Fiona Goble is a wonder. I have a number of her knitting books on my shelf including, Knit Your Own Zombie, Knit Your Own Royal Wedding, 'Twas The Knits Before Christmas, and The Twelve Knits of Christmas, and she has written many, many more. Now I learn that she sews as well, and her latest book
Sew Quick, Sew Cute: 30 Simple, Speedy Projects, is full of instructions and patterns that make you want to sit in front of the machine and get sewing.
The book begins with lists and definitions for the notions, materials, and stitches you will need, then dives right into projects. Each project lists all of the materials you will need, and the instructions include illustrations. Each project also lists the amount of time required. You know going in whether this will be a weekend or an evening of sewing.
Doll Face Pillows are my favorite.
Oldest Son is a penguin fan and I will keep this idea in the back of my mind when grandbabies make an appearance. (It is going to be a while, I can wait.)
Takeout Cup Cozy
Bird Coasters. I think I will take this idea and add a sailboat.
The accents on these sachets are the best.
Why wear boring plaid Pajama Pants when you can make a pair as fun as these?
The patterns include:
Sensory Play Mat
Antartic Play Set
Monster Draft Buster
Takeout Cozy Cup
Lavender Underwear Sachet
Pom-pom-trimmed Baby Jacket
I am just begining to sew again after a couple of decades off, and these projects are just the thing to help me get my groove back. Every project is full of flair and fun and will keep you in happy stitches.