All-New Twenty to Make: Sewing With Scraps
Search Press’s popular Twenty to Make series comprises of pocket-sized books with 20 projects based around a particular theme. The series has recently had a revamp and the Sewing With Scraps written by Debbie Von Grabler-Crozier is one of the first new look books. It has 20 fun sewing projects which only use small pieces of fabric, helping you to scrap bust!
It is a project focused book with just a few pages of techniques at the start and then straight into the projects. Due to the size constraints of the book and the amount of projects in it you do not get photos for every step like most Search Press books.
However, there are lovely photos of the finished projects, plus cutting and sewing instructions as well as a list of all the tools and materials required. There are templates in the back of the book, some require re-sizing or you can download them full size from the Bookmarked website.
The projects are all beginner friendly and incorporate a range of sewing and quilting techniques (such as raw edge applique, free motion embroidery and patchwork). The projects are mainly for the home or gifts including pouches, decorative mats, appliqued bunting, a patchwork cushion and some wall art.
I think this book would be great for some cost-effective Christmas sewing. You can make some lovely gifts whilst using your scrap stash instead of buying new fabrics. Win, win!