The Feisty Stitcher: Sewing Projects with Attitude

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New from the author of ECO CRAFT: a unique approach to stitchery!

Meet the most creative power tool in a stitcher?s arsenal: the ordinary sewing machine! Cutting-edge author Susan Wasinger turns it into a source of fun and experimentation with more than 20 innovative projects?some with surprising variations.

Susan encourages sewers to play with their machines, giving them eye-opening techniques to try: stitch without thread to puncture ...

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Overview

New from the author of ECO CRAFT: a unique approach to stitchery!

Meet the most creative power tool in a stitcher’s arsenal: the ordinary sewing machine! Cutting-edge author Susan Wasinger turns it into a source of fun and experimentation with more than 20 innovative projects—some with surprising variations.

Susan encourages sewers to play with their machines, giving them eye-opening techniques to try: stitch without thread to puncture non-fabric materials; use leather needles to sew through layers of fused felt; reorient seams to transform flat projects into 3-D. Along with the familiar fabrics and recycled garments, she gets into the spirit of exploration with unexpected materials, from paper and tire tubes to neoprene. And with the skill level set at beginning to intermediate, every crafter can join in!

Projects include:

Bags and Totes

Home décor and gift items

Wearables, such as hats and other accessories

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Editorial Reviews

Library Journal
Unexpected materials and creative construction abound in this collection of sewn articles using low- and no-cost, repurposed materials. Wasinger (Eco Craft) points out that one doesn't need a special, heavy-duty sewing machine, and she provides a variety of common-sense tips for optimizing your machine's performance. A couple of projects are a little out there, but there are some real winners here, especially for sewers with an eco-thrifty aesthetic. A good complement to Kate MacKay and Di Jennings's Alchemy Arts (see above), this volume is devoted solely to sewing.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781600594656
  • Publisher: Lark Books NC
  • Publication date: 3/2/2010
  • Pages: 128
  • Sales rank: 690,834
  • Product dimensions: 8.30 (w) x 9.90 (h) x 0.50 (d)

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