That Handmade Touch Svetlana Sotak

717mML+UQHL._AC_UL436_ Pub: Lucky Spool

That Handmade Touch showcases Svetlana Sotak’s talent for creating everyday essentials with a signature style, through the use of thoughtful fabrics, clean patchwork, and precise construction techniques. Sotak believes in the spirit of generous living and sharing her love of sewing through her popular online tutorials and Craftsy class. Now, in her first book, she teaches how to create cohesive, sophisticated projects, ranging from small to large and featuring quilt-as- you-go, basic piecing, and expert bag-making instructions to achieve a polished professional finish. Accessories projects include clutches, pouches, and bags; home decor projects include quilts, baskets, and cushions. With Svetlana Sotak’s guidance, sewists can create delightful sewing designs that will rival what can be found at any upscale boutique.


My review

This is a beautiful modern and stylish project book.

Filled with 20 project for you, your home and your pets. It comes with easy to follow instructions and templates. Each project has a step by step guide and also a customization box with hints and tips.

Each project can be adapted to your wants, the photography is just amazing and the fabric chosen for each item just fills me with envy.

These are projects that can be made by every level of sewist. From beginner to an advanced sewist, there is something for everyone. Each one can be finished in a day.

From bags to cushions to pet toys and quilts and even things for your craft room. This book is a delight, and what I loved was the layout if each project. It is easy to understand and with a simple layout, visually it is very stimulating.


I decided to make the WIP Pouch. 

I gathered my chosen fabric and some clear vinyl.

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For the back, the fabric is measured and layered into a quilt sandwich. If I am honest, if I make another I will use stabiliser and not batting. I found my finished project a little thick for what I like.  Isn’t my fabric lovely!!  🙂

You will also need some quilting clips and a teflon foot is recommended but not essential.


The zip assembly is probably the most difficult take your time!!

The pieces are the placed together and a binding is added. I think it looks really great and perfect for keeping your small WIP clean and all together


Happy stitching!


About the Author

Svetlana Sotak lives in The Netherlands with her husband and three children. She is a self-taught sewist, quilter, pattern designer, and screen printer who has generously shared countless online tutorials and has gathered a rapidly expanding following for her clean piecing and sophisticated fabric choices. She is a Craftsy instructor and enjoys sharing her creative journey with her thousands of fans.




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