Home Sewn Home: 20 Projects to Make for the Retro Home, by Sally Walton is a sweet book that has some lovely, practical home projects for lovers of vintage and retro. Most of the projects have been made with recycled vintage fabrics and supplies, which gives them a lovely charm and takes you back to your grandmother’s home.
Projects include: aprons, padded coat hangers, peg bag, wash bag, jewellery roll and more. What I love about this book is that it is enjoyable to look through – it has been printed on quality thick paper and has lots of sweet nostalgic props and details throughout. Most of all, it has full sized pattern sheets included in a pocket at the back of the book (a big plus for sewing books) and lots of tips throughout.
All the projects in the book are suitable for beginner and intermediate sewers. There is a helpful Supplies and Techniques section which guides you through the skills required to complete the projects. It has lots of step by step photos to guide you through the process so that you will get a lovely end product.
This is a great book for lovers of Vintage.
Publisher: Guild of Mastercraftsman Publications
Format: Paperback, 160 Pages
Tilda’s Spring Ideas by Tone Finnanger is a sweet collection of fresh Spring themed projects using Tilda fabrics, papers, and embellishments. You will be inspired to create garlands, decorations, soft toys, sewing accessories, angels, fabric boxes and more. You can see a google preview of the book at Fishpond if you would like a peak inside this delightful book.
All the projects are photographed and styled so beautifully, it is treat to look through. It also features full sized templates in the back of the book.
If you are a lover of the Tilda style, this is a wonderful book to add to your collection.
Publisher: David and Charles
Format: Paperback, 48 Pages
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