Hand-stitched Home: Projects to sew with Pendleton & other wools

Hand-stitched Home: Projects to sew with Pendleton & other wools

by Susan Beal


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100-year-old Pendleton Mill's has heirloom style. In Hand-Stitched Home you will enjoy 25 colorful and stylish, heirloom-quality projects-to-sew. Designed for sewers of every skill level, there are comfy patterns ranging from a super-simple throw to a mistake-proof quilt.

The craft community loves author Susan Beal. She is a hugely popular, bestselling author and teacher. Beal's books are well-loved for their clear instructions and gorgeous patterns – love is in the details. Her passion for crafting and teaching is evident in her sweet and simple primer on techniques:

  • Working with wool fabrics
  • Hand-stitching
  • Machine sewing
  • Quilting
  • Tips on cutting, pressing, top-stitching, hand-tying, and more.

Are you a 1 sheep or 3 sheep sewer? Projects are easy to identify because they are adorably rated from 1 sheep to 3 sheep according to difficulty. Each pattern is presented with step-by-step directions. Chock full of lovely photographs and helpful illustrations, this book is as attractive as it is instructional. Plus, helpful box-feature guides throughout the book offer sage advice for everything from substituting fabrics to matching plaids and fabric care.

These 25 cozy, comfy projects are sew good! The projects are ideal for the home sewer who loves the unique appeal of Pendleton's authentic, charming, heirloom style with a modern twist. You can make cozy home basics and comfy-chic accessories like these:

  • Table Runner
  • Rainbow Striped Rug
  • Handmade Pillows
  • Quilts
  • Blankets
  • Tote Bags
  • Laptop Sleeves
  • Scarves
  • Chic Hooded Capelet, and more

Home decor you will enjoy of years. Hand-Stitched Home i s the perfect way to learn how to make stylish accessories with lasting appeal.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781621138709
Publisher: Taunton Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 09/16/2014
Pages: 160
Product dimensions: 7.30(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Susan Beal is the author of five best-selling craft books: Sewing for All Seasons (Chronicle, 2013), Modern Log Cabin Quilting (Potter Craft, 2011), World of Geekcraft (Chronicle, 2011), Button It Up (Taunton, 2009), and Bead Simple (Taunton, 2008). Susan also co-wrote Super Crafty (Sasquatch, 2005) with Cathy Pitters, Torie Nguyen and Rachel O'Rourke, and has contributed to many other books (including Applique Your Way, The Pillow Book, Handmade Nation, Offbeat Bride, Sweater Surgery, Knitting for Good, and Making Stuff).

Susan has a large and loyal following in the craft community. She was featured in the documentary Handmade Nation and regularly teaches at Maker Faire, Pacific Northwest College of Art, MAKE Workshop, the Northwest Quilting Expo, the Pendleton Woolen Mill Store, and several other venues across the country.

Table of Contents

Chapter One: Pendleton History       
Early History              
Trade Blankets           
Designing Plaids by Winthur Sempliner        
From the 49er to the Beach Boys and the Portland Collection         
Pendleton in Modern Design 
Chapter Two: Tools, Materials, and Techniques        
Wool Fabrics
Machine Sewing
Special Techniques
Chapter Three: Modern Home Basics
Party Pennants
Coasters and Trivet
Nesting Boxes
Table Runner
Modern Plant Holder
Rainbow Striped Rug
Patchwork Draft Snake

Chapter Four: Pillows and Upholstery
Reversible Pillow
Applique Pillow
Improv Pillow
Cross Pillow
Cube Ottoman
Chapter Five: Blankets and Beyond
Classic Blanket
Picnic Blanket
Improv Patchwork Quilt
Soft Baby Blanket
Plaid Patchwork Quilt
 Chapter Six: Go-To Accessories
Laptop Sleeve
Serape Shoulder Bag
Modern Tote
Messenger Bag
 Chapter Seven: Favorites to Wear
Simple Scarf
Fitted Scarf
Men’s Scarf
Hooded Capelet

Metric Conversions
About the Author
Project Index

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