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Sew Vintage by Jennie Archer Atwood overflows with creative ways to mix old and new textiles, such as vintage hankies, linens and trims, to create contemporary garments and accessories for women, children and the home. The techniques and projects explained in this book are aimed at getting you going in the direction of trying something new with something old and the hope that the fear of creating with your hands will disappear.

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Sew Vintage
New Creations from Found Fabric

Author: Jennie Archer Atwood
Pages: 136
Page size: 8 1/2" x 11"
Publisher: The Taunton Press
Cover: Soft
Item Code: 4HG0910
Weight: 1.6 lb

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Jennie Atwood invites sewers to take out of storage the vintage hankies, linens, and trims they can't help but collect. Full of advice for solving the problems that fragile, stained and otherwise tired vintage fabrics present, Sew Vintage overflows with creative ways to mix old and new textiles to create contemporary garments and accessories for women, children and the home.

Author Jennie AtwoodAbout the Author

Jennie Atwood has written for Threads Magazine. She lives in Topeka, Kansas, surrounded by a collection of beautiful old fabrics. This is her first book.

Table of Contents

Introduction 2
Chapter 1  
Discovering Vintage Treasures 5
Finding Vintage Textiles 6
Choosing a Vintage Treasure 9
Cleaning Vintage Textiles 13
Pressing 18
Holiday Gifts: Potpourri Bags 20
Chapter 2  
Design and Construction 23
Getting Inspired 24
Pattern Selection 28
Construction Considerations 31
Next Steps 33
Holiday Gifts: Designer Gift Bags 34
Chapter 3  
Developing a Pattern Layout 37
Fabric Shortage 38
A Challenging Example 46
Holiday Gifts: Christmas Stockings 52
Chapter 4  
Embellishing Vintage Textiles 55
Piecing 56
Sheer Overlay 56
Corded Piping 58
Lace 60
Creating Texture and dimension 62
Color 73
Buttons and Buttonholes 80
Holiday Gifts: A Perfect Purse 86
Chapter 5  
Creative Clothing For Children 89
The "Growth Factor" 90
Make It Kid-Friendly 92
Creative Clothing Ideas 97
Holiday Gifts: Tooth-Fairy Pillow 108
Chapter 6  
Vintage Textiles in Home Decor 111
Pillows 112
Slipcovers 122
Window Treatments 127
Holiday Gifts: Hanging Organizer 130
Resources 133
Index 135







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