Super-Simple Creative Costumes: Mix and Match Your Way to Make Believe


With full-size patterns, even novice sewers can make the playful costumes and simple accessories for people and pets!

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With full-size patterns, even novice sewers can make the playful costumes and simple accessories for people and pets!

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Editorial Reviews

Library Journal

Say a library patron needs a Halloween costume but is on a budget and doesn't have time for a labor-intensive sewing session. Astroth's (Fast, Fun & Easy Scrapbook Quilts) creative ideas for mix-and-match costumes-designed for anyone with basic sewing-machine skills and a supply of fusible interfacing-may be just the ticket. Her book of patterns and instructions for child, adult, and even pet costumes includes ideas for simple last-minute costumes (with accessories like wands, hats, or eyeglasses) as well as complete patterns for pirate, nurse, hula girl, cupid, knight, and elephant costumes. Full-size pattern pieces-always a good feature in a quick-to-sew book-add to the overall ease of use. Purchase for public libraries where demand warrants.

—Jan Zlendich
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781571203618
  • Publisher: C & T Publishing
  • Publication date: 3/28/2007
  • Pages: 72
  • Product dimensions: 8.57 (w) x 11.11 (h) x 0.23 (d)

Meet the Author

Sue Astroth, a fiber artist and teacher, is the author of Spectacular Cards and Fast, Fun & Easy® Scrapbook Quilts. She lives in the San Francisco Bay area.
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Table of Contents

Ideas & Inspiration Gallery     4
Creative Costuming     8
Box Style
Scrapbook     16
Bag Style
Knitting Bag     18
Sandwich Board Style
Playing Card     19
Round Sandwich Board Style
Ladybug     20
Flower     21
Painter's Palette & Paintbrush     22
Costume Accessories
Hats & Headgear     23
Wands     32
Neckties     34
Eyeglasses     37
Wings     38
Shoes & Feet     40
Wrist Wear     41
Pails 'n' Stuff     43
Awards & Badges     45
Bags & Purses     47
Capes & Medallions     49
Bling Bling
Hairclip     52
Mirror     52
Key Ring     53
Wrap     53
Hat     54
Eyepatch     55
Sash     55
Bag     56
Cap     57
Name Badge     57
Small Clipboard     58
Hula Girls
Lei     59
Hairclip     59
Hula Skirt     60
Little Lei     61
Little Hula Skirt     61
Bow     62
Quiver     63
Arrows     64
Shield     65
Sword     66
Ears     67
Trunk     68
Sources     70
About the Author     71
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