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Store-bought soft furnishings can be expensive and the choice is often limited---but with so many gorgeous designer fabrics on sale, there's never been a better time to make your own. "Sewing in No Time" sets out 50 simple step-by-step projects using nothing more than the most basic of sewing skills. From a simple curtain with a pattern border and a striped duvet to a fabric storage box and a children's play tent, "Sewing in No Time" is the perfect book for people who are big on ideas but short of time. Whether your home is a traditional country cottage or a modern warehouse-style apartment, you're sure to find plenty of ideas to inspire you. * Inspirational project ideas for every room in the home. * Designer style can be achieved at a fraction of the cost. * Step-by-step projects show clearly how to make each piece.
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Emma Hardy is a stylist and designer who has worked on various lifestyle and interiors magazines, including Country Homes and Interiors and Marie Claire. Her previous books include Sewing in No Time (ISBN 978-1-906094-25-6: 25,000 copies sold), Quilting in No Time (ISBN 978-1-906525-29-3: 25,000 copies sold), Fast, Fun Cards (ISBN 978-1-904991-30-4: 50,000 copies sold) and Green Crafts for Children (ISBN 978-1-904094-74-4), all published by CICO. Married with two young daughters, Emma lives in south London.
Reviews - What do customers think about Sewing in No Time: 50 Step-by-step Weekend Projects Made Easy?
Lovely projects to complete easily and quickly Aug 23, 2008
My favorite craft magazine is Marie Claire Idees even though I speak very little French. When I see a project in the magazine that I'd like to make, I painstakingly translate the instructions with the help of a French/English dictionary.
Looking through this book reminds me of Marie Claire Idees projects with English instructions! It turns out the author, Emma Hardy, does in fact contribute to that magazine.
The projects in the book are simple designs using beautiful choices of fabrics with easy embellishments. Ms. Hardy's projects are well designed. Compare her design for a laundry bag with Amy Butler's pattern and you'll see a more interesting balance of bands of fabric and of fabric choices.
The projects in the book include a very cute covered hanger embellished with a fabric, ribbon and button flower, beautiful bed linens, a useful doorstop, pillows, blinds, notebook cover and much more. I did not like every project in the book but I found 9 projects I'd like to make. Most books rarely have more than two that catch my eye.
The instructions are clear, the photos are beautiful.