Sew your own stylish clothes with this fabulous sewing book. Are you a DIY sewer, with a passion for Japanese style? Look no further, Happy Homemade: Sew Chic is the Japanese Sewing book you've been waiting for—all new timeless and straightforward creations of Yoshiko Tsukiori, acclaimed Japanese fashion designer and author of The Stylish Dress Book, now available in English in the United States. Happy Homemade: Sew Chic features 20 flexible sewing patterns that boast authentic Japanese style created simply—by you. Sew-your-own pants, tops, dresses and skirts will add that sought-after Japanese flair to your wardrobe. Simple lines make these garments perfect for women of all ages and all sizes. This book includes a complete western-sized sewing pattern for each design that is easily adjusted to fit your body form. The understandable, concise diagrams and simple instructions allow you to create a unique style with ease and confidence. Sewing designs include: Tunic Dress with Lace Blouse with Front Tucks Box Tunic Straight-cut Tiered Skirt Straight-cut Sarouel Pants Smock Dress with Puff Sleeves And much more… Whether you're a sewing maven or an aspiring novice, Happy Homemade: Sew Chic is your ultimate guide to transforming fabric to fabulous!
20 Designs That are Fun and Unique-Just Like Your Kid!
Author: Ruriko Yamada
Publisher: Tuttle Publishing
Category: Crafts & Hobbies
Sew stylish clothes for your children with this enjoyable sewing book. Today's DIY sewing generation loves to outfit their kids in stylish homemade clothes, and kids love clothes that feel good. Designer Ruriko Yamada draws from her own experiences as a mom to create designs and sewing patterns that are fun to wear, easy to make and infused with covetable Japanese style. A wide range of sewing designs are covered from —tops and shorts for boys and girls, girls' dresses, and unisex pieces. Happy Homemade: Sew Chic Kids features easy-to-follow diagrams, Japanese sewing patterns in English, and simple instructions on how to make twenty super-comfy pieces for both boys and girls. Sewing patterns include: Pin-Tucked Blouse Dress with Flared Sleeves Knee-Length Shorts Tiered Skirt Boy's Stand-Up Collar Shirt Pull-Over Parka Yamada provides four sizes of westernized patterns, each of which can easily be adjusted to fit children from three to nine years old. Simple lines give kids room to move, and the classic styles look good on any frame. Sewing for children has never been easier. With Happy Homemade, you'll whip up a fantastic, money-saving wardrobe in practically no time at all!
Patchwork Quilted Bags helps you create unique bags that put a little charm into your wardrobe. Full-sized quilting patterns and step-by-step instructions for 19 different projects, along with techniques for assembling the perfect patch, make this quilting book ideal for novice and practiced crafters alike. Projects range in size from large totes to small pouches in a zakka vein. With Patchwork Quilted Bags you can make: A bird-themed travel bag An elegant lace-rimmed bucket bag A colorful clasp purse A round bag/basket A fold-away eco bag A baby bag with bottle "cozy" Adorable animal-themed totes A Union-Jack themed pouch And more! This colorful and user-friendly quilting book shows you lots of creative ways to use every type of patch from squares to yoyos, and every type of print from florals to newsprint. Pages showcasing different patchwork quilts add inspiration for mixing traditional and contemporary forms. It's the perfect way to have fun with fabric and make a practical work of art.
15 DIY Projects to Keep You Out of Trouble - Quilts, Clothes & Gear for the Chic Geek
Author: Samarra Khaja
Publisher: C&T Publishing Inc
Category: Crafts & Hobbies
Handmade, unique, tongue-in-cheek. Stitch 15 conversation starters that are as fun to sew as they are to tie up with a bow. Designer Samarra Khaja covers the gamut from cheeky wearables (TRAWRzers!) to quirky quilts and home decor. Make a puffy quilt that looks like candy dots, or stitch a tissue box cover that looks like a vintage typewriter. Tailored to smart, talented, crafty folks of all ages, this hilarious book is just as fun to read (trivia time!) as it is chock-full of sewing projects. Bonus: Go "behind the seams" with a textile designer and learn how her ideas come to life.
Outlines key techniques for everything from scrapbooking and beading to flower arrangements and children's crafts, providing step-by-step, illustrated instructions and lists of required tooks and materials.
Simple Sewing Projects to Make Tote Bags, Backpacks, Gift Bags, and More
Author: Alicia Steele
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Category: Crafts & Hobbies
Repurpose natural materials into beautifully useful items and reduce your plastic waste in the process with projects for homemade tote bags, grocery bags, gift bags, and more! Eco-Chic Bags offers forty handmade projects with step-by-step instructions and visual aids for popular machine and hand sewing techniques. Appropriate for sewers of all skill levels, projects are budget-friendly and made with a variety of fabric-based materials like canvas and cotton, making Eco-Chic Bags the perfect resource for eco-conscious crafters. Sew-it-yourself projects include: Beach tote Hanging organizers Library bag Quillow backpack Wine bag Fabric vase Makeup bag And so much more! Learn how to create and customize your life with Eco-Chic Bags!
One of the most versatile--and comfortable--ways of expressing your personal style is in fashion again. For the beginning sewer or the hardcore do-it-yourselfer, "Stylish Skirts" will walk you through many fantastic design ideas for making your own skirts. With this book, there's no end to the kinds of skirts you can easily create to match your shape, your taste and your mood (not to mention your favorite tops and shoes)!
Sew chic, dark-toned clothes with this stylish sewing book and add a touch of originality to your wardrobe. Basic Black is the English edition of a classic Japanese sewing book which provides sew-it-yourself Western-sized patterns for 26 basic garments, along with detailed, easy-to-follow diagrams and instructions. Author Sato Watanabe has published many books that are favorites among Japanese sewing fans. In this book, she shows you how to make genuinely professional-quality pieces quickly and inexpensively at home. DIY Sewing designs include: Lace Shirred Blouse Tiered Sleeveless Dress Zip-up Vest with High Neck Frilled Shirt in Charcoal Flannel Short Coat And much more… All of the styles and fashion are easily customized to create your personal style, and there is something for everyone and every occasion in this book—from a bright two-texture combo dress to a relaxed, bohemian tunic—and everything in-between. All the styles are thoroughly modern and practical, ranging from softly feminine or straight-line simple to smartly-tailored or loosely-deconstructed. Simple lines make these garments perfect for women of all ages and all sizes. This book includes a complete western-sized sewing pattern for each design that is easily adjusted to fit your body form. The understated, graceful designs in this book are ones that you'll come back to again and again.