- modern with a traditional twist Review by Susan Bleiweiss
The author says that for her "Sew Liberated is a way of looking at craft that is, at once, traditional and completely modern". Certainly that is a perfect way to describe the projects that you''ll find in this book. The 20 projects in this book are divided into three sections; domestic art, pampered artist and small stitches and all are relatively straightforward and easy to create. The author clearly has a fondness for applique and most of the projects include either turned, raw edge or reverse techniques. For those not familiar with these techniques have no fear because the authors step by step directions are clearly written and illustrated making them easy to follow for even a novice sewer. Projects in this book include household items such as patchwork placemats, aprons, a quilt and a pillow cover along with personal accessories that include bags, a blouse and a jersey garden skirt that features reverse applique. Things to sew for children include a baby''s first book, an petit artiste smock and a tote bag and chefs hat and apron. You''ll also find a clever clock project in this book. A working wall clock worthy of being the centerpiece in any room of the house. Along with the step by step directions for each project that are accompanied by full color photographs and clear and easy to understand diagrams you''ll also find full sized pull out pattern sheets.
(Posted on 12/31/09)