Crafty Chica's Guide to Artful Sewing: Fabu-low-sew Projects for the Everyday Crafter

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Potter Craft, 2009 - Crafts & Hobbies - 144 pages
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Always the renaissance woman of DIY culture, Kathy Cano-Murillo brings unique flare to Latin-inspired crafts of all kinds. But sewing, in particular, occupies a special place in the Crafty Chica's repertoire as it is a craft she grew up around and long admired even before she picked up a needle and thread. Kathy refers to herself as not a seamstress but a "thread artist." She's a self-professed freak for fibers, a hardcore material mama, and she's loca for lace, buttons, and any trim that sparkles more than a Christmas tree ornament. In THE CRAFTY CHICA'S GUIDE TO ARTFUL SEWING, she introduces readers to her kamikaze style of sewing while bringing her "you can do it, too!" attitude and lively aesthetic to 30 sewing patterns for everything from clothing (like embellished skirts and tie-dyed dresses) to bags (like thirsty towel beach bags and placemat totes) and even projects for the home (like throw pillows, decorative wall hangings, and curtains). Also included are detailed instructions for basic sewing machine operation and techniques like image transfers, fabric collage, appliqu , embroidery, and a variety of edgy embellishments. The Crafty Chica provides novice and experienced sewers alike with numerous shortcuts and head starts along with a dashes of artistic inspiration so they can become confident and skilled enough to branch off on their very own textile journeys.
 

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User Review  - soniajesq - LibraryThing

Kathy Cano Murillo does it again! I sew a great deal and purchased this book to add a dose of creativity to my sewing and it has! The projects are quick and easy so you can make something different and very creative almost every day if you want to even if you are a beginner. Read full review

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r3 POWER PURSES
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Favorite Thlngi Fabric Collage Menenger Bag
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Magnificent M Charm Pouch
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Yarn and TShlrt Skinny Scarf
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Second Chance Curtain Call
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Pillow Stix
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FABRICS USED IN THIS BOOK
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KATHY CANO-MURILLO is an artist of all trades. The designer of the Crafty Chica product line, the author of several craft books and a forthcoming novel, a nationally syndicated columnist, and a jewelry designer featured in Target, she has conquered nearly all imaginable creative pursuits. Her work has graced the airwaves of NPR's Weekend Edition, HGTV, the DIY network, and LifeTimeTV.com.To find out more, visit her award-winning website www.craftychica.com.

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