Sew Retro: 25 Vintage-Inspired Projects for the Modern Girl & A Stylish History of the Sewing Revolution

Overview

Sewing never goes out of style, and today it is more popular than ever! Sew Retro offers twenty-five stylish, vintage-inspired sewing projects—beautiful bags, essential skirts, unique pillows, and more—that are a pleasure to sew, thanks to easy instructions, helpful diagrams, and a pocket of ten full-size patterns.

This fun, inspirational book also uncovers sewing’s colorful history, from the introduction of the sewing machine to the modern DIY movement, and features interviews ...

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Overview

Sewing never goes out of style, and today it is more popular than ever! Sew Retro offers twenty-five stylish, vintage-inspired sewing projects—beautiful bags, essential skirts, unique pillows, and more—that are a pleasure to sew, thanks to easy instructions, helpful diagrams, and a pocket of ten full-size patterns.

This fun, inspirational book also uncovers sewing’s colorful history, from the introduction of the sewing machine to the modern DIY movement, and features interviews with today’s hottest fabric and pattern designers, including Amy Butler, Betz White, Barbara Brackman, Emma Brennan, Judie Rothermel, and Kathy Miller of Michael Miller Fabrics. Filled with gorgeous project photography and quirky vintage illustrations that bring the 1920s, 1940s, 1950s, and beyond to life, Sew Retro celebrates sewing yesterday and today.

Learn more about Sew Retro and enjoy bonus projects and tutorials at www.sewretrothebook.com!

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Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
Sew Retro is the perfect combination of everything we love about sewing and vintage style! We get the best of both worlds as we travel through the ages making charming projects inspired by our sewing history that are fun, fresh, and stylish!”

—Amy Butler, author of Amy Butler’s In Stitches

“Judi’s retrospective of sewing illustrates one of my favorite quotes, ‘Fashion is evolutionary, not revolutionary.’ Her nostalgic stroll through generations of stitching is both fascinating and inspiring!”

—Betz White, author of Sewing Green

Sew Retro beautifully combines vintage aesthetics with simple sewing projects, perfect for the crafter, collector, and everyone in between.”

—Amy Karol, author of Bend-the-Rules Sewing

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780760336878
  • Publisher: Voyageur Press
  • Publication date: 7/10/2010
  • Edition description: First
  • Pages: 144
  • Sales rank: 624,998
  • Product dimensions: 9.30 (w) x 10.10 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Judi Ketteler is never happier than when she’s merging her two passions: sewing and writing. Judi is a regional contributor for Better Homes & Gardens and has written about sewing, decorating, and other inspiring DIY projects for magazines including Creative Home, Decorating, Do It Yourself, and Quilts & More. She lives in Cincinnati, Ohio, with her husband, son Max, two cats, and a basement full of fabric and glue guns.

Learn more about Judi at www.judiketteler.com.

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  • Posted December 24, 2010

    Pretty Good Book

    I recently purchased this book because I love vintage and retro patterns. I am a novice at sewing, new at it, and I love the pretty, easy to sew patterns and will try to make most all of them. The book is beautiful and it will be an enjoyment to make the projects. I only have one strong caution about the book. Judi tells the history of sewing by adding bits and pieces of what was going on in each era at the time. That isn't so bad in and of itself but, some of her comments are way too political and very strongly feminist in nature and have little to do with sewing. Comments made in regard to issues that occurred in the 1960's are particularly disturbing. I had to go back and reread them several times to make sure I was actually reading what I read. I would recommend the book as good because of it's beautiful patterns but did not care at all for Judi's slightly lopsided perspective on history.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 3, 2011

    Informative and FUN

    Read this on a plane coming home from a business trip. It was informative, fun, and I could not wait to make the projects!

    Hands down, one of my favorite sewing/craft books EVER!

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