Fabricate eBook: 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 with the new and easy-to-download Fabricate eBook.

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Create gorgeous one-of-a-kind handmade fabrics and transform them into fun and functional projects with this easy-to-download Fabricate eBook! You’ll love 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, the Fabricate eBook will take your addiction to new levels.

Table of Contents
Following the Thread
Necessities & Sundries

Part One: Pleats, Crinkles & Tufts
Ruffled flowers bloom on an elegant evening Clutch
Crinkled pleats ass a right textural element to a silk Table Runner
Wave pleats sculpt a bodice of a Sundress
Shaggy pleats create a mod fabric of eco-friendly felt for a shag Pillow
Puffed tufts add a confectionary detail to a simple Skirt

Part Two: Laminates & Matrix
Fused plastic makes a Shopping Tote that is clever, beautiful, and recycled
Laminated felt layers wrap a colorful, playful Laptop Sleeve
Stitch less embroidery collage borders this chic Top
Swatch matrix of tiny triangles flutter across a Lampshade
Swirling freelace Placemats of yarn, string, and thread

Part Three: Cut & Fray
Faux chenille created with layered, cut, and frayed silk for an irresistible evening Wrap
Frayed circles in natural, earthy tones on a whimsical Curtain
Tumbled frays make a plush and inviting Area Rug

Part Four: Surface Embellishment
Machine appliqué creates a modern graphic border on an urbane Messenger Bag
Applied felt adds exuberant dots or swirls to a must-have Handbag
Crosshatch patchwork for a simple quilted & pieced Pot Holder

Glossary of Terms
Techniques Glossary
Pattern Templates


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: EP3821

Author/Speaker/Editor: Susan Wasinger

Format: eBook

ISBN 13: 9781596686168

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