Sew Liberated: 20 Stylish Projects for the Modern Sewist

Sew Liberated: 20 Stylish Projects for the Modern Sewist

by Meg Mcelwee
     
 

Resurrecting the art of applique--a technique in which pieces of fabric are sewn onto clothing, bags, quilts, and other creations--this enlightening resource provides today's generation of "sewists" with a technique that can be combined with embroidery, beadwork, buttons, ribbons, and more to imbue works with a creative and personal style. Ideal for those with some

Overview

Resurrecting the art of applique--a technique in which pieces of fabric are sewn onto clothing, bags, quilts, and other creations--this enlightening resource provides today's generation of "sewists" with a technique that can be combined with embroidery, beadwork, buttons, ribbons, and more to imbue works with a creative and personal style. Ideal for those with some sewing experience looking to break away from the restrictions of traditional patterns, this guide offers the details for both hand and machine applique techniques, as well as a history of applique and how it was rediscovered in the fiber arts. Featured are 20 modern, stylish sewing projects ranging from aprons, skirts, pillows, and totes to a duvet cover, wall clock, blouse, baby quilt, and scarf. With step-by-step instructions, color photographs, and comprehensive how-to embroidery instructions, this is an all-in-one resource and guide.

Editorial Reviews

Sewing World

Grab the bag of fabric scraps along with this book for a wealth of ideas for embellishing handmade items with appliqué and trims to add that truly personal touch . . . This [is] a fun title.

craftsanity.com
Packed with fun projects that highlight the fantastic possibilities that come with incorporating easy applique techniques.

TrueUp.net
A beautifully designed and photographed collection of useful projects . . . If you're looking for new embellishment and applique ideas, pick this one up.

Grosgrain Fabulous
Tons of great ideas for moms.
Living Life as Art
I love the book.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781596681613
Publisher:
Interweave Press
Publication date:
01/01/2010
Pages:
160
Product dimensions:
8.44(w) x 10.20(h) x 0.55(d)

What People are saying about this

Cate Prato
"A fantastic sewing book."--(Cate Prato, editor, Studios magazine)
Diane Gilleland
"A fun collection of mostly applique projects, with a few other embellishment techniques in the mix . . . Nice inspiration book for intermediate sewists and beyond"--(Diane Gilleland, contributor, Craftypod.com, and author, Kanzashi in Bloom)

Meet the Author

Meg McElwee is an internationally certified Montessori teacher, a successful sewing pattern designer, and the author of the blog Sew Liberated. She lives in Durham, North Carolina.

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