Sew Pretty HomestylePrice: $30.00
Sew Pretty Homestyle
Author - Tone Finnanger
This very pretty title is filled with charming projects with which to beautify the home, one room at a time. Author Tone Finnanger has created a delightful mix of decorative objects and practical items, with something to suit all ages. The book opens with general notes on fabrics and materials, followed by a basic outline of techniques used in select projects. From here the reader is transported to ‘the entrance hall’, gradually progressing to other rooms within the home.
Pretty floor mats brighten the entrance hall, while smaller quilted table mats adorn the dining room. Floral chair cushions revamp a set of shabby chic chairs, complemented by an embroidered picture board. For sweet little gifts that don’t require lots of time to create, look no further than the gorgeous needlework pears and scented strawberries. With a little more time on your hands, you could sew and embroider the pretty and practical make-up bag or the cosy, felt hot water bottle cover.
All of the projects presented have been crafted in a pretty palette of varying shades of pink, green and pale blue. The gorgeous photography has taken place in a charming home environment, providing wonderful ideas and inspiration for each item featured. Feline fans will delight in the cute cats perched on kitchen shelves, while others will be charmed by the Dachshund dog toy (inspired by the author’s pet, Matti).
In addition to the fresh presentation and beautiful photography, the basic instructions are easy to follow for experienced sewers, while some projects will provide a healthy challenge for those new to sewing. Full size project templates are included at the back of the book, with references made to these in the construction steps of each project.
This title provides enormous inspiration, and there is a project here to suit almost everyone. Inspired sewers will likely find themselves returning to this book again and again, to make charming decorations and toys for themselves, or gifts for special friends and loved ones.