Make & Mend: A Guide to Recycling Clothes and Fabrics (Paperback)
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Make & Mend: A Guide to Recycling Clothes and Fabrics (Paperback)

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Paperback 192 Pages
Published: 20/01/2012

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Welcome to Make & Mend! This book shows how, with a little knowledge and a little creativity, you can make a wide range of fantastic items from those old clothes and fabrics you can't bear to throw away. Whether it's a cushion cover from a coat, a tote bag from a torn dress or a neck tie from a negligee, this book will show you how to make it. A bit of know-how and a few ideas, and you can create gorgeous items with a completely personal stamp. Packed full of projects, from aprons to curtains, bags to jewellery, we show you how to turn a bag of scraps into wearable, beautiful and personalised items. Each project offers a step-by-step guide to making successful pieces, as well as a wealth of information and encouragement to be as creative as possible and push your skills in a direction you might never have thought of. Included is a list of basic equipment, illustrations, tips and advice as well as a thorough grounding in the basics of hand and machine sewing, and a fully stocked resources section. Each project is designed and illustrated to be as fun, interesting and as beautiful as possible. And the best bit is...you made it yourself!

Contents: Introduction; Part 1 Equipment; Part 2 Techniques; Part 3 Projects; Making scarves; Making bags; Making skirts; Making household items; Making cushions; Making curtains; Creating personalised gifts; Making jewellery; Part 4 Where to buy; Index

Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
ISBN: 9781905862795
Number of pages: 192
Weight: 323 g
Dimensions: 208 x 168 x 14 mm


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'There are loads of projects, tons of basic and comprehensive information about sewing, about sewing tools, how to work your machine, information about different fabrics, threads, needles. A great book for anyone thinking of taking up sewing or of hanging onto that bag of old clothes and curtains you were going to take to the charity shop and seeing whether you can recycle and repurpose them.' http://lilysquilts.blogspot.com/. 'Packed full of ideas, patterns and tips on how to transform old clothes into exciting new garments.' Moneywise Magazine. 'If you're keen on recycling then you'll love Make & Mend which will show you how to make everything from bunting to a denim skirt.' Ladies First. 'An inspirational source book that has helped me see my rag book in a whole new light.' Mumtopia 'Full of information and ideas.' Juno 'Attractively presented with lots of little drawings, diagrams and photographs, the book contains numerous projects ... would make an attractive gift.' Scottish Home and Country

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“My Perfect Sewing Book”

This is a fantastic book that is written as if you were siting and having a friendly chat rather than being instructed on how to make a cushion cover/scarf/coat/bag/whatever takes your fancy. Peacock keeps the... More

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