Sew! Paperback – Illustrated, 16 Oct 2009
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"Cath Kidston's new book is not to be missed for pretty things to make on long winter evenings." - Easy Living, November 2009
--Easy Living, November 2009
About the Author
One of Britain s leading and most-loved designers, Cath Kidston is best known for her vintage-inspired homewares, clothing and accessories. Cath began her career as an interior designer before opening her first retail shop in London in 1993, where she sold vintage fabrics and antique furniture. Now with more than 40 stores and concessions in the UK, plus more in the Republic of Ireland, Japan and South Korea, Cath Kidston Ltd is now a presence on almost every high street. In 2010, Cath was awarded an MBE in recognition of her services to business. To date, Cath has published four bestselling project books Make!, Sew!, Stitch! and Patch! that encompass a wide range of disciplines and finished items, from sewing and patchwork to cross-stitch and needlepoint. Alongside these books sit two complete kits packaged in a unique tin The Knitting Book and The Crochet Book are perfect for beginner knitters or crocheters and make ideal gifts. In 2012, she published a further two how-to books entitled Make Your Own Christmas Decorations and Sew Your Own Rag Doll. In addition to her books, Cath also has a very successful stationery line.
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There are a good selection of projects within this book and all of the instructions are clear and easy to follow. The materials you will need to complete each project are clearly listed and the templates are available within the book to construct the projects.
Whilst this was originally published in full size in 2009 I do not feel that any of the projects or the prints used in the book are now outdated and all the projects would look appealing in any home.
Perfect book for anyone who is new to sewing or is already able and needs a few extra ideas!
The most difficult thing? Which project to start first. Happy sewing!
For example, when trying to make the bag on the cover of the book, the explanation on what's a 't-juntion seam' was very poor. I also purchased Deborah Moebes' "Stitch by Stitch" at the same time, and found that the 'flat-bottom techniques' is essentially the same thing but explained with 4 step-by-step photos and a whole page of instructions. I finally understood after reading the 'flat bottom technique'.
My recommendation is that let "Sew" inspire you, but if you're absolute beginner like me, get another book on sewing which illustrate step-by-step on even the utmost basic things.
The essential message it communicates is:
'don't just sit there, go on, have a go, its not that difficult'.
The really neat thing about this book is it comes with a huge sheet of actual size printed patterns that you can trace over with greaseproof baking paper!
I have just finished making the Knitting Needle Case and it turned out so well, I plan to make 3 more and sell them on Etsy.
P.S. I have just finished making the Knitting Needle Case from this book and it turned out perfectly. I love this author so much !!
This was my third Cath Kidston book purchase and I'm very sad to say that for the first time I am disappointed.
The book comes complete with everything needed to make a lovely bag and as always features beautiful photographs of the projects; but I found many of the projects to be quite repetitive.
For example, the same appliqué bird motif is used four times! Consider this along with what in my opinion is a slightly garish elephant motif and an equally over used daisy and it all just gets a little `samey'.
That said some of the designs are ingenious! The shopping bag that extends to twice its size and the delicate jewellery roll are indeed fantastic, but they do not change my opinion of the book. For the price, you can easily buy a book with more content and variety elsewhere.
I love Cath Kidston fabrics and so I enjoy this book regardless of the repetition and I do not regret buying it, though I may now think twice before buying her next release.
At the back of the book are all the templates for each project and lots of useful addresses for haberdasheries and fabric shops, sewing classes ,Fairs and handy website information.