who sews is going to require places to keep materials and
items that help with various tasks. Here is a book of projects
for making more than just pincushions to keep your sewing
area tidy and enable you to transport your kit as well.
There are fifteen projects in here, some of which can be made
out of leftovers from other projects. Cotton fabric is used
throughout, making this a book that will have a lot of appeal
to quilters. Apart from the basic sewing kit, you won’t
need much else to make these projects, but there is a page
showing some additional supplies such as a bamboo creaser,
tacking glue pen, fabric clips etc. These items are all optional.
This is a book aimed at those who already sew, so is not for
beginners, although there are instructions at the front for
doing appliqué and creating and using bias strips.
Make cases, rolls and caddies for storing tools, bags for
carrying to classes, a sewing machine cover and useful pressing
mitt. Each project has staged instructions with both captions
and photographs, as well as a list of what materials and tools
you need, and a larger photo of the finished item. As this
is not for beginners, the staged photographs are not numerous
but do illustrate the trickier parts. There are also often
more than one view of the item showing it open as well as
closed, for example, which is useful.
cannot find a good range of cotton fabric and sewing materials
locally try www.searchpress.com for a list of suppliers.
Reviews of other craft books by Debbie Shore
Covers and Cosies
Half Yard Bags