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Sewing in a Straight Line : Quick and Crafty Projects You Can Make by Simply Sewing Straight



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Random House Inc
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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!

Author Biography

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

Table of Contents

Introductionp. 8
Straight to the Point: Why Sewing Isn't As Hard As you Thinkp. 8
Getting Started: How to Sew a Straight Linep. 10
Basic Sewing Tools and suppliesp. 11
Sewing a Straight Line: By Handp. 15
Sewing a Straight Line: By Machinep. 16
Basic Sewing Techniquesp. 18
Fabric Basicsp. 25
Straight-up fashionp. 26
The One-Hour Skirtp. 28
Quilty Zigs and Zagsp. 32
Shirred to the Maxp. 36
Easy, Breezy Blousep. 40
City Girl Totep. 45
First Time's a Charm Cardip. 50
Heavy Metal Bagp. 56
The 60-Second Beltp. 63
Sewing School Skirtp. 64
Origami Dressp. 70
Cozy, Crafty homep. 76
Customized Curtains, Two Waysp. 78
World's Easiest Zippered Throw Pillowp. 84
15-Minute Shamsp. 87
Make-It-Your-Way Ottoman Coverp. 88
DIY Duvet Coverp. 92
Clutter-Busting Bucket Totep. 96
Pixelated Throwp. 100
Wonky Diamonds On Pointp. 106
qucik, cute giftsp. 118
Folded Flower Bowlsp. 120
Go Second Hellop. 129
9-to-5Folderp. 130
The Magic Sewing Kitp. 134
On-the-Go Jewelry Keeperp. 140
Denim Dop Bagp. 145
Mister Bunny and Miss Kittyp. 150
Fabric Resourcesp. 159
Indexp. 160
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