Mend it Better - signed by the author first edition

Mend it Better - signed by the author first edition



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Get an autographed copy of my new book, Mend it Better! I’ll sign it on the inside title page, but if you’d like it personalized or signed elsewhere in the book, just let me know in the comments when you check out!

"Craft blogger Roach's first book is an excellent addition to any sewer's collection. Instead of presenting another plethora of patterns, she seeks to empower her readers by teaching the skills they'll need to mend nearly any piece of clothing, from ripped buttonholes to torn hems. While there's no substitute for learning in person, the publisher and author should be commended on creating a book with excellent, clear photographs that show, step by step, how to complete basic repairs. The chapter Stitch Smarts, which covers everything from the blind hem stitch to the little-known prick stitch, is particularly outstanding. Roach also presents a few patterns, most from other crafters, that provide inspiration towards more mending, less discarding of torn clothing. With the exception of the odd placement of two projects before instructions on the stitches required to make them, the book unfolds in an accessible manner; great layout (and lovely photos) provide eye candy. This is the rare sewing book that will be pulled off the shelf for reference again and again. Full color photos and illustrations, 13 patterns."

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Publisher : Storey Publishing, LLC (January 31, 2012)
Language: : English
Hardcover : 224 pages
ISBN-10 : 1603425640
ISBN-13 : 978-1603425643
Item Weight : 1.44 pounds
Dimensions : 7.25 x 1 x 8.25 inches


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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed by Anonymous Mar 27, 2013

5 out of 5 stars

Came yesterday. Had your shop faved recently and saw your book , as I've also been on a sewing/mending binge as of late. I've bookmarked the Darning chapter especially as I've attempted before without much success. ty!

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curliz74 Apr 29, 2020

5 out of 5 stars

I checked this book out for years from my local library and when I saw it was available on Etsy and signed by author, I jumped at the opportunity. Happy to have it permanently in my collection of sewing books.

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Anne S May 10, 2020

5 out of 5 stars

Great book. I knew some of the mending methods, but there were a lot I didn't know and many new ways to mend also.

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Reviewed by Anonymous Apr 16, 2013

5 out of 5 stars

The book arrived safe and sound. I love it! Thank you.

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