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Sewing Packs, Pouches, Seats and Sacks: 30 Practical Projects
     

Sewing Packs, Pouches, Seats and Sacks: 30 Practical Projects

by Betty I. Oppenheimer
 

Pack it up Perfectly!

Make over 30 projects designed to simplify your life.

All you need is a basic sewing machine to create fabulous, functional items that will make your hobbies and household chores easier and more enjoyable. Betty Oppenheimer has been sewing handy fabric items from scratch for years, and this collection contains step-by-step, illustrated

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Pack it up Perfectly!

Make over 30 projects designed to simplify your life.

All you need is a basic sewing machine to create fabulous, functional items that will make your hobbies and household chores easier and more enjoyable. Betty Oppenheimer has been sewing handy fabric items from scratch for years, and this collection contains step-by-step, illustrated instructions for thirty of her favorite patterns including:

For the Home

• Hanging Shoe Rack

• Laundry Bag

• Vegetable Keeper

• Apron

For the Garden

• Harvest / Log Tote

• Seed Packet Roll

• Bucket Caddy

For the Workshop

• Carpenter's Half-Apron

• Saw Blade Holder

• Tool Roll

For the Camp

• Hammock

• Insulated Lunch Bag

• Summertime Bedroll

• Hinged Stadium Seat

You'll also find ideas for finishing and embellishing your projects with a variety of decorative techniques.

Editorial Reviews

Library Journal
Oppenheimer, who has a degree in textiles and design from Syracuse University and has worked for sportswear manufacturers like Eddie Bauer and Brittania Sportwear, entices the reader to sew those practical items that most of us usually purchase. Clear step-by-step instructions for useful items like shower curtains, hammocks, insulated lunch bags, and hanging shoe racks are accompanied by information about fabrics and sewing techniques appropriate for heavy-duty items. Recommended for public libraries.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781580170499
Publisher:
Storey Books
Publication date:
01/28/1998
Pages:
160
Product dimensions:
8.52(w) x 10.96(h) x 0.38(d)

Meet the Author


Betty Oppenheimer is an experienced crafter and seamstress who studied textile science at the Fashion Institute of Technology and has worked as textile quality assurance manager and engineer for several sportswear companies. Betty is the author of The Candlemaker's Companion and Growing Lavender and Community on the Sequim Prairie. She lives on the Olympic Penninsula in rural Washington state.

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