Bend-the-Rules Sewing: The Essential Guide to a Whole New Way to Sew

Bend-the-Rules Sewing: The Essential Guide to a Whole New Way to Sew

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by Amy Karol
     
 
Author Amy Karol, whose Angry Chicken is one of the best-loved craft blogs on the Web, brings stitchers everywhere a down-to-earth introduction to sewing, including thirty projects so adorable and cool they’ll inspire anyone to pick up a needle and thread.

Written with Amy’s characteristic warmth and flair, you’ll find information on basic

Overview

Author Amy Karol, whose Angry Chicken is one of the best-loved craft blogs on the Web, brings stitchers everywhere a down-to-earth introduction to sewing, including thirty projects so adorable and cool they’ll inspire anyone to pick up a needle and thread.

Written with Amy’s characteristic warmth and flair, you’ll find information on basic equipment and supplies, advice on choosing and using fabrics, and a fantastic section on techniques. In addition, Amy walks readers through easy, inspiring patterns designed for the fashion-savvy crafter. Playful, modern projects, which include pillows, aprons, and purses, help novices master sewing skills while providing immediate sewing gratification—and confidence. Best of all, Amy explains what’s easy, what’s hard, and when not to sweat the small stuff.

With its best-friend tone, solid reference section, and supercute projects, this is the introduction to sewing that you won’t want to be without.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780307347213
Publisher:
Potter/TenSpeed/Harmony
Publication date:
06/19/2007
Pages:
144
Product dimensions:
8.58(w) x 10.80(h) x 0.37(d)

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Meet the Author

Amy Karol is a trained interior designer, artist, seamstress, and self-professed fabric junkie. Find her popular craft blog, Angry Chicken, on her website at www.amykarol.com.

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Bend-the-Rules Sewing: The Essential Guide to a Whole New Way to Sew 3.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 11 reviews.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
There's nothing new here. The bending of the rules isn't new techniques in sewing, it's simply adding embellishments to what you've sewn (i.e. painting, stamping, ect.) Cute projects but no special techniques. Half the book is a basics overview and nothing you can't get in a good reference book. Thankfully, I checked this out of the library before spending my money.
Foof-a-rella More than 1 year ago
i love the baby bibs, quick and very easy. directions are great, pictures are easy to follow and i was able to do a lot of the projects in a short time.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I purchased this book soon after I purchased my sewing machine, because it seemed like there were some simple projects in this book. There are some very cute projects and I look forward to trying some of them once I get a little more experienced. I made the pouch shown on the cover and that went very well. The instructions were a little tricky, but that could be because I am not yet used to sewing terms and language.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
They are major typos in this book. The basic tote bag calls for straps 8 inches long by 13 inches wide! There are other measurement typos throughout the book, and the directions aren't always clear about right and wrong sides of fabric. Plus there are not always clear pictures of the completely project. For one of the pillowcase projects, the directions make no sense because I cannot see the back of the completed pillow that is pictured. This book is not for a beginner sewer unless you have been exposed to sewing. The only reason I could make sense of the not great directions is because I am a member of craftster and frequent the sewing forum where there are many tutorials and discussions about sewing.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I really liked the style of this book, and the projects included! It's written with a friendly, down-to-earth, almost conversational voice. The projects are really cute, too! (My favorite is the clutch bag, as seen on the cover.) There are about 10 projects geared toward gifts for children - unfortunately, I don't have kids and none of my friends do either, so I was less interested in those (but they are very cute!). None of the projects seemed overwhelming!