Sew Retro: Simple Vintage-inspired Projects for the Modern Girl and a Stylish History of the Sewing Revolution

Sew Retro: Simple Vintage-inspired Projects for the Modern Girl and a Stylish History of the Sewing Revolution

Book rating: 05 Hardback

By (author) Judi Ketteler

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  • Publisher: Voyageur Press Inc
  • Format: Hardback | 160 pages
  • Dimensions: 241mm x 262mm x 20mm | 907g
  • Publication date: 10 July 2010
  • Publication City/Country: Stillwater
  • ISBN 10: 0760336873
  • ISBN 13: 9780760336878
  • Illustrations note: black & white illustrations, colour illustrations, figures
  • Sales rank: 46,614

Product description

Sewing never goes out of style & today it is more popular than ever. 'Sew Retro' offers 25 stylish, vintage-inspired sewing projects, from sturdy bags & essential skirts to unique pillows & flirty scarves. Helpful diagrams & a pocket of full-size patterns are included.

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Author information

Judi Ketteler is never happier than when she's merging her two passions: sewing and writing. Judi is a regional contributor for "Better Homes & Gardens" and has written about sewing, decorating, and other inspiring DIY projects for magazines including "Creative Home," "Decorating," "Do It Yourself," and "Quilts & More." She lives in Cincinnati, Ohio, with her husband, son Max, two cats, and a basement full of fabric and glue guns.Learn more about Judi at

Customer reviews

By Annemarie Ruitenberg 25 Jan 2012 5

This book describes the sewing history, focusing on how it empowered and defined women. The projects in the book are simple and clear written, all patterns needed are included or described. I especially liked the interviews and biographies of people (women) who where important for the whole sewing evolution.
I read the book in one night and will reread it again for the fun writing style and so much noteworthy information.

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