17 Innovative Sewing Projects That Make Fabric the Star

Book - 2009
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Create gorgeous one-of-a-kind handmade fabrics and transform them into fun and useful projects with this guide to distinctive cloth-making techniques. This innovative how-to resource uses classic and modern techniques to create interesting custom fabrics that are used in a dazzling array of fresh, stylish yet practical must-have items for one's wardrobe or home. From laptop cases to evening bags, elegant wraps to flirty skirts, floor pillows to whimsical curtains, this tutorial uses a variety of easy fiber-art and fabric-manipulation techniques to create original fabric projects from wearable designs and touching gifts to home decor. In addition to the cloth-making techniques, there are 17 projects that show what can be made with each unique fabric. Additional instruction is included to create unique effects with pleats and crinkles; puckers and tufts; cut-and-fray fabric techniques; laminates that add colorful, versatile, and playful layers; surface embellishment techniques like cording, applique, and crazy stitch; heat-treated techniques like burn-out, burn-away, and fabric etching; fabrics designed with solvy and repeating notions like rickrack, hooks and eyes, and zippers--leading to many endless possibilities.

Publisher: Loveland, Colo. : Interweave Press LLC, c2009.
ISBN: 9781596680944
Call Number: 746.4 WASINGER
Characteristics: 127 p. : col. ill. ; 23 cm
Subjects: Textile crafts.
Pleats (Sewing)
Machine appliqué.
Clothing and dress.


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Jun 27, 2010

Fun to read, but on a second look, most of them look "messy" or are not washable.


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