Decorative Sewing

Decorative Sewing

Embellish Almost Anything With Appliqué, Beading, Cross-stitch, and More

Book - 2007
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Even needlework novices can master the tricks of fabric manipulation and embellishment with this clearly illustrated, helpful guide. Decorative Sewing opens a world of fun, funky, and glamorous possibilities with embroidery, applique, patchwork, and beading by demonstrating a handful of basic sewing techniques.
Learn from an accomplished and crafty sewer how to execute 20 exciting, easy-to-work projects. With the help of clear, step-by-step instructions paired with colorful how-to photos, you'll get started by acquainting yourself with some all-purpose sewing equipment. Then move on to trying your hand at fun, useful projects such as satin-stitched bed linens, a quick-and-easy patchwork lap throw, and a dazzling beaded tote.
Decorative Sewing teaches you a repertoire of hand and machine sewing techniques that can dramatically transform your existing wardrobe and furnishings--by adding just a few sensational touches:
- Embroidery stitches, starting with the simplest chain stitch
- Applique by hand and by machine
- Patchwork, piecing, and combining fabrics and laces
- Beading and decorating with fastenings and ribbons
Throughout, SewSmart tips highlight the most efficient methods to achieve stunning results. For inspiration beyond the projects, each technique has its own Gallery of Ideas, with photographs showcasing an array of applications. Even if you've never sewed as much as a button, Decorative Sewing will get you hooked on creating works of fabric art with a needle and thread.
Publisher: Pleasantville, N.Y. : Reader's Digest Association, c2007
ISBN: 9780762106677
Branch Call Number: 746 .4 BEA
Characteristics: 160 p. :,col. ill. ;,29 cm


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