We make no excuse for reviewing three books on this posting, as they are all to do with sewing techniques, yet are all very different in both style and content.
Kate Haxell author of Sewlicious is an experienced author and craft book editor and her book manages to reflect both her experience as an editor and expertise as a maker. This book is so relevant in this glamping festival season with lots of really useful and well designed projects that you will want to make. As dog owners we obviously love the dog coat. The flat stylish money belt is not to be missed for those who like to keep their precious belongings close to them, and the bright stylish hooded rain cloak is perfect for wet weather events. There are clear step by step illustrations and lovely styled photographs.http://katehmakes.blogspot.co.uk/
Adorn is from the innovative publisher Hardie Grant. It an exciting collaboration between fashion and life style blogger’s Kit Lee from www.styleslicker.com and Shini Park from the blog www.Parkandcube.com.This fashion book hits the spot with its emphasis on recycling and embellishment, it is essentially an ideas book. In order that the uninitiated sewer does not plunge headlong into a too complicated project, each idea is marked with its difficulty level. There are blouses, sweaters, accessories, bags, shoes. My favourite part of the book is the final chapter with clever instant transformations such as adding bows, corsages, weathering leather, adding buttons and beads.
Sew Fabulous by Stuart Hillard is a really great hands on ‘how to’ book., and reflects Stuart’s practical skills.The book is written in a clear no nonsense way that totally shows Stuart’s great love of fabrics and sewing. The step by step photo’s of Stuart doing each task such as, making piping, inserting a zip, quilting are all very clear and helpful to both the new sewer and those who mess up. Stitches, fabrics and sewing feet are all explained. The projects are all for the home and are graded in difficulty. The book reads as if you are with a good friend who is holding your hand every step of the way. Buy this book if you want to sew but are hesitant, it will not only give you the skills but also the confidence to create and make for your home. http://www.stuarthillard.com/
Sewlicious by Kate Haxell published by Cico books http://www.rylandpeters.com at £14.99 Sew Fabulous is by the endearing Stuart Hillard, he of the first Sewing Bee programme. It is published on 28th August £20 as hardback or as an e book for £10.99 from Weidenfeld and Nicholsonhttps://www.orionbooks.co.uk/. Adorn by bloggers Kit Lee & Shini Park published by Hardie Grant http://www.hardiegrant.co.uk/ for £16.99