A Spoonful of Sugar

A Spoonful of Sugar

Sew 20 Simple Projects to Sweeten your Surroundings Zakka Style

Book - 2016
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"Treat yourself to 20 sweet and original craft projects! If you love crafting but find yourself short on time, all you need is A Spoonful of Sugar! Lisa Cox, the talented designer behind A Spoonful of Sugar Designs, offers twenty fun yet functional projects to decorate your bedroom, kitchen, craft room and playroom or to give as one-of-a kind gifts. Most of these projects can be made in an afternoon--whether you're a beginner or an intermediate crafter! Make a few Crisscross Coasters to spice up your table top, a Pretty Patchwork Jewelry Wrap to protect your favorite jewelry pieces, or a Nautical Treasure Bag for the little one in your life. These whimsical and practical sewing projects incorporate a number of techniques for embellishment, including patchwork, raw-edge applique, crochet, chicken scratch embroidery and sashiko, so you can put your own unique and modern twist on whatever project you choose! A Spoonful of Sugar allows you to appreciate the calming process of handwork, see your project develop and enjoy the satisfaction of making something yourself."--provided by Amazon.com.
Publisher: Cincinnati, Ohio : Fons & Porter, ©2016
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9781440243653
1440243654
Characteristics: 127 pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm + 1 CD

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Jul 16, 2017

Really fun small projects in this book, all of them useful around-the-house items. Unfortunately, the project I was really looking forward to -- cathedral window pincushion -- made no sense to me, no matter how often I re-read the instructions.
That said, the other projects would make this a great book for folks brand new to sewing since there are so many different techniques to try out, including patchwork, embroidery, and sashiko. There is a section at the beginning with introductory information but some techniques, like crochet, had only the barest of hints to get started. Your mileage may vary!

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