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Weekend Sewing: More Than 40 Projects and Ideas for Inspired Stitching Hardcover – March 1, 2009
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Heather Ross is an illustrator, author, and textile designer with a large following in the crafts and sewing markets. Her textile designs are among the most recognizable in the retail fabric market and are a favorite among home sewers of clothing, accessories, and decor for children.
Heather is the author of Weekend Sewing, a best-selling how-to sewing book, Heather Ross Prints, and is the illustrator of the Crafty Chloe picture book series as well as numerous chapter book titles. She teaches sewing and crafts to women and girls of all ages through her popular sewing retreats and online at Creative Bug. Heather's client list includes a wide range of product lines and companies, including high end home decor and fashion fabrics for Kokka of Japan, paper goods for Chronicle Books, original artwork for Polar Bears International, for whom she acts as artistic ambassador, and even surfboards (Walden Surfboards, Artists Series Signature Line).
Heather Ross's home and studio are in New York City.
Top Customer Reviews
I am so very disappointed in this book, and frankly I am afraid to attempt another of Heather Ross' projects and waist expensive beautiful fabric.
All of this is regrettable as her pictures are so appealing and her styles are so lovely with such clean lines. My ultimate opinion is that the author is a talented artist with, as many artists are, an inability to translate into precise, detailed instruction. Again, perhaps I am simply too much of a beginner, but beginners should be able to make lovely things too.
Once you start to actually USE this book - the patterns, directions, illustrations - the scales fall quickly from your eyes. Sometimes the seam allowance is indicated, sometimes not. Sometimes the directions say 'wrong side' and the illustrations say 'right side'. If you look at Heather's website, the errata is growing. Egregious miscalculations in yardage and sometimes 'panels' (check out everyone who has mentioned the yard sale skirt from the book's cover!).
This book is beautiful, but the instructions are inaccurate and misleading. Presentation is important, but so is testing of projects and editing. If you are looking for a coffee table book, this one is lovely. If you would like to lose yourself in a weekend of sewing, pass this one by.
Note the trend in the reviews - the five-stars come primarily from people who haven't actually tried to use the book yet - they're still dreaming.
The person who created these patterns obviously has not much knowledge in pattern design, or even estimating fabric yardage for that matter.
I don't usually write reviews, but after my third project from this book turned out wrong or disastrous, I thought I would vent a little.
I'm very disappointed.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Anything Heather Ross is a Sure Bet. This book falls right in line. My copy arrived in excellent condition, low price & fast shipping. Highly recommend book & SellerPublished 17 days ago by Kathy Bankston
Disappointing. Nice patterns with poor execution.
Honestly even in 2009 it would have been possible to reissue the patterns as pdfs. Read more
Book is filled with lots of fun and timeless projects. I don't know which one to work on first!Published 9 months ago by RZ123
Shipped within a reasonable amount of time. Very honest about condition of book, was actually better than I expected and still had original patterns included in back pocket. Read morePublished on November 30, 2013 by Second Chances
Some patterns are easy some are over board - great reading great ideas...thats all I can say...Thank You very muchPublished on September 24, 2013 by SUE ACKERMAN
I would recommend this book to anyone who likes to sew. It is a great gift for people you know who like to sew.Published on June 24, 2013 by Blissful Homemaker
So cute. I cant wait to start sewing! I think this book has some of the better ideas... However I didnt get patterns with my book so ill have to track those down! Happy sewing!Published on June 14, 2013 by Tayfaye
Book seemed a bit outdated. The dust cover had a crease in it -- made it look used rather than new.Published on May 10, 2013 by JerseyGirlFromGA