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Make It Sew Modern: Gather, Twist, Pleat, Texture

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  • Posted June 1, 2012

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    Not enough of what I would make to purchase it

    Of the 21 patterns, there are only eight that I would consider making. Maybe I’m not “modern-minded” enough (call that old fashion!) to like the fabric balls or I don’t have a need for a young girl’s skirt but they just don’t impress me.

    The ones that I do like are bags, pillows and a quilt pattern. These are easy enough to follow the instructions which are clearly written and have a color photo of the finished item. I wouldn’t purchase this book solely for these items as there are other books that have more of this same type of item, along with other projects to make your purchase more worthwhile.

    If you are looking for fabric bracelets, balls, scarves, girl’s skirts or several types of flowers for accessorizing items or using as pins, then this would be a good buy.

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  • Posted February 29, 2012

    Inspiring Projects

    This is another great book from Martingale & Company, with 20 projects that focus on adding texture and dimension to bags, clothing, pillows, and more. The book chapters include Ruffles, Twisting, Gathering, and Pleats with 5-6 projects in each one. I especially like the blue pillow with a gathered center and look forward to making one.

    The color photographs are beautiful. Although I haven't made any of the projects yet, I did read through the instructions for each one and felt they were clear and that I could make anything in the book. The projects are not what I would call advanced, but knowledge of basic sewing and sewing machine techniques is assumed. Full size patterns for some of the projects are included for photocopying or tracing, but most only require measuring and cutting fabric according to the dimensions given.

    I do like this book and the creativity it inspires. The ideas would make lovely gifts or additions to any home decor or wardrobe.

    I received a copy of this book for review but the opinion of it is my own and was not solicited, nor was a positive review required.

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  • Posted February 22, 2012

    Great book!

    This book is beautiful and has many fun things to make. The pictures and instructions are clear. Vanessa is so talented!

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    Posted January 24, 2012

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