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fabulous fabric, not much sewing
on 22 February 2009
(Mrs Techdoc David says....)It was a bit of a disappointment - largely the same/similar appliqued motifs added to a variety of items - so long as you can do a zig zag stich nicely round the edge of things, you're sorted.
I felt that the book showcased beautiful but unobtainable fabric (I understand the idea of the book was to recycle old fabrics, but my old fabrics don't look like that!) and maybe a chapter on fabric/colour/pattern matching to achieve the beautiful results shown would have been useful.
The instructions are too vague for absolute beginners, and if you're more advanced in sewing, while nice to look at, there's nothing overly novel in the book.
Again, as a previous reviewer mentioned - the patterns in the back of the book aren't full size, so you have to enlarge by 300/400% - even for the little patterns that would have easily fitted on a page!