Lotta Jansdotter's Simple Sewing: Patterns and How-To for 24 Fresh and Easy Projects

Lotta Jansdotter s Simple Sewing Patterns and How To for Fresh and Easy Projects Internationally celebrated designer Lotta Jansdotter collects of her most popular sewing patterns into one irresistible collection Our innovative packaging makes for easy usereusable pattern sheets

  • Title: Lotta Jansdotter's Simple Sewing: Patterns and How-To for 24 Fresh and Easy Projects
  • Author: Lotta Jansdotter Meiko Arquillos
  • ISBN: 9780811852579
  • Page: 266
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Internationally celebrated designer Lotta Jansdotter collects 24 of her most popular sewing patterns into one irresistible collection Our innovative packaging makes for easy usereusable pattern sheets are neatly tucked into a folder inside this full color, lay flat spiral bound book Lotta has included patterns for handy tote bags, smart aprons, chic bed linens, and muchInternationally celebrated designer Lotta Jansdotter collects 24 of her most popular sewing patterns into one irresistible collection Our innovative packaging makes for easy usereusable pattern sheets are neatly tucked into a folder inside this full color, lay flat spiral bound book Lotta has included patterns for handy tote bags, smart aprons, chic bed linens, and much Each project is paired with step by step instructions, charming photographs, inspiring design ideas, and helpful, hand drawn how to illustrationseverything you need to make whimsical pieces for the home and beyond Best of all, there s nothing complicated about the projects Never has simplicity looked so sophisticated.

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    1. Lotta Jansdotter Meiko Arquillos Is a well-known author, some of his books are a fascination for readers like in the Lotta Jansdotter's Simple Sewing: Patterns and How-To for 24 Fresh and Easy Projects book, this is one of the most wanted Lotta Jansdotter Meiko Arquillos author readers around the world.

    2. This book is the ONLY instructional sewing book that has worked for me. As a very head strong, "I can teach myself how to do anythingwithout a book" personality, it took me a long time to even look into books about sewing. But after a year of using my machine I realized that I needed to know more and that I needed someone else's wisdom to help me do this. Lotta Jansdotter is the one! This book comes complete with great and simple projects, easily modified or changed to suit your particular needs [...]

    3. I highly recommend this book for it's projects. It has projects appropriate for beginner's to get used to their machines (place mats), projects to help you expand your sewing skills (tote bags), projects that allow you to get used to using patterns (a sun hat), and more advanced projects (gardening tote). A true beginner will need some assistance (she gives brief explanations of techniques, but a real novice will probably be slightly confused). But after you understand your machine and the basic [...]

    4. Another disappointing Lotta Jansdotter book. This one earns an extra star for actually having projects and patterns that are usable (unlike Lotta Jansdotter's Handmade Living: A Fresh Take on Scandinavian Style), but to be honest the projects are so simple that the patterns are a joke. Simple sewing books are great, but the sophistication of Jansdotter's fabric designs are likely to attract readers who will be disappointed with this book, as I was. Readers looking for clean design and simple pro [...]

    5. Lotta has such a distinctive style and this book definitely shows it off. I love the little hand-drawings, to say nothing of the way she mixes different kinds of fabrics. The photography is lovely. I've had this book for two years, though, and have yet to make any of the projects. That's not exactly because they don't seem useful or fun--the chopstick placemat, for example, is both easy to make and functional--but just because none of the patterns seem very . . . unusual? I guess what I'm saying [...]

    6. **Last year[June 01 - Sept. 28, 2010] I took some classes and progressed to an advanced novice sewer. Then life happened and so I had to shelve my enthusiasm until things settled.**I have an eye on a few projects to complete from this book and now with my home studio almost set up the way I want it, I'm just a couple of weeks away to starting up again. I'm stoked!----I've just finished reading the technical steps to every project, and my conclusion is it's not for the absolute beginner. I felt t [...]

    7. I picked this book up based on the good reviews. The projects in this book work because the fabric is fabulous. You may want to pick it up for the list of websites in the back. (Oh, forget it. Three of the websites are no longer active.) As for the actual projects, most struck me as things that I don't want to make. However, those projects that I do want - place mates, I am better off using place mats that I like and using them as a guide. If you want a book to help that process, this book may b [...]

    8. I was not totally inspired by this book. Actually I am looking to gift it to someone else. There is nothing wrong with this bookThe projects are just not my style. They are cute and kitchy with no bad-ass mixed in. I, however, ran with her idea for making "draft snakes" for single-paned windows. I did not have to use her instructions and pattern for the projectEven as a totally novice seamstress I was able to put it togehter!

    9. The projects in this book are so simple that they need a sophisticated fabric otherwise the finished projects really look homemade, as opposed to crafted or made by hand - a subtle but important difference. I did flag two projects I wanted to have as references (hat, backpack). This is a good book to get inspiration.

    10. Once you pick up this book, you'll recognize the simple, Sandinavian-inspired prints and stitcheries right away as Lotta Jansdotter's. Inside the front cover lies a packet of patterns to help you along with the projects. There is also a pattern sheet for appliques and embroidery. The graphics are simple and beautiful, just as you would expect from Lotta.This book is entitled Simple Sewing as the projects promise to be free of complications like zippers and buttonholes - it's a beginning sewers d [...]

    11. This book made me realize I am not as novice a sewer as I tend to think. I would dare say that at least 50% of the projects are so easy that it shouldn't qualify as one of the 24, and require little more than a rolled hem and sewing a straight line. On the other hand, the fact that she breaks super easy projects into even super easier steps really helps motivate you to tackle the projects if you're the sort that requires more motivation than most (as I most certainly am). She supplies some fanta [...]

    12. Simple Sewing offers exactly just that: 24 easy projects that are charmingly simple and functional. Pleasantly soothing photographs, show projects fitting instantly into one of the more rustic IKEA showrooms, while at the same time hint at green / eco friendliness tendencies.However, because simple lines and elegance are key, there lacks the punch and edge that catch the eye. As the books description indicates, this is definitely chic – as in understated style – and also comfortable. Will de [...]

    13. 3.5 stars. Jansdotter released her first fabric line this year and it is lovely. Clean modern prints in trendy colors like mustard and grey. Love it! She keeps her projects extremely simple so this is a great book for the beginner. She has some fun organizing stuff in here and some easy patterns for simple bags. My favorite is the pattern for a duvet cover in K, Q and Twin--it's so nice she's figured out the proportions for you! I could update my bedding every other year!

    14. I made my first project from the book--the reversible apron--and was very pleased with the outcome. The instructions were easy to follow, the pattern well-designed, and the finished apron turned out so pretty. I know my way around a sewing machine and found this pattern to be a great project to turn out in a few days. I imagine this project would provide the right amount of challenge for a motivated beginner as well. I can't wait to try out the other patterns!

    15. I want to make every single thing in this book. So, so pretty I can't even stand it. Once again, I haven't actually made anything in here yet (but I've been eyeing that curtain with pockets deal since I first saw it)and my understanding is the patterns can beuhallenging and maybe not so "simple." Maybe not for beginnners but if you've got a brain, a calculator, and basic sewing skills you'll most likely be fine.

    16. Very simple, appealing projects. I like that finished dimensions are given for projects. Problem: some of the patterns/directions are a touch incomplete (e.g. the tote bag). I also think that some of the projects are almost too simple--I'd prefer my placemats to be a little more substantial than simply a hemmed rectangle of fabric. That being said, this is a fantastic beginner book, and the projects are easy to "run with"--to embellish, expand, etc.

    17. I wouldn't say these patterns are easy. I'm a beginner and the book immediately intimidated me. The blankets and some of the other patterns are beautiful. I would like to try a few out. I like that the patterns are in the book. I checked it out fron the library and was pleasantly surprised they were there.

    18. Again i love the aesthetics of this book, the photography is beautiful and really shows off the projects inside. The first two projects I ever made with my sewing machine are from this book and I was so impressed how they turned out - very professional looking for such simple designs. It is a great book for a new sewer and I think I will make many more projects from here.

    19. I would love to sit down and eventually make every single project in this book. Even an apron, and I don't wear aprons! Even a doorstop, and none of my doors need stopping. It's fresh and clean and simple.

    20. I've had this book on my wishlist for a while, so finally decided to get it from the library and preview it. I've only just flicked through it, so I'm not decided yet whether it's worth buying.

    21. The projects look like they came out of an Urban Outfitter's catalog. Cute and trendy and simple. However, I never actually follow the instructions or use the patterns, so I can't rate how easy they are. Projects include handbags, magazine racks, and a yoga mat/art print tote.

    22. Quite a few of the projects in here are so basic I didn't need to buy the bookbut there are two great bag patterns in here that I really love. The backpack pattern though needs a much longer strap that indicated, otherwise it looks like it was made for a child.

    23. This is an AWESOME sewing book. The author speaks in plain, down to earth language and gives great advice about sewing supplies and fabrics. Projects are stylishly simple and absolutely do-able for a beginner or someone getting back into sewing after a long hiatus.

    24. I'm finally gettting my money's worth out of this book by using the tote bag pattern. In general, wonderful, tasteful, minimalist designs that aren't nearly funky enough for my tastes or difficult enough to warrant the price tag for me (however, good for real beginners).

    25. I LOVE this book! Lotta Jansdotter has loads of easy-sew patterns and instructions in this book. I love her bags, and have made loads of them using different fabric and small changes to style. I've also made 2 aprons (one for me and one for Emma--8).Love it!

    26. I've had this book for a few years and I'm finally making something from it - the simply lovely apron. Actually, I'm making four at a time for graduation gifts and it's going great. Great book with great projects!

    27. I love this book and practically every project in it. Lotta's ability to simplify and created homemade goodness make me want to sew more and more. Her instuctions are easy to follow and easy to understand. Her designs are simple and full of beautiful function.

    28. Very clear instructions, excellent for a beginning seamster. Modern Euro-style designs without being too trendy. Nice selection of patterns, includes paper patterns in front pocket of book. Good duvet pattern that I will probably use.

    29. Unrated since I haven't made a single thing from this. But it is fun to look at and some of the projects seem doable for a novice like me. Though my friend Lisa points out the unhelpful instructions which go something like:1) cut out the pattern 2) make the item

    30. one of the best sewing books i've seen. great for beginners, simple projects. also includes some more advanced projects for those who are a little more advanced. the reversible apron is the best! includes patterns.

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