Natural materials; neutral colours; clean, elegant lines: the Scandinavian look is one of the most popular in contemporary interior design. This book is the perfect introduction to its history and major practitioners, covering such great designers as Arne Jacobsen and Stig Lindberg, and such key furniture and textiles designers as Litala and Marimekko. It will also teach readers how to recreate Scandinavian style with 30 step-by-step DIY projects that show them how to customize furniture and common household objects.
Tote bags were initially mainly used by brands to advertise themselves and promote sustainability (as an alternative to plastic bags). Nowadays, however, tote bags can be seen everywhere, out on the street, in a range of different styles, and can be adapted to any situation. This book gives you an easy pattern for making a basic tote bag, as well as, above all, twenty ideas for personalizing it to your taste and requirements. If you do not fancy the sewing part, it is very easy to buy your own plain tote bags. Then all you have to do is add your own personal touch! You can use different techniques to make the bag (or bags!) that suit your fancy: embroidery, painting, dyeing, transfers, boutis (French quilting), stamping, etc. And although each project has been assigned a particular level of difficulty, all are well within reach of even the most absolute beginner.
Tote bags are the perfect and lasting alternative to throw-away plastic bags, and make excellent gifts. This kit enables you to make your very own totes. Fifteen projects show you different techniques to create the bag of your choice: embroidery, painting, dyeing, transfers, quilting, stamping and more. Each project has been assigned a particular level of difficulty, but all are well within reach of even the absolute beginner.