Improv Sewing: A Freeform Approach to Creative Techniques; 101 Fast, Fun, and Fearless Projects: Dresses, Tunics, Scarves, Skirts, Accessories, Pillows, Curtains, and More by Nicole Blum, Debra Immergut |, Paperback | Barnes & Noble
Improv Sewing: A Freeform Approach to Creative Techniques; 101 Fast, Fun, and Fearless Projects: Dresses, Tunics, Scarves, Skirts, Accessories, Pillows, Curtains, and More

Improv Sewing: A Freeform Approach to Creative Techniques; 101 Fast, Fun, and Fearless Projects: Dresses, Tunics, Scarves, Skirts, Accessories, Pillows, Curtains, and More

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by Nicole Blum, Debra Immergut
     
 

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Add charm and personal style to your crafting. Nicole Blum and Debra Immergut offer 101 fun project ideas that will have you incorporating decorative touches and texturally interesting patterns into your sewing repertoire. Each project is designed to take less than a day, meaning that before you know it you’ll be whipping out dozens of dazzlingly high-style

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Add charm and personal style to your crafting. Nicole Blum and Debra Immergut offer 101 fun project ideas that will have you incorporating decorative touches and texturally interesting patterns into your sewing repertoire. Each project is designed to take less than a day, meaning that before you know it you’ll be whipping out dozens of dazzlingly high-style creations that showcase techniques like pattern-making, appliqué, doodle-stitching, and more. Get inspired and turn old T-shirts into fashion statements and forgotten pillowcases into works of art.

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Publishers Weekly
This large volume, packed with full-color photographs, is a must-add for sewers who want to work outside the parameters of paper patterns and precise measurements. “It’s about enjoying the journey as your thread travels across the fabric,” Blum and Immergut write, “...and in the end, you’ll have made something lovely and wonderful.” This soothing, empowering style of teaching sewing is a nice contrast to the more rigid directions promoted in other recent sewing books (e.g., 1-2-3 Sew and Sewing in a Straight Line). Blum and Immergut show how to use measurements to draft five basic designs—a two-panel dress, a four-panel dress, a two-panel skirt, a wrap skirt, and a stretch panel skirt (all in Chapter 3)— which then become the basis for dozens of variations in the rest of the book. A concise, basic overview of sewing techniques and how to measure accurately round out the initial help. From there, readers will learn techniques such as bias-binding, ruffles, and ruching to add details to their clothes. As their subtitle promises, there are more than 100 patterns here, making this a deeper resource than many beginning sewing books. One caution: the vast majority of these patterns employ knit fabric. The authors provide a good overview of working with knits, in their typical calm, empowering style, but those who hate working with knit will be disappointed by its prominence. This book is well worth the price; there’s lots to daydream about and run across the needles. (May)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781603427401
Publisher:
Storey Books
Publication date:
05/08/2012
Pages:
320
Sales rank:
594,152
Product dimensions:
7.98(w) x 8.32(h) x 0.73(d)

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Meet the Author

Nicole Blum is the co-author of Improv Sewing, an artist, crafter, blogger, and sewing entrepreneur who sells her sewn jersey creations through her blog, One Golden Apple, and at craft fairs.


Debra Immergut is co-author of Improv Sewing with Nicole Blum. She has been a senior editor at both Parents and FamilyFun magazines, and currently is a contributing writer to the Wall Street Journal and the Boston Globe. She lives with her family in Western Massachusetts. 

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Improv Sewing: A Freeform Approach to Creative Techniques; 101 Fast, Fun, and Fearless Projects: Dresses, Tunics, Scarves, Skirts, Accessories, Pillow 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is truly unique and inspiring. In the first week i had it, I made four of the projects, and they turned our really beautifully. I love the easy, breezy style. And it's a great value, with 1010 projects it will keep me going for a while!
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Blue comes from a city called "SingleCity". SingleCity is a corrupt and greedy city hose people have no freedom of apeech or anything. All have to have a single name and one purpose in life: a job. Defects were killed when they were born. Defects are kids born with abilities or more than one purpose in life: to save SingleCity and take down President Day. But unlike the rest, Blue was spared. She grew up doing what normal singlecity residents did: work. Blue thought that it was time to take down president Day so she set out to find the resistence, singlecity residents who want to stop President Day. Blue befriended a teddy bear , which is actually a real bear but changes form because of foreigners in its territory, named Seven. Blue has the power to summon anything out of he air at anytime and she can even multiply things. And that's my history! Hop u enjoyed it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I'm a new sewer and is this somthing that i can do or do i need to improve???
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Folows her.