How to Choose Fabrics: 350 Fabrics Swatches to Inspire Your Sewing Projects

Author(s): Sophie Helene


If you love fabric you will love this comprehensive reference book for sewers, dressmakers and quilters. It includes practical ideas for which prints and colours work well together. It also suggests trims and notions which work well with particular fabric choices. Also includes practical project ideas to demonstrate these combinations on clothes and bags as well as interior projects, for example, curtains and bedding for a child's bedroom. OUTLINE * Intro * 50 fabric and trim combination ideas * 20 project ideas for home and to wear including curtains, bags, napkins and bedding * Index of over 300 different types of fabric, trims and notions * Templates for embroidery, cross stitch and applique


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Sophie Helene is an experienced author, professional textile artist and instructor. She has written numerous books about cross stitch, embroidery and sewing.

Fashion * Shopping Bag * Travel Pouch * Variations: Personalize your Wardrobe Childhood * Scented Pillows * Notebook Cover * Variations: Themed Room Decor Nature * The Essential Shopping Bag * Decorative Holders * Variations: Create Matching sets for the Whole House Sweet Treats * Food Lover's Placemat * Photo Frame * Variations: Create a Table Linen Range Deco * Deco Cushions * Super-Soft Throw * Variations: Create an Interior Decor Full of Patterns Catalogue Patterns and Motifs Techniques, Hints and Tips Embroidery Stitches Glossary Suppliers and Acknowledgements

General Fields

  • : 9781446304938
  • : David Charles
  • : David Charles
  • : 0.572
  • : September 2014
  • : 276mm X 210mm X 10mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : colour illustrations, colour illustrations
  • : 144
  • : 646.11
  • : 1
  • : Paperback
  • : Sophie Helene