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Sewn by Hand: Two Dozen Projects Stitched with Needle & Thread

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Part nostalgia, part modern “slow movement,” Sewn By Hand celebrates the gentle comforts of creating beautiful pieces the old-fashioned way. This contemporary collection allows stitchers to be eco-friendly and mobile, as they carry their projects along with them just as knitters do. And with more than 20 items ranging from fashionable pillows and aprons to practical totes and pincushions, sewers will produce gorgeous results while they experience the simple joys of traditional ...
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Overview

Part nostalgia, part modern “slow movement,” Sewn By Hand celebrates the gentle comforts of creating beautiful pieces the old-fashioned way. This contemporary collection allows stitchers to be eco-friendly and mobile, as they carry their projects along with them just as knitters do. And with more than 20 items ranging from fashionable pillows and aprons to practical totes and pincushions, sewers will produce gorgeous results while they experience the simple joys of traditional sewing.
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“Part nostalgia, part modern 'slow movement,' Sewn By Hand celebrates the gentle comforts of creating beautiful pieces the old-fashioned way. This contemporary collection allows stitchers to be eco-friendly and mobile, as they carry their projects along with them just as knitters do. And with more than 20 items ranging from fashionable pillows and aprons to practical totes and pincushions, sewers will produce gorgeous results while they experience the simple joys of traditional sewing.” --BurdaStyle.com
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781600596681
  • Publisher: Lark Crafts
  • Publication date: 4/5/2011
  • Pages: 128
  • Sales rank: 704,145
  • Product dimensions: 8.50 (w) x 9.90 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

SUSAN WASINGER is the author of Eco Craft (Lark Books, 2009), Fabricate (Interweave, 2009), and The Feisty Stitcher (Lark Books, 2010).
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  • Posted April 19, 2011

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    Eco Friendly Slow Cloth Enjoyment

    As a real believer in the 'slow cloth' philosophy I was really pleased to see this book. I get tired by all of the advertisements that everything, seemingly, must " fast, fun and fabulous" - or some similar iteration of that sentiment. Going slowly is more meditative and, especially with sewn articles, you can really sew a it of yourself into what you make when you do it by hand.
    This little gem of book is venerates both the art of slow cloth - sewing by hand - as well as the eco-friendly philosophy of recycling with aplomb. The projects are very well illustrated, fairly simple and eminently useful. Hand sewing makes the look.
    The table of contents says it all. A well illustrated dictionary of hand stitches is thorough and well done. I really like some of the included projects. A great apron (not some skimpy little thing) made from recycled button down shirts. Salvaged shirts make another appearance as very well thought out "cafe napkins" that make great use of the buttons on the shirt. Another favorite project I found is for a tote bag - that includes simple directions for making your great looking covered buttons.
    I think that this book should hold wide appeal to sewers of all persuasions - hand and machine as well as to eco conscious recyclers. The projects are useful, fresh and delightful. I also think this book is a great value. Both in monetary cost but also for the seriously good feeling that slow, hand sewn, cloth combined with serious re-purposing can bring to you.

    8 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 15, 2012

    Highly recommend!

    Great book of practical clever crafts. In addition they are FUN!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 14, 2012

    recommended

    really nice projects didn't realize how many project you can had sew!!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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