Sewing in a Straight Line

Sewing in a Straight Line : Quick and Crafty Projects You Can Make by Simply Sewing Straight

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In just one weekend and using one skill, sewing straight, an entire world of sophisticated, but easily doable projects is open to you. Just about anyone can sew a straight line. And with that simple skill and some basic guidance, crafty expert Brett Bara demonstrates how you can make custom home decor, stylish fashions and one-of-a-kind gifts. "Sewing in a Straight Line" is a step-by-step guide to creating 28 deceptively simple projects that look like they came from a chic boutique, far more impressive than you would expect for such little effort! These easy-to-make items offer quick gratification that even the busiest among us will appreciate. From a flirty two-hour miniskirt to the cutest plush toys, many of the projects take only a spare afternoon. With step-by-step illustrations, clear instructions and loads of helpful hints and customisation ideas, "Sewing in a Straight Line" will quickly make a sewing enthusiast out of more

Product details

  • Paperback | 160 pages
  • 187.96 x 251.46 x 15.24mm | 635.03g
  • Random House USA Inc
  • Potter Craft
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • full colour throughout, 50-75 photographs, 40-50 illustrations
  • 0307586650
  • 9780307586650
  • 84,743

About Brett Bara

Brett Bara is a crafts and DIY lifestyle expert. She has appeared on The Martha Stewart Show and her craft expertise has been featured on, The Associated Press and She lives in New York. Visit her blog at more

Review quote

"A fresh and very chic compendium for everyone's sewing library! I love that this book is both welcoming for beginners and incredibly inspiring for sewists of all levels." --Amy Butler, author of "Style Stitches" "Like a fun and patient teacher, Brett Bara guides readers through both sewing basics and more advanced skills without any of it seeming intimidating at all." --Debbie Stoller, author of the Stitch'n'Bitch series ""Sewing in a Straight Line "opens up unlimited creative possibilities. Now even with basic sewing skills, I can show off my personal style." --Christina Batch-Lee, "This is everything (and more) a novice sewer could hope for in a book. From a refresher in the basics to beautiful projects, Brett reminds us that gorgeous clothing and decorations don't require years of experience."--Grace Bonney, Design*Spongeshow more

Rating details

254 ratings
3.77 out of 5 stars
5 25% (64)
4 37% (95)
3 28% (72)
2 8% (21)
1 1% (2)

Our customer reviews

I definetely recommend this book for a beginner sewer like me. I took a sewing class but I was not quite sure sewing was my thing... browsing I found Brett Bara's book and tutorials online, they were so inspiring that I believed her... "anyone can sew a straight line" and I bought my very first sewing machine and starting sewing for my daughter - I was amazed that I was actually sewing!! After that, I ordered the book and to be honest I am not disappointed. There are lots of very good projects; I am making a quilt now... the only thing I wasn't quite sure is the gift section, some things are not my cup of tea. Overall is a great modern easy book for beginners. Thanks Brett!show more
by Laura
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