Sew Liberated 20 Stylish Projects for the Modern Sewist

Sew Liberated is the first how-to book of its kind to resurrect the art of appliqué for today's generation of sewists looking to imbue their work with creative style.

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Get liberated! Meg McElwee, author of the popular Sew Liberated blog and boutique sewing pattern line, teaches you how to transform sewing by adding personal touches with appliqué details combined with embroidery, beadwork, buttons, ribbons, and more.

Sew Liberated is the first how-to book of its kind to resurrect the art of applique for today's generation of sewists looking to imbue their work with creative style.

You will learn hand- and machine applique techniques for use outside the traditional quilting context, plus how to create fabric collages.

Applique, a technique in which pieces of fabric are sewn onto clothing, bags, quilts, and other creations, allows you to take embroidery to a new level; it' an ideal format for those with some sewing experience to break away from the constraints of sewing patterns and create uniquely personal designs.

Explore the history of applique and how it was rediscovered in the fiber arts, learn appliqueand embroidery techniques, and create 20 modern, stylish sewing projects ranging from aprons, skirts, pillows, bags, totes, a duvet cover, a wall clock, blouse, baby quilt, scarf, and much more. Projects range from simple to advanced in difficulty.

Step-by-step instructions, color photographs, and comprehensive how-to embroidery instructions make Sew Liberated and all-in-one resource and guide. Sew Liberated provides you with all levels of new techniques, creative challenges, and a full range of projects ranging in difficulty and time commitment.

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SKU 09SW03
Product Type Book
Binding Paperback
Number Of Pages 160
ISBN 13 9781596681613
Author/Designer Meg McElwee
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modern with a traditional twist
The author says that for her "Sew Liberated is a way of looking at craft that is, at once, traditional and completely modern". Certainly that is a perfect way to describe the projects that you''ll find in this book. The 20 projects in this book are divided into three sections; domestic art, pampered artist and small stitches and all are relatively straightforward and easy to create. The author clearly has a fondness for applique and most of the projects include either turned, raw edge or reverse techniques. For those not familiar with these techniques have no fear because the authors step by step directions are clearly written and illustrated making them easy to follow for even a novice sewer. Projects in this book include household items such as patchwork placemats, aprons, a quilt and a pillow cover along with personal accessories that include bags, a blouse and a jersey garden skirt that features reverse applique. Things to sew for children include a baby''s first book, an petit artiste smock and a tote bag and chefs hat and apron. You''ll also find a clever clock project in this book. A working wall clock worthy of being the centerpiece in any room of the house. Along with the step by step directions for each project that are accompanied by full color photographs and clear and easy to understand diagrams you''ll also find full sized pull out pattern sheets. Review by Susan Bleiweiss (Posted on 12/31/2009)
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