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  • Publisher: Cico Books
  • Edition: BC Paperback
  • Publication: 13 September 2022
  • ISBN 13/EAN: 9781800651319
  • Stock: 37 in stock
  • Size: 208x276 mm
  • Illustrations: 0
  • Pages: 128
  • RRP: £14.99
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Simple Hand Sewing


35 slow stitching and mindful mending projects by Laura Strutt

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Book Description

Feel the benefits of sewing by hand for your wellbeing and for the planet, with these mindful and sustainable makes.

Laura Strutt has designed these 35 projects specially to develop your hand-sewing skills, but also to help you slow down, enjoy the moment, and appreciate the rewards of your work. Using different techniques such as visible mending, sashiko, embroidery, thread doodling, boro and abstract embroidery, Laura shows you how to incorporate these methods into making something useful, creative and sustainable. 

For the home, you can make a boro bowl from scraps of fabric, adorn a simple cushion cover with an embroidered mandala or decorate with a floating embroidery design in a hoop. From your wardrobe, revive a beanie hat by adding some floral embroidery, or use sashiko stitching on fabric-covered buttons for a new look. Think of the planet as you upcycle a blouse with detail stitching and new sleeve trim, or make elbow patches to cover the holes in your favourite sweater. Whichever project you choose, take time to enjoy the process and simply sew.

About the Author

About Laura Strutt

Laura Strutt is a passionate designer who enjoys a wide range of crafts including knitting, crochet, dressmaking, quilting and hand-lettering. Laura is a former editor of Craft Business magazine; and the author of several books including Modern Crocheted Shawls and Wraps35 Knitted Baby Blankets and Modern Granny Square Crochet, as well as Cut & Craft: Digital Die-Cutting, published in 2022.

Laura lives in Ipswich, Suffolk, UK. Discover more about Laura at www.madepeachy.com

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