Author: Cheryl Fall
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Get the know-how you need to create beautiful quilts and decorative quilted items Quilting is a fun hobby -- but where do you begin? From selecting fabrics and designing a quilt to stitching by hand or machine, this friendly guide shows you how to put all the pieces together -- and create a wide variety of quilted keepsakes for your home. We'll have you in stitches in no time! Discover how to * Select the right fabrics and threads * Design your masterpiece * Use quilting software * Save time with rotary cutters and other cool tools * Quilt by hand or machine * Get creative with applique
Author: Karin Ziegler
Sew Happy features 25 exclusive, simple sewing projects from German fashionista Karin Ziegler to give your wardrobe a makeover, whether you want to create a new piece or customize and revitalize your favorite skirt or sweater. Visual step-by-step instructions make each project achievable, from simple hairband accessories to shirts with appliqués and pockets. Get started with the patterns included in the back of the book for the projects that require them. Ziegler's expert tips will teach you everything from basic techniques to how to shop for tools, fabrics, and patterns, and her use of colors, playful designs, and decorative detail will inspire your own individual style in no time. Set up your sewing machine, choose a pattern, and Sew Happy.
Author: Sayjai Thawornsupacharoen
Publisher: K and J Publishing
Crochet pattern to create a little panda doll. This panda is inspired by a cooking set to make little Sushi pandas from seaweed and rice. I turned it into a crocheted doll. The book shows you how to crochet a Little Panda yourself. A basic knowledge of crochet is required to make the doll. The panda is 4 inches (10 cm) high (sitting). Materials: You can any left over yarn. Recommended materials: DMC Petra No.3 colors: black = 11 g and white = 15 g 3 mm crochet hook Tapestry needle Polyester fiberfill 25 g Pins
Author: Gretchen Hirsch
Publisher: Stewart, Tabori and Chang
The sewing expert behind Craftsy.com and PBS' It's Sew Easy celebrates post-war fashions by offering patterns and techniques for creating more than 30 pieces of casual-vintage clothing inspired by icons Katharine Hepburn, Audrey Hepburn and Rosie the Riveter.
Author: Paula Reed, Design Museum
One of three fabulous new titles in the successful Design Museum Fifty... series. Fifty Fashion Looks that Changed the 1950s showcases fifty iconic outfits from one of fashion's most influential and exciting decades. From the bombshell glamour of Marilyn Monroe in How to Marry a Millionnaire to the emergence of teenage style, via the sculptural forms of Christian Dior's New Look and Balenciaga's double A-line, this elegant sourcebook celebrates all the looks that revolutionized fashion. With Paula Reed's lively and informative text and a wealth of fabulous photography, this book will be required reading for design students, collectors of vintage and all those who love fashion.
Author: Anna Wilkinson
Publisher: Clarkson Potter
An award-winning designer outlines 20 engaging and aesthetic projects for beginning knitters, teaching crafting basics through accessible, step-by-step photographs and tips for wearables ranging from a color-block scarf and mix-and-match wrist-warmers to classic cardigans and a tweed cape. Original.
Author: Tilly Walnes
Publisher: Quadrille Publishing
Stretch! offers perfect proof that easy-to-wear clothes can be seriously stylish with a collection of outfits that combine the comfort of stretch fabrics with Tilly Walnes' signature look. Even experienced stitchers are often wary of working with stretch knit fabrics, but in this book Tilly demystifies the techniques needed and shows how to sew stretchy makes on a regular sewing machine – no need for a fancy overlocker. Aimed at dressmakers who have grasped the basics and want to expand their sewing horizons, Tilly's tried-and-tested, learn-as-you-make approach is structured around six made-to-measure, speedy-to-sew garments. Tilly's friendly instructions and the clear step-by-step photographs are accompanied by lots of tips and tricks to make your sewing a breeze, and the multiple variations and ideas will help you customize your garment to suit your own style.
Author: Anuschka Rees
Presents a strategic approach to identifying, refining, and expressing personal style and building the ideal wardrobe to match it, with every day style and shopping strategies.
Author: Todd Geers, Erika Geers
Publisher: Tuttle Publishing
Making Out in Japanese is a fun, accessible and thorough Japanese phrase book and guide to the Japanese language as it's really spoken. Sugoku suki! Mata aeru?—(I'm crazy about you! Shall we meet again?) Answer this correctly in Japanese and you may be going on a hot date. Incorrectly, and you could be hurting someone's feelings or getting a slap! Japanese classes and textbooks tend to spend a lot of time rehearsing for the same fictitious scenarios but chances are while in Japan you will spend a lot more time trying to make new friends or start new romances—something you may not be prepared for. If you are a student, businessman or tourist traveling to Japan and would like to have an authentic and meaningful experience, the key is being able to speak like a local. This friendly and easy-to-use Japanese phrasebook makes this possible. Making Out in Japanese has been updated and expanded to be even more helpful as a guide to modern colloquial Japanese for use in everyday informal interactions—giving access to the sort of catchy Japanese expressions that aren't covered in traditional language materials. As well as the Romanized forms (romanji), each expression is now given in authentic Japanese script (kanji and kana with furigana pronunciation clues), so that in the case of difficulties the book can be shown to the person the user is trying to communicate with. This Japanese phrasebook includes: A guide to pronouncing Japanese words correctly. Explanations of basic Japanese grammar, such as, intonation, word stress, and particles. A guide to male and female usage. Romanized forms of words and phrases (romanji). Complete Japanese translations including Japanese characters (kanji) and the Japanese alphabet (kana). Useful and interesting notes on Japanese language and culture. Lots of colorful, fun and useful expressions not covered in other phrasebooks. Titles in this unique series of bestselling phrase books include: Making Out in Chinese, Making Out in Indonesian, Making Out in Thai, Making Out in Korean, Making Out in Hindi, Making Out in Japanese, Making Out in Vietnamese, Making Out in Burmese, Making Out in Tagalog, Making Out in Hindi, Making Out in Arabic, Making Out in English, More Making Out in Korean, and More Making Out in Japanese.
Author: Sarah Veblen
Publisher: Creative Publishing international
Here is the ultimate reference for fitting test garments and transferring accurate adjustments to patterns! No matter what size or shape you are, wearing garments that fit perfectly makes you look and feel better. Rather than making commonly accepted changes to a commercial pattern, the method presented in this guide focuses on the way a test garment fits the body. The fabric is manipulated to improve the fit, and then those specific changes are made to the pattern. The result: patterns that fit perfectly! With The Complete Photo Guide to Perfect Fitting, you'll learn: - The importance of a fitting axis and how to use it during a fitting - How to recognize fitting issues, such as drag lines and folds - How to manipulate fabric to solve common and unusual fitting problems - How to transfer the fitting changes to your pattern easily - Basic pattern-making skills to ensure accurate alterations See the fitting process from start to finish on basic garments, fitted on real people. Then follow fitting solutions on different body types. The lessons you learn will help you fit any body.
Author: Gretchen Hirsch
Publisher: Stewart, Tabori and Chang
Presents lessons on sewing and customization techniques that can be used to create and enhance a vintage wardrobe, covering such topics as sizing, prepping, tailoring, patternmaking, and fitting.
Author: Tilly Walnes
Publisher: Roost Books
'Love at First Stitch' gives you all the know-how you need to start making the dresses of your dreams. Written for novice stitchers, Tilly Walnes demystifies dressmaking for the generations that have never been taught to sew. This book presents the core sewing basics in an informal style, with Tilly's friendly and encouraging voice cheering the reader on throughout
Author: Derek Prince
Publisher: Chosen Books
One of the most personal and powerful acts a Christian can engage in is prayer. Yet many believers struggle with their prayer lives, wondering whether they are really making a difference and how they can be more effective. Delving deep into the biblical understanding of prayer, beloved author and leader Derek Prince shows readers the secret to leading a dynamic prayer life, how to receive what they ask for, and how to align themselves with the heart of God. Practical strategies like fasting, biblical study, discipline, and consistency are extensively explained and illustrated by powerful testimonies. This is a life-changing book.