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tiny Stitches
Buttons, Badges, Patches and Pins to Embroider
BY Helen Rhiannon

Search Press
6 November 2018/ ISBN 9781782215370
How-To Books/Needlecraft

Reviewed by Rachel Hyde


Small is beautiful in this innovative book which shows you how to make buttons, patches, pins and badges to dress up any outfit. You don’t even need to be a skilled embroiderer as all the projects use just seven easy-to-learn stitches.

I saw somebody wearing one of these wee felt pins recently and instantly wanted one. Then I saw one on a greetings card…this book shows four ways of making tiny works of wearable art. Use mini embroidery hoops, button and tie tack making kits or just make into patches and sew on. This is a great way of using up oddments of fabric, felt and floss as well as odd beads and sequins. Inside the back cover is an envelope containing five sheets of iron-on transfers. Each section contains several projects listing what you need and stitches used, plus staged photographs for some of them. Quite a few are very simple and don’t require this, also it is easy to get the hang of how to make up the items plus there are stitch diagrams for reference. As well as the transfers there are templates for tracing and resizing instructions. All the threads used are listed (DMC) and there are additional directions for using freezer paper, carbon paper, stabilizers and more. So don’t throw away those tiny scraps as you can give them a new life decorating your clothes.

If you cannot find a good range of sewing and embroidery materials locally try for a list of suppliers.
UK Reviewer: Rachel Hyde's work can be found in The Bead Magazine, Making Jewellery and
Reviewed 2019