Simple sewing techniques and quick yet stylish projects are combined in this appealing book that teaches readers basic sewing skills while they create super-cute items to keep or give. Use surface embellishment techniques including appliquÃ© and embroidery to transform plain tees or bags into pretty and unique signature items; create lovable critters or special accessories from scraps; or clean up the clutter and beautify your nest with easy-to-sew organizers and containers. Colorful photographs show off the vintage fabrics and reveal the projects up close; step-by-step instructions, plus Jenny's tricks and tips, make it easy for home sewers to recreate the items for themselves.
"The brilliant fabric combinations Jenny Ryan creates are the icing on the cake of her projects. I just want to make and wear the whole book!" --Jenny Hart, founder of Sublime Stitching
Jenny Ryan is the creator of SewDarnCute.com, where she sells one-of-a-kind tote bags, playful accessories, home dÃ©cor items and more. Jenny writes and blogs for CRAFT magazine, and is the organizer of a monthly craft fair, Felt Club, in Los Angeles (www.feltclub.com). Jenny lives in Silver Lake, CA.
Derek Fagerstrom is a San Francisco-based editor/curator/ designer, and former Project Editor at ReadyMade magazine. Lauren Smith worked for the designer Todd Oldham in his New York studio, where she managed his PR department and helped produce photo shoots, television segments, magazine articles, and events. Lauren and Derek are the co-founders of The Curiosity Guild, an arts-and-crafts collective that offers workshops, field trips, appreciation nights, and special events. Check out their website and store, www.curiosityshoppeonline.com.
Tina Barseghian is the Editor-in-Chief of CRAFT magazine. She has written for the San Francisco Chronicle, Design for Living, and CondÃ© Nast Traveler and was a contributing editor at ReadyMade magazine.