Traditional needlecrafts are as popular as ever as more and more of us are seeking to 'make do and mend' as a way of saving money. However, making beautiful and original handmade items is a great way to add style and glamour to your home – and can be fun too. As part of a series, «Love…Sewing» contains a collection of 25 wonderful projects – all of which are really easy to create. Soft furnishings are an essential part of any home – colour, texture and pattern add warmth and comfort. Using simple sewing techniques and bright, fresh fabrics, this book shows you how to create a range of soft furnishings and other items, from cushions, throws and bags to a cot quilt, table linen and even a blind. All the projects have clear step-by-step instructions and photographs taking you through the various stages, making them straightforward and simple, even for the beginner. A basics section at the front of the book takes you through all the essential techniques, from simple hems and seams to piping and buttonholes.
Making your own custom accessories is a great way to add color, texture and comfort to your life—and can be fun too! Sew-It-Yourself Home Accessories offers 21 simple and beautiful projects to create with natural cotton. Using easy-to-learn sewing methods and bright, fresh fabrics, this book shows you how to make a range of useful items, from cushions, aprons and oven mitts to a laptop case, table linen and even a doorstop. Each project can be completed in just one weekend. Clear step-by-step instructions and color photographs make the process straightforward and simple, even for absolute beginners. A basics section at the front of the book introduces you to all of the tools, materials and techniques you need to know.
This beautiful and easy-to-follow guide teaches all the skills you need to make individual furnishings for your own home. Each technique is explained with clear step-by-step instructions and beautiful photographs, and then applied to a range of contemporary projects including cushions, chair and headboard covers, bed linens, tablecloths, curtains, and more. Use this book to create stylish and useful items for each room in the house, using your own choice of fabrics and colors. Projects and inspiration are provided for every level of skill. Beginners can start with simple skills such as pinning, cutting and making seams. Later techniques introduce more complex methods like hems, curved seams, casings, borders, linings, and decorative touches such as edging, frills, ruching, and tassels.
• 25 step-by-step jewelry projects for necklaces, chokers, bracelets, cuffs, brooches, earrings, and rings.• Perfect for beginners—all the projects can be created in a matter of hours.• Great step-by-step photographs show the reader exactly what to do.• Projects use readily available semi-precious beads and stones: pearls, Swarovski crystals, and gems, along with silver- or gold-plated findings and wire.• Stunning designs, simple techniques.• Individual day and evening pieces that will brighten up any outfit.