Felt It! Stitch It! Fabulous!: Creative Wearables from Flea Market Finds
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Felt It! Stitch It! Fabulous!: Creative Wearables from Flea Market Finds

by Katheryn Tidwell Bieber
     
 

Shrink and sew and you’re ready to go: creating chic felted garments can be as easy as that. Anyone who’s accidentally put a favorite sweater through the laundry and had it come out in miniature understands the basic process—and these creative, simple techniques make use of old wool garments cluttering the closet or purchased from a flea market

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Overview

Shrink and sew and you’re ready to go: creating chic felted garments can be as easy as that. Anyone who’s accidentally put a favorite sweater through the laundry and had it come out in miniature understands the basic process—and these creative, simple techniques make use of old wool garments cluttering the closet or purchased from a flea market. Just wash the clothes in hot water to produce the felted material, cut it, and stitch the fabric into any size and shape. Craft trendy beaded flower pins from sweaters dyed with Kool Aid. Create a Victorian scarf and mitten set from felt and doilies, and decorate with rows of ribbons. Give a child a snuggly bear hat that’s cute as can be. They’re all fabulous!

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Library Journal

You do not have to be a knitter or even a conventional felt maker to create fashionable felted attire-you can simply recycle old wool garments, shrink them, cut them, then sew them into beautiful and useful repurposed garments and accessories. Bieber (The Portable Crafter) takes readers through the basics, including finding the right preknit sweater, shrinking it in the washing machine, dyeing the felt with powdered drink mix, and embellishing it with needle felting. A great variety of projects then illustrates what can be made with this technique (e.g., totes, hats, scarves, mittens-even children's toys). The projects can serve as inspiration or be followed step by step. Highly recommended for public libraries.


—Jan Zlendich

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781600595455
Publisher:
Lark/Chapelle
Publication date:
08/04/2009
Pages:
128
Product dimensions:
8.40(w) x 9.90(h) x 0.40(d)

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