Bend the Rules With Fabric

Bend the Rules With Fabric

Fun Sewing Projects With Stencils, Stamps, Dye, Photo Transfers, Silk Screening, and More

Book - 2009
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Random House, Inc.
You’ve bent all the rules with sewing, so now what? It’s high time you made your own fashions even more you with Amy Karol’s next craft revolution: Bend the Rules with Fabric.

Using simple, high-impact techniques:
• painting
• stamping
• dyeing
• silk screening
• photo transfer

You’ll learn everything you need to know to turn a plain piece of fabric or a garment into the perfect showcase for your personality.

In this follow-up to the wildly popular Bend-the-Rules Sewing you will see how easy it is to alter fabric, making and using your own custom stamps; make stencils that will totally transform totes and tees; rescue tired clothes with a new dye job; and use appliqués to spruce up anything that needs a little TLC. With Amy’s familiar, friendly tone and valuable advice, you’ll see every piece of fabric as blank canvas for your artistic vision!

Baker & Taylor
The author of Bend the Rules Sewing explains a variety of techniques including dyeing, silk screening, stamping, and appliquéing, to use to make unique fabrics for updating old clothes, creating sellable crafts, and designing custom gifts.

Publisher: New York : Random House, 2009
ISBN: 9780307451835
Characteristics: 143 p. : chiefly col. ill. ; 28 cm


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Dec 09, 2017

This book has plenty of projects that could be fun to do with older kids or teenagers. I wouldn't recommend many of the projects for really little kids. Two of the most useful things I found about the author's approach: 1) she really simplifies things so even beginners could feel more comfortable trying these out for the first time; and 2) with each of the Methods she describes, she includes "why this method will make you happy" and "why this method might make you sad" -- basically a straightforward pro and con list for each method.

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