Sewn by Hand

Two Dozen Projects Stitched With Needle & Thread

Wasinger, Susan

Book - 2011
Average Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5.
Sewn by Hand
Part nostalgia, part modern trend for the homemade, Sewn By Hand celebrates the gentle comforts of creating beautiful pieces the old-fashioned way. This contemporary collection allows stitchers to be eco-friendly and mobile, as they carry their projects along with them just as knitters do. And with more than 20 items ranging from fashionable pillows and aprons to practical totes and pincushions, sewers will produce gorgeous results while they experience the simple joys of traditional sewing.

Publisher: New York, NY : Lark Crafts, c2011
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 1600596681
Branch Call Number: 746.4 W3198s 2011
Characteristics: 128 p. :,ill. (chiefly col.) ;,26 cm


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Sep 07, 2012
  • VRMurphy rated this: 1 stars out of 5.

I found that the author's taste and mine were wildly divergent. Yes, the apron from men's shirts is attractive, and the technique for making flowers from zippers is clearly explained. There is no compelling reason to hand-sew any of the projects though. I agree with commenter koehnerp about the instructions, the photography, and yes, the instructions are clearly written and make sense.

Sep 12, 2011
  • pattyskypants rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

This is a charming book with really "super-cute" and "natty" projects (author's words, not mine). The focus is on items that can be made without electrical machinery using recycled materials. My favorites are the apron made from two yard sale men's shirts, flowers made from zippers, and a pilot hat made from recycled sweaters. The instructions are clearly written, the photography is very attractive and it is well-written. Most of the projects would work well for those who want to teach young people how to sew.


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