Sew Stylish: Easy-sew Ideas for Customizing Clothes & Home Accessories
Designer looks. Creative know-how. Use-what-you-have ingenuity.
Thrift meets craft in Sew Stylish, as author Katie Ebben presents easy sewing techniques to help you embellish, reinvent, and recycle everyday clothing and accessories. Whether it’s trimming a plain shirt with a ribbon, lengthening curtains with a false hem, or patching the elbow of a cardigan, each project blends sewing instruction and creative inspiration simply and wonderfully. Chapters focus on trimming, patching, hemming, darning and disguising, customizing, and reinventing, with step-by-step instructions and drawings to ensure polished results on the first try.
Easy-sew ideas for customizing clothes and home accessories.
Make it quick; make it your own. Sew Stylish offers simple makeovers for everything from jeans to sweaters to off-the-rack basics. Author Katie Ebben presents a modern twist on traditional sewing techniques and demonstrates clever ways to embellish, reinvent, and transform items for home and wardrobe.
Eighteen inspiring projects incorporate everything from beading and appliqué to hemming and trimming. The approach is fun and lighthearted, and the clearly illustrated step-by-step instructions provide foolproof formulas to give soft furnishings and clothing a new lease on life.
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applique attach backstitch blanket blanket stitch bottom edge braid buttonhole stitch buttons cardigan chiffon clothing corsage cotton create curtains or drapes cushion cover embroidery hoop embroidery thread fabric glue finish the raw flat floral flower motif fringing gusset hemline hems hole INSTRUCTIONS Iron Pins Needle Iron-on interfacing lampshade lining fabric machine zigzag stitch machine-stitch in place Matching sewing thread matching thread MATERIALS mohair neat edge Needle Matching sewing Needle Tacking thread numbers patch petal photograph overleaf piece of fabric piece of lining pillowcase Pins Needle Tacking Push the needle raw edges Remove the tacking right side ruffle running stitch seam allowance sequins or beads sewing thread Sewing sheet skirt Staple gun stool sure sweater tack in place Tacking thread Matching Tape measure Scissors tassel thread Matching sewing thread Sewing machine top edge topstitch Tracing paper worn area wrong side