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Create an entire world of sophisticated projects using one simple skill. Absolutely anyone can sew in a straight line. And with this one skill and some basic guidance, television host and crafty expert Brett Bara demonstrates how you can make custom home decor, stylish fashions, and one-of-a-kind gifts. Sewing in a Straight Lineis a step-by-step guide to creating 28 deceptively simple projects that look like they came from a chic boutique-far more impressive than you would expect for such little effort! These easy-to-make items offer quick gratification that even the busiest among us will appreciate. From a flirty two-hour miniskirt to the cutest plush toys, many of the projects take only a spare afternoon. With Brett's eye for fresh, modern style and her encouraging advice, sewing couldn't be easier. So break out your needle and thread, fire up your machine, and get creative. A world of handmade possibilities is a few easy stitches away!
Brett Bara is a New York City-based crafts and DIY lifestyle expert. She is the host of Knit and Crochet Now on PBS, a spokesperson for Warm-Up America!, and the former Editor-in-Chief of Crochet Today magazine. Her Sewing 101 column is a regular feature on Design*Sponge. Visit her website and blog at www.brettbara.com
Table of Contents
|Straight to the Point: Why Sewing Isn't As Hard As you Think||p. 8|
|Getting Started: How to Sew a Straight Line||p. 10|
|Basic Sewing Tools and supplies||p. 11|
|Sewing a Straight Line: By Hand||p. 15|
|Sewing a Straight Line: By Machine||p. 16|
|Basic Sewing Techniques||p. 18|
|Fabric Basics||p. 25|
|Straight-up fashion||p. 26|
|The One-Hour Skirt||p. 28|
|Quilty Zigs and Zags||p. 32|
|Shirred to the Max||p. 36|
|Easy, Breezy Blouse||p. 40|
|City Girl Tote||p. 45|
|First Time's a Charm Cardi||p. 50|
|Heavy Metal Bag||p. 56|
|The 60-Second Belt||p. 63|
|Sewing School Skirt||p. 64|
|Origami Dress||p. 70|
|Cozy, Crafty home||p. 76|
|Customized Curtains, Two Ways||p. 78|
|World's Easiest Zippered Throw Pillow||p. 84|
|15-Minute Shams||p. 87|
|Make-It-Your-Way Ottoman Cover||p. 88|
|DIY Duvet Cover||p. 92|
|Clutter-Busting Bucket Tote||p. 96|
|Pixelated Throw||p. 100|
|Wonky Diamonds On Point||p. 106|
|qucik, cute gifts||p. 118|
|Folded Flower Bowls||p. 120|
|Go Second Hello||p. 129|
|The Magic Sewing Kit||p. 134|
|On-the-Go Jewelry Keeper||p. 140|
|Denim Dop Bag||p. 145|
|Mister Bunny and Miss Kitty||p. 150|
|Fabric Resources||p. 159|
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