Improv Sewing by Nicole Blum
A Freeform Approach to Creative Techniques; 101 Fast, Fun, and Fearless Projects: Dresses, Tunics, Scarves, Skirts, Accessories, Pillows, Curtains, and More

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These 101 creative sewing projects can all be completed in less than a day--some in less than an hour! Playful and inventive, the projects include clothing for all ages, accessories, home decor items, and furnishings. Most feature embellishments and decorative effects -- simple touches that personalize a project with charm -- and use interesting textural fabrics, such as jersey knits, linen, and felt...even paper and vinyl! The authors walk readers through the sewing basics, demystify the lost art of simple pattern-making, provide visual guides to stitches, and give easy instructions for techniques such as applique, doodle-stitching, and layering of fabrics.

About Nicole Blum

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Nicole Blum is an artist, crafter, blogger, and sewing entrepreneur who sells her sewn jersey creations through her blog, One Golden Apple, and at craft fairs. Debra Immergut is a senior editor at FamilyFun magazine. She is co-author of Improv Sewing and blogs with Nicole Blum at Improv Diary.
Published May 8, 2012 by Storey Publishing, LLC. 320 pages
Genres: Crafts, Hobbies & Home, Arts & Photography. Non-fiction

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“It’s about enjoying the journey as your thread travels across the fabric,” Blum and Immergut write, “...and in the end, you’ll have made something lovely and wonderful.” This soothing, empowering style of teaching sewing is a nice contrast to the more rigid directions promoted in oth...

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The new book Improv Sewing is a freewheeling treasure trove of techniques and projects that range from adults’ and kids’ clothing through bags and home dec to less traditional sewing like trivets and gift tags.

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Plenty of sewing books exist to teach the happy sewist how to make this or that, but few books are so delightfully instructional in the art of free-form “improv” sewing as this one.

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