Everyday Handmade: 22 Practical Projects for the Modern Sewist [NOOK Book]

Overview

Cassie Barden, author of the best-selling The New Handmade, and talented designer Adrienne Smitke present an exciting new array of designs for the modern sewist. Discover creative, stylish, and above all, practical projects by young designers who really know how to sew.

  • Find 22 enticing ideas for bags and accessories, items for travel, and home decor--a terrific value
  • Learn a variety of ways to personalize ...
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Everyday Handmade: 22 Practical Projects for the Modern Sewist

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Overview

Cassie Barden, author of the best-selling The New Handmade, and talented designer Adrienne Smitke present an exciting new array of designs for the modern sewist. Discover creative, stylish, and above all, practical projects by young designers who really know how to sew.

  • Find 22 enticing ideas for bags and accessories, items for travel, and home decor--a terrific value
  • Learn a variety of ways to personalize and embellish
  • Follow clear, step-by-step instructions to create beautiful projects you'll appreciate for both their utility and style
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781604684667
  • Publisher: Martingale & Company
  • Publication date: 11/8/2011
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 112
  • Sales rank: 893,249
  • File size: 9 MB

Meet the Author

Cassie Barden has been involved in making art her whole life, from cartooning, filmmaking, and painting to making odd stuffed animals and creating costumes for Burning Man and Halloween. An interest in both sewing and fashion inspired her to start creating her own one-of-a-kind bags and accessories that appeal to both her utilitarian and style-conscious natures. When she's not sewing, Cassie enjoys two Seattle institutions: live music and drinking coffee. Cassie is inspired by contemporary art and design, anything retro or old-fashioned, and Seattle's urban culture.

Adrienne Smitke grew up surrounded by crafts in a house full of handmade quilts and clothes. Adrienne's mother taught her and her younger sister to sew at an early age, even once assigning them sewing "homework" over summer vacation. She made a rad pair of black-and-neon-green shorts. (It was the '80s, after all.) Drawing on her creative childhood, Adrienne studied illustration and graphic design in college, during which she finally began experimenting with sewing again on her own. You can see more of her patterns in Everyday Handmade (written with Cassie Barden), A Baker's Dozen, Jelly Babies, and Sew the Perfect Gift.

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  • Posted June 11, 2012

    There are a lot of books coming out with the word "handmade

    There are a lot of books coming out with the word "handmade" in the title.
    Look for this specific book. Yes, the others are good too, but honestly, I don't know which project to make first out of this book!!
    A ladybug coin purse?!??? How adorable is THAT. I want to make one for every one in my Friendship Group. Really. This review will be short, because, I gotta go pick out my favorite stash fabrics and make the "Collector's Item Tote Bag" for a few friends that are coming for a sewing weekend!

    As for this book being a Martingale/Patchwork Place book - yes, look for great photography, good quality paper stock and really good patterns and instructions.
    These projects are just a little bit more detailed than something you might see as a beginner sewists project, but this book will walk you through it, and you will have guaranteed success with your projects.

    Go ahead, try handmade for your next gift. Your friends will love you for it!

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  • Posted June 1, 2012

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    I was looking for practical and simple items to make for gift gi

    I was looking for practical and simple items to make for gift giving. This book contains that type of projects.

    There are tote bags of all kinds, coasters, pot holders, iPad/reader cases, and even a couple of quilts. Each project shows a color photo of the item, and gives the finished size. A paragraph about the item starts the written instructions and the material and cutting lists are easy enough to follow.

    Graphics help the instructions along and templates, when needed, are at full size. Some items will make up quickly while others, like the quilts, will take a bit more time. Any of these items will be appreciated by the receiver because they are made with love.

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  • Posted February 21, 2012

    So Many Fun Projects

    This is a delightful book full of projects that will appeal to crafters of all levels of experience. I love the tote shown on the cover decorated with fabric-covered buttons and have already started sorting through my stash for buttons to use when I make a revised version of it for myself. I'm envisioning something done in shades of blue using decorative plastic buttons. One thing I like about this book is that the projects inspire me to come up with some of my own ideas using what I have on hand.

    Projects include a cover for an e-reader, quilted coasters, stuffed toys, handbags and totes, a messenger bag that includes a section for a laptop, a knitting needle tote, an adorable ladybug coin purse, potholders and other kitchen items, and quilts, to name a few. Instructions are given for assembling and sewing the projects, there are plenty of photos and diagrams, and some full size patterns are included. Other projects give instructions for measuring and cutting fabric instead of patterns. Although I haven't made anything from the book yet, I did read through the instructions for each project and found them to be clear and easy to follow.

    At this writing it is only February, but many of these projects would make wonderful Christmas gifts or holiday bazaar items so this book would be a good one to have now to get an early start.

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

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