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Sewing Bits and Pieces: 35 Projects Using Fabric Scraps Paperback – May 1, 2010
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Give your weekend wardrobe some artsy flair with this market skirt pattern [PDF].
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That being said it is a nicely presented. The photographs in the book are of the finished items and the instructions are drawn. The templates are clear and easy to find.
Sweet Treat Towels - to applique with a cupcake, pie or ice cream sundae
Fruit Magnets - darling fruit shapes with crochet embelishments
Foodie Bag - perfect for carrying trail mix to keep your energy up during a hard work day
Garden Pillows - pillows with a wind blown spray of applique leaves or teardrops
Bubbly Shower Curtain - with a darling fish to applique with bubbles
Growing Tree - a 3 dimensional wall hanging to chart your child's growth
Party Lights - decoupage fabric strips to brighten up a light string of Chinese lanterns
Picnic Quilt - a one patch "scallop" quilt (gorgeous)
Ruffled Head Scarf - a patchwork retro 50's head scarf
And here is a list of the rest of the projects that I have seen elsewhere, however, they were all made with a unique twist which makes them fresh, new and fun:
Fruit Applique Tablecloth - the fruit is made with retro repro fabrics, giving it tons of charm
Patchwork Pillow - the fabric makes this project shine- challenge yourself to create your own palette.
Hanging Organizer - to use up your designer home dec fabric scraps
Herbal Sachet - made with linen, felt and embroidery
Little Girl Twirly Skirt - with cute little ruffles on the edge of each skirt ruffle
Little Girl Mary Jane Slippers - beautifully embellished
Fabric Chain - inspired by paper chains
Bunny - love the Kath Kidston inspired vintage floral fabrics
Owl - fabulous selection of fabrics gives this owl personality!Read more ›
The brick road skirt caught my daughters eye so I started to make it for her. After cutting out all the pieces stated for the skirt and starting to sew them together i realised that i didn't have enough pieces. Very frustrating , i had to go back and cut out more and this also changed the design and order of the fabrics. I finished the skirt which turned out quite well and so I started on the slippers. Now half way through i have found another mistake. I have cut my fabric and it will now be wasted. It is frustrating that these patterns have not been properly edited.I would not recommend this book especially not for a beginner.
Some of the projects I am looking forward to making: fruit applique tablecloth (uses a patchwork edge trim, and applique), Sweet treats tea towels (uses cute applique to embellish tea towels with cupcakes, icecream, pie ..), Fruit magnets, Foodie bags (linen drawstring bags with a cotton fabric insert), patchwork pillow, Bubbly shower curtain (fish and bubble applique), countdown chain, party lights, birthday party garland, budding treat bag, and the dahlia pincushion. The rest of the patterns, although I will most likely not make, are wonderful inspiration.
You must trace the pattern pieces, but they are full size... so that is nice not to have to enlarge.
All in all, a really great book -- and for under $20, you really cannot beat it! :)
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I purchased this book so I could make the picnic quilt.Unfortunately,I haven't had time to make the quilt yet, however it's on my to do list! Read morePublished on September 15, 2013 by bluefrogs32
This is how you write a book about using up scraps in ingenious ways! I've sampled quite a few books that utilize scraps and fat quarters but this selection is one I go back to... Read morePublished on September 9, 2013 by Emily James
I loved the project on the cover, but once inside the book, there is alot of applique`, of which I am not fond. Read morePublished on January 13, 2013 by Kathy Dan
This book offers easy-to-do projects. I'll be using it for a long time and would definitely recommend it. The directions are easy to follow also.Published on December 20, 2012 by Patricia L. Christian
While the projects in this book are very adorable and unique, there are many errors in the actual sewing directions making the projects more time consuming and frustrating since... Read morePublished on November 11, 2012 by L. Story
I really love the sweater on the front. And I get a little bit of abstract inspiration from looking through this book (which I could get on the internet really). Read morePublished on June 6, 2012 by Dawn
I was very excited about getting this book because of the adorable jacket on the front cover. I flipped thru the pages you could see online and thought it'd have a lot of great... Read morePublished on December 6, 2011 by celtickathy
The picnic quilt pattern wastes an enormous and unnecessary amount of fabric! And we all know the price of quilt fabric. Read morePublished on October 4, 2011 by Alette
The best craft project is on the cover. This book is going straight to the Salvation Army charity bin. Had I been able to look inside it, I would not have bought it. Read morePublished on September 13, 2011 by Felixcity