Fashion Trims: Customize and Create Clothes and Accessories

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9781589233836: Fashion Trims: Customize and Create Clothes and Accessories

Fashion Trims showcases a wealth of buttons, ribbons, trims, braids, lace, and distinctive embellishments to accent your wardrobe and accessories. Inside you’ll find 30 inspirational projects, which will get your creative juices flowing with a multitude of possibilities. Easy to follow, fully illustrated, step-by-step project text takes you from start to finish using basic sewing techniques to create sophisticated garments and garnishes at minimal cost.

Learn how to: alter existing clothing to update the look; create stylish one-of-a-kind jewelry pieces, hair accents, bags, and more; Funky to fabulous projects are adaptable for all ages.

At a glance, the materials and trimmings that will be used to make the fabulous range of clothing and accessories in the book will include: ribbon, silk and satin, braids, bullions, raffia, string, glass, wire, buttons and beads, sequins, wood, feathers, shells, horn bone, faux fur, leather, and mock suede.

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Louise Turner is a handbag and textile designer based in Lewes, East Sussex, and is a member of The Sussex Guild of designers and makers. Her handbags comprise glorious one-off creations and bespoke collections and have attracted much attention at Origin Craft Fair in London. Louise exhibits her work regularly both locally and throughout the UK.

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Nov 08 This is a sumptuous book that is guaranteed to get the creative juices flowing! Beautifully presented throughout with close-up colour photographs - it includes 30 fabulous projects for creating customised clothes and accessories using a variety of pretty ribbons, trims, braids and beads. Projects include shoes, gloves, hats, bags and scarves, providing a treasure trove of ideas for those who enjoy fashion sewing, restoring vintage finds or personalising high street goods. The instructions are clear and easy to follow and the book includes scaleable templates plus techniques for ruching ribbons, making flowers, creating rosettes, quilting fabric and free motion embroidery. The resulting items are luxurious and tactile with trims of satin, silk, velvet, lace, organza and fur. Many of the items are inspired by the opulent fashions of bygone eras making this a great title for those who fancy adding a couture touch to their wardrobe or with a special event on the horizon! * SEWING WORLD *

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