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Making Makers: Kids, Tools, and the Future of Innovation

By AnnMarie Thomas

This is a ebook for fogeys and different educators—both formal and casual, who're focused on the intersections of studying and making. via tales, study, and knowledge, it builds the case for why it is important to inspire today’s formative years to be makers—to see the area as whatever they're actively assisting to create. if you are new to the Maker flow, a few background and creation is given in addition to functional recommendation for purchasing little ones all started in making. in the event you are already acquainted with the Maker flow, this ebook offers biographical information regarding a number of the “big names” and unsung heroes of the Maker stream whereas additionally highlighting a few of the attributes that make this a move that such a lot of individuals are passionate about.

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Sewing 101, Revised and Updated: Master Basic Skills and Techniques Easily through Step-by-Step Instruction

Written with absolutely the newbie in brain, this ebook teaches all of the fundamentals for desktop stitching with step by step directions and images. stitching abilities are discovered by means of engaged on tasks, starting with anything really easy and getting increasingly more tricky because the reader works throughout the publication. New abilities are explored intensive as they're brought. The tasks are divided into sections: garment stitching and residential decor/accessory stitching, making this the main accomplished beginner's publication to be had. The accompanying on-line movies comprise whole step by step stitching fundamentals, display all initiatives, and provide the whole publication pages in PDF format.

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Make Your Own Dress Patterns

"Anyone who can paintings during the labyrinthian instructions for stitching that accompany the industrial development can without doubt study the relatively basic and transparent principles for trend making," says nationally acclaimed stitching professional Adele Margolis. Her profusely illustrated primer enables you to create your individual trendy styles and customized advertisement styles. you will methods to layout and execute every thing from skirts, clothes, and blouses to sports clothing, jackets, and kid's garments. you will additionally locate advice for: shaping cloth in your determine; learning the paintings of flares, flounces, pleats, and tucks; developing trendy necklines, lovely wallet, trendy sleeves, and masses more.
Simple step by step instructions and greater than 1,000 illustrations exhibit tips to effectively entire clothing for paintings, domestic, and play that displays your own sort and taste.

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More Vintage Years of Airfix Box Art

The Sixties and early Seventies can be referred to as the classic years of Airfix, whilst a few of their most sensible and most well-liked kits have been produced. For ten years as much as 1974, popular artist Roy go produced many of the attractive work that seem at the packing containers of Airfix kits of the period. Roy set the traditional for such paintings, to the level that many are nonetheless used this day, 4 many years later. Roy Cross's The classic Years of Airfix field artwork contained a number of the work he ready for Airfix, however the unearthing of many extra photos in outdated Airfix records has enabled this totally clean examine Roy's paintings to be awarded, coinciding with the seventy-fifth anniversary of the 1st Airfix package. hence the rest of Roy's ten years' paintings for Airfix is reproduced here.

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Knitted Jackets: 20 Designs from Classic to Contemporary

By Cheryl Oberle

Knit Jackets With variety. Knitted Jackets: 20 Designs from vintage to modern is an inspiring choice of 20 step by step designs for developing wearable jackets various from lengthy to brief, with reference to loose-fitting, and each layout positive factors wonderful shades and textures.

Knit stylish Designs with no tricky shaping. The constitution of those jackets is, for the main half, basic; there isn't any difficult shaping and so much are designed to have a minimal variety of seams, permitting them to be "knitted together" instead of sewn.

Learn from transparent, Straight-forward guide. as well as transparent styles and step by step directions, all the 20 styles in Knitted Jackets has precise yarn info followed through the Craft Yarn Council's general weight image. A committed bankruptcy on fabrics and methods makes yarn substitutions easy.

Knitwear fashion designer Cheryl Oberle has divided her publication into 3 major sections, every one with a variety of exceptional designs that may be worn on a daily basis.

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Twinkie Chan's Crochet Goodies for Fashion Foodies: 20 Yummy Treats to Wear

By Twinkie Chan

Consume your cake! And put on it too! foolish food-themed wearables you can also make to maintain with the most well liked new craft trend.

With Twinkie Chan's Crochet chocolates for model Foodies, crocheters could have their cupcakes and put on them, too. The founding father of her personal renowned line of food-inspired models, Twinkie Chan has whipped up a ceremonial dinner of head-turning scarves, mittens, hats, and extra in order that her many fanatics can discover ways to make her culinary creations at home.

You'll locate recipes for food-themed scarves that function sushi, salad, gingerbread males, buttered toast, eggs and bacon, ice-cream cones, popcorn containers, and extra. you will additionally how to make a couple of strawberry fingerless mittens, a chocolate cupcake hat entire with a cherry on best, or even a coconut-lemon cake tissue field comfortable. Twinkie Chan's Crochet sweets for type Foodies is split into 3 chapters--Sweet issues, end result and vegetables, and Savory Stuff--and comes entire with an illustrated how-to part, lists of "ingredients" for every undertaking, easy-to-follow, step by step instructions, and full-color pictures and illustrations. starting and skilled crafters alike will pass wild for those quirky, colourful, wearable confections. 

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Country Cottage Quilting: 15 quilt projects combining stitchery and patchwork

By Lynette Anderson

Learn tips on how to make stunning quilting, patchwork, applique and stitching tasks with Country Cottage Quilting, from bestselling writer and upholstery fashion designer Lynette Anderson. Lynette's kingdom cottage backyard presents the foundation for this number of 15 appealing initiatives, from quick-to-stitch applique designs that make excellent presents to greater wall hangings and bed-sized duvet styles. the lovely designs mix fascinating hand embroidery with conventional patchwork and quilting innovations. attractive materials, hot shades and a homely suppose are more suitable by way of a ebook layout that captures Lynette's heart-warming, quirky style.

Inside Country Cottage Quilting: Patchwork and Applique tasks – 15 tasks that you should make at domestic, from quilts and cushions to wall hangings, scissor keepers and stitching situations. ideas – the entire stitching, patchwork and applique strategies you must recognize to make the tasks. during this ebook you'll find out about stitching seams, urgent paintings, needle-turn applique, English paper piecing, easy methods to make yo yos, easy methods to duvet, and extra, and you'll additionally discover a accomplished advisor to the entire embroidery stitches that Lynette uses.

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Urban Scandinavian Sewing: 18 Seasonal Projects for Modern Living

By Kirstyn Cogan

Stitch your solution to Scandinavian sort as you embody minimum, glossy layout. Luxuriate within the textures of summery linens and iciness wools as you stitch 18 tasks, from upscale domestic decor to wearables. you will love the stylish but beginner-friendly sewing and embroidery patterns―the ideal option to decorate ready-mades or to stitch from scratch. those initiatives supply appealing, useful designs for modern residing. dressmaker and writer Kirstyn Cogan immerses you in her Nordic tradition, with hand made glossy goods to make to your domestic and family―plus scrumptious-sounding recipes and scintillating tidbits in regards to the neighborhood traditions.

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The Magic Pattern Book: Sew 6 Patterns into 36 Different Styles!

By Amy Barickman

Home stitching is booming back. encouraged by means of websites like Etsy, Craftsy, Pinterest, and CreativeBug, through the ongoing acclaim for Project Runway and different type exhibits, and through the ever-growing DIY move, there are greater than 35 million sewists in the United States. Now, for this new new release that desires to make their very own outfits, show their type feel, glance nice, be creative―and get monetary savings, to boot―comes Amy Barickman’s The Magic development Book, an illustrated consultant to making a extraordinary cloth wardrobe from six magic patterns.

What makes a stitching trend magic? It’s an easy equation: One “magic” trend should be remodeled into six diversified looks―for instance, The Skirt (pattern B) yields an A-line skirt, a maxi skirt, a pleated hem skirt, a pencil wrap skirt, a flared bias skirt, and a ruffled mini. Then comes much more magic―there are six magic styles in The Magic development Book, leading to thirty-six various seems. Following every one glance are feedback for particular materials, a lot of them repurposed goods, for a complete of 216 clothing and components. The ability point is uncomplicated, and styles are bundled onto a CD in an envelope behind the e-book, and in addition chanced on on-line (to be downloaded and published out on 81/2" x eleven" paper).

What makes a e-book magic? one other easy equation: nice price, an excellent promise, an exceptional package deal, and a superb author.

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Creative Costumes & Halloween Decor: 50 Projects to Craft & Sew

The all-in-one Halloween book!

Creative Costumes & Halloween Decor combines dress and adorning initiatives into one handy booklet. The costumes are designed round 3 uncomplicated types: tabards, robes, and entire matches (made from pajama patterns). add-ons like wings, capes, skirts and many headwear also are incorporated. information like collars, gloves, spats, and face portray directions supply plenty of rules for personalizing costumes.

The decor part contains 30 distinctive tasks for adorning your place in and out, in addition to designated initiatives for throwing a Halloween celebration. The tasks use universal family items plus plenty of craft-store goods like wooden items, paints, papier mache, felt, craft foam, floral fabrics, and polymer clay. Elaborately propped good looks images and step by step directions with photographs of each step make the projects-both dress and decor-easy to understand.

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