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Complete Embellishing: Techniques and Projects Spiral-bound – July 1, 2008
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I actualy pulled out a skirt that still had tags on it-that I decided just didnt suit me-and cut it up,did this adorable bird applique(in about 2hrs!) and I have worn it twice already!That skirt had been sitting in the closet with tags on for a year!
The instructions and diagrams are very clear.I think this book would suit a lot of people,weather new or seasoned sewers/crafters/revampers/embelishers of clothing or new at it.It has a lot to offer.Again.I LOVE the pictures!
Oh AND the hard cover with the spiral bound pages inside was a big plus for me.The pages stay open so I can refer to it while working o my project!
For me, that makes this a solid book - not just something to leaf through and keep on the coffee table, but something to use in the craft room, referring to for How-To advice and inspiration.
The book starts with tools and techniques and a comprehensive section on sewing basics. This includes a variety of things such as hand-sewing, machine sewing, making pockets, patchwork, embroidery, crochet, felting, fabric printing, and basic appliqué. There are also simple directions for using beads, buttons, and sequins.
The rest of the book is divided into Garments, Accessories, and Home Furnishings. Each project is rated by its difficulty - Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced. There is a complete material list for each one that includes metric as well as standard measurements. The instructions are detailed enough that even the advanced projects are easy to understand and follow.
This book really embraces the DIY culture that is so popular at the moment. Most of the garments and accessories have a romantic feel to them while the 5 or so home furnishings are more modern. There's a youthful vibe to the book as a whole. If you're looking for that little bit extra that makes you unique, look no further. Creative Embellishing can help.
I haven't actually followed an exact project, which may be what I like most of all! I found a few different ideas that I liked, but wanted something a little different. I combined/tweaked and have been able to remake two old cardigans and a skirt. These instructions give a great outline and inspiration, but you aren't bound to follow them only. I've been inspired by it many different ways, and everyone I've shared it with loves it too!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
It was fun to get but I never found anything too practical out of it to make. Shoe embellishments? cute, but I'm probably not going to wear trinkets on my shoes because I work in... Read morePublished on May 28, 2014 by cori`
I found nothing I had never seen before or had tried myself in this book. Projects were very simple. Read morePublished on December 15, 2010 by JL4321
The book gives you step by step instructions on some useful embellishment ideas with beautiful and fun examples. Read morePublished on December 16, 2009 by Alicechouldjian
I anxiously awaited this book, having ordered it sight unseen based on the rave reviews (friends perhaps? Read morePublished on September 18, 2009 by Naomi Manygoats
I loved MOST of this book. Some of the embellishing ideas in the book are a little outdated or juvenile, but for the most part, it had some good ideas. Read morePublished on July 16, 2009 by Amy H
I have never come across a book with a more appropriate title than Complete Embellishing: Techniques and Projects. Read morePublished on December 8, 2008 by Jennifer Perkins
The book was shipped super fast and just as described. Would recommend seller. A+!Published on October 24, 2008 by C. Hamlin
I find a lot of the modern craft books to be more style than substance, but this one does a good job of filling both shoes. Read morePublished on October 21, 2008 by Hillary A.