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  • Basic Black: 26 Edgy Essentials for the Modern Wardrobe
    *Please allow 8-10 days for delivery Sew chic, dark-toned clothes with this stylish sewing book and add a touch of originality to your wardrobe. Basic Black is the English edition of a classic Japanese sewing book which provides sew-it-yourself Western-sized patterns for 26 basic garments, along with detailed, easy-to-follow diagrams and instructions. Author Sato Watanabe has published many books that are favorites among Japanese sewing fans. In this book, she shows you how to make genuinely professional-quality pieces quickly and inexpensively at home. DIY Sewing designs include: Lace Shirred Blouse Tiered Sleeveless Dress Zip-up Vest with High Neck Frilled Shirt in Charcoal Flannel Short Coat And much more' All of the styles and fashion are easily customized to create your personal style, and there is something for everyone and every occasion in this book--from a bright two-texture combo dress to a relaxed, bohemian tunic--and everything in-between. All the styles are thoroughly modern and practical, ranging from softly feminine or straight-line simple to smartly-tailored or loosely-deconstructed. Simple lines make these garments perfect for women of all ages and all sizes. This book includes a complete western-sized sewing pattern for each design that is easily adjusted to fit your body form. The understated, graceful designs in this book are ones that you'll come back to again and again.
    NZ$ 29.99
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  • Colour Confident Stitching: How to Create Beautiful Colour Palettes
    Whether you are a beginner or more experienced, any stitching project, no matter how simple, can be enhanced by a well-chosen colour palette, however, many people are nervous or even scared of colour. Textile designer Karen Barbe regularly teaches embroidery workshops and knows first-hand the fears and frustrations of beginners ' as well as accomplished crafters ' when starting a new project. Karen makes choosing and creating colour palettes a fun and enjoyable part of the design process. Colour Confident Stitching is divided into three parts: Understanding Colour; Feeling Colour and Stitching with Colour. The first two sections guide the reader through colour theory as well as choosing and using colour more instinctively. Stitching with Colour includes five stiching projects that will encourage the reader to explore colour and build confidence through exercise and experiment. Inspirational photographs are accompanied by stitching illustrations and step-by-step photographs for the colour choosing process as well as stitching projects.
    NZ$ 45.00
  • Embroidered & Embellished
    This is the complete visual guide to hand embroidery and embellishing. This richly illustrated reference guide from embroidery expert Christen Brown covers everything you need to make beautiful magic with needle and thread. You can learn to sew traditional and silk embroidery, make raised stitches, and embellish with beads, charms, buttons, and mirrors. Christen shows you how to combine and place stitches to enhance a finished piece and how to work with embroidery threads, ribbons, fabrics, laces, beads, buttons, and other embellishments. Also included are 9 complete embroidery projects to stitch and embellish, and step-by-step instructions that show exactly how to sew 85 different stitches.
    NZ$ 59.95
  • Enchanting Embroidery Designs
    Enchanting Embroidery invites you to create your own world using bright thread and imaginative stitching. Full of motifs that are both simple and playful - zany crocodiles, cats, bears, even bats and ravens - this book invites you to be creative with its whimsical designs. These sweet scenes and characters are all full of life and texture, making them at home on your favorite piece of clothing, home accessory or wall hanging. These unusual and cheery designs include: Cheery flowers on a broach Pretty pines on hanging ornaments Colorful curly sheep Fluffy clouds and stormy clouds Bushy-tailed foxes Even moss on stone and microorganisms in Petri dishes And more! Simple how-tos take you through every recommended stitch, while a section on combining colors will inspire you to try mixing and matching to create something new. There's also a section on turning your stitchery into embellishments you can use, wear and share. Put your imagination and hands to work with the help of this inspiring embroidery book.
    NZ$ 24.99
  • Happy Homemade: Sew Chic Kids
    Today's DIY sewing generation loves to outfit their kids in stylish homemade clothes, and kids love clothes that feel good. Designer Ruriko Yamada draws from her own experiences as a mom to create designs and sewing patterns that are fun to wear, easy to make and infused with covetable Japanese style. A wide range of sewing designs are covered from - tops and shorts for boys and girls, girls' dresses, and unisex pieces. Happy Homemade: Sew Chic Kids features easy-to-follow diagrams, Japanese sewing patterns in English, and simple instructions on how to make twenty super-comfy pieces for both boys and girls. Sewing patterns include: Pin-Tucked Blouse Dress with Flared Sleeves Knee-Length Shorts Tiered Skirt Boy's Stand-Up Collar Shirt Pull-Over Parka Yamada provides four sizes of westernized patterns, each of which can easily be adjusted to fit children from three to nine years old. Simple lines give kids room to move, and the classic styles look good on any frame. Sewing for children has never been easier. With Happy Homemade, you'll whip up a fantastic, money-saving wardrobe in practically no time at all!
    NZ$ 29.99
  • Joyful Mending
    Simply by applying a few easy sewing, darning, felting, or crocheting techniques, as well as some sashiko and other favorite embroidery stitches, you can repair your favorite pieces in a transformative way. These techniques don't just save you money, but make your life more joyful, fulfilling and sustainable in an age of disposable "fast fashion." Author Noriko Misumi teaches you her philosophy of mending and reusing items based on the age-old Japanese concepts of mindfulness and Wabi Sabi (an appreciation of old and imperfect things). In her book, she shows you how to: Repair any kind of fabric that is torn, ripped or stained-whether knitted or woven Work with damaged flat or curved surfaces to make them aesthetically pleasing again Create repairs that blend in, as well as bold or whimsical visible repairs Darn your handmade or expensive gloves, sweaters and socks to make them look great again! The joy to be found in working with your hands and the personal artistry you discover within yourself lie at the heart of this book. While nothing lasts forever, there's pleasure, as well as purpose, in appreciating age and imperfection. Joyful Mending allows you to surround yourself with the things that truly give you joy, whether they were given to you by a loved one, picked up in your travels or simply have a special place in your heart.
    NZ$ 24.99
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  • Sewing for Your Girls
    Yoshio Tsukiori is a name familiar to every fan of Japanese sewing books because of her elegantly casual designs for women and children. In Sewing for Your Girls she provides new patterns and instructions for clothes that will fit your budget and your little girl's personal style and body type perfectly. This book shows you how to select carefree, pretty and inexpensive fabrics that you can easily turn into clothes your girls will love to wear every day-for very little money! The patterns can be used in endless variations to create literally hundreds of different styles. "Raw, confrontational and aimed directly at anyone who has decided to take a hike from life, hide out for a while and reinvent who you are in another culture, it lays bare the vulnerability of the human psyche...Not for the fainthearted, this will take you on a journey which will be hard to forget, will hit deep and will, providing you enjoy this hard hitting style of writing, keep you entertained to the last page as you struggle, with Newbie, to discover just what life is really all about." -Blue Wolf Reviews "This book is delightful. [...]As well as the patterns the book also has a wealth of clearly photographed advice to give you the best chance of getting a great result." -Pendle Stitches blog
    NZ$ 29.99
  • Stitched Textiles: Animals
    An inspirational, practical guide by textile artist Letitia Thompson, the world of Mrs Bertimus! In this exciting new book Letitia shows you how to create colourful, contemporary, animal-themed stitched textiles with a quirky mix of vintage and whimsical style. Letitia's subjects range from playful, dancing mice to crafty foxes, their personalities skillfully captured in stitch using free-motion machine embroidery and hand stitching. The progression from idea to stitch is developed in easy stages, providing a valuable insight into the author's creative process and the methods she uses to achieve her stunning textile artworks. Starting with a comprehensive materials and techniques section, the book includes three step-by-step projects, templates, and numerous finished pieces to spark your creativity, resulting in a unique source of ideas and inspiration for textile artists of all abilities.
    NZ$ 39.99
  • Stylish Party Dresses
    Sew something elegant and stylish for any occasion that calls for a special dress. These 26 dresses and separates range from short to long, from sweet to sophisticated and from simple to dramatic to suit your mood, your style and your event. 96 pages plus patterns
    NZ$ 29.99
  • Stylish Skirts
    Sew chic and original skirts with this stylish DIY sewing book. Whether a beginning sewer or the hardcore do-it-yourselfer, Stylish Skirts walks readers through the process of making professional-quality pieces at home. This book features 23 skirt styles from author Sato Watanabe, whose numerous titles are favourites among Japanese sewing book fans in the US. With this sewing book, there's no end to the kinds of skirts you can create to match your body shape, your taste in fabrics and colours, and your mood (not to mention your favourite tops, shoes, and accessories)! The instructions and diagrams are a snap to follow and provide a huge variety of styles from ultra-feminine to artfully dishevelled. All 23 skirt designs in this book look great in different fabrics, colours, prints, and textures, so the options are truly endless. The enclosed DIY sewing instructions make cutting and sewing these skirts a breeze. Sewing projects include: White Twill A-line Skirt Russel Lace Gored Skirt Striped Skirt with Box Pleats Russel Lace Gored Skirt Skirt with Shirred Yoke and Lace Belt And many more!
    NZ$ 24.95
  • Stylish Wraps Sewing Book
    Popular Japanese fashion designer and author Yoshiko Tsukiori presents a fabulous new collection of lightweight wraps that are easy to sew and look fantastic. In this book, she provides five free pull-out patterns that can be used to create 22 timeless wraps to keep the chill off-and look great in the process. All the designs can be sewn in a few hours for a fraction of what you would pay in a store! And it is easy to mix and match different fabrics and styles to suit your wardrobe and mood. Here are just a few of the pieces you can make with this book: * a casual-to-dressy hooded cape * a flowing draped jacket or vest * a loose-and-light linen or wool coat * a simple, feminine, lightweight poncho * a ruffled bolero or classic blazer * a quilted coat or vest * a faux fur collar or stole * and much more, including pieces that work as dresses or tops! *Please not cover may be different from the one shown
    NZ$ 27.99