This guide helps to take mystery out of African fabric design and teaches sewers of all levels where to buy fabrics, how to choose them, and the best sewing techniques. The book covers the six most popular African fabrics and features 14 original projects including pillows, a tunic and place mats.
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African fabrics African textiles artisan Ashanti Kente back section Baste bias tape charmeuse children’s coat color combine Côte d’Ivoire cotton Cultural cut-pile decorate Design Insight Difficulty Level dowels dress dry cleaning dupioni silk embroidered embroidery Embroidery stitches ethnic Ewe Kente Fancy and wax fancy or wax fancy prints fashion finished Fold front and back Fuse garment Ghana Hand washed Here’s jacket front Kente cloth Kente strip Korhogo cloth Kuba cloth Kuba Kingdom Kuba velvet linen lining look machine wash Magazine Tote Matching thread men’s motifs mudcloth Museum optional outfit pattern pieces placemats Preshrinking quilting raffia raw edges raw silk right sides seam binding seamline Senufo serger serging sewing shawl shuttle side seams skirt specialty independent stitch textiles Togo Trim tunic visual Waist Pouch warp wax and fancy wax prints wear weave weft women wool crepe wrong side yards yarn zigzag zipper