Author: Shelly Figueroa, Karen LePage
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Shares instructions for creating handmade clothing for boys from infancy through age eight, providing patterns that accommodate seasonal and activity needs.
Author: Jane Bolsover
Publisher: CICO Books
In the climate of “make do and mend,” sales of sewing machines have soared, but many are only accompanied by a difficult-to-understand technical manual. Here, Jane Bolsover provides a comprehensive guide for beginners. Starting with an essential overview of the sewing machine, learn how to thread it and wind bobbins, why tension is important, and which needles to choose. There's information on the basic sewing kit you will need, plus advice on which fabrics to choose and how to cut out. The chapters then build into a complete sewing course, and at the end of each chapter is a simple project to consolidate the skills you have just mastered. The projects include items for the home, including a cushion cover and a lampshade, stylish accessories, such as bags and scarves, plus great clothing basics, such as an A-line skirt and a simple shift dress. Also included at the back of the book are two full-size pull-out paper pattern sections.
Author: Patty Young
Publisher: Turner Publishing Company
Showcases patterns, photos and instructions for 20 colorful and playful designs for children's wear, with each project customizable from age 2 to 10.
Author: Samantha McNesby
Publisher: Krause Publications
Put your child on the best-dressed list! &break;&break;Baby-oh-baby! Haute couture for infants and children has come into its own. &break;&break;You'll never have to purchase another expensive outfit from the baby boutique again now that you can fashion your own designs with your favorite new and vintage fabrics. &break;&break;Author Samantha McNesby shares her experience to help you create and style the latest children's fashions using new or recycled fabrics and incorporating the latest trends. She provides you with sewing hints and techniques throughout the book, letting you take command of your own sewing performance. &break;&break;From beginner to advanced, every sewer and designer can make the latest and most fashionable infant and toddler's clothing, blankets and accessories in their own homes without expensive sewing machines and tools. &break;&break;Full-size pattern sheet included &break;&break;35+ projects with step-by-step instructions and full-color photos
Author: Chika Miyata
Publisher: Quarry Books
Not sure how to start your drawing of a flamingo or a flying squirrel? Businessman? Bat? Baobab tree? How to Draw Almost Everything is here to help! With over 2,000 images, this visual reference book offers instructions for drawing animals, people, plants, food, everyday objects, buildings, vehicles, clothing, and more. The section on people gives simple tricks for showing emotion (angry, surprised) and action (skipping, doing a handstand). There's also a section on clothing that shows how to draw coats and jackets, shoes and boots, bell-bottoms and skinny jeans. From tricycles to tanker trucks, the book gives tips on drawing all kinds of moving vehicles. At then end of each chapter, author and artist Chika Miyata challenges you to synthesize what you've learned and create a scene. At the end of the chapter on animals, the challenge is to draw a zoo. At the end of the chapter on food, the challenge is to keep an illustrated food journal. Each entry is broken down with step-by-step illustrations, making this book perfect for beginners or experienced artists in need of a quick refresher and a great resource for those who want to express themselves through illustration or cartooning.
Author: Julia Deck
Publisher: New Press, The
Les Éditions de Minuit, publisher of Marguerite Duras and Alain Robbe-Grillet, rarely publishes a debut novel. Jean Echenoz, current star of this revered French literary house and enthusiastic fan of Julia Deck, confesses that he didn’t send his first novel to Minuit because the publisher is “too demanding…too good for me.” Yet thirty years later, a first novel published by Minuit has gripped French readers and taken the literary world by storm. Viviane is both an engrossing murder mystery and a gripping exploration of madness, a narrative that tests the shifting boundaries of language and the self. For inspiration, Deck read the work of another Minuit star, Samuel Beckett, because, as she says, “he positions himself within chaos and gives it coherence.” This breakthrough novel, nominated for the Prix Femina, the Prix France Inter, and the Prix du Premier Roman, is sure to become a contemporary classic. Linda Coverdale, one of the most celebrated French translators working today, has created a faithful and propulsive English text that has been revised and approved by the author.
Author: Sian Keegan
Learn how to make 18 stuffed animal projects with original sewing patterns and illustrated instructions with this endearing new guide! With a complete overview of techniques and materials, How to Make Stuffed Animals shows that making these cuddly creatures is fun, addictive, and much easier than one would think. Anyone who has completed the most basic of sewing projects can master the projects in this book, and these cute creations can be used as decorative objects for the home or as great handmade gifts. Inside, you’ll find adorable animals like: - A squirrel holding an acorn - A grizzly bear - A raccoon - A horse - A bird mobile - Cute canines - Furry felines - And many more Explore a comprehensive range of animals in a modern and simple style with How to Make Stuffed Animals!
Author: Nancy Langdon, Sabine Pollehn
Publisher: Creative Publishing International
A collection of patterns for making kids' clothes utilizes a variety of fabric styles and decorative embellishment—including embroidery, patchwork and trims--with variations for long and short hemlines and sleeves, various necklines and adjustable lengths and ranging in size from 18 months to kid's size 12.
Author: Jean-François Mallet
Learn to cook classic French cuisine the easy way with this French bestseller from professionally trained chef Jean-François Mallet. Taking cooking back to basics, Simplissime is bursting with easy-to-follow and quick recipes for delicious French food. Discover how to make a mouth-watering Apple Tart with Cinnamon with just five ingredients, or Spaghetti with Asparagus and Orange in just three steps. For an impressive dish, whip up mouth-watering Mussels in Curry in a short 15 minutes. Each of the 160 recipes in this book is made up of only 2-6 ingredients, and can be made in a short amount of time. Recipe steps are precise and simple, accompanied by clear photographs of each ingredient and finished dish. Cooking has never been so easy! It's no surprise that this book has been selling a copy every ten seconds in France.
These adorable hats for kids make great gifts. The easy to intermediate projects are made using worsted-weight yarn and include Clusters & Shells, Posts Stitch, and Ribbed Hat. Boys & girls alike will love wearing these when the weather turns cool.