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Notepads electronics bags and wallets and evening items Laura offers patterns easy to follow diagrams and detailed instructions for fabricating each glamorous project whether it involves sewing from scratch or embellishing a prepurchased garment While showcasing her own creative designs she provides readers with the basic techniues and encouragement t. There has been an explosion of books and blogs lately as a part of a DIY do it yourself movement Now with just a little money and time you can recreate designer looks at home without mortgaging it in the process Sometimes though even at the hands of highly skilled artisans the resulting items look a little too homespun and not like the things you see on current runways And that s fine for people who want that look but there is a void in the market for chic diy booksLaura Bennett s latest book fills that void Best known for her sleek elegant designs on season 3 of Project Runway Bennett has compiled a collection of accessories that are easy to make and incredibly stylish What I loved most about it is the inclusion of materials that many shy away from leather fur faux or real feathers and beads Her instructions for buying and using them definitely take the intimidation factor away The 40 projects include covers for electronics e readers iPads etc wallets purses and much including embellishing ready to wear garmentsThis book is a valuable addition to any sewing and craft book library especially my extensive one

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Hey need to come up with variations and create their own signature piecesPacked with Laura's signature flair and finesse vibrant four color photos step by step drawings anda complete list of suggestions on where to purchase materials Handmade Chic is an accessible guideto at home crafting that is elegant enough for the most modern fashion savvy of wom. I was really hoping to find inspiration from this book but I did not I found it to be a little silly to be honest Most of the projects were things that could be purchased for far less than the cost of buying the materials to make them Some of the materials were not at all readily available and would take a great deal of searching or internet shopping in order to make them In most books I have found that there is at least one project that the average crafty person can scrounge up the materials around the house and give the book a try Not so with this one My biggest complaint though is the title When I read it my first reaction was um excuse me I find the title to be very degrading to crafters everywhere I m sorry but has Ms Bennett even looked at etsy or Craft Gawker or Pinterest or Ravelry or I could go on and on The work crafters are doing is edgy and cool Crocheted kleenex box holders are a thing of the very distant past Ms Bennett Please do not assume that we are all country bumpkins in need of you to save us from our gasp homespun projects with your over priced materials and recycled ideas A glasses case business card holder a number of clutches a laptop sleeve etc have all been done many times before With titles that weren t offensive Sea Witch Rising Sea Witch signature piecesPacked with Laura's Catching Fire step by The Wiley Handbook of Obsessive Compulsive Disorders, 2 Volume Set (Wiley Clinical Psychology Handbooks) step drawings anda complete list of The Apple Bandit (Nancy Drew: Notebooks, suggestions on where to purchase materials Handmade Chic is an accessible guideto at home crafting that is elegant enough for the most modern fashion Incubus savvy of wom. I was really hoping to find inspiration from this book but I did not I found it to be a little The Sharpe Companion The Early Years silly to be honest Most of the projects were things that could be purchased for far less than the cost of buying the materials to make them Some of the materials were not at all readily available and would take a great deal of Tantra y salchicha. La vía sabrosa al sexo sagrado searching or internet Textbook of Clinical Hemodynamics shopping in order to make them In most books I have found that there is at least one project that the average crafty person can Down and Out in Paris and London so with this one My biggest complaint though is the title When I read it my first reaction was um excuse me I find the title to be very degrading to crafters everywhere I m PHP Pocket Reference sleeve etc have all been done many times before With titles that weren t offensive

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In Handmade Chic Fashionable Projects That Look High End Not Homespun Laura Bennett shares simple strategies for creating 40 small luxuries and high fashion accessories from a smart leather iPad portfolio to a feather embellished evening bag With sections organized in skill building order and based on type of accessory small leather goods agendas and. Despite the fact the subtitle is a bit insulting to handmade crafts I was curious Plus some people do not like handmade crafts so I was wondering if this would be the book for them Really all it is about is choosing higher end materials Makes sense since materials can make the difference in anything that you make HOWEVER I think that you could still make things in this book without breaking the bank Finding goods at Goodwill or things that just don t fit any could become material for things in this book I can see scraps and refashioned products in any of her projectsThere were projects I can see people who read book blogs really liking For example there was a book cover made out of leather This would be not for a general size of book like mass market but for a book you are wanting to preserve with a hearty coverYou could easily buy scraps from leather craft storesThere are also covers for ereaders Specifically in this book there are dimensions and specifics for Kindle and iPad I do have to warn people who simply hate crafting in fur The author does use real fur but if that doesn t bother you just use faux fur Honestly I think it would be easier to deal with anyway You could make not so costly mistakes that wayI give this book 3 stars which are all for the type of projects within the book and not the writing In other words very interesting projects but not so interesting that I can ignore the barbs to crafting which I always think should be fun Being so uptight about your projects kind of takes away that fun for me


10 thoughts on “Handmade Chic

  1. says:

    Despite the fact the subtitle is a bit insulting to handmade crafts I was curious Plus some people do not like handmade crafts so I was wondering if this would be the book for them Really all it is about is choosing higher end materials Makes sense since materials can make the difference in anything that you make HOWEVER I think that you could still make things in this book without breaking the bank Finding go

  2. says:

    This book has 40 projects to tackle The author describes them as upscale chic and urbane She is right This is not weaving potholders On the other hand all the projects can be done with little difficulty especially if one has any experience with sewing The author uses leather to make her projects but she lets the reader know they can be done with denim canvas corduroy or feltThere is great detail on how to do t

  3. says:

    How can you make something hand made look high end? Is there something wrong with all the crafts people do that makes them fall short of commercial stuff? To be honest I've found the thing that counters this the creativity that goes into these

  4. says:

    If you have seen Project Runway season 3 you’ll recall Laura Bennett as being the architect mother of 5 plus “one on the way” children who

  5. says:

    There has been an explosion of books and blogs lately as a part of a DIY do it yourself movement Now with just a little money and time you can recreate designer looks at home without mortgaging it in the process Sometimes though even at the hands of highly skilled artisans the resulting items look a little too homespun

  6. says:

    Very simple shapes combined with high end materials make these projects look luxurious and expensive The author a

  7. says:

    I was really hoping to find inspiration from this book but I did not I found it to be a little silly to be honest Most of the projects were things that could be purchased for far less than the cost of buying the materials to make them

  8. says:

    This book has projects for those that want to create items that look high end up are actually homemade Brief introduction is given to advise what the book is about and the intentions of it as well Materials and tec

  9. says:

    Laura Bennett is not going to apologize for her desire to elevate her handmade goods to the status of as good as or better than what you can buy at the store I don't take offense Without a leather expert in town w

  10. says:

    Perhaps the that look high end should have tipped me off that this book wouldn't be for me I am not nor have I ever been a high end kind of girl Not in what I like and certainly not in what I actually buy My main complaint about this book is that almost everything looks the same Perhaps that's becuase almost everything is leather or leather look with metal hardware? I have nothing against leather but it's not my material of choic

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