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Friday, 19 September 2014

Book Review: Stitch It Simple, Beth Sheard (2014)

*Review copy c/o Netgalley, image via Goodreads

stitch it simple

Stitch It Simple is a cute and colourful sewing book featuring 25 beginner projects which can also be customised or built upon for those with more sewing experience.

Most of the ideas included are projects for the home such as cushions, a lampshade, mobiles, a doorstop and bunting. However there are also a few accessory and gift ideas such as slippers, tote bags and even an apron with a cute cupcake design! My personal favourite ideas included Fabric Letters, the Balloon Cushion and the Stylized Tree Cushion (obviously someone else agrees as they are the three projects featured on the cover!).

Alongside the tutorials themselves is a section of information on some of the basics such as how to do simple stitches, appliqué, binding edges etc which is perfect for beginners or to use for reference. There's even a few tips dotted here and there along the way too!

The projects found within this title were all created using fabric collections designed by Kaffe Fassett who also penned the forward to the book. The use of one designer’s collection means that the projects all compliment each other well in terms of colour and style and gives an overall coherent theme to the book.

Stitch It Simple is full of cute ideas and would make a nice gift for a beginner wanting to try out some easy sewing projects.


Stitch It Simple is released on October 14th & you can pre-order it from now!

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