There's no better way to add flare and fashion sense to your wardrobe, and individuality and unique style to your home furnishings than by learning to do it for yourself. Crammed with expert yet simple advice and ideas, this handbook provides the novice with the basic skills required to turn a hem, upcycle a shirt, recycle a pair of jeans and make an array of appealing must-have accessories.
All the essential sewing skills that are required to make everyday items are explained in detail and illustrated with step-by-step photographs. Once you've learnt these simple skills there are plenty of fabulous projects to make, including a laptop case, a pair of shorts, a simple skirt, a key fob, a belt and cute hedghog-shaped pin cushion.
Each project is illustrated with concise step-by-step instructions and there is a beautiful photograph of the finished item to inspire every teen's creations.
Cheryl Owen began her career as a fashion designer and pattern cutter before moving on to writing instructions and drawing scale patterns for a well-known sewing pattern manufacturer. A bestselling author, she has written countless craft books and is a craft designer and maker for home style and craft magazines