Hand-Stitched Home (Paperback)

Projects to Sew with Pendleton & Other Wools

By Susan Beal

Taunton Press, 9781621138709, 160pp.

Publication Date: September 16, 2014

List Price: 24.95*
* Individual store prices may vary.

Description

100-year-old Pendleton Mill's has heirloom style. In Hand-Stitched Home you will enjoy 25 colorful and stylish, heirloom-quality projects-to-sew. Designed for sewers of every skill level, there are comfy patterns ranging from a super-simple throw to a mistake-proof quilt.

The craft community loves author Susan Beal. She is a hugely popular, bestselling author and teacher. Beal's books are well-loved for their clear instructions and gorgeous patterns - love is in the details. Her passion for crafting and teaching is evident in her sweet and simple primer on techniques:

  • Working with wool fabrics
  • Hand-stitching
  • Machine sewing
  • Quilting
  • Tips on cutting, pressing, top-stitching, hand-tying, and more.

Are you a 1 sheep or 3 sheep sewer? Projects are easy to identify because they are adorably rated from 1 sheep to 3 sheep according to difficulty. Each pattern is presented with step-by-step directions. Chock full of lovely photographs and helpful illustrations, this book is as attractive as it is instructional. Plus, helpful box-feature guides throughout the book offer sageadvice for everything from substituting fabrics to matching plaids and fabric care.

These 25 cozy, comfy projects are sew good The projects are ideal for the home sewer who loves the unique appeal of Pendleton's authentic, charming, heirloom style with a modern twist. You can make cozy home basics and comfy-chic accessories like these:

  • Table Runner
  • Rainbow Striped Rug
  • Handmade Pillows
  • Quilts
  • Blankets
  • Tote Bags
  • Laptop Sleeves
  • Scarves
  • Chic Hooded Capelet, and more

Home decor you will enjoy of years. Hand-Stitched Home is the perfect way to learn how to make stylish accessories with lasting appeal.



About the Author

Susan Beal is the author of five best-selling craft books: "Sewing for All Seasons" (Chronicle, 2013), "Modern Log Cabin Quilting "(Potter Craft, 2011), "World of Geekcraft" (Chronicle, 2011), "Button It Up" (Taunton, 2009), and "Bead Simple" (Taunton, 2008). Susan also co-wrote "Super Crafty" (Sasquatch, 2005) with Cathy Pitters, Torie Nguyen, and Rachel O'Rourke.

Susan has a large and loyal following in the craft community. She was featured in the documentary Handmade Nation and regularly teaches at Maker Faire, Pacific Northwest College of Art, MAKE Workshop, the Northwest Quilting Expo, the Pendleton Woolen Mill Store, and several other venues across the country. She blogs regularly at westcoastcrafty.com