Chic Clothes on a Shoestring 25 Textile Treasures to make in an Evening

Chic Clothes on a Shoestring 25 Textile Treasures to make in an Evening

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Why throw out your old clothes when they can be transformed for very little money? With an eye for all things 'stylishly vintage', Mary Jane takes throw-away items and illustrates how they can be used to create a host of covetable clothes and accessories. An old tie can be turned into a purse, knitting needle holder, cute corsage and a belt. Silk scarves can make a return as a sexy top or skirt, and T-shirts as funky 40s-style turbans. 'Chic on a Shoestring' will take you through - step-by-step - all you need to know to create fabulous clothes and accessories you actually want to wear, and provide you with lots of variations and inspiration to foster your own style. And with advice on how to find useful treasures at markets, charity shops and vintage stores, you will be making your own creations in no more

Product details

  • Paperback | 160 pages
  • 206 x 250 x 22mm | 662.24g
  • Kyle Books
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 200 colour illustrations
  • 1856269817
  • 9781856269810
  • 123,744

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'Is packed with innovative ideas for sewing vintage-style accessories without breaking the bank.' SEW Magazine 'With their timeless beauty and classic colours it's hard not to walk past silk scarves in the thrift stores. Mary Jane Baxter shows you how to transform your squares into a beautiful silk top.' Mollie Makes 'This handy book is jam-packed with ideas for customising clothes and making vintage-style jewellery and accessories from fabric straps, acrylic stones, shoelaces and trinkets.' Make Jewelleryshow more

About Mary Jane Baxter

Mary Jane Baxter holds millinery workshops and also teaches hat making at The Kensington and Chelsea College in London and Liberty's. She writes columns for Homes & Antiques magazine (Style on a Shoestring), and Sew magazine (Stitching in the City); and writes features for the BBC, Guardian, Mollie Makes and Cloth more

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2 22% (8)
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