Fabricate: 2 Innovative Sewing Projects that Make Fabric the Star

Fabricate: 2 Innovative Sewing Projects that Make Fabric the Star

by Susan Wasinger
     
 

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Create gorgeous one-of-a-kind handmade fabrics and transform them into fun and useful projects with this guide to distinctive cloth-making techniques. This innovative how-to resource uses classic and modern techniques to create interesting custom fabrics that are used in a dazzling array of fresh, stylish yet practical must-have items for one’s wardrobe or

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Create gorgeous one-of-a-kind handmade fabrics and transform them into fun and useful projects with this guide to distinctive cloth-making techniques. This innovative how-to resource uses classic and modern techniques to create interesting custom fabrics that are used in a dazzling array of fresh, stylish yet practical must-have items for one’s wardrobe or home. From laptop cases to evening bags, elegant wraps to flirty skirts, floor pillows to whimsical curtains, this tutorial uses a variety of easy fiber-art and fabric-manipulation techniques to create original fabric projects from wearable designs and touching gifts to home décor. In addition to the cloth-making techniques, there are 17 projects that show what can be made with each unique fabric. Additional instruction is included to create unique effects with pleats and crinkles; puckers and tufts; cut-and-fray fabric techniques; laminates that add colorful, versatile, and playful layers; surface embellishment techniques like cording, appliqué, and crazy stitch; heat-treated techniques like burn-out, burn-away, and fabric etching; fabrics designed with solvy and repeating notions like rickrack, hooks and eyes, and zippers—leading to many endless possibilities.

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Editorial Reviews

The Detroit News
Shows you how to take your sewing to a whole new level by adding amazing, unexpected texture to your choice of fabrics.
MyShelf.com
If, like this reviewer, you are stuck with a limited assortment of stores selling a tiny range of fabrics then this will have plenty of appeal.
StacySews.com
The Bottom Line: If you have trouble finding the perfect fabric and are tapped out on embellishing techniques, then Fabricate is the book for you.
FabTalk
Susan Wasinger has elevated fabric to new heights. Without reservation, I can most definitely say you should buy this book.
Quick & Easy Crochet
Beginning and sewing expert alike will be thrilled to find sewing just got creative, beautiful and artful again.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781620332344
Publisher:
F+W Media
Publication date:
02/15/2013
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
128
File size:
12 MB
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Meet the Author

Susan Wasinger is a graphic designer specializing in book, magazine, and packaging design. Her design work has been included in such magazines as Herb Companion, Metropolitan Home, Natural Home and Garden, and PieceWork. She lives in Boulder, Colorado.

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