Introduction What you need: Materials and tools Sewing essentials and basic techniques THE PROJECTS BOHO Vagabond Bag, Gypsy Shirt, Summer Tent, Boho Bath Mat, Skipping Skirt NATURAL Pocket Full of Posey Wall Vases, Elemental Fabric Canvas, Gathering Bag, Stag Cushion, Into the Woods Throw VINTAGE Little Joy Dress, Lola Handbag, Vintage Laundry Bag, Hook Book, Vintage Fabric Headboard ECLECTIC Call Me Cushion, Eclectic Tea Towels, The Artist's Way Pouch, Everything Baskets, Urban Organizer WHIMSY Deer Diary, Action Belt, Pretty Patches and Badges, Sweet Notes Sewn Notecards, Wee Bunny Directory of suppliers and best sewing blogs Templates Index Acknowledgements
In the last two years the craft market has grown by 32.7% to GBP13.9m (Nielsen BookScan, UK); Part of a brand new craft series from Mitchell Beazley aimed at the growing number of style-aware 'crafternooners'; Step-by-step instructions guide the beginner through the making process, whilst Alexandra's ideas provide fresh inspiration for the experienced sewer; Stunning photography by top lifestyle photographer Yuki Sugiura.
Alexandra Smith is the owner, designer and maker of Lola Nova. She writes the blog, Lola Nova - Whatever Lola Wants at http://lolanovablog.blogspot.com/ with subscribers from all over the world. She operates the Lola Nova Etsy shop at http://www.etsy.com/shop/lolanova. She is a self-taught seamstress and designer and has taught private sewing lessons and led public workshops. Her work and tutorials were featured in the launch issue of the sell-out first issue of hot new craft magazine, Mollie Makes, and she is now a regular contributor. She lives in a little green cottage in the Pacific Northwest United States with her family, some chickens, the Buddha cat and an ever-changing population of fish.