Pub: GMC Publications Ltd
There is something extra special about the things that we have taken the time to make by hand, carefully stitching them with patience and originality. And with modern life having taken a nostalgic twist, many of us have been left wishing we had paid more attention when our grannies offered to teach us how to knit, crochet, embroider and sew. But take heart, it is never too late to learn. Home Sewn Home teaches you how to make a variety of practical handmade items to really make your house a home. This booklet includes 12 simple sewing projects suitable for beginners, along with a tools and techniques section, carefully outlining the fundamental skills and equipment required, as well as offering advice on how to source the right materials to achieve an authentic vintage feel. The projects reflect the key areas of the home the living room, kitchen and utility, bedroom, bathroom and together they provide a delightful mix of items that the whole family can enjoy. Projects include: Cushion, Doorstop, Laundry bag, Travel shoe bag, Pretty apron, Padded coat hanger and Storage box
This is a wonderful book filled with beautiful projects for your home.
If you need to make a quick and useful gift for that special someone then this is the book for you.
The easy and inspiring designs are just adorable, and every level of sewist will create something stylish and amazing.
A Padded Coat-hanger, an Ironing Board cover and a really cute Storage Box and other things, are stunningly photographed. The easy to follow instructions with a list of tools needed are shown in bright colour.
At he back of the book the author shows you how to read a pattern, what you need in your sewing kit and along with stitches, gathering and trimmings this section will teach yo the know how or just refresh your memory.
For such a simple book, it is rather lovely, I would love to receive this as a gift and I will certainly be making more than one of the projects inside.
I made the Padded Coat-hanger.
As you can see the pages of this book are beautifully presented.
I always think the best part of a project is choosing the fabric. I am using some fabric my friend gave me. She loves bunnies and I think this project is perfect as a gift for her.
Using a glue gun, I stuck wadding/batting to my hanger. I cut the wadding/ batting into strips and wound them around the hanger gluing into place as I went.
I traced around the hanger and cut my fabric to size.
(Ensure you cut each side ‘right way up’ if you are using directional fabric.)
I used pinking shears to cut out the fabric, this stops any fraying. I stitched the top of the fabric.. leaving a small gap for the hanger to go through.
Place the hanger inside your fabric and pin along the bottom This will need to be hand stitched.
Finish by adding a bow…simple.
Happy sewing x
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