"Carestio (Fa La LaLa Felt) believes that fabric obsession isn't only for expert sewists. This collection of no-sew and low-sew projects takes a variety of materials, from quilting cottons to recycled clothing to paper maps, and transforms them into garments and accessories appropriate for everyday use. Upcycling is a recurring theme in the projects, and Carestio makes clever use of repurposed fabrics and garments. The projects that work best are the designs for children, such as the colorful sock monsters, the pencil roll made out of wool felt, and the teddy bear backpack . . . this is a fun set of projects that fills a gap in crafting collections." —Library Journal
About the Author
Amanda Carestio works as an editor at Lark Books and is the author of Fa la la la Felt, Stash Happy: Felt, Heart-Felt Holidays, and Wee Felt Worlds (all Lark). When she's not making stuff or editing books about making stuff, Amanda enjoys spending time with her hubby, her baby girl Ruby, and her super-spoiled pup, Violet. She blogs at larkcrafts.com and lives in Asheville, NC.