Abbygale Sews Emma Curtis and Elizabeth Parnell

81BBtwJkIUL._AC_UL436_ Pub: Search Press Ltd

This beautiful book is packed full of designs for bags, accessories and delightful items for the home, all created by Emma Curtis and Elizabeth Parnell in a style that is fresh, feminine, and mistakenly English. The gorgeous photographs, drawings and pretty designs will make you want to pick up a needle and thread and get sewing straight away, even if you are a complete beginner. Ideal for the modern home-maker, there are nineteen projects to choose from, all with a complete list of the materials needed to make them, a set of clear, step-by-step instructions with drawings where needed, and pattern pieces provided on a useful fold-out sheet at the back of the book


My review

Filled with beautiful projects that would be great for gift giving, this is a book that is colourful and delightful.

Each project is simple enough for a beginner, and all of them are perfect for personalising for that special someone.

Bags, Tablet cases and so much more are included and with the full sized pattern pieces, this is an amazing project book.

Each design is photographed in a stunning ‘mood’ form, which makes me want to stitch them all. The chosen fabrics are pretty and stylish and with the addition of a ‘story’ to accompany each one, (even a Devon cream tea recipe is given for the Picnic table designs), gives this book a bright and Summery feel.

The simple instructions are written and visual, easy to follow and in a step by step format.

Fresh feminine and oh sew pretty this is one sewing book I just adore.


About the Author

Emma Curtis and Elizabeth Parnell got to know each other when their children were very young, and they quickly became firm friends. At that time, neither of them were working, money was short, and they decided to make their own Christmas presents. They made fabric bags in all shapes and sizes, which were an immediate success. From there, the Abbygale brand was created and Emma and Elizabeth started to sell their bags on a market stall, and later as kits. They now run their own successful on-line shop selling a range of kits and gifts that they design and make themselves, and have recently opened a shop in Devon, UK.



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