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Pretty Little Presents (Pretty Little Series) Hardcover – 7 Oct 2009

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  • Hardcover: 132 pages
  • Publisher: Lark; 1 edition (7 Oct. 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1600594018
  • ISBN-13: 978-1600594014
  • Product Dimensions: 21.3 x 21.6 x 1.5 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,277,525 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Ms. Ke Jewitt on 3 Oct. 2009
Format: Hardcover
The books in the Pretty Little Series by Lark Books make perfect gifts for anyone creative. My favourite is Pretty Little Presents. I like this one the best in the series because there is a whole variety of things to make, whereas the other books in the series focus on one specific thing, such as pin cushions or a book dedicated to potholders. There are six in the series at the time of writing.

Pretty Little Presents
Pretty Little Purses and Pouches
Pretty Little Pin Cushions
Pretty Little Patchwork
Pretty Little Potholders
Pretty Little Cozies

At the beginning of each book is a section that talks you through the basics, tools, techniques, materials and stitches. It is then onto lots of things to make. The photographs in the book are excellent and the range of fabrics is so exciting. The series definitely will make you want to start sewing. A range of designers contribute to the book and you can read about them on the final page of the book, so there are lots of variety in the styles.

Each book is divided into subject chapters. In the Pretty Little Presents there are five chapters: Hostess with the Mostest; Welcome Home; Snappy Birthday; Tying the Knot and Bundles of Joy.
All the templates are provided at the back of the book. All the books have lots of fun projects and are very pretty and provide plenty of inspiration.
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By ELYSE USSHER on 26 Mar. 2013
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
Haven't made much from this book. It's not my most of favourites but maybe I need to give it another 'go'
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
Amazing projects 6 Feb. 2010
By Heather Nelson - Published on
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
This book is a great book for making small gifts. I was surprised at the number of different types of gifts included in the book. There are housewarming gifts, 'spa' type gifts, wedding gifts, even baby shower gifts. All of the designs were well thought out and simple to make, and would be fun to give and to recieve. This is a great book and I recommend it to anyone who likes to sew or would like a few options of easy, homemade gifts to give.
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
Perfect for the inexperienced crafter 17 Aug. 2010
By Stephanie Wood - Published on
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I liked several of the projects in this book. They were simple, yet sophisticated enough that you would feel proud to give them to someone. The materials lists didn't include hard-to-find things, and the color combinations in the samples were contemporary. There is a cute purse, and a lingerie bag that would make great girl-gifts. They are very attractive and would be better than boutique quality items. Those are napkins on the front of the book, not coasters.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
Good gift ideas 9 Nov. 2010
By Strawberry Octopusian - Published on
Format: Hardcover
I picked up this book when I was looking for ideas on what to make as Christmas presents this year. It had quite a few interesting ideas, so I bought it. So far I am halfway through making the jewelry roll piece. The instructions are detailed, but it could use more small sketch illustrations to explain some of the steps. There are a few that I'm struggling with understanding, but a picture would clear it up entirely.

I also found I bought WAY too much fabric for this project, as the wording in the supplies list was ambiguous. 3/4 yards of three different patterns evidently means 1/4 yard of each pattern, not 3/4 yard of each! Oh well, now I can make more than one!

Overall a good book with lots of fun ideas, but maybe not for the completely inexperienced.
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
Good projects for the crafty 12 Mar. 2010
By Mom of Three - Published on
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This is the second book from the series that I have purchased and it was full of neat ideas just as I expected.
2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
I'm pleased with this purchase. 30 Sept. 2010
By Kelly - Published on
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This book is well written and has a pleasing layout. The photographed images are displayed with "white space" so that you can focus on the product and take in all the details. The text is easy to read. (I am also a graphic designer).

This book starts out with some basic info detailing the tools you will need to complete the projects. It also gives brief "how to's" such as Making & Binding with Bias Tape and Installing Zippers.

29 projects are listed - well suited for Gift Giving for women, infants, children and house-warming. Templates (to scale) are included int he back of this book.

I have not sewn a project yet (behind schedule on creating my sewing room), but as I read through the projects, I feel the instructions will be easy enough to follow along with.

Many of the projects can be used to combine with other projects - or at least some of the components. The "Picnic Partner" is a fabric box and folded fabric napkins. I plan to scale the fabric box to turn this into a fabric coaster project. A coaster project is included too.

The "Patchwork Doorstop" can be altered in many ways. I plan to make these and use them for weighing down display signs when selling items outdoors. This will incorporate beautifully with my handbag & accessories displays!
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