Embellished Applique for Artful Accessories: 20 Machine-Stitched Projects for Fashion Items and Personal Gifts
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Embellished Applique for Artful Accessories: 20 Machine-Stitched Projects for Fashion Items and Personal Gifts

by Patricia Converse
     
 

A sophisticated fabric-arts project book of twenty accessories with embellished applique designs

Embellished Applique for Artful Accessories is a new take on traditional applique. Applique - layering of a fabric cutout on top of larger fabric and sewing it in place - is most often associated with quilting, but this book takes applique beyond expectation

Overview


A sophisticated fabric-arts project book of twenty accessories with embellished applique designs

Embellished Applique for Artful Accessories is a new take on traditional applique. Applique - layering of a fabric cutout on top of larger fabric and sewing it in place - is most often associated with quilting, but this book takes applique beyond expectation and provides step-by-step, illustrated instruction for using applique, in combination with other materials, to create beautiful embellished fashion accessories. Each project featured is both creative and contemporary often inspired by nature and organic forms, with stylized flowers, spirals, and abstract imagery. Projects are feminine but not fussy, elegant but not stuffy, energetic and calming. Appliques are an integral part of each accessory project and all projects feature complete instructions for making the accessory and the applique. Finished projects including bags, mini-bags, belts, journals and other personal fashion items . Patricia's designs encourage readers to be creative with their own projects by sharing ideas and insights about stitches, embellishment, and color choices. The appliques are done by machine using one of three techniques: satin stitch, blanket stitch, or folded edge. These techniques are taught with photographs in the basics section and show details including pivoting with the needle down and satin stitching around curves. The basics section teaches other techniques as well like applying beads and provides advice on fabrics, adhesives, threads, and other materials.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781589232969
Publisher:
Creative Publishing International, Incorporated
Publication date:
05/01/2007
Pages:
128
Product dimensions:
8.25(w) x 10.81(h) x 0.37(d)

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Meet the Author


Patricia Converse is an artist, crafter, quilter, designer, teacher, and author. She has contributed projects to Stitch & Sizzle Accessories and When Quilt Designers Think Small and is the author of the 2005 book Learn to Quilt with Leather (House of White Birches) and three quilt booklets Inspired by Nature, Inspired by the Seasons, and Quilts Inspired by Beautiful Bloom all published by Leisure Arts. Pat is a fashion designer, sewing teacher, and fabric retailer. She lives in Bridgton, Maine.

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