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Seams to Me: 24 New Reasons to Love Sewing [Spiral-bound]

Anna Maria Horner
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17 Oct 2008
Admired fabric designer Anna Maria Horner draws on her passion for art, sewing, and textiles to inspire one–of–a–kind projects Anna Maria Horner′s signature style combines the techniques of a seasoned sewer with the vision of an artist. In Seams to Me: 24 New Reasons to Love Sewing , she walks you through the fundamentals, offering practical advice on everything from fabric selection to color choices to choosing and buying a sewing machine. Simple step–by–step instructions show you how to turn her designs into fanciful creations: Sideways Squares Skirt Prairie Blouse Full Contact Cooking Apron PlayingAlong Quilt Doggie Dreams Bed And so much more! Vivid full–color photographs and designs will invite you into the creative process. Whether you′re a beginner or a veteran, the twenty–four projects in this beautiful book will transform your home and wardrobe into a collection of unique treasures.

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  • Spiral-bound: 176 pages
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons; Spi edition (17 Oct 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0470259264
  • ISBN-13: 978-0470259269
  • Product Dimensions: 23.6 x 22.8 x 2.7 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 364,396 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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"Another of those great little sewing books...This is a good introduction to modern style sewing." (KarenPlatt.co.uk, April 19th 2009)

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Admired fabric designer Anna Maria Horner draws on her passion for art, sewing, and textiles to inspire one–of–a–kind projects Anna Maria Horner′s signature style combines the techniques of a seasoned sewer with the vision of an artist. In Seams to Me: 24 New Reasons to Love Sewing, she walks you through the fundamentals, offering practical advice on everything from fabric selection to color choices to choosing and buying a sewing machine. Simple step–by–step instructions show you how to turn her designs into fanciful creations: Sideways Squares Skirt Prairie Blouse Full Contact Cooking Apron PlayingAlong Quilt Doggie Dreams Bed And so much more! Vivid full–color photographs and designs will invite you into the creative process. Whether you′re a beginner or a veteran, the twenty–four projects in this beautiful book will transform your home and wardrobe into a collection of unique treasures.

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60 of 60 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fabulous sewing book 28 Oct 2008
By Amazon Customer VINE VOICE
Format:Spiral-bound
What I liked about the book:

* The spiral format of the book makes it easy to use. There are 24 projects, most of them are fresh (not a rehash of projects already in other books or readily available online), there are 10 paper patterns (ready to be cut as they are printed on one side only). The projects are varied: for your sewing room, bags, home deco projects, women clothing, kids clothing, quilt, wall hanging art, baby toy, even one project for your pet etc. The book is a visual feast, very enjoyable to browse through with lots of bright and cheerful colours.

* The book is very comprehensive. You will learn how to set up your sewing space, what tools are really worth having, she offers useful tips that I have not seen in other similar books, there is even a lesson on colour combination based on saturation. I love this book because Anna Maria somehow, through what she is generously sharing in this book, has inspired me to be more creative in my sewing process. She is inspiring me to think/act/create as a designer/artist and not just a seamstress.

* I like the fact that she used other designers' fabrics in addition to her own, so the book is not a marketing book for her fabric lines.

* The tutorials are very well explained, and for each project she add a litte "color notes" where she explains why she chose that print and colour (it's like an insider tip on how designers select fabrics for their projects).

What I didn't like:

* A very few projects are already familiar to me (like the cozy cube)

* I would have loved to see full pictures of her studio

To recap, it's a very good book, worth having even if you already have all the other fabric designers books (Amy Butler etc).
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35 of 35 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Such a great book!! 30 Nov 2008
Format:Spiral-bound
I found about this book through one of my blogs and decided I had to have it. I am an intermediate sewer and this is just great for me. The sections are laid out nicely, it's spiral bound which is a must and comes with full size patterns to use which I love. You won't be dissapointed, a great book with great tips.
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32 of 32 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Seams to Me - 24 New reasons to love sewing 28 Nov 2008
Format:Spiral-bound|Verified Purchase
This is a beautifully produced book - very readable - with lots of interesting projects and is very instructive. The patterns are in a separate envelope attached at the back of the book - all beautifully made. Lots of things you would like to have a go at ranging from easy upwards, but all well described and do-able.
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18 of 18 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars I LOVE this book. 10 Nov 2008
Format:Spiral-bound
I'm new to sewing and i somehow stumbled across Anna Maria Horner. I love her style and her eye for colour. I'm really happy with this book. I just don't know which project to start, they are all lovely.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars seams to me 9 July 2009
Format:Spiral-bound|Verified Purchase
Anna Maria Horner's first book, Seams to Me, is extremely well written. Her projects, do not have mistakes in them (unlike some books) and the quality of the pattern pieces is excellent. I have made 2 bags from the book, and am very pleased with the way they have come out. I plan on making her lovely playing quilt (all targets and circles) and possibly her cubes. It's not that heavy on clothing, more items for the house, and artwork. But her explanations on colour, fabric, how to sew are superb, and will be used as refernce guides by me, for many years to come. I would recommend. Check out the flickr group, if you want to see the type of projects in the book!
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Delighted 3 Sep 2009
By AnaBea
Format:Spiral-bound
Ordered this at the same time as Bend the Rules Sewing, and what different books! Seams to Me is lush and colourful with projects that look well designed and made. Lots has caught my eye already to make, but for now I'm happy browsing. Also a great taster for newbies - really helpful section on all the basics, even including using choosing prints and colours. A really fab package.
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