Series: Craft Challenge
Paperback: 132 pages
Publisher: Lark Books (March 3, 2009)
Product Dimensions: 8.7 x 8.9 x 0.4 inches
Shipping Weight: 1 pounds
Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars See all reviews (26 customer reviews)
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What a delightful book....I was pleasently surprized.It has some of the familiar ideas like little girls sun dresses and little boys capes,,,but it doesn't stop there,,, I LOVE the embroidered tiered Apron, the Tea Pot Cozy and assorted Purses & totes....It even reminds us to utilize the bits & pieces for stuffed toys and pin cushion, etc.I have a feeling my scrap pile of tattered/worn pillowcases will be getting smaller.I also like the ides of using old, stained cases, cutting them into strips and crocheting them into a bowel, I'll go one further,,,a small rug.The graphics and photos are wonderful and the instructions look to be simple & clear and easy to modify.My first project will be the tiered apron.Thank you Suzanne for a great book.>^..^
I have to share that I am one of the featured vingettes in the book - my little memory of pillowcases is on a side panel.The neat thing though is that my daughter has wanted to refashion pillowcases for sometime and this book has clearly explained directions and ideas. Such great projects.If you have little ones and are busy sewing clothing for them this would be a great addition because the projects are cute and fast! A plus for busy mom's.Thank Lark for a great craft book & including my little memory.
Photography is beautiful, and the projects are not hard even for a somewhat beginner. My only dislike is that there is no way for me to enlarge the patterns in this book 300% and more. So, I'm left frustrated and trying to 'make' patterns with paper. Ugh. I've made two of the dresses and while it took me a lot longer than someone with experience they are adorable.
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This book has lots of ideas for using pillowcases for sewing projects. I have made pillowcase dresses for toddlers and little girls for almost 40 years and it was great to see a book like this! From this book I made my 6 year old grandson two superhero capes out of a satin pillowcase. It was fun to do and I can't wait until he gets them for his birthday! And I can't wait to try some of the other projects.
As a garage sale fan, I love the idea of re-using pillowcases. I wanted to love the book but some of the projects were uninspired and some were really clever, so I'm in the middle with a 3 star vote. The staid photography using out-dated props made the book look stale even though I know it was just recently published. Okay but could have been so much better.
This book is full of ideas for using vintage heirloom pillowcases. You know those pillowcases that were your grandmother's and are too beautiful to give away and too sentimental to sell, but you don't have a place for them in your home? This book is a perfect way to use them. Make something for you or your granddaughter and smile at the memories they invoke.
Love this book! Its lots of fun and makes me feel nostalgic for the days of my youth when the grandmother and aunts beds all had embroidered pillow cases. I liked half of the ideas and the directions are well done.
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