This sewing book, chalk full of projects sewists will truly want to make, speaks to the zakka style. Each project graduates in difficulty to build sewing skills and teach a number of different techniques -- including patchwork, simple raw edge applique, sashiko, candlewick embroidery, crochet, and ribbons/trim embellishment. Most projects can be completed in an afternoon to appeal to the busy, modern sewists. Savvy items are practical to use around the home but attractive enough give as gifts.
Lisa Cox is an occupational therapist by day and an avid crafter at night. Lisa enjoys a wide range of crafts but particularly loves sewing, quilting and embroidery which she learnt from her mother and grandmother. Lisa, together with her teenage daughter Sarah, have been sharing their sewing, craft, and baking projects on their blog, A Spoonful of Sugar, since 2008. They have a large and loyal readership of crafty types who have been following their crafting and baking journey. Their blog has had over 7 million page views. Lisa has designed, written, and photographed many free sewing tutorials to inspire beginner and intermediate sewers. Her tutorials guide their readers step by step through the projects. Many of her tutorials have been featured on a number of high profile sites such as HGTV, All Free Sewing, Craft Gawker, Craft Gossip, Sew Can She, Tip Junkie and more. Lisa has designed over 80 Sewing Tutorials. You can find Lisa's original sewing patterns and craft tutorials featured in over 40 magazines/craft books that are published in USA, Australia, Germany, and UK; including Stitch and Quilting Art Gifts. She will have projects included in the Better Homes and Gardens Holiday Crafts Magazine (2014) and Just For You: Selfish Sewing Projects (2014). Check out her Press page for more details. Lisa sells her sewing and quilting patterns in her Etsy and Craftsy stores.