Saturday, 20 September 2014

ARTS AND CRAFTS REVIEW: Sew Fabulous - Stuart Hillard

Release Date: 28/08/14
Publisher:  Weidenfeld and Nicolson


Stuart Hillard reached the semi-final of BBC2's GREAT BRITISH SEWING BEE, bringing a fantastic sense of invention, passion, creativity and style to all things fabric. Stuart's first love is sewing for the home - transforming everything from tablecloths, cushions and curtains to garden chairs and quilts. He is an enthusiastic home sewer and teacher and his mission is to make sewing for the home accessible and aspirational, and his message is clear: sewing is for everyone. He introduces the novice sewer to the basic skills, kit and trimmings and also endeavours to teach even the most experienced sewer a new range of techniques. Ranging from the super-easy, no-sew projects for those who are enthusiastic about fabric but are under-confident, to gorgeous quilts that take a few basic sewing skills, Stuart's brilliant designs and simple-to-follow approach will help everyone to sew for their own home, their own way.


Arts and Crafts are a great way to help make things for gifts for people whether you like to make jams or sweets or are gifted enough with a needle and thread to create wonderful items that will give every time they’re used. What this book does is give the reader a lot of different idea’s for projects, includes easy to follow instructions and also gives you patterns. It’s a great item for everyone from Teen’s upwards and can turn a hard up Christmas into one where everyone gets a special gift made just for them.

All round a cracking book and one that can be used all year round. Just get it early so that you have plenty of time to get materials without having to rush the job.

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