Wednesday, 4 March 2015

Makery: Sewing

*Review copy c/o Netgalley in exchange for an honest review, image via Goodreads
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Makery: Sewing is the second crafty title from The Makery founder Kate Smith who's passion for creating shines through in the book which includes over 30 sewing projects to inspire readers to get sewing!

Similarly to the original book simply titled Makery (which is also a brilliant one to have in your collection) the design is beautiful with a colour-themed cover and stylish layout. The full page colour photographs are really lovely and showcase the projects well with additional line illustrations also included to help with some of the trickier tutorial steps. The final section of the book shares details and illustrations demonstrating different types of stitches and techniques that will come in handy along the way, perfect for those who may be new to sewing or some of the processes used. Speaking of which, don't be put off if you're not an expert sewer, the projects found in this book are varied and there's some great ideas for beginners.

The projects are split into three categories - Fashion, Gifts and Home - making it easy to find exactly what you're looking for. My personal favourites from each category would have to be the Vintage Belt Bag, a pretty embroidered linen tote with upcycled leather belt handles, the Book Covers made from bold patterned fabrics and the Sweet Tin Foot Stool another upcycle which uses an old tin to create a modern and unique piece of furniture.

Sewing would be the perfect gift for any experienced or aspiring crafter in your life, or even as a little treat for yourself. Once again The Makery's Kate Smith has managed to come up with some wonderful ideas which are presented beautifully and are sure to inspire readers - I for one hope to see more books from her in future!

Makery: Sewing is available now!
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