Mend It Better: Creative Patching, Darning, and Stitching

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Storey Publishing, Jan 1, 2012 - Crafts & Hobbies - 223 pages
DonÕt hide that patch, make it a bold, beautiful embellishment! Repair holes with bright thread and a creative darning stitch; revive a stained shirt with fun embroidery! In Mend It Better, popular craft blogger Kristin M. Roach puts a new spin on mending by adapting traditional techniques for todayÕs crafty sewers. With detailed photography to show each step, she teaches a wide range of patching, darning, and repair stitches using both hand and machine sewing. The how-to text is accompanied by dozens of inspiring examples from KristinÕs own work and that of other craft bloggers and artisans. You'll love the innovative solutions using appliqu s, patches, brightly colored accents, and intricate lace details.ÊWith Mend It Better, every garment and fabric repair is a chance for self-expression and fabulous creations.
 

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What a neat book! Filled with the basics and beyond, Mend it Better is a toolbox for anyone who's hesitated to get rid of something previously loved just because it's stained, has a hole, is a bit ... Read full review

Contents

Introduction
8
CHAPTER 1 Mending Then and Now
13
CHAPTER 2 Mending Tool Kit
23
CHAPTER 3 Stitch Smarts
43
CHAPTER 4 Patchwork
59
CHAPTER 5 Surface Fixes
75
CHAPTER 6 Seam Fixes
85
CHAPTER 7 Straight Hems
97
CHAPTER 11 Zippers
153
CHAPTER 12 Getting Fancy
163
CHAPTER 13 Decorative Accents
179
CHAPTER 14 Care and Prevention
193
Resources
208
Glossary
209
Project Contributors
212
Metric Conversions
216

CHAPTER 8 Around the Waist
109
CHAPTER 9 Darning
119
CHAPTER 10 Fasteners and Closures
137

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Kristin M. Roach, creator of the popular website Craft Leftovers, is the author of Mend It Better. She enjoys teaching art classes, organizing community art programs, and inspiring others to live creatively. Her designs have been featured in a variety of publications, including Interweave Knits, KnitScene, Craft, and the book Button It Up, by Susan Beal.

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