Sewing Pottery by Machine

by Barbara Warholic
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Shaped like pottery but supple like fabric, each project is a visual and tactile treat! Learn the simple technique of wrapping fabric strips around cording to make coiled pots. Then take your skills to the next level and make traditional pottery shapes: vases, urns, jugs, and more.

  • Join pieces to create pots with necks, rims, handles, and even a teapot spout
  • Choose from seven projects and explore a gorgeous gallery for additional ideas
  • Put your fabric stash to use and sew something spectacular

by Barbara Warholic
8.5" x 11" printed on your home computer
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full color, PDF digital download
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Publication Date:
March 8th, 2011
This book is awesome. I have worked my way through it, and the projects are really something. I've enjoyed the process, and how different each piece is, just with changing color choice and thread choice.
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Review from Karen Platt’s Book Reviews and Crafts

This is quite an ingenious idea - it looks like pottery but is made from fabric and stitched on the sewing machine. It follows on from the success of Breier's It's a Wrap books one and two, published by the same publishing house. The simple process allows you to create pots of many shapes and sizes - there is even a teapot in this book and quite a few have a lid. Many of the projects have also been embellished. The book has clear instructions and good projects.

Review from Midwest Book Review

Barbara Warholic's Sewing Pottery by Machine is a recommendation for any needleworker looking for different projects. It teaches how to wrap fabric strips around cording to make coiled pots, showing how to make traditional pottery shapes using the method on seven sample projects. Any needleworker with a fabric stash will find this a winner, packed with color photos and examples of how to sew pottery by machine.

Barbara Warholic

Barbara Warholic began sewing in childhood. Over the years she created garments such as her wedding dress and clothing for her family, and later discovered a passion for pottery. Barbara now combines her love for sewing and pottery into her own version of coiled "soft pottery."

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