Make It Sew Modern - Gather, Twist, Pleat, Texture by Vanessa Christenson of V and Co.

by Vanessa Christenson
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Now you can add new dimension and texture to your life, even if you're just learning to sew. This exciting collection of fashion and home-decor patterns from Vanessa Christenson, owner of V and Co., shows how.

  • Discover more than 20 simple sewing ideas, including eye-catching quilts, pillows, scarves, purses, and an assortment of clever embellishments
  • Create three-dimensional flowers, raw-edge ruffles, tasteful tucks and pleats, and more
  • Sew easy patterns and express yourself with unique designs that are just your style

by Vanessa Christenson
8.5" x 11" printed on your home computer
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full color, PDF digital download
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Publication Date:
January 10th, 2012

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Review from Quilt Trends magazine

In her fun new book, author Vanessa Christenson demonstrates how to "create beautiful things" the quick, easy and inexpensive way! Making things more appealing and treasured is a passion of Vanessa's. Whether starting from scratch or giving new life to found objects, she manipulates fabric in exciting ways. Adding texture and color--a ruffle here, a gather there, clever embellishments--to plain home decor and/or personal items reflects a personal touch. Best of all, these techniques can be achieved within the boundaries of a busy schedule and tight budget.

Vanessa's designs are part of an emerging modern quilt aesthetic. Her fresh, improvisational approach to a traditional craft is apparent in the creative and functional handbags, quilts, fabric jewelry, scarves and home accessories made for this book. She shares a variety of projects with readers--from the 1" "Flower Ring" to a two-toned, monogrammed "Everyday Quilt" with pleated edges--in this "fun to sew, and sew easy" book. The simplicity of the frilly "Picture-Perfect Dress" and embellished "Market/Beach Tote" can be made just in time for spring and summer. Attach one of Vanessa's favorite accessories, the "Satin-Ribbon Flower," to any project for even more color and character. With over twenty simple sewing ideas, Make it Sew Modern inspires creativity using fabric--even if you are just learning to sew!
Review from Modern Patchwork magazine

Vanessa Christenson of V and Co. has successfully written a book that will please her blog followers--and new readers as well. Make it Sew Modern echoes her fun and quirky blog style and is full of great projects ranging from totes to fabric wreaths. Christenson has a knack for adding embellishments like flowers and ruffles to ordinary pieces to make them modern looking. With about 21 projects, this book is well worth the price.

Vanessa Christenson

Vanessa is wife to a great man and mother to three young boys and one little girl. They run her world, but when they're at work and school, she engages her creativity with fabric. Vanessa designs and sews an array of handbags, quilts, fabric jewelry, scarves, and accessories for the home. She is owner of V and Co.

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