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  • Publisher: Search Press
  • Edition: BC Paperback
  • Publication: 20 June 2017
  • ISBN 13/EAN: 9781782214588
  • Stock: 50+
  • Size: 204x260 mm
  • Illustrations: 250
  • Pages: 96
  • RRP Price: £9.99
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Half Yard Vintage

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Sew 23 gorgeous accessories from left-over pieces of fabric by Debbie Shore

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Book Description

Sew 23 beautiful vintage-style projects from only half a yard of fabric each

Sew 23 beautiful, vintage-style items that will bring a touch of elegance to your home and make wonderful gifts for friends and family. Create beautiful accessories including a lacy pillow cover, a bucket-style wash bag, a dressing table cover and cones for displaying posies of dried flowers; sew gorgeous projects perfect for an afternoon tea including a tea cosy, made-to-measure tray cover and a cake frill; and create accessories for a vintage Christmas with a stocking, advent calendar and wreath. Using half-yard pieces of fabric and Debbies friendly, easy-to-follow advice, vintage style has never looked better!

Table of Contents

Introduction 8
Sewing kit 10
Before you start 12
The projects 18
Pillow Cover 18
Posy Cone 20
Jar Wraps 22
Tray Mat 24
Bunting 28
Bucket Bag 30
Tissuebox Cover 34
Notebook Cover 38
Letter Holder 40
Floral Wreath 44
Dressing Table Mat 48
Glasses Case 52
Birdhouse Peg Bag 54
Hanging Hearts 58
Shabby Chic Advent Calendar 62
Doily Clutch Bag 66
Shabby Chic Christmas Stocking 70
Little Cottages 74
Tea Cosy 78
Vintage Cake Frill 82
Repair Kit 84
Pincushion pot 88
Shabby Chic Shoulder Bag 92
Templates 94
Index 96

About the Author

About Debbie Shore

Debbie Shore started her career as a children's television presenter and since then has appeared regularly on television both as an actress and selling products on a shopping channel. Debbie has also hosted live fashion shows with a major fashion store, produces her own range of instructional DVDs and writes for several popular sewing magazines. She is now a bestselling author and has written 12 books for Search Press, with several more underway. Debbie was voted Sewing Designer of the Year in the Immediate Media British Craft Awards 2017. She lives in Castle Bytham, Lincs. Visit her website at: www.debbieshore.co.uk

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Sew

September 2017

The latest addition to the much loved stash-busting book series, this tribute to all things vintage will help you turn your leftover, lace frills and dainty prints into elegant home accessories and gifts for friends. As always, it's presented in a way that's easy to follow.


East Kent Embroiderers Guild

Debbies books are always brimming with beautiful ideas to sew and this latest title is no exception, as she presents 23 gorgeous projects in an on-trend vintage style.  Using small quantities of natural fabrics such as silk, cotton and linen together with lace, ribbons and buttons, sewers of all abilities can create a range of lovely items including bags, covers, hangings and mats. As always, full-size templates are included, making this a must-have book for all who enjoy making projects that are both attractive and useful and perfect to keep or give as gifts.  Highly recommended.


myshelf.com

Anybody who sews is going to be left with lots of oddments which appear to be too small to be useful.  But all you need is half a yard (or less) to make twenty-three beautiful vintage items with this useful book.

 

This is a bestselling title for Search Press and I am not surprised.  Make useful and very giftable pieces using not only oddments of fabric but also old doyleys, buttons, lace and more.  Raid the loft or visit junk shops and jumble sales to add to your stash and you will have enough to make anything in this book.  The author recommends a simple entry level computer machine with its fancy stitches but any machine will do, and apart from that you have everything you need if you sew.  Before the projects there are a few techniques to learn if you dont already know how such as basic hand embroidery stitches, bias binding, French seams, fitting magnetic clasps etc.  All these have plenty of large captioned photographs which make this book ideal for anybody who knows the basics but has not had a lot of sewing experience.  Each project features a large photo of the item in situ plus a list of what you need, size and several steps with photographs.  There are the usual cushion covers, bunting, pincushion, bags and mats but also more unusual (but useful) things like a peg bag, letter holder, jar wraps, advent calendar and a cake frill.  All are in the soft muted colors you would expect from vintage style projects but if your tastes and stash are more modern the items could equally be made up in brighter shades with different trims.  This is an ideal book for anybody who wants to make things for their home or to give as gifts or to charity sales.  User friendly and attractive.


Yarnsandfabrics.co.uk

Vintage has maintained its status as a theme that everyone loves. Debbie takes vintage style and makes 23 projects for the home and for gifts. Accessories include pillow covers, bags, dressing table covers, tea coy, tray covers and cake frills and Christmas-themed projects too. You'll find all the sewing techniques you need to know at the front of the book, including mitred corners. My favourite projects are the pillow, floral wreath, bucket bag, posy, journal cover, Xmas stocking and cottages. Lots of lace and neutral fabrics. Small projects are quick to make and add a homely touch. This book will be a big hit with its desirable projects and easy to follow instructions.

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