Vintage-Style Gifts for the Home

Vintage-Style Gifts for the Home

26 charming, vintage style designs to make for the kitchen, bedroom and home. These elegant designs from renowned crafter Christa Rolf feature pretty vintage patterns in a wonderful shabby-chic style. Choose from pillows, quilts, mug rugs, bunting and a host of other delightful decorations. Each project is accompanied by beautiful photography, step-by-step instructions and full-size templates making them perfect for the absolute beginner as well as the more experienced sewer who may be looking for some vintage inspiration.

A is for Apron

25 Fresh & Flirty Designs

A is for Apron

Aprons can be seen everywhere, from upscale catalogues to trendy stores. What's more, today's versions are so incredibly cute, they're no longer relegated to kitchen wear.

Homemade Gifts Vintage Style

Homemade Gifts Vintage Style

Shops and markets selling vintage furniture and trinkets are an absolute treasure trove for anyone looking to inject some character and charm into their hoe without spending a fortune. 'Homemade Gifts Vintage Style' takes this one step further by inspiring you to make or customise your own vintage wares and present them as gifts. Rather than throwing out worn jumpers and blankets, give them a new lease of life by turning them into cute animals for children's birthdays. Instead of ditching cushions that have seen better days, why not transform them into something unique with colourful and eclectic vintage fabrics. Sarah Moore shows you how with step-by-step photographs accompanied by simple instructions. Projects can be sewn by hand or accomplished with one simple stitch on a sewing machine so are suitable for all abilities. With their colourful vintage look these projects make the perfect gifts for any occasion - so lovely that you'll have to resist the temptation to keep them for yourself.

Amy Butler's Blossom

Create Love - Express Beauty - Be Kind

Amy Butler's Blossom

Amy Butler's Blossom magazine is a biannual collection of everything that inspires her: page after page of photographs from her travels to spiritual locales such as Morocco and Sedona; meditative articles from like-minded designers, artists, and life coaches; the signature designs and textiles that she creates from these inspirations; plus her ongoing exploration of positive and joyful living. Now available in print for the first time, this irresistible look-book compiles the first two issues of the magazine. Brimming with photographs, fashion, art, patterns, and written pieces that reflect Amy's unique philosophy of life and style, Blossom will capture the imagination of anyone in search of beauty and meaning.

Storybook Toys

Sew 16 Projects from Once Upon a Time • Dolls, Puppets, Softies & More

Storybook Toys

Kindle the imagination with these loveable handmade fabric toys! Inspired by vintage 1940s patterns, projects include dolls, softies, pillows, puppets, and little girl’s handbag. Learn toy-making tips to give your creation personal style and a sweet disposition. Author Jill Hamor gives ideas for involving children in the process to teach them basic sewing skills. Customize any project to fit your skill level and time commitment, and have fun making outfits for your dolly from your favorite fabrics, scraps, or even upcycled bits from old clothes. Share the love of handmade with your whole family…the young and the young at heart!

Romantic Home Sewing

Cottage-style Projects to Stitch for the Home

Romantic Home Sewing

Introduces thirty easy-to-make sewing projects for the home, with patterns and step-by-step instructions for designs to help transform any room into a romantic retreat by creating linen pillows, a fabric headboard cover, a hammock, and window treatments, along with helpful suggestions on how to personalize a project. Original. 15,000 first printing.

Amy Butler's In Stitches

More Than 25 Simple and Stylish Sewing Projects

Amy Butler's In Stitches

Celebrated designer Amy Butler brings her fresh, modern style to the timeless craft of sewing. In this lavishly illustrated collection of patterns, she presents more than 25 charming projects ranging from cushy floor cushions to smart aprons to stylish handbags. Lush photographs inspire, while how-to illustrations and straightforward text (minus the confusing sewing lingo) make it a cinch to achieve beautifully finished projects. In addition, Amy offers thoughtful tips on finding and treating new or vintage fabrics, an easy-to-navigate techniques section, and a glossary and resource guide at back. Whether it's chic placemats and napkins for the kitchen, a luxurious kimono-style robe for the bath, or handy organizer baskets for the home office Amy Butler's In Stitches makes it easy to create beautiful accessories for every room and every mood.

Modern Vintage Gifts

Over 20 Pretty and Nostalgic Projects to Sew and Give

Modern Vintage Gifts

Helen Philipps' trademark style and skill with design is translated into a stunning collection of highly "giftable" projects for home accessories, toys and gifts. The projects are all simple enough for beginners yet desirable enough for more experienced sewers, exploring a wide range of sewing techniques including patchwork, quilting, paper piecing, appliqué, color play, embroidery and embellishment.

Pincushions

Pincushions

The pincushion is an essential part of any sewing kit, and this book offers 20 easy-to-make cushions that require only basic machine-sewing skills and can be shaped into practically anything. They are small enough to be made from recycled fabrics or remnants, and can be embellished with buttons, beads, ribbons, or lace. The styles cover a broad range—funny, cute, vintage, whimsical, and weird—and instructions are provided on how to transfer the design, use fusible web, cut out the pieces of fabric, apply decorative effects, sew together, stuff, and close. Projects include a mini monster, a Union Jack pillow, a cupcake, a Christmas pudding, a Halloween pumpkin, a fried egg, a voodoo doll, a flat cat, a wristwatch, a magician's hat, and a heart. These clever pincushions will brighten up any sewing box or bag.