Never Been Stitched: 45 No Sew & Low Sew Projects

During National Craft Month, I am trying to bring you more things crafty. Never Been Stitched: 45 No-Sew & Low-Sew Projects by Amanda Carestio is full of easy to make crafting projects.

Never Been Stitched

Never Been Stitched

The book is divided into sections on things to Wear, Decorate, Play, Carry, and Give. There is a wide variety of things to make that are both functional and beautiful. You’ll be proud to make any of them to use for yourself or to give as gifts.

Ms. Crestio talks a bit about the techniques used in the two categories of crafts, No-Sew and Low-Sew.  The No-Sew techniques include using grommets; bonding, fusing, and gluing; and braiding, tying, folding, and knotting to complete these projects. She says ” There’s nothing more involved here than what is required to make your basic fourth-grade friendship bracelet.”

For the Low-Sew projects, you will use hemming, applique, and simple embroidery to make some beautiful handmade items.

Some of the projects that caught my eye are the Tank Top made from a pillowcase; a woven leather cuff bracelet; Queen Anne’s Lace Panels; and a no mess message center.  You can download instructions to this cute upcycled shirt project here.

Make a skirt out of an old shirt

Make a skirt out of an old shirt

Never Been Stitched: 45 No-Sew & Low-Sew Projects by Amanda Carestio retails for $17.95 and be purchased at

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Karen Eidson is telling the world way too much about her, whether they want to know it or not. She writes about her life of living full time in an RV, eating a gluten free diet, things she does for fun, and things that are important to her. She makes you look at photos of her grandchildren, talk about her husband's survival of oral cancer, and shows you things she has made. You know you want to look.


  1. Kathryn Mcneal says:

    I’d rather not leave personal info out in the open, but my name and email are used.

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