Author(s): Debbie Shore
All of the projects use just half a yard of fabric, making them ideal for using up scraps and oddments left over from other projects or sold off cheaply by your favourite fabric store. All you need is a sewing machine and a basic sewing kit, and in no time at all you'll be making one of the gorgeous projects in the book. There are twenty-six to choose from, including beautiful bags, aprons, a craft caddy for storing your making kit, padded coat hangers, a chicken doorstop, a handy wash bag, a notice board and numerous other gifts and accessories for you, your family and your home. The basic techniques you need to know are explained clearly at the beginning of the book, and every step-by-step project is accompanied by a fabulous photograph of the finished piece, which will not fail to delight and inspire you.
Debbie Shore started her career as one of the first ever live children's television presenters and since then has appeared regularly on television both as an actress and selling products on a shopping channel. Debbie has also hosted live fashion shows with a major UK fashion store, produces her own range of instructional DVDs and writes a regular column for a popular sewing magazine. Her interest in sewing started when, as a child, her mother taught her how to sew, and after many years of trial and error she has taught herself how to make professional-looking soft furnishings using simple techniques that she has developed herself. Realising, over the years, that things she finds easy to create are difficult for many people, she decided to share her design ideas, methods, hints and tips by writing a book. Debbie lives in Northamptonshire with her husband and a menagerie of animals that includes dogs, cats and ducks! www.debbieshore.co.uk