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Crafty little things to sew : 20 clever sewing projects using scraps & fat quarters / Caroline Fairbanks-Critchfield.

By: Fairbanks-Critchfield, Caroline, 1975-.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: New York, New York : Lark, [2017]Copyright date: ©2017Description: xiii, 130 pages : illustrations (some colour) ; 26 cm.Content type: text | still image Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9781454710455; 1454710454.Uniform titles: SewCanShe (Blog) Subject(s): Machine sewing | Sewing | Handicraft | Decoration and ornamentDDC classification: 646.4 Summary: 20 quick & easy projects to sew from scraps or fat quarters.Summary: Every sewer accumulates scraps that are too nice to throw away, but don't fit in with the usual patterns on hand. This collection of quick and easy projects can all be sewn from scraps or fat quarters! Fairbanks-Critchfield shares ideas for must-have accessories and children's projects for all skill levels. And the projects are great for gifts for family and friends!
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:

Adorable must-have items to sew in a session or two . . . even if you're a total beginner!
Start a project--and finish on the very same day! From pouches and totes to baskets, these clever and crafty little things will make you feel like a superhero stitcher. Created by the bloggers of SewCanShe, the 20 projects include a quilty first-aid kit, cute magnets, headbands and hair baubles, travel iron mats, and more. Many are made with fat quarters of fabric--sold in precut stacks or bundles and easily purchased in stores or on the web. Newcomers will find so many pictures, diagrams, and tips that they'll feel like the author is right there beside them.

Project designers include the author and :
Virginia Lindsay (Gingercake Patterns)
Jennifer Heynen (The Beginning Fabrics / Jennifer Jangles)
Sarah Markos (Blue Susan Makes: bluesusanmakes.blogspot.com)
Heidi Staples (Fabric Mutt: fabricmutt.blogspot.com)
Tessa Walker (The Sewing Chick: thesewingchick.blogspot.com)
Christina Roy (2littlehooligans.com)

"Caroline Fairbanks-Critchfield and the bloggers of SewCanShe.com"--Cover.

Includes index.

20 quick & easy projects to sew from scraps or fat quarters.

Every sewer accumulates scraps that are too nice to throw away, but don't fit in with the usual patterns on hand. This collection of quick and easy projects can all be sewn from scraps or fat quarters! Fairbanks-Critchfield shares ideas for must-have accessories and children's projects for all skill levels. And the projects are great for gifts for family and friends!

Table of contents provided by Syndetics

  • Dedication and Acknowledgments (p. vi)
  • Introducing ... Crafty Little Things to Sew! (p. vii)
  • Sewing Basics (p. ix)
  • Travel Handmade (p. 1)
  • Circle Pouch Shopping Tote (p. 3)
  • Divide-and-Conquer Drawstring Bag (p. 9)
  • Two-in-One Lunch Tote and Place Mat (p. 15)
  • Quilty First Aid Kit (p. 21)
  • Casual Couponer Divided Pouch (p. 27)
  • Take-Along Ironing Mats (p. 31)
  • Snappy Supply Case (p. 33)
  • Crafty Biz Apron (p. 41)
  • A Handmade Home (p. 45)
  • Reversible Barstool Cushion (p. 47)
  • Everyday Apron (p. 51)
  • Spacious Spa Caddy (p. 55)
  • Photo Frame Fridge Magnet (p. 61)
  • Cute Hexi Magnets (p. 64)
  • Festive "Buttoned-Up" Baskets (p. 67)
  • Sewing for the Little Ones (p. 71)
  • Kiddie Backpack (p. 73)
  • Easy Wallet with Pockets (p. 79)
  • Felt and Fabric Hair Baubles (p. 83)
  • Color-Block Headband (p. 85)
  • Lunch-in-a-Snap Tote (p. 89)
  • Patchwork Calculator Tablet Case (p. 95)
  • Templates and Resources (p. 98)
  • Templates (p. 99)
  • Fabric and Notions Sources (p. 123)
  • About the Author and Project Designers (p. 124)
  • Index (p. 129)

Reviews provided by Syndetics

Library Journal Review

Bags, organizers, and practical home decor are the focus of -Fairbanks-Critchfield's latest collection, which features projects from the bloggers who contribute to SewCanShe.com. Each project makes clever use of scraps and fat quarters as either a focal fabric or an embellishment, allowing sewists to customize designs with as many (or as few) fabrics as they like. Basic machine sewing skills, including the ability to work with a simple pattern and sew a straight seam, are required for all of the projects; the more complex designs bring in other skills and techniques, such as machine quilting and installing zippers. Traceable or reproducible pattern templates are provided as needed. VERDICT These projects are an excellent way to make use of favorite fabrics and are also great for gift sewing. © Copyright 2017. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

Booklist Review

Though maybe no longer learned in school, sewing skills are still convenient to have when mending and making household items. In her new guide, Fairbanks-Critchfield (Just for You: Selfish Sewing Projects from Your Favorite SewCanShe Bloggers, 2014) incorporates very useful step-by-step instructional photographs, geared to visual learners. And since sewing is an acquired talent, for the most part, she makes sure that even novices can excel. The 20 small projects can be completed in days, not weeks, and she scatters quick tips (for example, use pinking shears to quickly trim and cut notches) throughout the text. Upfront bursts easily identify the materials needed. Fairbanks-Critchfield offers contemporary patterns that are useful as well as decorative, including a kiddie backpack, everyday apron, and photo-frame fridge magnet. Not necessarily easy, but definitely worthwhile. Appended with 22 pages of templates and other useful resources.--Jacobs, Barbara Copyright 2017 Booklist