Author(s): Marion Elliot
This title allows you to look at the features in your trusty sewing machine in a completely new light and discover how practical functions and stitch settings can become creative goldmines. A mixture of feature spreads that burst with tips, ideas, tricks, inspirations, and creative projects covering everything from applique and quilting to using scrap fabric for sewing that's a bit more 'off-piste'. The flexible 'dip-into' format makes for a highly accessible and inspirational product - funky page layouts hold a wealth of must-know bite-size information. It is a 'go-to' book that will be referred to again and again for sewing techniques and inspiration, even as the same reader's confidence and skills grow.
Marion Elliott is an artist and designer working in a variety of media, mainly fabric and paper. She has written many craft books and has an exceptional talent for finding a quirky and smart approach to crafts. Currently designing and making textile items for Liberty and designing projects for various magazines including Sew Hip and Sew, she also sells her work on Etsy and Folksy. Marion lives in Ludlow, Shropshire.
Introduction; LIVE IT!; 1 - Smocked cushion; 2 - Funky quilting; 3 - Curtain applique makeover; 4 - Frayed denim storage; Feature spreads: Machine feet; Feature spreads: Machine stitches; WEAR IT!; 5 - Jacket makeover; 6 - Buttonhole corsage; 7 - Woollen jumper re-style; 8 - Scrap fabric purses; Feature spreads: Upcycling; Feature spreads: The work room; LOVE IT!; 9 - Greetings cards; 10 - Funky picture display; 11 - Cool teen gifts; 12 - Fun photo pocket bag; Feature spreads: Sewing other materials; Feature spreads: Blogs, groups and selling; Suppliers; Index.