Improv Sewing : 101 Fast, Fun and Fearless Projects
The project designs reflect the clean lines and simple aesthetic of today's young sewing enthusiasts and include snazzy wearables, accessories, clothing for babies and children, and even home decor and furnishings. Most feature embellishments and decorative effects - simple touches that personalise a project with charm - and nearly all make use of appealing textural fabrics like jersey knits, linen, wool, and felt...even paper and vinyl! Blum and Immergut walk readers through the sewing basics, demystify the lost art of simple pattern-making, offer visual guides to stitches, and offer easy instructions for techniques such as applique, doodle-stitching, and layering of fabrics. Even the most time pressed readers will be able to stitch together modern, personalised, and beautiful projects...fuss-free and in a flash!
- Paperback | 320 pages
- 203 x 216 x 18mm | 868g
- 12 Jun 2012
- Storey Publishing LLC
- North Adams, United States
- 300 Illustrations, color
Free your creative sewing instincts with 101 projects that invite you to try everything you can imagine doing with fabric and thread --- from doodled stitches to stacked applique. There are no patterns here and hardly any rules. Simply choose your fabric (forgiving, stretchy knits work great), take a good set of measurements, and begin sewing.Nicole Blum and Debra Immergut provide five basic clothing designs that become templates for dozens of stylish dresses, tunics, skirts, and tops, all waiting to be embellished as you like. From a ruffled sundress adorned with ribbons to a flattering t-shirt doodle-stitched with a pebble pattern, this is soft, casual clothing you'll love to wear yourself or personalize for friends and family.In addition to dozens of wearable projects, you'll find stylish decorative items for every room in your home. From pillowcases and duvet covers to tea towels and placemats, many of these projects can be completed in an hour, and you'll be using them and enjoying their good looks for years to come.
About Nicole Blum
Nicole Blum and Debra Immergut have worked together developing many creative projects for FamilyFun magazine, where Debra is a senior editor. Nicole is an artist, crafter, blogger and sewing entrepeneur who sells her sewn jersey creations through her blog One Golden Apple and at craft fairs. They both live in Massachusetts and blog together at Improv Diary.
Our customer reviews
A very nice book with great modern projects that I really want to make and wear.show moreby Hetty Boerman