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Love... Sewing: 25 Simple Step-by-step Projects to Sew [Paperback]

Cheryl Owen
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Book Description

25 Jan 2011
Traditional needlecrafts are as popular as ever as more and more of us are seeking to 'make do and mend' as a way of saving money. However, making beautiful and original handmade items is a great way to add style and glamour to your home - and can be fun too. As part of a series, "Love...Sewing" contains a collection of 25 wonderful projects - all of which are really easy to create. Soft furnishings are an essential part of any home - colour, texture and pattern add warmth and comfort. Using simple sewing techniques and bright, fresh fabrics, this book shows you how to create a range of soft furnishings and other items, from cushions, throws and bags to a cot quilt, table linen and even a blind. All the projects have clear step-by-step instructions and photographs taking you through the various stages, making them straightforward and simple, even for the beginner. A basics section at the front of the book takes you through all the essential techniques, from simple hems and seams to piping and buttonholes.

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  • Paperback: 128 pages
  • Publisher: New Holland Publishers Ltd (25 Jan 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1847735924
  • ISBN-13: 978-1847735928
  • Product Dimensions: 21.8 x 25.4 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 649,283 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Cheryl Owen is an experienced crafter who has also worked as a dressmaker, fashion designer and embroiderer. She is the author of many books and has contributed to numerous magazines.

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4.0 out of 5 stars Generally very good for beginners 12 Feb 2012
This book is good if you're just starting to learn how to sew with a machine. It's not the prettiest book or the most 'well-known' but it's generally well laid out and the pictures are big and clear which makes it easier to follow the instructions.

The projects themselves are fairly simple so you won't be overwhelmed with too many steps. The projects have clearly been chosen to help familiarize yourself with various 'sewing basics.' When I first started to sew, I bought lots of books on sewing and then realized it was actually really impossible to make anything when I didn't have any real awareness of the basics - this book really helps with that.

The only let down is that the book follows the format of: 1 double page showcasing what you're making + 1 double page showing you how to make it. This means that sometimes there isn't a picture when there should have been so it's a bit difficult to see how to get from one step to the next. This isn't a problem for every project but I think it could have been easily rectified by using three pages for instructions (where necessary) rather than two.

Overall I would say this is a useful book, with projects well-aimed at beginners. It will help you to get a grasp of the basics and start applying what you've learnt to the projects shown in the book. Generally easy-to-follow instructions but it's best to read through a project before you start to make something, just to make sure you can definitely follow it.
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4.0 out of 5 stars simple, bright and cheerful 12 Feb 2011
This book has all you need to take you through the basics of sewing. Build your skills by working your way through simple projects with added touches to make them special. Stylish projects mainly for the home are aimed at the less experienced, younger sewer using bright, cheerful fabrics. Instructions are clear and photography is good. This review first appeared on Karen Platt's book review website.
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5.0 out of 5 stars sewing book 5 Dec 2013
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am always adding sewing books to my collection as crafting and sewing is my main hobby. Good variety of items.
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