Using just a few simple sewing techniques, discover the easy way to create fun and stylish outfits for young children (0–5 years). By combining a few easy-to-learn stitches with great fabrics and trims, expert seamstress Emma Hardy explains how to make beautiful yet practical clothes for your children.
Choose from 25 different projects, including party frocks and pinafore dresses, simple shirts and elasticated trousers, sleepwear and accessories, such as hats, bibs, bootees and aprons. There are clothes for young boys and girls, toddlers and babies, plus full-size paper patterns that can easily be scaled to suit different ages.
Packed with useful tips and sewing techniques, Making Children's Clothes provides a comprehensive guide to creating fantastic items that your child will love to wear.$29.99$14.99
Divided into three sections – Eating & Sharing, Living and Resting – Home Sewn provides a range of practical soft furnishing projects dedicated to activities around the home.
Items are gorgeous, but also useful, with both style and functionality. From leather placemats, a painted canvas floor cloth, to a linen ottoman, rustic linen pendant shades and a gathered antique lace valance, the ideas use a wide range of fabrics. With heirloom items as well as simple but effective creations, these projects will help create a striking interior in any home.$39.99
This fun, quirky book is packed with gorgeous, colourful skirts to sew for adults and children. Choose from styles such as A-line, bell, circle, straight, gathered, wraparound and elasticated, and also learn how to add underskirts or adapt a design to create maternity wear. Features include:
- 25 different skirt projects, all of which can be easily customised using the full-size pull-out patterns given in the back
- Each design is shown made from several different fabrics and with different trims to inspire your own personal style.
- Packed with tips on stitching and choosing fabric
- A comprehensive guide to cutting and using the patterns
Look inside the book.$34.99
Learn how to construct these cheerful little fabric shapes using the full-size templates provided, and then use them to create unique patchwork projects.
Step-by-step colour photographs illustrate various techniques, including English paper piecing, hand-pieced inset seams and special hexagon-specific quilting methods. Once these have been mastered, readers can try their hand at the collection of 12 adorable patchwork projects, including a floral-inspired mini quilt, retro tea cosy and zippered pencil case.
These hexie-based paper piecing projects work up quickly and easily, making them ideal hand-sewing projects for weekend crafting and quilting on the go.$28.99
Welcome to the charming world of Luna Lapin, a quiet and kind rabbit with impeccable taste.
Learn how to sew your own felt rabbit along with her exquisite wardrobe including 20 garment and accessory sewing patterns. Choose from a perfectly tailored wool coat, matching tweed skirt and bag or pretty lace set. Don't forget the accessories – there are bunny boots and tiny French knickers to create. Luna even has the perfect pair of pyjamas for elegant lounging and a comfy armchair to relax in.
You will be captivated by the stories surrounding Luna on her adventures as she goes for a job interview and visits the theatre. Her brother Alfie even makes an appearance in his own dapper outfit of jeans, waistcoat and tailored shirt. These adorable sewing patterns will appeal to the child in all of us and make beautiful heirloom gifts to treasure.$36.99
Sew the perfect tunic to express your style – from simple and modest to daring and chic! Sarah Gunn and Julie Starr make the tunic accessible and exciting for those with basic sewing skills and beyond.
- Create chic, ready-to-wear tunics with a multi-length, graded pattern and expert construction tips
- Choose your style – casual, preppy, boho or glamorous – with interchangeable sleeves, neck plackets and collars
- Get advice on shopping for fabric and trims, guided by a huge gallery of inspiring tunic tops
Here are over 40 new whimsical felt crafts to celebrate Christmas with handmade style.
Create pretty ornaments like Beaded Star Baubles, Sparkly Icicles, a Shining Star Tree Topper (and a partridge in a pear tree), a pink poinsettia wreath, Yule log, snow bunny tree skirt and lots of stockings to hang by the chimney with care. These wintery items will make your season merry and bright.$24.99
Make your own gorgeous bunting designs in a range of stunning fabrics and finishes – perfect sewing projects to adorn the home and garden. These designs are also great for parties, weddings or to celebrate Christmas.
- 20 Designs
- All patterns included for Christmas Tree Bunting, Name Bunting, Pleated Fan, Lace Flower Bunting and more!
Featuring 20 fabric flowers to adorn shoes, bags, clothes, hairclips or interiors and they are all simple to sew. Learn how to make an embroidered felt daisy, a shabby chic flower, a vintage tulle flower and much more.
Stitch instructions are included, templates are supplied and you will need to add the required finding to turn the flower into a finished piece; Sew-on, Stick-on or Permanent attachment.
Most of the flowers can be made in an afternoon to complement the dress you are wearing that night!$12.99
Alistair Macdonald shows you how to make gorgeously sumptuous items for a fraction of the price they are in the shops.
There are 20 projects to choose from, including a glamorous fake-fur scarf, a fun furry pink cushion and a 'must-have' fluffy purse. The pair of pretty fake-fur trimmed mittens will make any little girl feel like a princess, and the super-snug collar, headband and gloves are perfect for staying warm on cold winter days.
With a range of projects to suit all tastes and abilities, this is the perfect book for spoiling yourself, your family or your friends with a handmade faux-fur gift.
Look inside the book.$12.99$5.99
Alistair MacDonald has created 20 fantastic designs for mini bunting to decorate your home or party venue for special occasions or at any time.
There will be something for everyone among Alistair's fresh, modern and quirky designs, which include mistletoe bunting for Christmas, tweedy bunting with button ladybirds, green shamrock bunting for St Patrick's day and flag themed bunting with gold ropes and a skull and crossbones.
Techniques are explained at the beginning with diagrams, and then it is straight on to 20 fantastic designs.$12.99
A cute collection of 50 animal-themed fabric projects include teddy bears, rabbits, birds, sheep, cows, pigs, fish, mice and many more in a range of traditional, bright and natural fabrics and finishes.
There is also a selection of appliqu and embroidery projects, such as an owl mobile-phone pouch, a fish motif glasses case, a seagull cushion and a child's bear-design coat, as well as a key ring, purse, scarf and baby's cot quilt.
Features easy-to-follow instructions along with the full pattern templates.$34.99
It's time to finally use those fat quarters you have been hoarding! This unique collection of quick-and-easy sewing projects includes contemporary ideas for DIY home decor, accessories, gifts and more – all made from fat quarters.
Projects range from instant fixes needing just one fat quarter, to those using a small handful to create quick patchwork presents, to those that need up to ten fat quarters to really bust that fabric stash. Eleven talented designers from across the blogosphere contribute their patterns – including cases and cosies, bags and baskets, pillows and playmats, quilts and clothes.$34.99
More sensational bag-making projects from the author of The Bag Making Bible.
The book features:
- 12 new bag designs plus several accessories and variations, all designed to be both attractive and useful for busy bag-makers on the go
- Instructions to make bags of different sizes to suit every occasion, from purses and organisers to grocery bags and backpacks
- Full-size patterns on three separate pull-out sheets so that you can get started right away – no photocopying or enlarging required
- Detailed instructions for all techniques, including using a sewing machine and a new zip technique
Aimed at anyone who has ever wanted to create their own garment from scratch or just fix a hem.
Covers machine and hand sewing techniques, with over 180 sewing techniques explained. All techniques are meticulously demonstrated with step-by-step photographs to achieve a professional outcome. Readers are encouraged to develop their own creativity with plenty of hints and tips used by professional sewers.
Includes sewing machine basics, equipment and supplies, working with patterns and fabrics and troubleshooting tips.$34.99
This extensive how-to text focuses on garment construction for smocking enthusiasts and is the ideal companion to the A–Z of Smocking.
Presented in an easy to use style, this book is overflowing with hundreds of step-by-step photographs and invaluable hints for creating beautiful heirloom garments from blouses to bridesmaids' dresses.
Look inside the book.$34.99
The authors have created a book packed full of designs for bags, accessories and delightful items for the home in a style that is fresh and feminine.
Each project is carefully described with an emphasis on the function and practicality of the projects, which are divided into five sections: gifts, family-life projects, household items, personal items, and garden and entertainment decorations. The sewing designs are characterized by a simple, vintage-floral-patterned style.
- Contains 19 sewing projects suitable for all abilities
- Includes a fold-out sheet at the back of the book containing all the pattern pieces reproduced actual size
- The soft, feminine styles will appeal to contemporary as well as more traditional home-makers
This festive collection from designer Julie Creus brings together bright fabrics, ingenious construction methods and a large dash of whimsy to make 3-D effects like you’ve never seen before in fabric. From lily pad table runners to extravagant flower brooches to giant butterfly fans, these projects are fun to make for yourself, your children, and your home.
Julie’s inventive methods make the sewing easy, whether you are a beginning sewist or an expert.
- Create usable 3-D art with ingenious new techniques for fabric folding, fusing, weaving and thread wrapping
- 20 vibrant projects – jewellery, table decor, pillows, sewing accessories, holiday decorations, children’s softies and balls
- Scrap-friendly projects are usable as well as beautiful and fun to make
Projects and stories celebrating hand-sewing, quilting, and embroidery for contemporary sustainable style.
Internationally acclaimed designer shares the traditional techniques, learnt from her family, that she and her stitchers have refined to create their handmade Alabama couture from recycled cotton jersey. She discusses Alabama's cotton industry's rise and fall / why she is dedicated to creating sustainable designs.
Features 20 projects, stencil, bead embroidery postcard, reusable sewing patterns.$39.99
Alabama Studio Sewing + Design is an invaluable reference for any woman who has dreamed of creating her own gorgeous handmade wardrobe.
Author Natalie Chanin presents all of the stenciling, hand-stitching and beading techniques her company uses to create her award-winning line of organic cotton clothing, plus more than 50 variations that lead to infinite design possibilities.
Includes patterns and instructions for dresses, skirts, tops, a wrap, a poncho, a bolero, fingerless gloves and a hat. Each piece is featured in both its basic form and with varying embellishment combinations. By mixing, matching and layering, a stunning, unique and versatile wardrobe can be built.
In this final volume of the four-book series, Natalie Chanin offers three new core patterns – the A-Line Dress/Tunic/Top, the Long and Short Wrap Skirt and the Classic Coat/Jacket/Cardigan – and a guide to customizing garments to fit and flatter. Additional highlights include:
- 9 core garment patterns with up to 34 standard variations, plus 3 bonus pocket patterns
- Patterns from the entire Alabama Studio book series with the additional XXL size
- 5 full-scale stencil designs, plus a free bonus download available from Alabama Chanin’s website
- Useful, convenient CD that minimizes its ecological footprint by conserving paper
This is a new edition of a rare Butterick manual, first published in 1905. It provides concise, illustrated instructions for altering patterns, hand-sewing stitches, and creating blouses, skirts, wedding and evening gowns, maternity and under wear, coats, jackets, bathrobes, children’s garments, etc.
An indispensable archive of information on late-Victorian and early 20th century clothing, it demonstrates vintage dressmaking techniques like boned bodices, skirt sweepers, bust enhancers, etc.$24.99
Rich selection of scaled dressmaker's patterns from the popular late 19th-century magazine The Voice of Fashion.
Details 50 garments for women, from handsome daytime and evening dresses to casual tennis outfits, a riding habit, and undergarments. Of practical use for costume designers and students of fashion. 498 illustrations.$24.99
Discover a roomful of 20 distinctive designs in this budget-friendly collection that young moms will adore.
- Little sewing experience is needed for many patterns
- Versatile projects for at home or on the go include a baby carrier, sleep sack, diaper-change bag and toys
- Use mom-tested patterns to create your own colour-coordinated nursery
Introduces, explains and demonstrates the myriad materials, hardware, tools and techniques available to the modern crafter, including using the sewing machine.
Each fully illustrated chapter ends with a unique, step-by-step project that builds the ultimate handbag wardrobe, with tips for customisation. Eight full size patterns on a separate pullout section mean you can get started right away-no photocopying or enlarging required.$44.99$39.99
Turn your favourite fabrics into a fashion statement! From chic wristlets to functional carryalls (and everything in between), each project includes a full-sized pattern, easy-to-follow instructions and inspirational photos.
All the sewing basics you need are here, and you will learn some more ambitious techniques such as stitching hook-and-loop tapes, making darts and pleat and attaching magnetic snaps or zippers.
- Each of the 19 projects has multiple variations for more than 75 different stylish ways to carry it all
- reate perfectly polished bags in no time with easy construction techniques