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Good book for beginners
on 16 January 2011
How often do you find you've got some great fabrics in your stash, but not quite enough to make an outfit with and too much to cut up for scrap quilts? Well this book has some amazing ideas of how to use up those pieces, from space saving organisers to aprons, tea cosies and bags. There are so many great projects in here your main problem will be that you don't have enough fabric to make them all!
At first I was a bit surprised by the ring binder format of this book but once you start looking through you realise that there are so many pages it is a lot easier to use this format as it means you can open it on the project you want and the book stays open, whilst you follow the instructions. No more trying to prop books open whilst you work from them.
Each project gets a few pages accompanied by photos and diagrams, including a useful diagram showing you how to cut all the necessary pieces out of your metre of fabric. Projects are split into topics including sewing fundamentals, homestyle, household affairs, craft organisation, on the go, from head to toe, carry it all, outfit your small wonder, accessorise your little one, playtime and your furry friends.
There's a useful pack of pattern pieces in the front of the book, plus the sewing fundamentals at the front of the book is really useful. It gives you information on fabrics, essential equipment, using patterns, sewing machine tips and techniques. This book is something you will come back to time and again.