Martha Stewart's Encyclopedia of Sewing and Fabric Crafts: Basic Techniques for Sewing, Applique, Embroidery, Quilting, Dyeing, and Printing, plus 150 Inspired Projects from A to Z

Martha Stewart's Encyclopedia of Sewing and Fabric Crafts: Basic Techniques for Sewing, Applique, Embroidery, Quilting, Dyeing, and Printing, plus 150 Inspired Projects from A to Z

by Martha Stewart Living

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ISBN-13: 9780307450586
Publisher: Potter/Ten Speed/Harmony/Rodale
Publication date: 03/30/2010
Pages: 400
Sales rank: 513,355
Product dimensions: 11.20(w) x 8.88(h) x 1.34(d)

About the Author

MARTHA STEWART LIVING magazine was first published in 1990. Over the years, more than three dozen books have been published by the magazine’s editors. MARTHA STEWART is the author of dozens of bestselling books on cooking, entertaining, gardening, weddings, and decorating. She is the host of The Martha Stewart Show, the award-winning daily syndicated television show.

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Martha Stewart's Encyclopedia of Sewing and Fabric Crafts: Basic Techniques for Sewing, Applique, Embroidery, Quilting, Dyeing, and Printing, plus 150 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 26 reviews.
Michelle_Spoor More than 1 year ago
Just received the newest edition to my ever expanding Martha Stewart library and I have to say with each new book Martha and her team keep getting better and better!! The book is larger than expected and chock full of detailed examples, sketches and color photographs. The best part? Now instead of having to cumbersomely zoom up all those in-book templates on your flatbed copier, Martha has included a CD that you just pop in your computer, select your project and print your needed templates!! Martha? Your new book? It's a good thing! :-)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Well, I haven't had a chance to use it too much but I am absolutely in love with this book. I just got a sewing machine and can't wait to see how much I can do! I also plan on getting her big book of crafts! I love working with my hands so this book should be a hit!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The book has some interesting projects and tips. It gives in depth instructions and guidance in general sewing issues. Martha is always thorough, if nothing else. This is a good book for beginners and intermediates. I would have liked to have seen more projects to sew, though
SofiaandLars More than 1 year ago
After reading a not-so-wonderful review of Martha Stewart's The Encyclopedia of Sewing and Fabric Crafts, I was worried as what to expect. But, as with most Martha Stewart books, it has exceeded my expectations. It's beautifully illustrated and extremely informative. I highly recommend it for not only the novice sewer, but the expert as well. Fabulous!
AnnBKeller More than 1 year ago
This book gives some interesting ideas from simple aprons and pillowcases to duvets, dolls and quilts. Pick your project from among these great ideas, visit your local fabric store and begin! It's incredibly easy.
PRWhite_Design More than 1 year ago
You'll wonder how you didn't already own this beautiful and practical guide. It's the perfect reference material that you've come to expect from the Martha Steward brand. There's sophistication in the sample projects, easy and clear imagery and guidelines with pristine design and classic choices. I currently have it out as a coffee table book!
detailmuse on LibraryThing 10 months ago
¿The aim of all of us at Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia is to inspire and to teach.¿That aim has been fully realized in this Encyclopedia of Sewing and Fabric Crafts. The teaching focuses mostly on beginning crafters -- step-by-step instructions, easy techniques, even some no-sew projects (e.g. coasters, storage boxes) and some that begin with commercially available products (e.g. totes, bibs, bed/bath/table linens). But for experienced crafters -- the book is pure inspiration.Beautifully illustrated throughout, it opens with primers on sewing, embroidery, appliqué, quilting, dye and stenciling. MSL¿s trademark visual glossaries of fabrics (almost tactile!), threads, notions and supplies are throughout, and an index and listing of sources are included at the end. But the bulk of the book is its 250 pages of fabric projects, some of which are crafting standards, many of which include fresh options. (**Note: perhaps half of the projects require the crafter to print a pattern/template from PDFs on a CD (included); therefore, access to a computer with a CD drive, a printer, and the free, downloadable Adobe Acrobat software are required.)I don¿t recall an over-the-top, un-doable project in the lot; the only sections that even approach are upholstery and window shades, yet the instructions there also seem manageable. Every project is illustrated in finished form; many also feature illustrations alongside the step-by-step instructions. I challenge anyone -- beginner, experienced, even an "armchair" crafter -- to look through this book without taking on a project :)(Review based on an advance reading copy provided by the publisher.)
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SansayOK More than 1 year ago
I looked at a lot of books before deciding on this one. Great directions and great ideas. A wonderful reference book for those techniques I need help with.
SK_Johnston More than 1 year ago
I enjoy Martha Stewart's ideas, even if I don't intend to use them myself. This book offers insight into what you're working with and creative ideas on how to use/utilize fabrics. Downside is the instructions aren't always clear.
ScrappingJan51 More than 1 year ago
So many ideas and patterns. A must book for the beginner and experienced crafter
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