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Sewing With Vintage Linens: Create more than 30 projects from vintage pieces
 
 

Sewing With Vintage Linens: Create more than 30 projects from vintage pieces [Kindle Edition]

Samantha McNesby
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Creating home decor with vintage textiles is the latest hot sewing trend, fueled by the resurgence of interest in simpler times and lifestyles. A source of inspiration, ideas and projects, this exciting new book shows you how to locate, purchase, prepare, and assemble vintage textiles to create home decor that reflects these comforting times in a fresh, new way.





More than 25 projects range in complexity from simple to advanced, including handkerchief pillows, memory quilts, slipcovers, and an upholstered ottoman. Includes all patterns as well as a fantastic photo gallery of inspirational projects.

About the Author

Samantha McNesby is a craft designer and demonstrator specializing in custom craft design, painted items, quilts and beadwork for commercial clients. She also creates original project designs for magazines, books and manufacturers for project kits, tip sheets and web site distribution.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 4118 KB
  • Print Length: 128 pages
  • Publisher: Krause Publications (15 Jan 2011)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B005FN67W2
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #374,790 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars vintage vintage 11 Mar 2012
By Smooky
Format:Paperback
This book has some pretty ideas, but it felt very american in style. The projects were lovely and clear but the end results, at least as pictured, were like things I remembered when I lived in the US and somehow it didn't feel as if they'd fit so well into the shabby chic UK style. But with a little creativity and using more UK available vintage linens the projects could probably be adapted to work.
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5.0 out of 5 stars sewing bwith vintage linens 28 Oct 2012
By trips
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great book ,tells you best types of fabric to use,american book so words like thrift store is for us charity shops etc.items in book are made almost all from recycled items discarded bed quilts, cotton hankies etc. good ideas book.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Grandmother of five 4 Aug 2005
By Grandmother of five - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback
After seeing Samantha McNesby's designs in numerous crafting magazines over the years, I knew that I would enjoy her new book. It's very well written and has easy to follow directions. I highly recommend it to those who love to sew.
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3.0 out of 5 stars great info but stylistically dated..... 27 May 2008
By retroredux - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback
Sewing with Vintage Linens is a great idea book for crafters who buy many old linens, damaged quilts, bedsheets, handkerchiefs and the like and are looking for inspiration on how to incorporate these into projects.

The book contains info on finding, cleaning and cutting up old linens as well as 30 projects on how to use these items. The projects range from very simple, like sachets and pincushions, to more intermediate projects like quilts and ottomans. I don't feel there are any projects that a eager beginner up to moderate sewer could not complete.

The reason for the 3 star review is two fold: 1-too many projects where things readers have seen plenty before in other publications-like pillows, sachets, and drape covering of chairs with old tablecloths. I was looking for more than run of the mill in a book with such a specific use as using old linens. Particularly missing was the use of linens in ANY adult clothing ideas.
2-not so important but worth noting is that the projects are all in the primitive or shabby chic style-which is going out of fashion for the most part. But I think a creative reader can see how the ideas can be applied for a more modern style.

All in all, I'd still recommend this interesting addition to the recycler, vintage crafters library.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Good book for using us those vintage linens 26 Sep 2013
By Bonnie Dirks - Published on Amazon.com
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This book is informative for ideas on how to recraft vintage linens and make them into something you can keep or gift
5.0 out of 5 stars Use Your vintage linens 10 Feb 2014
By Barbiegram - Published on Amazon.com
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Great ideas to make use of your old linens that are packed away taking up space. Very clever ideasand instructions.
5.0 out of 5 stars Creative 7 Dec 2012
By Kathy Timmons - Published on Amazon.com
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Lots of different ideas for using all of our "old" stuff. Great projects for all..beginner to the more experienced sewist.
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