Joyful Mending shows you how to fix old items of clothing, linens and household objects by turning tears and flaws into beautiful features.
Simply by applying a few easy sewing, darning, felting, or crocheting techniques, as well as some sashiko and other favorite embroidery stitches, you can repair your favorite pieces in a transformative way. These techniques don't just save you money, but make your life more joyful, fulfilling and sustainable in an age of disposable "fast fashion."
Author Noriko Misumi teaches you her philosophy of mending and reusing items based on the age-old Japanese concepts of mindfulness and Wabi Sabi (an appreciation of old and imperfect things). In her book, she shows you how to:
Repair any kind of fabric that is torn, ripped or stained—whether knitted or woven
Work with damaged flat or curved surfaces to make them aesthetically pleasing again
Create repairs that blend in, as well as bold or whimsical visible repairs
Darn your handmade or expensive gloves, sweaters and socks to make them look great again
The joy to be found in working with your hands and the personal artistry you discover within yourself lie at the heart of this book. While nothing lasts forever, there's pleasure, as well as purpose, in appreciating age and imperfection. Joyful Mending allows you to surround yourself with the things that truly give you joy, whether they were given to you by a loved one, picked up in your travels or simply have a special place in your heart.
Author: Noriko Misumi
Publish Date: 03/17/2020
Dimensions: 7.5in x 0.4in x 10in
An inspiring guide to eco-friendly and sustainable fashion, The Mending Directory offers 50 modern stitch patterns and sashiko visible mending designs to transform your favorite pieces from worn-out to wow! This guide will help you save money, build your sewing and stitching skills, and make stunning fashion statements. Each sashiko pattern is organized by skill level – from beginner to advanced – and feature a variety of styles for all kinds of wearables, from geometric grid-based patterns to charming nature-inspired designs.
Author: Erin Eggenburg
Publish Date: 11/02/2021
Alabama Studio Style: More Projects, Recipes & Stories Celebrating Sustainable Fashion & Living
As part of an ongoing design series, Alabama Studio Style builds upon techniques explored in Alabama Stitch Book with new stitching, stenciling, and beading methods, applying them to twenty extraordinary clothing and home decor projects. Also included are recipes comprising three delicious menus. Alabama Studio Style shows us that true style encompasses not only what we wear, how we decorate, and what we eat, but also how we care for our environment.
Alabama Studio Sewing Patterns: A Guide to Customizing a Hand-Stitched Alabama Chanin Wardrobe
Alabama Studio Sewing Patterns: A Guide to Customizing a Hand-Stitched Alabama Chanin Wardrobe by Natalie Chanin is a companion to the Alabama Studio Series: Alabama Stitch Book, Alabama Studio Style, and Alabama Studio Sewing + Design. In this final volume of the four-book series, Chanin offers, by popular demand, three new core patterns—the A-Line Dress/Tunic/Top, the Long and Short Wrap Skirt, and the Classic Coat/Jacket/Cardigan—and a guide to customizing garments to fit and flatter. For ease, convenience, and to ease its ecological footprint, this book comes with a CD rather than paper patterns. The disc contains patterns for all of the garments from the previous books in the Alabama Studio series with additional sizing for XXL, the three new patterns, plus five Alabama Chanin stencil designs, including the Polka Dot in three sizes, the popular New Leaves, and the classic Magdalena (all for readers to print as needed for their individual sewing purposes). Printed and bound in the USA.This installment highlights:
9 core garment patterns with up to 34 standard variations, plus 3 bonus pocket patterns
Patterns from the entire Alabama Studio book series with the additional XXL size
5 full-scale stencil designs, plus a free bonus download available from Alabama Chanin’s website
Useful, convenient CD that minimizes its ecological footprint by conserving paper
Imagine a world where every rip in a pair of jeans, every snag in a sweater, and every tear in a tea towel becomes an opportunity for one-of-a-kind creativity. With this fun introduction to unconventional mending techniques in a format that's half how-to guide, half idea book, anyone can give worn and torn items a new life. Start by learning hand-mending methods, including boro (an age-old Japanese mending technique), embroidery, patching, and darning; then rev up the sewing machine for fast mends that put the pedal to the metal. With limited supplies, a limited budget, and limited time, anyone can create attention-grabbing details with visible mending--35 examples make it easy to get started!
Express your individual style by adding a wink to your wardrobe or room with these beautiful blooms from Indygo Junction s Fabric Flowers. You ll find 25 quick and easy flower projects for wearing, decorating and sharing, with inspiring techniques for the novice to the more advanced creative enthusiast. Recycle your jeans, ties, sweaters and t-shirts, combine cotton prints into one-of-a-kind fashion statements, create painterly effects of needle felting, and play with felt, wools, and silks. 50 fabric variations to spark your creativity are included! From a simple rose created from re-purposed denim jeans to a full wedding bouquet of felted roses, the projects in this book teach traditional techniques and introduce you to flower making short-cut methods, featuring Clover Needlecrafts tools: needle felting tools, Kanzashi Flower Makers, Quick Yo-Yo Makers, Flower Frill Templates and more.
Create beautiful dolls and accessories for winter using the latest Tilda fabrics. From pretty skating angels in warm fur coats to chalet girls with cosy knitted jumpers, these new Tilda designs celebrate the winter season in style. Transform pentagons and hexagons into mini patchwork balls and tablemats, or make a quilt or cushion with beautiful Tilda fabrics. Hanging santas, paper angels and Christmas stockings are perfect festive decorations for your home, and there are adorable polar bears to delight the little ones!
This colorful collection of summer craft projects is bursting with pretty accessories and unique gift ideas from Tilda craft designer and bestselling author Tone Finnanger. Choose from a selection of Tilda sewing and papercraft projects with something to suit everyone. Clear instructions and full-size templates make each project quick and easy to achieve. Create adorable Tilda angels, give them personality with facial details and then create dresses, dungarees and accessories from your favorite fabrics. Helpful instructions guide you through making toys, from tracing and cutting to stuffing and sewing. Make traditional Dala Horses for the kids to play with or cute fabric radishes for the kitchen, hang hearts embellished with ribbon trims from the mantelpiece and sew garlands to decorate windows all around the house. Beautiful cushions and bags make ideal gifts, but they're also perfect for keeping to yourself! Create your own notebooks and bookmarks or decorate items with decoupage for quick and easy presents. You can even create coordinating cards to match your gifts.
An illustrated guide to creating a one-of-a-kind wardrobe from six magic patterns. One magic pattern can be transformed into six different looks. The Skirt (pattern B) yields an A-line skirt, a maxi skirt, a pleated hem skirt, a pencil wrap skirt, a flared bias skirt and a ruffled mini. Up to 36 different looks can be made with these 6 magic patterns, The skill level is basic, and patterns are bundled onto a CD in an envelope in the back of the book. Paperback 320 pages
Stitch Wear Play, 20 Charming Patterns for Boys & Girls
Stylish, yet practical sewing patterns for playful young ones.
Hop, skip and jump your way through over 20 practical and stylish clothing designs for children ages 3-8. This year-round collection was designed with active boys and girls in mind, and includes shirts, dresses, skirts, pants, jackets and charming accessories. The cuts are classic and the fabrics are kid-friendly cotton, linen, knits, and fleece. Delicate details and impeccable finishing complete the look, making all sewing projects look like they were purchased from a trendy boutique.
Despite the polished look, every garment has detailed and fully illustrated instructions, and requires only basic sewing skills. Special sewing techniques have been stepped out to show how to successfully achieve beautiful results, such as binding an armhole, making box pleats, gathering techniques, and making patch pockets. These clothing designs are timeless, functional, easy-to-sew, and kids will love wearing them as much as mom loves making them!
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