Fat Quarter: One-Piece Projects Tina Barrett

61GFPzwrSXL._AC_US218_Pub: GMC Publications Ltd

Part of a fantastic series of stash-busting sewing books, here are 25 fabulous projects to make, all from fat quarters or fabric scraps. Each project has easy-to-follow step-by-step instructions and beautiful accompanying photography, and there is also a handy tools and techniques section. This book is ideal for using up small pieces of fabric to create a range of decorative and useful items for your home. The projects also make great gifts for friends and family. Projects include: oven glove, child s apron, door stop, magazine holder, pencil case, eye mask, bedside lampshade, slippers, cot mobile, and child s comforter.


My review

This is such a fabulous project book, where each gorgeous creation is made using just fat quarters and fabric scraps.

25 projects, for Home, Work and the children are beautifully showcased with easy to follow instructions and full sized templates.

There are some handy hints and tips and ideas for embellishing and personalising your finished item are also listed.

I loved this book. It is in full colour and each project is quite simple and easy to achieve. They can be stitched in just a few hours.

Beginners and advanced sewist will enjoy this book. The projects are useful and stunning and many of them can be adapted to your own specific needs.



My make

I decided to make the Slippers to accompany my review.


The full sized patterns just need to traced and cut out. Each piece is placed onto the fabric..with the slippers I cut out 2, if you cut one remember to flip the pattern for a right and left foot!!

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Following the instruction I layered the pieces and started to sew.

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I embellished the top front of my slippers, and then stitched the tops to the base of the slippers. The edges are neatly trimmed.

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Bias binding is used to finish the slippers. I prefer to make my own with a strip of co- ordinating fabric folded in half. You can buy some if you prefer.

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I machine stitched the bias binding around the edge of each slipper.. I trimmed the raw edges and stitched the bias binding to the base of the slippers bu hand.


Ta Da!!

One pair of pretty and functional piece of footwear.

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Happy Sewing x


The Author

Tina Barrett was taught to knit by her grandmother and has been passionate about creating her own gorgeous yarn and fabric-based designs ever since. She is a regular contributor to many knitting and sewing magazines and is the author of several books for GMC Publications including Home Sewn Nursery and How to Knit.




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