Crafty Chica's Guide to Artful Sewing

Crafty Chica's Guide to Artful Sewing : Fabu-low-sew Projects for the Everyday Crafter

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This title includes fabu-low-sew projects from a talented thread artist! Even beginners will be given the confidence to develop their own style and take charge of their sewing machines! The beautiful projects include placemats, totes and embellished skirts. Kathy Cano-Murillo, the Crafty Chica, is not a seamstress. She is a thread artist. In "Crafty Chica's Guide to Artful Sewing", she'll show how to harness the power of her fearless kamikaze sewing style - just dive in and give it 100 per cent. Here, readers - even those who can hardly sew on a button - will find the nuts and bolts of sewing and the confidence to develop their own style and flair. This title also includes thirty fun fabu-low-sew projects, from placemats and totes to embellished skirts, that help readers take charge of their sewing machines and discover their own Crafty Chica side.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 144 pages
  • 208.28 x 274.32 x 17.78mm | 612.35g
  • Potter Craft
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Original
  • full colour throughout, includes photographs, includes diagrams
  • 0307406660
  • 9780307406668
  • 887,973

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"Crafty Chica's Guide to Artful Sewing is perfect for someone like me. I'm not a rule breaker on purpose-I just can't follow them. With Kathy's new book I found that what really makes every project shine is the passion that you glue behind it-that plus the glitter. This beaver says, this book is a crafty must!!!" --Amy Sedaris, actress, comedian, and author of" I Like You: Hospitality Under the Influence" "Not only is Kathy an inspiration, her take on craft techniques is unique and accessible to everyone. Her style recipe is three parts happiness, two parts color, and plenty of glitter-and it works every time!"--Mark Montano, television host, designer, and author of "The Big-Ass Book of Crafts" "How to resist a six-times-plus author, columnist, and all-around thread artist who exudes 'you can do it' in every sentence of this sewing 101 tome? Don't. Because not only does Cano-Murillo, the self-styled 'crafty chica, ' fill her latest book with 30 projects for home and self but she also touts the benefits of recycling, repurposing, and bargain shopping--three activities hard to ignore in these thrift-minded times. Plus, her prose and directions are easy reads. Why not, for instance, use a ready-made tote as one of the bodies for her Power Purses? Or employ vintage scarves for the oh-so-alluring lounge pillows? Upfront, she includes the basics about sewing, from fabric to machine types, as well as encouraging sidebars from fans, a list of movies featuring crafts and sewing, and a very personal and humorous "Diary of a Crafty Chica," tales from her own career. Generous tips are embedded on almost every page, all practical and focused on saving time and money while creating a one-of-a-kind item."--Barbara Jacobs," Booklist ""If you're a sucker for homemade-looking fashions and home decor, pick up the book "Crafty Chica's Guide to Artful Sewing" by Kathy Cano-Murillo...The book is full of adorable fashions, quirky and funky things for youri
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About Kathy Cano-Murillo

KATHY CANO-MURILLO is an artist of all trades. The designer of the Crafty Chica product line, the author of several craft books and a forthcoming novel, a nationally syndicated columnist, and a jewelry designer featured in Target, she has conquered nearly all imaginable creative pursuits. Her work has graced the airwaves of NPR's Weekend Edition, HGTV, the DIY network, and find out more, visit her award-winning website
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