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Japanese Fabric Flowers
65 decorative kanzashi flowers to make
Sylvie Blondeau (27 August 2015)

Book in English
The Japanese word 'kanzashi' originally referred to decorative pins as part of the traditional female hairstyles. These pins were often works of art in themselves, holding in place elaborate floral arrangements made with natural or silk flowers. Today, kanzashi encompasses flowers made from regular fabrics. Sylvie Blondeau shows you how to make 65 of these simply stunning designs. The projects are so easy and fun to make that you will soon be making them for every occasion. Perfect as accessories on clothing, jewellery, home decorations or table adornments for special occasions.

Publisher Search Press (paperback - 21,6 x 28 cm - 80 pages)

12,65 €
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How to Make Beautiful Buttons
Beate Schmitz (2015)

Book in English
Make buttons out of fabric, clay, beads and more! There are 25 designs to make with easy-to-follow instructions and step-by-step photographs accompanying every project. Buttons are not only practical additions to bags, jackets and other garments but they also make great fashion accessories all on their own. Starting with a detailed explanation for making each button, the projects span an incredible array of crafts including crochet, embroidery, knotting, felt and paint for embellishing your handmade beautiful buttons.

Publisher Search Press (paperback - 22,5 x 0,6 x 22,5 cm - 80 pages)

14,65 €
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Jelly Roll Scraps
20 to Stitch
Carolyn Forster (12 December 2013)

Book in English
Quilters and patchworkers all over the world are familiar with Jelly Rolls - bundles of coordinating fabrics manufactured by Moda, pre-cut into useful 2 ½ in (6.5cm) strips. But what do you do with all those left-over pieces once you've made your patchwork quilt? Instead of assigning them to the waste bin, save them up and you will soon have enough to stitch at least one of the fun projects in this book. Using simple sewing, quilting and patchwork techniques, there are twenty projects to choose from, including stylish cushions, pretty little bags and a handy pincushion, all of which are quick and easy to make. If you don't use Jelly Rolls, any odd scraps of fabric can be used instead - just cut them to size and away you go! All the templates are provided as well as some basic tips and techniques, and each project is accompanied by a list of the materials and tools you need, as well as clear, step-by-step instructions.

Publisher Search Press (Paperback - 15,5 x 0,4 x 21,3 cm - 48 pages)

6,80 €
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Heads Up: 20 Fabulous Fascinators and Hair Accessories to Stitch and Sew
Make Your Own Fascinators, Hairbands, Clips and Combs
Carol Meldrum (4 July 2012)

Book in English
Fascinators, headbands and hair clips of every shape and size dominate the high street and this collection of eye catching projects shows you how to make and create your own unique quirky and colourful hair accessories. The projects are made using a range of needlecraft techniques including sewing, embroidery, knitting and crochet. Headbands and hair clips are embellished with embroidery stitches, buttons and beads for a totally original look that you can't buy on the high street. Easy to follow instructions make these projects quick and easy to complete. Create unique gifts for friends and family with these origina design ideas for all kinds of hair accessories. Get ready to turn heads with these fun and fabulous fascinators!

Publisher David & Charles (Paperback - 21,5 x 1,25 x 22,2 cm - 96 pages)

14,25 €
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The Book of Bags
30 Stylish projects for Beautiful Sewn Bags
Cheryl Owen (5 July 2011)

Book in English
This delightful collection of 30 easy-to-make bags to suit every outfit and occasion is now made available again in paperback. The collection includes sewing projects suitable for experienced crafters and newcomers alike. The bags range from bright and cheery beach bags and functional yet styling shoppers to classic evening clutches and stylish wrist bags. Every project is explained using easy-to- follow instructions so that even a notice could create a stunning, bespoke bag in no time at all. Hand-made bags are not only a fabulous way to accessorise and express your own style, they also make personal and unique gifts for friends and loved ones. With such a variety of techniques and styles, there really is something here for everyone.

Publisher IMM Lifestyle (paperback - 25,6 x 0,9 x 21,6 cm - 144 pages)

21,30 €
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Sew Scandinavian
55 fabulous projects for the home
Nadja Knab-Leers, Heike Roland, Stefanie Thomas (2011)

Book in English
Use the beautiful designs in this book to give your home a contemporary Scandinavian feel. An ideal book for the modern home-maker, the gorgeous photographs and pretty designs will make you want to pick up a needle and thread a get sewing straight away, even if you are a complete beginner. There's a huge range of items to choose from for every room in the house, including the bedroom, dining room, kitchen, bathroom and children's rooms, all with a complete list of the materials needed to make them, a clear set of instructions, and patterns, templates and diagrams where needed. Make pretty tablecloths and napkins, bags, slippers soft toys and lampshades, to name but a few of the items in this book. Match your own style by simply changing the colours and fabrics - there are endless possibilities for making your home a comfortable and stylish place for all the family, filled with unique pieces that you have made yourself.

Publisher Search Press (paperback - 22,5 x 1 x 24,5 cm - 80 pages)

13,45 €
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Scandinavian Designs in Red and White
Craft and Sew 55 Beautiful Projects for the Home
Nadja Knab-Leers, Heike Roland, Stefanie Thomas (1 November 2011)

Book in English
Red and white is a hugely popular colour combination that is well-suited to the fresh, contemporary, Scandinavian-inspired designs in this book. There are easy-to-follow instructions and templates for 55 gorgeous items for your home, including pretty painted flowerpots for the garden, a patchwork tablecloth, aprons and napkins for the kitchen, hanging garlands, pennants and table decorations for the living and dining rooms, and beautiful gift ideas for your family and friends that include greetings cards, gift tags and a pretty heart-shaped box. The gorgeous photographs and simple, modern designs will make you want to start sewing and making straight away, even if you are a complete beginner. And with such a huge range of designs to choose from, you are guaranteed to be irresistibly drawn to at least one of the items in this book. With a useful section on the basic techniques needed for the projects and a handy fold-out sheet of full-size templates for the larger items, this book simply provides everything you need to add a touch of Scandinavian magic to your home.

Publisher Search Press (paperback - 22,5 x 1 x 24,5 cm - 96 pages)

13,45 €
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Fabric Flowers
Twenty to Make
Kate Haxell (13 October 2011)

Book in English
In this fun addition to the successful Twenty to Make series, Kate Haxell shows how to make twenty gorgeous flower designs in a range of stunning fabrics and finishes. Perfect sewing projects to adorn the home, clothes and accessories, these flower designs are also fabulous for parties or weddings, or simply displayed in a vase. The projects can be made into corsages and brooches, sewn on to bags, cushions, scarves and cardigans, or glued to Alice bands and shoes. Full sewing patterns/templates are included, as are full instructions for each flower project.

Publisher Search Press (paperback - 15,5 x 0,5 x 21,5 cm - 48 pages)

6,00 €
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The Liberty Book of Home Sewing
Liberty (3 October 2011)

Book in English
Despite its long history as a leading textile design house and retailer, Liberty has yet to produce its own inspirational book of home sewing. That is set to change. This sumptuous book has been created to showcase Liberty Art Fabrics, to inspire the reader with their versatility and to provide irresistible original designs for the home. Divided into three chapters Essential, Organisation and Luxury this book contains projects ranging from practical fold-up shopping bags to elegant cushions, through handy display boards and slipcovers to indulgent kimonos, beanbags and throws. Variations are included for many projects so the core collection is in fact an inexhaustible resource of ideas. This book offers the opportunity to add an element of Liberty style using as much or as little Liberty fabric as you choose. While respecting the essential timelessness of the Liberty brand, the projects present a modern way of using the prints for a contemporary take on home furnishings. They include both core items as well as more special designs but they are all characterised by the imaginative use of fabric with often unexpected combinations of colour and pattern. The projects in this book all showcase Liberty fabrics to maximum effect.

Publisher Quadrille Publishing Ltd (hardcover - 21 x 2 x 25,8 cm - 160 pages)

24,00 €
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A-Z of Sewing
Everything You Need to Know to Create or Mend a Garment
Collective by Country Bumpkin (2009)

Book in English
Aimed at anyone who has ever wanted to create their own garment from scratch or just fix a hem. Covers machine and hand sewing techniques. All techniques are meticulously demonstrated with step-by-step photographs to achieve a professional outcome. Readers are encouraged to develop their own creativity with plenty of hints and tips used by professional sewers.

Publisher Country Bumpkin (spiral-bound - 21,9 x 1,4 x 22,8 cm - 48 pages)

28,85 €
15,00 €
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101 Fabulous Fat-Quarter Bags
Projects for Totes & Purses - Ideas for Embellishments, Trim, Embroidery & Beads - Stylish Finishes - Handles & Closures
M'Liss Rae Hawley (1 November 2008)

Book in English
If "You can never have too many bags" is your motto, M'Liss Rae Hawley has just what you need: every kind of bag, from cute little children's purses, to handy pouches that make packing for vacation a breeze, and elegant evening bags for hitting the town in style. Add your own personal touch with handles and embellishments: appliqué, quilting, embroidery, buttons, beads, ribbons, and trims.

Publisher C&T Publishing (paperback - 21,8 x 0,6 x 28 cm - 64 pages)

19,30 €
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Easy Stitching
With Buttons, Beads and Braids
Collective by Country Bumpkin (2008)

Book in English
Add a personal touch to your home, embellish your clothing and make wonderful gifts for your family and friends. This collection of quick and fashionable projects including trendy baby gifts, fabulous clothing and stylish home wares - while very easy to make - is sure to impress everyone around you.

Publisher Country Bumpkin (paperback - 21,5 x 0,8 x 25 cm - 95 pages)

20,20 €
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Amy Butler's in Stitches
25 Simple and Stylish Sewing Projects
Amy Butler (29 September 2006)

Book in English
Celebrated designer Amy Butler brings her fresh, modern style to the timeless craft of sewing. In this lavishly illustrated collection of patterns, she presents more than 25 charming projects ranging from cushy floor cushions to smart aprons to stylish handbags. Our innovative packaging makes for easy usepattern sheets are neatly tucked into a folder on the inside cover of this full-color, lay-flat spiralbound book. Lush photographs inspire, while how-to illustrations and straightforward text (minus the confusing sewing lingo) make it a cinch to achieve beautifully finished projects. In addition, Amy offers thoughtful tips on finding and treating new or vintage fabrics, an easy-to-navigate techniques section, and a glossary and resource guide at back. Whether it's chic placemats and napkins for the kitchen, a luxurious kimono-style robe for the bath, or handy organizer baskets for the home office Amy Butler's In Stitches makes it easy to create beautiful accessories for every room and every mood.

Publisher Chronicle Books (spiral-bound - 21,8 x 3,5 x 23,6 cm - 176 pages)

19,50 €

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