Cute and clever stash-busting sewing projects from the Retro Mama! Super-talented designer Kim Kruzich - aka Retro Mama - showcases her unique style and skill with colour in this contemporary collection of simple sewing projects made from scrap fabrics. The 18 adorable handmade projects in Retro Mama Scrap Happy Sewing combine sewing, patchwork, applique and embroidery and are all brilliantly designed to use up leftover fabrics...Genius! With over 10,000 happy customers in her Etsy pattern store, Kim's trademark easy-to-follow visual instructions and full-size templates make these projects super accessible and achievable, meaning even beginners will be sewing gifts and toys in next to no time, with the minimum of outlay on materials. In the book you will find designs for bags, cushions and pillows, quilts, baby bibs, soft toys, organizers, bookends, hotpads, mats and more, all using Kim's charming motifs including owls, dolls, birds, clouds, fruit and bears. Gorgeous full-colour photography will inspire you to get sewing to use up your stash and brighten up your home Retro Mama style!
"The book's design has some lovely touches that make it fun to look at. The pages that divide the chapters are collages of pretty fabric scraps. Fabric scraps are used as decorative elements on the materials lists for each project. The sidebars are outlined in circles that look like wrapped thread. I love these little decorative elements." --While She Naps
Kim Kruzich is a sewing pattern designer and blogger under the moniker Retro Mama. She has published 15 patterns, as well as several other free patterns on her blog and as a guest blogger. She has provided finished samples of her patterns for Blend Fabrics at several Quilt Markets, and her shop and/or patterns have appeared in magazines including Make It Yourself, Mollie Makes and Crafts Beautiful. She contributed to the book Zakka Style, published by Stash Books. This is her first solo book. She lives in Indiana, USA. http://retro-mama.blogspot.co.uk/
Introduction Equipment and Materials Home Sweet Home * Keep Tidy Shoe Mat * Fox Clothespin Bag * Easy as Pie Apple Potholder * Cozy Four-Square Pillow * Scrappy Zigzag Quilt Simply Sorted * Simply Strippy Sewing Kit * On a Roll Crochet Hook Holder * Scrap Patch Pincushion * Craft on the Go Tote Bag Child's Play * Pajama Bear Softies * Owl See You Around Bookends * Oh Sew Cute Baby Bibs * Sweet Sailor Dress Doll * Simple Cloud and Raindrop Hoops Travel Light * Roll With It Jewelry Wallet * Bright as a Button Make-Up Pouch * Down to Business Card Holder * Take It Easy Cross-Body Bag Techniques Templates Resources About the Author Acknowledgments Index