• 'Tis the Season to Be Felty

    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.

  • 20 to Make: Fabric Flowers

    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!

  • 50 Fabric Animals

    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.

  • A Bag for All Reasons
    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

  • A-Z of Sewing

    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.

  • A-Z of Sewing for Smockers

    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.

  • Abbygale Sews

    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

  • Adventures in Fabric

    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

  • Alabama Stitch Book
    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.
  • Alabama Studio Sewing + Design
    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.

  • Alabama Studio Sewing Patterns

    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

  • Alabama Studio Style

    Take a compelling journey of creativity, technique, and inspiration! The author shares her stitching, stenciling, and beading methods and applies them to twenty extraordinary clothing and home décor projects, each made with organic or recycled materials and designed with 'haute homespun' flair.

    Featured projects include skirts, scarves, pillows, woven chair seats, and a stenciled scrap-wood table. The book shows us that true style encompasses not only what we wear, how we decorate, and what we eat, but also how we care for our environment.

  • Authentic Victorian Fashion Patterns

    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.

  • Baby Says Sew

    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

  • Bag Making Bible

    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.

  • Basic Black

    Sew chic, dark-toned clothes with this stylish sewing book and add a touch of originality to your wardrobe. All of the styles and fashion are easily customized to create your own personal style, and there is truly something for everyone and every occasion in this book.

    • 26 basic garments, along with detailed, easy-to-follow diagrams and instructions
    • Simple lines make these garments perfect for women of all ages and all sizes
    • Thoroughly modern and practical, ranging from softly feminine or straight-line simple to smartly-tailored or loosely-deconstructed
    • Includes a complete pattern for each design that is easily adjusted to fit your body form

  • Beginner's Guide to Dressmaking

    This book is a guide to how to make your own clothes even if you have never done so before. It even includes multi-sized paper patterns for all the garments so you can get started immediately.

    As well as step-by-step instructions for all the basic dressmaking techniques, there are six garments to choose from. The garments include a maxi dress/skirt, jersey top, simple jacket, trousers, fishtail skirt and a shift dress.

    The author has also included advanced techniques for optional items such as pockets and collars which you can choose to add to the basic patterns as your skills improve.

  • Beginner's Guide to Machine Sewing

    Learn how to get the most out of your sewing machine with this comprehensive and easy-to-follow guide.

    There are 15 gorgeous projects to make including cushions, shoulder bags, soft toys and quilts. Full-size, fold-out patterns accompany the designs and 50 illustrated step-by-step lessons will guide you through all you need to get started.

    This book is a fantastic resource for those new to machine sewing and a great source of inspiration and ideas for more experienced sewers.

  • Beginner's Guide to Making Curtains, Shades, Pillows, and More

    Designer Vanessa Arbuthnott guides you through 50 projects all with easy-to-follow illustrated instructions.

    The projects range from the simplest of pillow covers for the novice stitcher, through to lined curtains with an array of different headings, shades, bed throws, and table linen. There is also a chapter on accessories, such as a cook’s apron, and table mats, which would all be a great starting point if you want to brush up on your skills before tackling a larger project.

    There is plenty of advice on selecting fabrics, using colour, cutting out, matching pattern repeats, piping and hand-stitching, as well as a techniques section covering the basic sewing skills you will need. Guidance on measuring for curtains and shades, and on ways to hang them, as well as instructions for valances and an upholstered cornice, make this a complete introduction to sewing your own window treatments, and more.

  • Beginner's Guide to Making Skirts

    Follow Wendy Ward’s tutorials to make a wide range of stylish skirts. From 8 basic shapes — circle, A-line, stretch pencil, wrap, bubble, tailored pencil, front-opening and culottes — you will learn the skills to make variations that have pockets, colour blocking, gathers, ruching, darts and much more.

    All the basic techniques you will need are also explained, so you’ll feel confident with essentials like inserting zippers, attaching waistbands, gathering, pleats, making buttonholes and adding linings. There are also handy hints and tips on how to take measurements and on choosing the right fabric.

    Upsate your wardrobe with unique skirts that are a perfect fit. Includes three full-size pattern sheets for US dress sizes 4 to 22.