012
    In Heather Ross Prints, a book-and-DVD package, Ross shares reproducible artwork for more than 50 of her most popular prints. She provides step-by-step instructions for 20 craft projects using the prints on the DVD—everything from sea turtle stationery to a shower curtain covered with swirling mermaids. Crafters can use the artwork on the DVD as they wish, printing on fabric, paper, or whatever surface they choose. Plus, Ross teaches her process for designing fabric using Photoshop—a boon to anyone who has ever dreamed of following in her footsteps.

Dictionary of Embroidery Stitches


Mary Thomas - 1954
    Updated by Jan Eaton, it pictures and describes over 400 embroidery stitches arranged by usage, ranging from basic outline and border stitches to more complex detached-filling and pulled-fabric stitches. This is an outstanding reference book that will enable all needle-workers to master the art of embroidery.

Timeless Wire Weaving: The Complete Course


Lisa Barth - 2014
    The projects are built around a focal cabochon and incorporate seed beads and crystals in imaginative ways. Designers learn to make the jewelry shown in the book, and they also use the techniques learned to create innovative jewelry pieces of their own.

Lotta Prints: How to Print with Anything, from Potatoes to Linoleum


Lotta Jansdotter - 2008
    Using stencils, rubber stamps, homemade screens, and other easy techniques, the projects and processes range from simple prints easy for beginners to more involved projects for experienced artists. Stencil leaves on the walls, stamp flowers on wrapping paper, screen-print on a skirtthe sky's the limit. Beautiful photographs inspire while step-by-step instructions and illustrations explain the basics. Plus, Lotta has included eight ready-to-use stencil pages with hand-drawn patterns, so crafters can easily achieve her signature style. Our innovative format, with perforated stencil sheets and a catchall envelope at back, makes this a fantastic resource for any aspiring printer.

The BurdaStyle Sewing Handbook


Nora Abousteit - 2011
    That awesome skirt in a fabric you adore. The blouse that fits perfectly. The one-of-a-kind dress you just knew would look cuter with a few extra details at the neck and hem. All made by you.    Creating fashionable, custom-fitted clothing is often much easier than you think, and in their first book, BurdaStyle—the largest community of aspiring fashion designers and style-savvy sewers—will show you how. Packed with easy-to-follow tutorials, five adaptable sewing patterns for a skirt, blouse, dress, coat, and bag, and fifteen step-by-step sewing projects, this book gives you the basic building blocks to begin sewing and the tools you need to move beyond the basics to designing and customizing your own wardrobe.    If you’ve never threaded a needle before, you’ll find essential information on setting up a studio, using your sewing machine and other tools, working with patterns, and getting the perfect fit. For experienced sewers, the book offer tips and tricks for mastering techniques, as well as tons of design inspiration from seventy-eight BurdaStyle members from all over the world. With its unique blend of fashion, creativity, and expert know-how, The BurdaStyle Sewing Handbook is the ultimate guide to sewing with style.

Half Yard Gifts: Easy sewing projects using left-over pieces of fabric


Debbie Shore - 2015
    It contains 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 would be perfect if you 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’ve been a keen sewer for many years and are just looking for a new way to use up your stash and create meaningful gifts that your loved ones will treasure.

Rebecca Ringquist’s Embroidery Workshops: A Bend-the-Rules Primer


Rebecca Ringquist - 2015
    Based on the popular classes Ringquist leads across the country, Rebecca Ringquist’s Embroidery Workshops teaches everything from the “proper” way to form a French knot and transfer a design to a canvas to new ways to stitch three-dimensionally, work with nontraditional threads and fabrics, draw with thread freeform, and mix and match machine- and hand-stitching. Also featured are instructions for 20 innovative projects, including a cloth sampler designed especially for the book (and packaged in an envelope at the back), table linens, wall art, and clothing embellishments.

Big Little Felt Universe: Sew It, Stuff It, Squeeze It, Fun!


Jeanette Lim - 2011
    Hundreds of photos and full-size templates make the crafting easy. With so much imagination-generating power, this book will appeal to everyone!

Little Birds: 26 Handmade Projects To Sew, Stitch, Quilt & Love


Design Collective - 2010
    • 26 one-of-a-kind projects, from artistic to folksy to whimsical• The variety of materials and embellishments is sure to inspire you to make every bird in the book • These little sweeties make delightful gifts…and the perfect pets!• Beginner-friendly projects work well with scraps, fat quarters, and upcycled fabrics This adorable book is all about the birds! From budgies to owls to peacocks, these projects will pique your curiousity and make your heart sing! Many talented designers bring you soft sculptures, quilts, ornaments, and more.The first in a series of titles called Design Collective, this book features designs by a group of clever and talented fabric artists from Canada and around the world who all share a love of cute little birds. Included are patterns for 26 hand-made projects to sew, stitch and quilt.contents:Susanne Woods INTRODUCTION Bari J. Ackerman LITTLE BIRD MOBILE Amy Adams FANCY PEACOCK Amy Adams STORK WITH A HEART MOBILE Heidi Allred OUR FLOCK EMBROIDERY Heidi Allred TWEET BIRDS APRON Abigail Brown BIRDHOUSE Eleanor Bruce FRED THE CARDINAL Eleanor Bruce EDWARD THE OWL (AND FRIENDS) Jamie Christina BIRD IN A CAGE Laura Clempson LITTLE ROUND BLUEBIRD Laura Clempson BLUEBIRD WALLETS Samantha Cotterill MILDRED THE DOVE WITH BAGUETTES Alicia Diane Durand BIRDS ON A WIRE QUILT Lisa Fell EMBROIDERED DOORKNOB ORNAMENT Nancy DeWeir Geaney MID-CENTURY SCRAP QUILT Melanie Hurlston PIKKU THE PENGUIN Robin Kingsley GARDEN OF BIRDS EMBROIDERY Kimberly Laws BIRD’S NEST JOURNAL Margaret Oomen BIRD IN A RAG NEST Anita Peluso LITTLE BIRDS QUILT Sharon Smith OWL WALLHANGING Jantze Tullett BUDGIE Noor van Krimpen WREATH WITH A BIRD Monika Wintermantel BIRD ON A BRANCH MAKEUP BAG Mika Yamamura CHEWY THE OWL ORNAMENT PATTERNS EMBROIDERY STITCHES

The New Crewel: Exquisite Designs in Contemporary Embroidery


Katherine Shaughnessy - 2005
    This book offers a fashionable, contemporary update of crewel embroidery with designs and a colour palette that will have every crafter reaching for their needles and thread.

Last-Minute Fabric Gifts: 30 Hand-Sew, Machine-Sew, and No-Sew Projects


Cynthia Treen - 2006
    Arranged by how long it takes to complete each project, this book focuses on gifts that generally require less than three hours of time. It details the knowledge and skills you need to improvise on these projects.

Gentle Art of Quiltmaking


Jane Brocket - 2010
    There's a Russian Shawl Quilt, inspired by traditional motifs of Russian folk art, a Floral Frocks Quilt inspired by summer dresses, flower gardens and herbaceous borders and a Suits and Ties Quilt reusing sober woollen suiting contrasting with extravagant silk ties designed in an Irish Chain.Finally, a practical section covers all the knowledge you’ll need – from chainpiecing, hand-quilting and sandwiching to binding, storage and caring for your quilt. Armed with the design tools, you can embark on your quilting journey and begin creating your own personal masterpiece.

The Complete Book of Sewing


Chris Jeffreys - 2003
    Packed with modern computer-aided designs, cutting-edge advice on tools, supplies, and fabrics as well as a new, inspirational fabric gallery, and hundreds of specially commissioned full-color step-by-step photographs--the book maintains its original appeal, while enticing a whole new generation of readers.

The Craftster Guide to Nifty, Thrifty, and Kitschy Crafts: Fifty Fabulous Projects from the Fifties and Sixties


Leah Kramer - 2006
    You will find forty easy-to-make,fun-to-wear, and stylish-to-display projects pulled straight from the pages of vintage craft books--plus ten all-new retro-inspired crafts-including: Cigar-Box Purse, Coffee Urn Lamp, Doll Face Fridgies, Glovely Lovely Coin Purse, Sweater Teapot Cozy, Novel Necktie Apron, Slip-On Toothbrush Bracelet, Painted Glass Martini Set, Powder Room Poodle, Space-Age Party Accessories, and much more!An unabashedly tacky craft compendium for lovers of gold-painted macaroni, toilet paper cozies, and everything terry cloth, THE CRAFTSTER GUIDE features full-color and vintage photographs, descriptions of tools and techniques-and enough irony to fill a popsicle-stick purse.Reviews"It's time to get in on the latest social craze-crafting! In this clever book by Leah Kramer, you'll find a world of ideas. . . each with easy-to-follow instructions for even the most amateur craftsters."-Justine Magazine". . . an irreverent combination of recycling and innovation."-Decorating Digest Craft & Home Projects"Craft royalty Leah Kramer has rescued and resuscitated scores of great and so-bad-they'¬?re-great projects from half a century of crafting history. Thanks to her discerning eye and clever wit, everything from the cinchy Cigar-Box Purse to the terrifying Terry Loincloth has been given a new lease on life. Whether you make them or mock them, this unforgettable collection of improbable projects is guaranteed to keep you crafting-and cringing-for years to come." -Debbie Stoller, editor-in-chief of BUST Magazine and author of the Stitch '¬´n Bitch books"Leah Kramer's collection of vintage craft books has served her well! She's come up with a kitschy collection of clever crafts that remind us of the days before the ubiquitous hot glue gun. THE CRAFSTER GUIDE is sure to be required reading for anyone interested in mid-century crafting culture." -Brini Maxwell, host of the Style Network'¬?s The Brini Maxwell Show"Leah Kramer has helped advance crafting into the twenty-first century with Craftster.org . . . but she knows the real way to our DIY hearts is with retro projects from the fifties and sixties. Who hasn't pined for a collection of these almost-forgotten classics? Essential for your craft corner library." --Jenny Hart, founder of SublimeStitching.com and author of Stitch-It Kit

Visible Mending: Artful Stitchery to Repair and Refresh Your Favorite Things


Jenny Wilding Cardon - 2018
    Then rev up the sewing machine for fast mends that put the pedal to the metal. Even with a limited budget and not much time to spare, you can create eye-catching repairs with visible mending--35 examples and more than 150 photos make it easy to put your unique mark on everything you mend!