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