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Mabel is a quick, easy, and versatile skirt pattern. It is also your perfect introduction to sewing with knits! Because it uses heavy knit fabrics, you get all the benefits of sewing with stable wovens, along with the speed and comfort of sewing with knits. For the beginner, that translates into sure-fire results – you will successfully sew this skirt in one afternoon. And if you're more experienced, you'll take advantage of how fast this garment comes together and whip up several skirts in a day.
Because Mabel can be sewn up in three different styles, it's a great wardrobe staple. Versions 1 and 2 are mid-thigh length skirts, ideal for warm spring and summer days or worn with a sweater and leggings in the winter. Version 2 is embellished with a faux placket and center buttons. Version 3 is an above-the-knee length pencil skirt with seam details and a kick pleat. All three versions are pull-on style with a mid-rise, contoured waistband.
Skill Level: Beginner
Sizes: XS – 3XL$19.00
From a charming tea party and delicious ice cream shop to an adventuresome teepee, the fun-worthy projects in this book will ignite your child's imagination and provide hours of open-ended play.
The 10 projects include over 75 patterns. Simple enough to make in a day, each pattern uses readily available store-bought materials and comes with full-colour photographs and step-by-step instructions.
Create artistic handmade toys to delight your little ones!$29.99$14.99
Pam Leach shows how to make 20 stunning jewellery items with brightly coloured rubber bands, some using just a hook, and others using a special loom.
- 9 easier projects using a hook, and 11 more challenging projects using the special (widely available) loom
- Includes a range of lovely jewellery such as earrings, bracelets, necklaces, rings and hair accessories
- Clear, step-by-step instructions together with photographs and diagrams to show basic techniques and how to set up the loom
Handplane Essentials contains everything you need to choose the right tool for your budget and projects, take it out of the box, sharpen it and use it successfully.
The chapters in this book have been compiled from more than 10 years of the author's writing on the subject of handplanes in magazines, trade journals and blogs.$44.99
This gorgeous shirt just debuted in Tina's couture collection ... An easy shirt to make and a perfect addition to any wardrobe. Also beautiful in white or ivory, or a cotton print.
Includes jodhpur pants best made in a cotton or linen.
Sized Small, Medium and Large. Small fits size 2–8, Medium 8–12 and Large 14–16.
All Tina Givens sewing patterns are beautifully printed on white paper stock, with easy to follow instructions and detailed technical drawings.$21.00
This is a book and companion DVD, presented in a clear and easy-to-follow style, is ideal for complete beginners.
You will be guided through every stage to learn everything you need to know, from selecting wood, the basic anatomy of a lathe to work holding, sharpening and using tools. Pop on the DVD to see the techniques in action or pick up the book for instruction and ideas wherever you are.
You will gain the confidence to apply this new knowledge and start creating some beautiful turnings.$24.99