Chic on a Shoestring: Simple to Sew Vintage-Style Accessories

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Chic on a Shoestring is your entrée into the world of high fashion that will inspire you to create your own covetable clothes and accessories. Learn to transform ornate trims and vintage buttons into spectacular brooches, craft a favorite silk scarf into a chic top, or rework flea market shoes into fashionable showstoppers.

With more than 40 unique and stylish ideas—including quick and easy no-sew projects—Chic on a Shoestring will inspire first-time and experienced crafters alike.


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Mary Jane Baxter holds millinery workshops and also teaches hat making at The Kensington and Chelsea College in London and Liberty's. She writes columns for Homes & Antiques magazine (Style on a Shoestring), and Sew magazine (Stitching in the City); and writes features for the BBC, Guardian, Mollie Makes and Cloth magazines.

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'Is packed with innovative ideas for sewing vintage-style accessories without breaking the bank.' SEW Magazine 'With their timeless beauty and classic colours it's hard not to walk past silk scarves in the thrift stores. Mary Jane Baxter shows you how to transform your squares into a beautiful silk top.' Mollie Makes 'This handy book is jam-packed with ideas for customising clothes and making vintage-style jewellery and accessories from fabric straps, acrylic stones, shoelaces and trinkets.' Make Jewellery

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