Fabric Scrapping: Creative and Fun Sewing Ideas for the Home

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It’s a question every sewing enthusiast asks—what to do with all those leftover odds and ends? Wonder no more, because you can take those scrap fabrics, buttons, lace remnants, and other materials and create this vast assortment of fun and creative projects. Using buttonhole and chain stitches, make a Decorated Apron with fabric adornments such as appliqués. Join multiple fabrics to put together a Patchwork Tea Cozy and Coffeepot Sleeve, or rest easy on a Silk Scarf Bolster pillow. They’re all simple enough for ...
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Overview

It’s a question every sewing enthusiast asks—what to do with all those leftover odds and ends? Wonder no more, because you can take those scrap fabrics, buttons, lace remnants, and other materials and create this vast assortment of fun and creative projects. Using buttonhole and chain stitches, make a Decorated Apron with fabric adornments such as appliqués. Join multiple fabrics to put together a Patchwork Tea Cozy and Coffeepot Sleeve, or rest easy on a Silk Scarf Bolster pillow. They’re all simple enough for novices to tackle, but offer intermediate and even advanced crafters a wealth of great ideas. Embroidery, sewing, using ribbons and trims, and patchwork techniques are all covered, as are sewing box basics.
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Most crafters who create with fabric have a stash of scraps that are too large to throw away but too small to use. Former magazine editor Ebben presents a number of creative solutions to the scrap-stash in this full-color, step-by-step book. While some of the patterns seem like obvious uses for scraps, others, including party bunting and floral tie-backs made from small scraps, are inspired. The overall aesthetic is homespun and retro without being kitschy, and the directions are abundantly clear, with plenty of illustrations to guide crafters toward perfect results. Recommended for popular sewing collections.


—Nanette Donohue
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  • ISBN-13: 9781402748677
  • Publisher: Sterling
  • Publication date: 8/5/2008
  • Pages: 144
  • Product dimensions: 9.30 (w) x 9.90 (h) x 0.80 (d)

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