Elevate Your Scrap Sewing Projects: 20+ Beautiful Techniques Using Your Fabric Stash

Landauer. Feb. 2024. 96p. ISBN 9781639810437. pap. $19.99. CRAFTS
When professional and award-winning quilter Harrison, a presenter on the UK’s Sewing Street TV Channel, says to elevate scrap projects, she means it. The projects in this book use scraps of fabric and moderately complex techniques to make some highly sophisticated accessories. There’s a well-written section that introduces tools and basic techniques. The author presents a series of projects that utilize the fabric manipulation stars of tucking, pleating, scrunching, and embellishing. One alluring cushion project begins with informing readers how to weave strips of linen and Liberty lawn fabric and then fuse them into place before scrunching the loose bits of lawn into little bows. Another guides readers through a project that involves taking easy patchwork of floral prints, overlaying them with a series of bias strips, and joining them with evenly spaced beads that are folded, which lets the flowers peep through. Possibly the simplest project is a mini quilt of little presents tied up with silver bows. A wide variety of fabrics are used, including cork and rope.
VERDICT For libraries that cater to experienced sewists who want to try something a little different, this collection of projects certainly fits the bill.
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