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  • Publisher: Search Press
  • Edition: BC Paperback with flaps
  • Publication: 11 October 2018
  • ISBN 13/EAN: 9781782217114
  • Stock: 50+
  • Size: 180x230 mm
  • Illustrations: 400
  • Pages: 128
  • RRP Price: £12.99
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Tiny Stitches


Buttons, badges, patches and pins to embroider by Irem Yazici

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Book Description

Modern embroidery with a twist 20 mini accessories to embroider and wear by Instagram superstar and embroidery designer Irem Yazici

Draw attention to that neat coat lapel or jazz up the back pocket of your favourite denim pieces with little embroidered buttons, badges, brooches and more by embroidery fan and Instagram sensation Irem Yazici A.K.A. @_.baobap._

Irem's collection of mini accessories are not only sweet and off the wall, they're practical pieces that you can wear, and are perfect gifts for the down-to-earth loved ones in your life! These embroideries are also smallscale canvasses for you to show off your new stitching skills: no more than 10 stitches are used for the 20 projects throughout, and range from beginner to intermediate in skill.

Every project is explained with clear photography and easy-to-follow step-by-step instructions. Each one doesn’t use much in the way of materials and there’s no complicated finishing involved. These will be projects that you will finish!

There are also 50 motifs included from you to choose from and play with, provided in a range of sizes and suitable for a variety of different projects, so you can make your own unique designs based on Irem's edgy style. 

PLUS Templates come in different sizes, so you can select the one you want to suit your own requirements.

These are embroidered projects that you will want to make and wear.

Table of Contents

Prelims 5 pp
Meet Irem  2 pp
Visual Contents  6 pp
Chapter One: Embroidery 101  14 pp
Chapter Two: Tiny Hoops  10 pp
Chapter Three: Precious Pins  14 pp
Chapter Four: Beautiful Buttons  18 pp
Chapter Five: Perfect Patches  18 pp
Chapter Six: Brilliant Badges  12 pp
Stitch Directory  12 pp
Templates  14 pp
Index and Credits  3 pp

About the Author

About Irem Yazici

Irem Yazici is a hand embroiderer and designer, and the ownerr of the Baobap shop on Etsy. Irem loves to stitch tiny things and has gathered a worldwide following on social media for her miniature embroidered pins and patches. Join Irem’s 167k followers on Instagram @_.baobap._ or check out her wesbite at


Sew Magazine (February 2019)

It's all in the detail with this unique book, as designer Irem shows you how to draw attention to your garments with embroidered buttons, badges, pins and patches. Each project uses no more than seven stitches and avoids complicated finishing, plus there's five iron-on pattern sheets so you can easily transfer each template onto your chosen fabric.

Small is beautiful in this innovative book which shows you how to make buttons, patches, pins and badges to dress up any outfit. You dont 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 cardthis 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 dont 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, stabilisers and more. So dont throw away those tiny scraps as you can give them a new life decorating your clothes.

Postcard Reviews

This beautiful book of embroidery is quite divine. 20 projects with 5 sheets of iron-on transfers are small but perfectly designed. Used as clothing embellishment they can give an edgy look to a frayed denim jacket, or a badge for your tote bag. There is a very handy 'how to' demonstrating how to make badges and buttons, as well as a basic embroidery technique guide. But do you know what I loved most about this book..well you do not need to be a fabulous embroiderer!! I think the more 'rustic' your work, the better these tiny projects will look. There are lots of templates too, that can be traced, and with the addition of sequins and beads, your final piece will be the envy of every trend setter.

Each project has a 'process' to follow, with types of stitch used and colour inspiration. The designs are all different in style and variation and each can be changed and adapted as you work your way through each of them. This is a good way to learn new stitches and practice your embroidery without being overwhelmed with a large project. Pretty cool!!

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