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Reuse, recycle and repurpose the clothing you love, creating new, one-of-a-kind garments.
Every one of the 21 inspiring projects in this book can be sewn quickly, even by beginners. The descriptive photo instructions make it easy to follow the process step-by-step.
Sew a length of chiffon onto a top to create a unique dress. Change a beloved sweater by giving it a great new neckline. Revamp an old linen shirt into a trendy halter top. That favourite pair of jeans that’s got holes worn in its knees – transform it into a denim skirt. Give a T-shirt a dramatic lace yoke, turn out-of-style pants into ever-stylish chinos, and much more.$32.99
From the beginner to the experienced stitcher, these 12 original and beautiful designs, each with detailed stitch instructions, will capture the imagination through embroidery. Detailed patterns, diagrams and simple, unique instructions throughout.
Working any of them will help master the main techniques of Jenny McWhinney's form of thread painting. This gorgeous full colour book will delight any embroiderer who sees it and will be a 'must-have' for her many fans.$34.99
With crochet hook and yarn in hand, learn the steps to creating unique crocheted mandalas that are colourfully inspiring. The crochet version of a mandala is traditionally seen as a doily, but you won't find your Grandma's kind of doilies in this book!
Popular crochet designer Dedri Uys creates amazing crocheted mandalas with a playful use of colour. She shows crocheters row by row how to create more than a dozen beautiful mandalas. Creatively combining crochet stitches makes each mandala design unique. Each one is an opportunity to sit and stitch in a way that is colourfully inspiring.$42.99$39.99
The Art of Paper Flowers makes it easy for anyone to create beautiful roses, orchids, tulips and more – completely out of paper.
There are 35 flowers included in the book, and each pattern is accompanied by a complete list of materials required, step-by-step instructions for creating the flower, original paper-folding techniques from the author, full-size patterns and colour photos for reference. Additionally throughout the book, there are interesting bits of trivia, myths or folklore for each delicate flower.$32.99
A compilation of the 365 free-motion quilting designs is a treasury of ideas and inspiration you'll return to again and again.
From blocks to sashing to borders, find hundreds of filler designs perfect for all of the different areas of your quilt. Feeling confused by free-motion quilting? Get back on track with Leah's quick tips on everything from machine settings to how to prepare your quilt top and backing for quilting for quilters of all skill levels.$49.99
Feminine and simple to make, Fai is romantic and striking.
Use light to medium fabric –as well as some scraps of linen, silk, eyelet or cotton print.
Sizes XS – 2XL
All Tina Givens sewing patterns are beautifully printed on white paper stock, with easy to follow instructions and detailed technical drawings.$29.00