From stash to treasure. Scraps: Stylish Stash Fabric Crafts to Stitch! is bursting with fashionable, fantastic and unique projects to make, share or keep from fabric scraps–30 in all–for jewelry, accessories and home décor. Create gorgeous projects from your heaping troves of fabric scraps like:
- Old T-shirts
- Outgrown jeans
- Cuttings from sewing projects
- Leftover gift ribbons
Style on the cheap. 30 budget-friendly stash projects with fun options and ideas for variations include:
- Jewelry–Stacked Bangles, Braided Necklaces, Rings, Shoe Clips
- Home Décor–Lampshades, Wallpaper Paste Bowls, a Pet Bed
- Fabulous Gifts–Rag Hangers, Princess Crown, Drawstring Bags, and so much more.
For ages 7 to 77+. No formal sewing experience is required; in fact many projects don't even use a sewing machine so you and your children or grandchildren can easily recycle and rekindle your creativity. Success is ensured with:
- Step-by-step instructions
- Materials, tools and basic techniques section
- 75 attractive photographs
- 10 illustrated templates
Born and raised in Belgium, Vera Vandenbosch is a graduate of the renowned fashion department at the Antwerp Royal Academy of Fine Arts. She worked as a stylist, writer and photographer for a trend forecasting company in Paris. This was followed by a move to New York where she spearheads the marketing initiatives of major home furnishings, textile and interior design companies. In her spare time, Vera shops at as many flea markets as possible, has at least a dozen craft projects going in various stages of completion, explores the wonderful world of digital photography, contemplates short films as a new hobby, and blogs at www.style-diaries.com. She is the author of two Taunton Press craft booklets: Bungee Band Bracelets & More, Mini Macrame, and Scraps.
Vera lives in Brooklyn with her husband, two children, two cats, two birds and far too many textiles and craft supplies.