An exquisite, full-color guide to sashiko, a simple Japanese stitching technique that uses stunning patterns to decorate or repair clothing, accessories, and home textiles.
From Watson-Guptill Books
In Embroidery & Stitchery (Hand)
Embroidery A Beginner's Step-by-Step Guide to Stitches and Techniques
Designed with the absolute beginner in mind, this book also serves as an excellent refresher course. It offers a handy guide to embroidery by both hand and machine, with practical advice on equipment, materials, methods, and techniques.
Readers receive step-by-step instruction for preparing and matching threads and fabrics, working with hoops and frames, and transferring designs. An illustrated stitch directory shows how to complete more than 70 types of stitches, arranged by families for ease of reference. Simple practice projects are provided for making a bag keeper and a peacock cushion cover.
Sashiko 20 projects using traditional Japanese stitching
Learn the stunning art of Sashiko stitching with this comprehensive guide that's packed with inspirational ideas. Meaning "little stabs", it's a traditional Japanese sewing method that uses evenly spaced running stitches to create eye-catching geometric patterns. 20 patterns and motifs that readers can choose from and use as templates for their own unique Sashiko designs. Thorough guidance on the tools, materials and basic techniques, Included are large-scale items such as bedding, a door curtain and wall-hanging, and smaller items, such as brooches, greetings cards and notebook covers. Sashiko Craft explores the history of this strikingly effective technique and demonstrates how to apply it to a range of useful and ornamental items for the home, accessories and gifts.
That Handmade Touch: 20 Simple Sewing Projects for You and Your Home
That Handmade Touch
School of Sewing
School of Sewing: Learn it. Teach it. Sew Together. 12 Beginner Projects. School of Sewing allows you to follow in the footsteps of a group of beginners who shared one goal- to learn to use their sewing machines. This book is an engaging, detailed lesson plan designed to guide you along that same journey, whether you are learning alone or as a group. It begins with easy-to-follow instructions for how to use a sewing machine and advice on buying fabric and tools and then progresses through 12 projects- one three-hour lesson a month, perfect for friends to learn together. Your own School of Sewing will be proud to show off or to gift these trendy projects, which include a pillowcase, zippered pouch, tote bag and patchwork quilt, each with optional details for "extra credit." You'll learn: Sewing machine types, recommendations and how to shop for the machine of your dreams. Fabric selection and color theory how to navigate the fabric store, including interfacing, notions and fabric types. Essential sewing supplies to get you started with the right gear how to trouble shoot problems when they occur. Professional finishing techniques numerous sewing skills, including zippers, ruffles, buttonholes, pleats, binding, sewing a curve and machine quilting. How to sew 12 beginner projects, using step-by-step photos. Tips and advice from fellow beginners in a fun, approachable and relate able way.
Creative Stitching Second Edition
7-1/2" x 6", full color
Softcover, spiral bound
Sue's book 'Creative Stitching' includes step by step concise written instructions, along with clear illustrations, for 50 of Sue's favorite stitches. Included are close up, color, photographic examples of each of the stitches used. The beginning of 'Creative Stitching' gives you a detailed look into the needles and threads Sue uses, and throughout the book are never before seen color photographs of Sue's work. 'Creative Stitching' is spiral bound to stay open to the page you are using, is small in size to conveniently take with you anywhere, has an alphabetical index in the back of the book along with a category breakdown of stitches in the front which allows you to choose a stitch by the effect you are looking for. 'Creative Stitching' is the must have book for you to begin creating highly embellished, textural pieces of art.
Second Edition includes the same great features as the first, plus:
Over 20 new stitches
New chapter - Stitch Variations
New highly detailed illustrations & photographs
Updated section - Needles & Threads
Traditional Japanese embroidery technique, sashiko, is currently a major sewing trend in craft, interior design and fashion. The big stitches are used to create stunning, geometric patterns and texture to make home wares with a stylish, Japanese minimalist look. This collection of 8 simple sashiko patterns allows you try the technique yourself--projects include a tote bag, greetings cards, cushion, table mats, coaster, pocket hanging, a long sampler and Ranru hanging.
Let’s get fussy about fabric! Maybe it’s the rich colors…or the tactile feel…or the fashion vibe it brings to the mix. Fabric has an uncanny ability to transform a project, evoke a mood and deliver a whole, new level of satisfaction to today’s sewist. Intentional Piecing, a sewing workshop in a book from renowned sewer Amy Friend, shows you how to make fabric the star of every project with the hot technique known as fussy cutting. What to stash and why. How to make it look seamless. Where to find creative inspiration. These are the fabric-related topics you’ll explore with one crafty lady aptly named Friend!
Creating Flowers & Trim with Ribbons
They book features instructions for creating over 50 decorative trimmings made from ribbons and fabric. Enjoy the beautiful images and be inspired by the vintage sewing advice.
-Ribbon Flowers & Fruits
-Fabric Flowers & Fruits
-Knots & Rosettes
-Flat Ribbon Trimmings
-Novelty Ribbon Trimmings
-Novelty Fabric Trimmings
-Fabric Buckles & Ornaments
-Application Techniques of Trimmings
The Embroidered Garden
Whimsical, beautiful embroidery motifs created by an avid gardener—stitch roses, bees, or whole garden scenes.
Kazuko Aoki has a unique talent for translating the beauty of the garden with needle and thread. By offering forty motifs, Aoki invites us to explore her gardens through embroidery. The forty motifs explore the roses and wildflowers that appear season to season, as well as the bees and butterflies that enjoy their nectar. The designs here are exquisite, detailed, and artfullly rendered. Beyond the motifs themselves, Aoki also presents projects that feature the embroidery: brooches, notebook covers, pin cushions, and pouches. For those new to embroidery, detailed how-to illustrations are included.
In Embroidery & Stitchery (Hand)
Sure - coloring books are enjoyable and great for stress relief, but what if you want more? More creativity, more mindfulness and more fun? There are myriad crafts that can give you all of these and embroidery, or stitching, is one of them. Tap into your creative side and make one-off pieces of art, embellish clothing with images and symbols unique to you, or make beautiful gifts for your friends.
Professional embroiderer Jo Dixey has designed this book to inspire and challenge both those new to embroidery and those with some knowledge of stitch who want to take their ideas further.
Japanese Quilting: Sashiko
In recent years there has been a great revival of interest in sashiko, the traditional Japanese technique of needlework quilting based on a quick and easy running stitch. Japanese Quilting: Sashiko is a practical introduction to the distinctive patterns and designs of the technique. Whether you are a complete beginner or familiar with sashiko, you will find this a fascinating exploration of an exciting and traditional craft. The book includes an introduction on what materials and equipment you will need, then a guide through the basic technques. Next, the author provides 30 detailed designs, ranging from the Ougi (Fan), Ume (plum blossom), to Shippu (seven treasures) and Sayagata (Buddhist symbols). Each has a full drawing and critically gives the order of working. There is also 10 projects that range from aprons and placemats to cushions and bags. There is everything a reader needs to start the craft but can also expand the repertoire of an experienced quilter and textile artist.
• 128 Pages
Diary In Stitches
Diary In Stitches by Minki Kim
Stitch & Sew
Sew 30 embroidery designs and 5 practical pouches and clutches, plus an embroidery sampler notebook, with best-selling author Aneela Hoey. Learn beginner to advanced embroidery step by step, making projects you'll use everyday.
Fat Quarter Gifts
Fat Quarter Gifts
Sewing Arts Center
Complete Book of Sewing
Complete Book of Sewing
Houses, Houses, Houses
Houses, Houses, Houses
Lavender Lime Quilting
Daydreams Lavender Lime Quilting
It's Sew Emma
It's Sew Emma is proud to introduce their first book with Lori Holt of Bee in my Bonnet! Quilty Fun includes complete instructions for her incredibly popular Bee in My Bonnet Row Along quilt, along with 10 brand new coordinating projects! This book is jam packed with over 100 pages of projects, tips and inspiration to use all around your home, and the book is spiral bound to last use after use. Lori's exciting designs in her first book, Quilty Fun, will fill your home with beauty and fun for a lifetime.
It's Sew Emma
Fat Quarter Style
It's Sew Emma is proud to introduce our second book! Fat Quarter Style includes 12 fat quarter quilts that can be made in four sizes: crib, lap, twin and queen! With a variety of styles and genres, there is something for everyone. This book is perfect for quilters of all skill levels!
It's Sew Emma
With the abundance of precuts available on the market these days, where is a quilter to start? From Fat Quarters, Fat Eighths and Layer Cakes straight on to Jelly Rolls, Charm Packs and Mini Charm Packs, join Barb & Mary of Me and My Sister Designs for a crash course in precut quilts! Precut Primer provides several fantastic quilts to make with each and every one, so dive right into the wonderful world of precuts.
Zakka is a Japanese design aesthetic that combines usefulness with beauty and style. In this book, Sedef Imer has created a collection of simple, pretty, and handy projects inspired by the art of Zakka to help organize and beautify your home. Suitable for all levels of sewists, you will be inspired by these fun and easy-to-sew projects that will brighten and adorn your home.
50 Little Gifts
Compiled from some of your favorite designers like Anna Graham, Amanda Jean Nyberg, Jeni Baker and more, this unique collection of projects are internet super-stars! Why scroll through endless tutorials online looking for those instructions on how to make a zippy pouch, when you need to make that last-minute gift right now?! 50 Little Gifts is a collection of all of those projects you make the most from the designers you know and love: napkins, pincushions, gift card holder, pieced keychain, electronic cases, bibs & fabric baskets...AND inspiration for some unique gifts like a Christmas pickle ornament, geode coasters or a teabag wallet! Unlike some hastily posted tutorials online, all of these patterns are fully tech edited to ensure success! We guarantee this will be one of the most-used books on your shelf!
Make Your Own Medallion
What makes a Medallion quilt pop is border upon fun border surrounding an eye-catching center block. It is a quilt where more is really... MORE. Getting those borders to fit just right can be frustrating. Author Erin Burke makes it easy to sew an oh-so-modern medallion quilt starting with the center block and building your own medallion from the center outward. With this book, the best part is that all of your borders will align perfectly. Start with 1 of Erin's 6 creative center block designs or make one of your own. Then add on as many of her 30 pre-measured border variations as you like in any of 3 different widths to create a one-of-a-kind quilt in the size you want. Erin already did the math for you ensuring a perfect fit for every border. If you are not looking to design your own quilt, choose 1 of Erin's 6 ready-to-go medallion projects and all you will have to do to get started is select your fabrics. Medallion quilts never go out of style and this book gives you all the tools you need to build fabulous mix-and-match borders from the center out - all of the fun with none of the math.
Quilt Block Cookbook
The Quilt Block Cookbook is a thoughtfully curated volume of 50 different 12-inch quilt blocks in a variety of complexities and styles. Quilt blocks are like a box of chocolates, each one is a mini euphoria on its own. And when paired with other blocks, they're simply delectable! Most quilt blocks are comprised of basic elements, and you'll learn the ingredients for each. In addition to other 50 blocks and the 7 sampler quilts, quilters will also learn how to use their quilt blocks in many different ways, creating dynamic design repeats by tapping into the limitless possibilities of block-based quilts.
Fussy Cut Sampler
If you are like authors Nichole and Elisabeth, your favorite part of quilting is fussy cutting – and it usually involves figuring out how to enhance an interesting quilt block by framing a favorite element in your most-loved fabric! Let fussy cutting become more than just showing a single design. By following along with how Nichole and Elisabeth create drastically different samplers from each of their 48 unique patchwork blocks, see how those same 9'' blocks can easily be adapted to your own personal taste. Compare their blocks (and their samplers!) side by side and get inspired to use the fabrics you love to create your own sampler blocks. Learn how to navigate those pesky stripes, how to work with either a limited palette or an eclectic scrappy one, and how to incorporate improvisational piecing to fussy cut even the smallest parts of your favorite designs. Suddenly, you'll see the endless possibilities in your fabric stash and won't be able to resist creating a fussy-cut sampler all your own.
By the Bundle
Go from “fat” to fab in no time with this inventive, inspirational quilting guide. If you’re a quilter, or hankering to become one, then you probably know we’re talking fat quarters¿quarter yard cuts of fabric cut wide. 18in x 22in cuts to be precise. Who can resist a stack of beautifully coordinated fabrics all neatly folded into a bundle and tied with a bow? It’s like getting a stack of buttermilk pancakes dripping in syrup and you can’t wait to dive in! Fat quarter bundles are everywhere these days, which makes it the perfect time for a DIY book like By the Bundle. Discover 12 fat quarter quilting projects that will dazzle any room. The 18in x 22in cuts allow you to sample all kinds of fabrics, but sometimes there’s just not enough to make an entire quilt. By the Bundle solves that problem by offering you 12 quilting projects¿from the beginner-friendly to the complex¿designed specifically for turning fat quarters into fully completed, totally impressive quilts. Australian author, fabric designer, and former fabric shop owner, Emma Jean Jansen offers you the inspiration you need to turn fat quarters into finished quilts without the head-scratching piecing process. There are over 100 photographs, all shot in Emma Jean’s native land of Australia, to sweep you off to your inner most creative place. And with 80 step-by-step illustrations peppered throughout, each project will be that much easier to complete. By the Bundle features 12 fat quarter quilting projects including: Boxes and crosses Diamonds and squares Rainbow pyramids Butterflies Star bursts And more Maximize your fabric yield as you piece together the most glorious quilts. Whether your cuts are from a single fabric collection or a complementary combination of many fabric lines, By the Bundle gives you the bandwidth to turn fat quarters into fabulous quilts.
Scraps Inc. Vol 1
Scraps Inc.Vol.1: 15 Block-Based designs for the Modern Quilter. Recycle your scraps. Is your mountain of scraps in danger of toppling? Now's your chance to make fantastic, edgy quilt designs from your beloved fabric remnants of past projects. The new and inventive patterns in Scraps, Inc.: 15 Block-Based Designs for the Modern Quilter will help you piece together your treasured scraps into a stunning new quilt. 15 budget-busting, modern quilt designs. This project-based book features 15 unique quilt designs by well-known designers and it is aimed at the experienced modern quilter. Save money as you sew by piecing together stunning new quilts from your stash of fabric scraps. Use your scraps from previous projects Get inspired by these innovative designs Make a loving reminder of all the quilts you've gifted over the years Choose from a wide range of projects from simple to advanced This is not Grandma's quilting book. An industrial setting serves as a dramatic backdrop for the edgy photographs throughout the book – juxtaposing dark and moody backgrounds with the robust, bright colors of these modern quilts. A visual delight, this beautiful book treats you to over 100 vivid photographs that will inspire you to see your scrap pile in a whole new way. Tackle tricky color combinations. Scrap quilts are hard to design due to the variety of color challenges introduced by random scraps. The modern patterns in this book help solve those issues with clearly illustrated color schematics and tips on color harmony.
Alabama Dtudio 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
Kathy Seaman Shaw
Stunning Stitches For Crazy Quilts
It's Sew Emma
Witches Night Out
Featuring All Hallows Eve fabric by Moda
C & T Publishing
Quilter's Reference Tool
How big is a twin-size quilt? How many squares can you cut from the amount of fabric you have? What’s the best way to sew a mitered border? How do you make bias binding? The All-in-One Quilter's Reference Tool gives you fast answers to these and dozens of other quilting questions. Now this indispensable guide has been updated to include more answers, more techniques, more quilt settings, and more blocks than ever before. Expanded edition includes 20 additional pages with new quilt blocks, cutting charts, piecing techniques, and more.
Morse Code Quilts
Use the dots and dashes of Morse code to create unique quilts with secret messages such as names, favorite quotations, sayings, simple sentiments, and more. Morse Code Quilts features 6 wonderful projects that express the aesthetic of modern quilts.
Handstitched Landscapes and Flowers
Create beautiful landscapes and flowers using hand stitching and only six simple stitches.
Teresa Duryea Wong
125+ color images, including 80+ antique and contemporary quilts. Story of the American cotton farmer, farm women, American textile industry, cotton fabric, American cotton quilts, cotton batting, and the efforts of a few companies to bring back American made quilting cotton.
The New Hexagon: 52 Blocks to English Paper Piece
New Hexagon Book
Improv Paper Piecing A Modern Approach to Quilt Design
Love to create repeating blocks in your quilts but tired of the same patterns? Step away from the ordinary and try your hand at a new technique-based approach to improvisation. Gorgeous photographs illustrate 10 beautiful projects where Amy Friend seamlessly bridges the gap between improvised design and technical execution. Discover a unique approach to creating one-of-a-kind blocks with guided exercises that explore scale, symmetry and alternate gridwork. Then, with Amy's help, you'll have the opportunity to design your own patterns. You really can have a dash of the unexpected through improv with the precision of paper piecing and still create those secondary patterns we all love in quilts made using traditional blocks.
With a modern spin, Improv Paper Piecing gracefully guides the reader, step-by-step, through improvisationally designing your own paper piecing patterns to strategically setting the grid so that the end result is a masterful, unique quilt of repeated blocks.
Teresa Duryea Wong
Japanese Contemporary Quilters
Discover how quilting came to be a favorite pastime for an estimated 3 million quilters in Japan today, as well as a multimillion dollar business. For 40 years, Japan looked to America and imported quilts for ideas and inspiration. Now, contemporary Japanese quilters, with their own style, seek inspiration, museum shows, and audiences in the West, while modern-day Western quilters admire the distinct aesthetics of their Japanese counterparts. Meet more than a dozen award-winning quilters, including Yoko Saito, Keiko Goke, Noriko Endo, and Yoshiko Jinzenji. Each has a well-defined, individual style, yet they share the impeccable technical standards common to Japanese artists. Learn the inside story of former painters, seamstresses, homemakers, graphic designers, and manga artists, who have all made a career in quilting. Over 200 photographs show the Japanese artists’ quilts and studios, and the antique American quilts that once inspired them.
Stitched Sewing Organizers
Pretty Cases, Boxes, Pouches, Pincushions & More.
Celebrate and use your sewing skills with Aneela Hoey's 15 stylish yet functional patterns for a wide variety of sewing organizers. Designed to work together, many of the smaller projects fit into larger ones and can be made into a coordinating set. Showcase trendy fat quarters and half-yards or use up scraps of your favorite fabric as you make cute containers for yourself, to give to your friends, or to bring to swaps!
That Patchwork Place
Lunch-Hour Wool Minis
14 Easy Projects to Stitch in No Time by Kathy Brown
So small, so sweet, so simple to stitch! All you need is a needle, thread, wool, and a little lunch-hour time to make Kathy's cute and creative projects. Seasonal and everyday designs include framed art, pincushions, and fun pieces to make and attach to items you already have in your home. Even beginners can easily sew these charming decorating pieces--and complete each in a few lunch hours or less!
Transfer and embroider dozens of stylish designs from best-selling author Aneela Hoey.
Vintage Notions Coloring Quilt Therapy
In Quilt Therapy, the love of quilting meets the joy of coloring. Just like quilting, coloring provides much needed stress relief from our busy lives. As you stroll through the pages of Quilt Therapy, Amy Barickman shares with you some of her favorite quilt block designs from her vintage collection. As you color your way through the book, learn the names of your favorite quilt blocks and create your own color and pattern combinations. Amy has also included some of her favorite creative quotes and quilt inspired sayings to color!
200 pages featuring 80+ quilt designs.
Indygo Junctions Fabric Flowers
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.
Amy Barickman's Vintage Notions is an inspirational guide and creative collection that features needlework, cooking, sewing, fashion, and fun. This book was inspired by the wisdom of Mary Brooks Picken, a pioneer in the domestic arts and international authority on dressmaking and fashion. Mary s sole purpose, which resonated so deeply with Amy, was to educate women, encourage their entrepreneurial spirit, and elevate the value of their work. Mary's name may not be familiar to you now, but in these pages you will be charmed by her vision and inspired by her blueprint for living a simple, fulfilling life. In Vintage Notions, Amy Barickman joins creative forces with a previous era to preserve Mary s work and showcase it alongside her own extensive collection of vintage textiles, needlework, illustrations, and memorabilia, for a new generation of sewing and crafting sisters.
The book features:
**Inspirational essays and projects for each month of the year
**Seasonal recipes and decorating ideas *Four storage pockets one for each season
**Twelve Magic Patterns easy-to-make, chic sewing projects
**Vintage timeless advice on health, character, beauty, style, fashion, parenting, communication, friendship, spirituality, community.
Beautiful Embroidery Motifs and Projects with Wool and Cotton. Includes 20 motifs plus projects and instructions.
For the embroiderer who appreciates the value of beautiful stitches but also likes to break a few rules along the way, Rebecca Ringquist’s Embroidery Workshops is a refreshing new resource for both standard and out-of-the-box techniques.
Based on the popular classes Ringquist leads across the country, Rebecca Ringquist’s Embroidery Workshops teaches everything from the “proper” way to form a French knot and transfer a design to a canvas to new ways to stitch three-dimensionally, work with nontraditional threads and fabrics, draw with thread free form, and mix and match machine- and hand-stitching. Also featured are instructions for 20 innovative projects, including a cloth sampler designed especially for the book (and packaged in an envelope at the back), table linens, wall art, and clothing embellishments. Includes a real cloth sampler to stitch.
Mini Hoop Embroideries
Frame it, wear it, look awesome. Dip into this treasure trove of ideas and immerse yourself in Sonia's mini Dande-world. Unleash your creativity and make over 60 tiny stitched masterpieces designed by original embroidery mini-hoop creator Sonia Lyne, founder of Dandelyne.
Follow the simple instructions inside and create a whole array of designs, from classic embroidered flowers and applique motifs through to abstract shapes and tasselled unicorns.
Proudly fram and display your stitched art. Be it an eye catching piece of jewelry or a gorgeous artwork to display in your home.
Quick to make and totally addictive, you will soon be inspired to mix and match the designs to suit your own style and personality.
Essential techniques and stitch gallery included, with Sonia's fun tips and helpful advice throughout.