Pub: Search Press LTD
Sewing superstar, Debbie Shore, has designed 40 gorgeous home accessories that can be made using half a yard of fabric or less. The projects are divided into accessories for the Living Room, Dining Room, Kitchen and Bedroom, with a special section for picnics. Clear step by step instructions and beautiful photography make it easy to create desirable projects from a tablecloth, magazine box, chair slip, napkins, napkin ring, oven mitt, apron, tea cosy, cafe curtain and jewellery roll, to a picnic place mat, bread bag and bottle bag, and more. Debbie’s flair for design and eye for fresh, beautiful fabrics make these home accessories that readers will make to run up for themselves.
If you love sewing you will know the name Debbie Shore..
She is a woman with remarkable success designing, making and teaching all of us the fundamental basics of sewing while giving us the most beautiful and inspiring ideas for our homes, our children, and everything else in between.
Half Yard Home is a wonderful book, filled with pretty and useful ideas to beautify every corner of where we live.
Bags, Jewellery rolls, and cushions are easily explained and with useful sewing tips and methods even a beginner will have no trouble getting to grips with these projects.
What I especially love about Ms Shore, is that everything she creates is inexpensive. You can you use your leftover scraps or recycle your favourite clothing that is no longer useful.
She also allows the sewist to sell the items you make for a tidy profit.
She loves nothing more than bringing the craft and her ideas to those of us who are looking for easy sewing projects that will teach us new skills and enable us to love what we achieve.
This book is perfect for everyone, and as always the projects are perfectly photographed using a step by step method.
Highly recommended and a beautiful gift for anyone who loves to stitch.
All the projects are beautiful in this book..
but I especially liked the Yo Yo Cloth.
Yo Yo’s or Suffolk Puffs as they are often called are extremely easy to do and very pretty.
Using a circle template and a scrap of fabric cut a circle. Depending on your size choice they can be small or large. This one is about 2 inches in diameter.
use running stitch around the edge of your circle..
then pull it tight (careful not to snap your thread).
It doesn’t matter which way you use your Yo Yo..
I used the stitched side for my project.
I didn’t want a Yo Yo cloth as I found it too pretty to use so after an afternoon of sewing I made quite a few of these cute little things and made a beautiful cushion.
I added buttons to the center of the Yo Yo to cover the stitches.
Yo Yo’s are the most perfect of decoration and can be added to bags and quilts. I have even seen them added to a neckline of plain T’shirt which looked amazing.
Happy Sewing x
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