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Find fabulous Sewing Books right here at The Works. Whether you're a beginner or more experienced sewer, we've got the perfect book for you.

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Need an eco-friendly solution to on what to do with your sewing leftovers? With 25 patterns specially chosen to help you use up fabric scraps or leftovers from your stash, Kate Haxell has the answer! From bunting to home décor, substitute fabrics you’ve already got for the ones used in these makes. Even the smallest amounts of fabric can come in useful, for appliqué and decorations. Achieve a clearer stash drawer and a clearer conscience with Sewing with Your Leftovers, the perfect book for any sewing enthusiast!  Product Information: • ISBN: 9781800650268 • Author: Kate Haxell • Publisher: Ryland Peters & Small • Format: Paperback • Dimensions: 27.56 x 20.83 x 1.02 cm

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Learn the basic techniques of needle felting with this fantastic mini guidebook. Featuring clear instructions and photographs for you to follow, plus plenty of helpful tips, this mini guidebook will show you the art of needle felting. Inside, you can learn how to make three needle felt projects, including how to make a cute panda! Perfect for beginners, those who want to improve their needle felting skills, and all kinds of creatives. This mini-guide will give you the confidence to get started and help you develop a lifelong love of needle felting. Product Information: • ISBN: 9781916396968 • Author: Avec UK • Publisher: Avec UK • Format: Boxset

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Learn the basic techniques of cross-stitching with this fantastic mini guidebook. Featuring clear instructions and photographs for you to follow, plus plenty of helpful tips, this mini guidebook will show you the art of cross-stitching. Inside, you can learn how to make three cross-stitch projects, including a cute cactus design! Perfect for beginners, those who want to improve their cross-stitching skills, and all kinds of creatives. This mini-guide will give you the confidence to get started and help you develop a lifelong love of cross-stitching. Product Information: • ISBN: 9781916396920 • Author: Avec UK • Publisher: Avec UK • Format: Boxset

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Elspeth Jackson reinvents the traditional craft of rag rugging to create contemporary and sustainable homeware items from leftover fabrics.  The book is arranged into three chapters: Home includes a selection of projects for fun and easy rugs in a range of colours and styles. Gifts has wonderful ideas for unique items that you can make for friends and family. Finally, Seasonal will inspire you to turn your strips of fabric into decorations and gifts to use at certain times of the year.  You’ll be amazed at how simple and enjoyable it is to upcycle old and well-loved garments into beautiful rugs, cushions, artworks, bags and other gifts, using just a few basic tools and some simple techniques. Product Information: • ISBN: 9781800650213 • Author: Elspeth Jackson • Publisher: CICO • Format: Paperback • Pages: 128 • Dimensions: 27.56 x 20.83 x 1.02 cm

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Learn to make Luna Lapin's friends and their exquisite wardrobes! This collection of sewing patterns features four of Luna's best friends and their clothes including Reynard the Fox, Clementine the Cat, Freddie the Badger and Wilhelmina the Wood Mouse! Product Information: • ISBN: 9781446307014 • Author: Sarah Peel • Publisher: David & Charles • Format: Paperback • Pages: 144 • Dimensions: 27 x 21 x 1.6cm

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Proving that good things do come in small packages, Mini Makes are irresistibly cute pocket-size books that make charming gifts for both children and adults. Shamballa bracelets are beautifully simplistic works of art. Here, you will find fourteen Tibetan inspired designs to make, all accompanied by illustrations and step-by-step instructions. There is also advice on which yarns, fabrics and beads you should use as well as knotting and tying techniques. Product Information: • ISBN: 9781782212447 • Author: Sandra Lebrun • Publisher: Search Press Ltd • Format: Hardback • Pages: 64 • Dimensions: 13.03 x 10.16 x 1.09 cm

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Proving that good things do come in small packages, Mini Makes are irresistibly cute pocket-size books that make charming gifts for both children and adults. Making beautiful Brazilian friendship bracelets has never been easier: all you need is some cotton yarn, scissors and a safety pin and you're ready to go! The step-by-step instructions are accompanied by annotated photographs that will show you how to create stripes, polka dots and other patterns weaving your colours together into fabulous bracelets for you and your friends. Product Information: • ISBN: 9781782212423 • Author: Sandra Lebrun • Publisher: Search Press Ltd • Format: Hardback • Pages: 64 • Dimensions: 13.03 x 10.16 x 1.07 cm

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Proving that good things do come in small packages, Mini Makes are irresistibly cute pocket-size books that make charming gifts for both children and adults. Eleven delightful jewellery pieces to make from fabric. The projects include brooches, bracelets, necklaces and hair accessories - choose any fabric you like to create your own personalised designs. All the techniques are explained with simple step-by-step instructions at the front of the book. Product Information: • ISBN: 9781782212416 • Author: Anne Khâ • Publisher: Search Press Ltd • Format: Hardback • Pages: 64 • Dimensions: 13.03 x 10.16 x 1.09 cm

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Get your creative juices flowing with the 10 easiest and most popular embroidery stitches! Alicia Burstein expands the boundaries of contemporary hand embroidery with super-fast ideas for the impatient sewist and dazzling motifs for slow stitchers. With just a needle and thread, you can create 30 unique projects to wear, use and display. Learn how easy it is to stitch on unconventional materials such as canvas tennis shoes, a denim skirt or leather bracelets. Change the patterns to fit your unique style, and branch out to create your own custom designs. Product Information: • ISBN: 9781782217695 • Author: Alicia Burstein • Publisher: Search Press • Format: Paperback • Pages: 112 • Dimensions: 25.4 x 20.3 x 0.7 cm

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In this unique book, master embroiderers Hazel Blomkamp and Di van Niekerk have come together with fine artist Monique Day-Wilde to create a collection of luminous designs inspired by the beauty and mysticism of mandalas. Throughout the book the authors share plenty of ideas and tips, and offer instruction with a fresh approach to surface embroidery.  There is a complete stitch gallery with illustrations and instructions for all the stitches and techniques used including old favourites, such as simple back- and chain stitches, as well as the more intricate – needle lace, trellis couching and weaving. Beadwork is also explored to add sparkle and finishing touches, and special effects are created by incorporating the occasional bit of trapunto, ribbon embroidery and appliqué. Fall into a captivating treasure trove of whorled stitches and silk, and discover the beautiful world designed by these renowned artists of needle and brush. Product Information: • ISBN: 9781782217053 • Author: Hazel Blomkamp, Di Van Niekerk, Monique Day-Wilde • Publisher: Search Press • Format: Paperback • Pages: 112 • Dimensions: 26.04 x 19.53 x 0.86 cm

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Discover how to rework, reconstruct and embellish well-worn clothes and vintage finds into sustainable, fashion-forward pieces. Whether you trawl markets for pre-loved clothing that's in need of repair, or want to do your bit for the planet by sustainably updating your existing wardrobe, you'll find plenty of inspiration here.  Janine Chisholm Sullivan, an experienced dressmaker, teaches you how to rework clothes into new styles – from adding embellishments and changing necklines to total transformations, such as creating a brand new dress from two old ones. With step-by-step artworks and a comprehensive sewing techniques section, three full-size patterns and advice on sourcing vintage clothes, Fashion Hacks has everything you need to know to create a wardrobe that's all your own. Product Information: • ISBN: 9781782499275 • Author: Janine Chisholm Sullivan • Publisher: CICO Books • Format: Paperback • Pages: 128 • Dimensions: 27.56 x 20.83 x 1.27 cm

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Have fun sewing these 25 beautiful animal dolls, all of which can be personalised with sweet outfits and accessories. Choose from a fox, a sloth, a koala, a bear, a penguin, a deer and stag and many more cute animals. There are four basic body and head shapes and dozens of ways to make them unique, including cute ears, patterned dresses, shirts, jackets, shoes and socks. There is a doll for everyone, and each one has full-size templates for the body shapes and outfits, and simple step-by-step artworks and instructions to help you on your way – the only difficult part is choosing which one to make first! Product Information:• ISBN: 9781782496427• Author: Louise Kelly• Publisher: Cico Books• Format: Paperback• Pages: 136• Dimensions: 27.5 x 21 x 1cm

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Adam Hills and Maria Speake, the partners behind architectural salvage and design company Retrouvius, combine their salvage work with one of the most sought-after interior design practices in Britain. Reclaiming Style goes with them behind the scenes, from the demolition site to the warehouse to the process of designing beautiful interiors using reclaimed materials. Charted over twelve locations, ranging from a 17th-century cottage to a converted barn to a 1970s towerblock apartment, the company's unique style goes far beyond a mere commitment to salvage and sustainable design and offers an inspiring new vision for sophisticated, thoughtfully constructed living spaces. Product Information: • ISBN: 9781788790710 • Author: Maria Speake & Adam Hills • Publisher: Ryland Peters & Small  • Format: Hardback • Pages: 159 • Dimensions: 25.9 x 21.3 x 2.1 cm

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