Improv Sewing: A Freeform Approach to Creative Techniques; 101 Fast, Fun, and Fearless Projects: Dresses, Tunics, Scarves, Skirts, Accessories, Pillows, Curtains, and More

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Storey Publishing, May 8, 2012 - Crafts & Hobbies - 320 pages
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Add charm and personal style to your crafting. Nicole Blum and Debra Immergut offer 101 fun project ideas that will have you incorporating decorative touches and texturally interesting patterns into your sewing repertoire. Each project is designed to take less than a day, meaning that before you know it you’ll be whipping out dozens of dazzlingly high-style creations that showcase techniques like pattern-making, appliqué, doodle-stitching, and more. Get inspired and turn old T-shirts into fashion statements and forgotten pillowcases into works of art.
 

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Contents

Introduction
8
1 Getting Started
10
2 Finding Your Fit
24
3 Five Basic Designs
32
4 Ruffles Pleats and Trims
58
5 Lines
104
6 Doodling Sketching and Writing
132
7 Appliqué
170
9 Beyond Fabric
226
10 Upcycling
242
11 Instant Gifts Instant Gratification
274
Templates
302
Our Favorite Sources for Fabric and Specialty Supplies
312
Acknowledgments
313
Index
314
Copyright

8 Stenciling
208

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About the author (2012)

Nicole Blum is the coauthor of Stitch Camp and Improv Sewing. She is an artist and crafter, and her work has been featured in FamilyFun and Parents magazines. Blum has taught crafting workshops at events across the country, including Maker Faire. She lives in western Massachusetts.
 

Debra Immergut is co-author of Improv Sewing with Nicole Blum. She has been a senior editor at both Parents and FamilyFun magazines, and currently is a contributing writer to the Wall Street Journal and the Boston Globe. She lives with her family in Western Massachusetts. 

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