Pub: Guild of Master Craftsman Publications Ltd
Make the most of your spare time and discover the stylish and fun craft of applique with this book of 25 original and beautiful designs. Delve into your spare fabric stash to achieve some stunning results using very simple techniques, all fully explained with clear step-by-step instructions. With projects that can be whipped up in a weekend, you’ll be thrilled with how quickly you can piece together eye-catching makes to decorate your home or give away as gifts. Both hand and machine-sewn applique techniques are covered in detail, giving the reader the choice to use their preferred method. Templates are included to make completing each project easy, even for complete beginners.
As a crafter, I look for specific things in a project book.
Many projects, that excite, stimulate and advance my skills.
Full sized templates.
Easy to follow instructions.
Photographic step by step.
Hints and tips.
Simple Applique has all of these requirements and it also has a beautiful clean layout.
It is perfectly set out and the projects are cute, useful and doable, even if you are complete beginner.
This book is the ideal stash buster, and although is called Weekend Makes, many can be completed in an afternoon.
Janet Goddard, lends her expertise and gives advice on equipment you need, measuring, fabric and threads and most importantly, how to use a rotary cutter!!!! From start to finish she guides you through the steps of your project to ensure a beautiful finish.
Applique is a very simple craft, I love hand stitching the applique with my feet up, I find it so relaxing.
Peg bags, Cushions and other useful items are included to make for yourself or gift. Each one beautifully shown on glossy pages.
I just adored the Egg Cosies on the front cover, so decided this would be my demo!
I cut out the templates, I added a quarter inch seam to mine. Also needed, was the inside fabric and some wadding. I cut the chicken applique template on Bondaweb. This was then ironed onto the outer fabric of my egg cosy. I used Blanket Stitch around the pieces and added an eye and quirky legs.
I stitched the outer and the appliqued front piece to the inner fabric, then placed each piece, right sides together, and stitched around each piece leaving a gap for turning.
I turned each piece, the correct way through the gap, and hand stitched this gap.
Ta Da ! My finished egg cosies were beautiful. I top stitched the bottom edge to tidy it up and they look just divine.
I may make some with names on and gift them to my friends.
Happy Sewing x
About the Author
Janet Goddard teaches workshops throughout the UK covering a range of sewing techniques. Her designs are regularly featured in magazines and books.
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