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Crafting / DIY

Bag Bazaar

Bag Bazaar

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Handbags are hotter than ever-- but so are their designer price tags. There's never been a better time to sew your own fashionable bags, and it has never been easier with designer Megan Avery as your teacher. In "Bag Bazaar," Avery presents 25 bags that even a sewing newbie can handle, in a variety of styles sure to match any look.
For years, Avery has hosted bag-making workshops in her boutique. Here she shares her expert advice as well as the blueprints for her most popular designs. Beginning with a guide to basic sewing techniques, Avery then features patterns for bags that range from funky to sophisticated, from a roomy backpack and an adjustable-strap messenger bag to an evening wristlet and a pleated clutch. Also included are patterns for specialty bags such as an eco-friendly grocery tote, a laptop sleeve, and a garment bag. Need extra pockets or longer handles? All of the patterns are completely customizable. Every design is accompanied by a hip, modern illustration, and--best of all--Avery offers all the encouragement and know-how you need to invent your own unique creations.
With patterns for everything from clutches and hobos to cosmetic bags and beach totes, "Bag Bazaar "shows you how to create the perfect, custom accessory--in less time than it would take to shop for one.
Bag for All Reasons: 12 All-New Bags and Purses to Sew for Every Occasion

Bag for All Reasons: 12 All-New Bags and Purses to Sew for Every Occasion

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From the author of the bestselling The Bag Making Bible comes an outstanding collection of 12 inspiring bags for you to make at home.
Lisa Lam of U-Handbag.com brings you a stunning collection of sewing patterns to make your own bags. The book features 12 brand new bag designs with full photographic instructions for how to make a bag with truly professional results. The book features a link to print-at-home patterns so that you can get started right away - no photocopying or enlarging required.
The book opens with Lisa's in-depth advice on all the aspects needed to get started, from the tools and equipment you need, to understanding and interpreting patterns, to choosing, preparing and cutting fabrics. A comprehensive Techniques section explains some core bag-making techniques such as how to insert a zip pocket, how to use magnetic snap closures, how to sew bag straps and handles including adjustable straps, and how to bind edges and use piping for a truly professional finish. There is also guidance on how to insert a lining to your bag. All the techniques are fully explained with easy to follow photographs, so you'll be creating professional, practical and great-looking bags before you know it!
The 12 projects that follow range in complexity. If you're new to sewing and bag making there are beginner bag projects such as the Compact Groceries Tote, All-Sorted Laundry Bag and Access-All-Areas Pouch to get you started before progressing to the more fully featured bags such as the Too-Cool-for-School Satchel and the 3-in-1 Convertible Backpack. You can make your own iPad case, sew a child's backpack, create a pretty purse using a metal purse frame, make your own tri-fold wallet, make a baby changing bag with matching changing mat, sew your own bicycle panniers, and sew a vanity case for your beauty essentials. The bags all have style and substance and are designed with real-life practical uses in mind.
Within each project Lisa gives her hints and tips for success, along with advice on how you can customize the patterns to create your own version of the design. The book is presented in a spiral bound format, making it lay flat so you can follow the instructions with ease while sewing.
This information-rich book will elevate your sewing know-how with versatile techniques and inspiring suggestions for making these bags your own. Amy Butler
Basic Leathercrafting

Basic Leathercrafting

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- Step-by-step instructions and photos illustrate basic leathercrafting techniques: choosing leather, stamping and decorating, stitching and lacing, and finishing - Projects in both traditional and contemporary styles - Detailed how-to information teaches what you need to learn to get started in this fun and popular craft
Bead Directory

Bead Directory

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Beaders and other artisans have knowledge and ideas at their fingertips with this comprehensive reference to more than 600 individual beads that are readily available and appropriate for contemporary projects. Chapters are separated by bead material including glass, wood, semi-precious stone, and ceramic beads. Each bead is pictured from several angles, alongside descriptions of dimensions, color range, usage, special care, size of hole, weight, suitable stringing materials, relative cost, and suggested complementary beads. An extensive index lists suppliers in stores and online, making this reference an invaluable companion for designers looking to add to their bead-bag of tricks."

Beanies and Bobble Hats

Beanies and Bobble Hats

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Hip hats to knit yourself, including berets, hats for children, and even a headband or two

Walk down any street and count the number of beanies and bobble hats you see--they are everywhere, and not just on cold winter days, but as a fashion statement to be worn throughout the year. Now Fiona Goble has designed 36 fun and fast-to-knit hats for you to make, for yourself or your friends. With great yarns and color combinations, and styles ranging from a fair-isle border beanie to a pixie pompom hat, you will stand out from the crowd. There are hats for men, women, and kids, including hoods, headbands, and even a knitted crown. As with Fiona's previous book, 'Scarves and Snoods', many of the projects are quick and easy to knit, and only use a couple of balls of yarn.

Beginners Guide to Crochet

Beginners Guide to Crochet

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Want to learn to crochet, but have no idea where to start? Well this book will guide you through the basics and have you completing your first project in just one day!

Each new stitch is explained in easy steps with accompanying photographs and diagrams and is followed up with a project showing you how to utilize your new found skills.

The 20 modern projects range from a super simple cafetiere cosy to a granny square blanket, plus there is a section dedicated to 'extreme crochet', using t-shirt yarn to create larger-than-life crocheted creations.

In addition, crochet charts are included for each stitch and pattern with the author explaining, in detail, how to read and follow charts.

The author's chatty, informal style will take you on your journey from newbie to fully-fledged crocheter and before you know it you'll be crocheting and making fantastic homemade presents for friends and family.

Crochet blogger, Sarah Shrimpton, who blogs under the name Annaboos House, is a self taught crocheter and former teacher, who started blogging for fun and now has over 7k followers on Instagram.

Beginners Guide to Tunisian Crochet

Beginners Guide to Tunisian Crochet

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Learn how to do Tunisian crochet and make 10 fabulously stylish projects for you and your home.

Tunisian crochet is a great way of producing stunningly creative textiles and Emma Guess shows you how in this book. Offering the perfect challenge for seasoned and new crocheters alike to learn a new skill, this book takes you from the absolute basics of Tunisian crochet, and progresses to demonstrate how to adapt your skills to create unique designs and textures.

Starting from the basic stitches accompanied by clear, step-by-step photography, Emma then shows you how to combine stitches and colour changes to create exciting new textures. There are three easy projects to put your new skills intro practice, followed by ten stylish and modern projects made using the skills taught throughout the book. You can make a beautiful chunky blanket, a pair of mittens and matching scarf, a stylish shoulder bag, a chevron cushion and more. Emma's style is fun, exciting and instantly alluring and these sleek and sophisticated projects will complement your home and make lovely gifts.

Bend the Rules with Fabric

Bend the Rules with Fabric

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In this work, Amy Karol explores dyeing, silk screening, stamping, applique, transferring photographs and many other techniques, providing an array of fun and projects for crafters to get their teeth into.
Benni Harper's quilt album

Benni Harper's quilt album

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These fun, romantic, Western-flavored stories are named for traditional quilt patterns. Now, for the first time, Earlene Fowler and Margrit Hall present quilts to go along with the books.
Best of Knitscene

Best of Knitscene

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Enjoy the 20 most popular knitting patterns and expert advice from the first five years of "Knitscene" magazine in "The Best of Knitscene."

The knitwear designs of this one-of-kind collection have been knitted thousands of times by hundreds of knitters around the world. For the first time ever Lisa Shroyer, editor of "Knitscene" magazine, has compiled the most beloved, fashionable creations into a single all-star collection. Among the patterns included are Heather Lodinsky's Central Park Hoodie, Connie Chang Chinchio's Geodesic Cardigan, Katie Himmelberg's Phiaro Scarf, and other favorite designs. And these patterns are even better than ever, they've been updated with corrections, additional sizes, technique tutorials, and more. Some of these must-have knit patterns are now out of print, so Lisa is offering you a second chance to add them into your knitting pattern collection.

Plus, you'll get articles and profiles on some of the most popular designers including Cecily Glowik MacDonald, Star Athena, and Kate Gagnon Osborn.

With "The Best of Knitscene" you'll fall in love all over again with your favorite patterns from "Knitscene."

Best of Stitch

Best of Stitch

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Express your unique style with 20 fun and fabulous bags to stitch!

Welcome to a selection of the best bags from the popular Stitch magazine, plus 5 brand-new projects, curated by its editors. The book features designs from Malka Dubrawsky, Ayumi Takahashi, Kevin Kosbab, Carol Zentgraf, and many more.

Techniques include patchwork, applique, pleating, creating dimension with fabric, and embroidery. Bags of a variety of shapes and sizes were selected, including coin purses, gadget bags, clutches, slouch bags, and messenger bags, so you are sure to find something to make for yourself or give to your friends and family.

Inside you will find all of the best bags from Stitch magazine in one place, plus 5 brand-new designs- there's something for everyone!

Beyond the Square

Beyond the Square

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Move beyond granny squares and get ready for crocheted circles, triangles, hexagons, and stars. Edie Eckman opens up the door to crocheting creativity with more than 140 motifs of every shape and size. Embellish your clothing, linens, housewares, and bags with colorful patterns as you put odd yarn leftovers to good use. Step-by-step instructions and color photographs provide the building blocks to limitless possibilities.
Big Book of Weekend Woodworking: DIY Patterns for Wood Crafts for Absolute Beginners

Big Book of Weekend Woodworking: DIY Patterns for Wood Crafts for Absolute Beginners

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When you have a passion for DIY projects you can always find something new and cool to craft, some ingenious way to make your home even more welcoming, even more beautiful, and more you.
A book on woodworking for dummies - Including great beginner woodworking projects that will get you comfortable with the basics of building with woodworking tools and accessories.
Woodworking ideas guide step-by-step instructions.
Some of the small woodworking projects below can be completed in a weekend and others in just a few hours, either way, all the woodworking plans will help you create something great out of wood.
That being said, let's check out some awesome DIY wood projects and see what inspires you.

Big Hook Crochet

Big Hook Crochet

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Discover the world of giant crochet with 35 fast and fabulous projects.

A keen crocheter, Emma Friedlander-Collins decided to explore the possibilities of using an extra-large hook--starting with one her husband had made for her from the end of a wooden broomstick. She discovered that crocheting with her giant hook, combined with using super-chunky yarns, produced quick results and new textures. Here she shares 35 stylish patterns with you, all to make using a supersize hook. You can make your own hook for these projects, but you can also buy them, and details of suppliers are provided at the back of the book. Chapter 1, Clothes and Accessories, has a whole host of things you will love to make and wear, including scarves, a hat, jewelry, and slippers. Stay snug in the winter with the super snood sleeveless body warmer, which is ideal for wearing underneath a coat, or wear the chic 1920s cloche hat all year round. Plus, add a little crochet to your bicycle--make a matching seat cover and handlebar warmers, and a bike basket decorated with crochet flowers. Meanwhile, chapter 2, Homeware, offers ideas that are great for your own home or to give as gifts. Learn how to create pillows, rugs, and throws, as well as a basket and bathmat set, and a handy house bowl. There's even a beautiful holiday wreath for the yuletide season. With so much inspiration, plus a comprehensive techniques section and helpful hints and tips, you'll soon be hooked on making these gorgeous designs.

Big Knits Big Needles

Big Knits Big Needles

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Use giant needles and chunky-weight yarn to make sweaters and jackets in no time at all.

Big Knits, Big Needles includes more than 20 step-by-step projects and a tutorial section on the techniques of the basic stitches you need to know. From a belted cardigan to a hooded toggle coat, your cold-weather-wear is about to get more trendy.

Be inspired by the chic photography of the sweaters and jackets, and, when you are feeling more confident, take your projects one step further and create matching beanies, scarves, and more with the help of 24 accessory patterns included in the book.

Whether you are a novice or an experienced knitter, Big Knits, Big Needles will give you rapid results and the chic makeover your fall and winter wardrobe needs.

Big Needle Knits

Big Needle Knits

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Explore the world of chunky knits with these fabulous, contemporary designs from knitting expert Melanie Porter.

Melanie Porter has long used giant needles for her knitting creations, and here she shares 35 stylish designs with you. There are lots of projects to knit using needles from sizes US 15 to US 50, as well as some that use extra large needles (35mm), and the great thing about using big needles is that you can work up items quickly to great effect. Divided into three chapters--Chunky Textures, Summer Knits, and Mega Knits--and using a variety of beautiful bulky yarns, there's a whole host of inspiration here for any knitter. Hats, scarves, and other winter items are all featured in different stitches and yarns, but there are lightweight knits too, including a tunic dress, shrug cardigan, and cowl. Go from small-scale ideas--a necklace, headband, coin purse, and bangles--to supersize projects, such as the oversized shawl, throw, body warmer, and pouffe. There's a comprehensive techniques section, too, which covers the basics for beginners and acts as a reference guide for experienced knitters.

Big Yarn Beautiful Lace Knits

Big Yarn Beautiful Lace Knits

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Lace gets a whole new look! Lace has traditionally been knit in finer weight yarns to create airy, delicate designs. But when knit in bulky yarns, lace becomes bold, graphic, and dramatic. Working with thicker yarns also makes the projects move along more quickly and the lace repeats shorter, so it's easy to learn new stitches and techniques. For those new to bulky yarns, Barbara Benson shows you how these yarns work best in lace designs and provides tips and tricks for reading and executing lace patterns. Then you are ready to knit any of the 20 patterns for beautiful lacy shawls, mitts, hats, cowls, blankets, and more. Gorgeous photography by Gale Zucker shows the pieces to their full, stunning effect. Get those big needles and chunky yarn ready to roll!
Big-Ass Book of Crafts

Big-Ass Book of Crafts

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The Big-Ass Book of Crafts is packed with ideas for sprucing up your living space; concocting fabulous, all-natural body products; designing your own unique stationery; and creating countless other crafts that will convince your friends and loved ones that you're the secret love child of Martha Stewart (only much, much cooler).

Forget crocheted doilies and itchy knit sweaters--TLC's While You Were Out top designer Mark Montano has created stylish and imaginative projects that range from a Warhol-esque Ultrasuede iPod case to photo-adorned boxer shorts to African mask patio chairs to wooden night-light boxes. Divided into sections that include Outdoorsy (ideas to enhance your backyard), Dishing It Out (decorating plates using different techniques), You've Been Framed (innovative picture framing ideas), and Can I Have a Light? (creating and decorating lamps, lanterns, and chandeliers), it's as entertaining to read as it is endlessly inspiring.

With more than one hundred and fifty inventive and fun projects, The Big-Ass Book of Crafts is the perfect activity book for readers of every mood, budget, and skill level.