Adventures in Fabric—La Todera Style: Sew 20 Projects for You and Your Home

Julie M. Creus. C&T/Stash, $25.95 (144p) ISBN 978-1-60705-962-2
Creus manipulates all manner of fabulously printed (and unprinted) fabric in her debut—she sews it, folds it, poufs it out, and crunches it down. An admirer of Kaffe Fassett’s colorful designs, Creus assumes a certain amount of comfort with fabric; to use the book best, a crafter will need to know her way around a sewing machine, a glue gun, and needle and thread—not to mention rotary cutters and polyester fiberfill. That said, the basic how-to instructions at the start of the book are particularly clear and friendly, with the best illustration of a surgeon’s knot most crafters will ever see. This is one of the few guides to manipulating fabric for decorative objects instead of clothing. Though this book is not for beginners, sewists with intermediate skills and beyond will have a blast whipping up these colorful, tactile objects. Standout projects include the inviting harlequin star pillow chair, the wearable gum-wrapper weave fabric cuff, and the enthralling lavish lantern ornament. Full color photos, pattern pullouts. (Oct.)
Reviewed on: 08/18/2014
Release date: 11/01/2014
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