Fabricate 17 Innovative Sewing Projects that Make Fabric the Star

Create gorgeous one-of-a-kind handmade fabrics and transform them into fun and functional projects.

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Create gorgeous one-of-a-kind handmade fabrics and transform them into fun and functional projects with this guide to distinctive cloth-making techniques. From wearables to home decor, Fabricate teaches you to alter simple materials through texture, substance, embellishment, and adornment. The creative possibilities are endless!

  • Make unique cloth using a variety of easy fiber-art and fabric-manipulation techniques
  • Projects include laptop cases to evening bags, elegant wraps to flirty skirts, floor pillows to whimsical curtains, a felted puff-ball rug, a faux-chenille throw, a textured shibori scarf, and more
  • Create unique effects with pleats and crinkles; puckers and tufts; cut-and-fray fabric techniques; laminates that add colorful, versatile, and playful layers; surface embellishment techniques like cording, applique, and crazy stitch; heat-treated techniques like burn-out, burn-away, and fabric etching; fabrics designed with solvy and repeating notions like rickrack, hooks and eyes, and zippers.

Beginning and expert sewers alike will be thrilled to find that sewing just got creative, beautiful, and artful again. If you are a crafter, sewer, or are simply fabric-obsessed, Fabricate will take your addiction to new levels.

About the Author

Susan Wasinger has been sewing since she was four years old. Her work in media from graphic design to architecture to eco-crafts has appeared in Quilting Arts Stitch, Natural Home, and Metropolitan Home Magazine. She has also been featured on HGTV's Look What I Did.

SKU: 09SW01

Author/Speaker/Editor: Susan Wasinger

Format: Paperback

ISBN 13: 9781596680944

Number Of Pages: 128

Customer Reviews

Fabricate: 17 innovative sewing projects that make fabric the star Review by NULL NULL

While most of the techniques in the projects are very interesting, several of the projects themselves are not anything I would want to waste time on. However, the value of the book for me is the inspiration that it provides, and how I can apply the techniques to my own projects. The instructions and photos/illustrations are very good. Overall, a very worthwhile purchase.

(Posted on 10/5/11)