'Pretty Handmades' Book Showcase

Today I want to share with you this wonderful new book that's just been published by Tuva Publishing. It's called 'Pretty Handmades' by the lovely Lauren Wright (of Molly & Mama fame). I had the great pleasure to be one of the editors of this book, and I'm so excited to finally share a project from it!

This book is absolutely packed to the brim with the prettiest and sweetest projects you can ever think of. There are so many different techniques to try out: machine and hand sewing, applique, working with felt, English paper piecing, quilting... the list goes on. There is a comprehensive techniques section at the beginning so don't fret if you are a beginner to any of these methods. Whilst editing this book I had to minutely peruse every single project - methods, measurements, templates and the like - and I was so impressed to see the quality of Lauren's work and her attention to detail in putting together this book. The result, my friends, is a truly stellar piece of work that every sewist of pretty things absolutely needs in their craft library!

I made the 'Bloom' cushion in my newest Riley Blake collection, Sweet Prairie (that's just come out!). It was hard to pick a colour palette - I finally settled on a mint and grey cushion front with a bright red backing and teal gingham binding. The large flower on the cushion is sewn together by English paper piecing and then appliqued onto the fabric. 

Sending a big thank you to Lauren for creating such an inspiring book and inviting me to sew along with it! There are lots of talented makers participating in the showcase so pop over to their blogs to check out their projects too. The full schedule is below. Thank you for visiting today!

1 Sept 2017Lauren Wrightwww.mollyandmama.com.au@mollyandmama
2 Sept 2017Jemima Flendtwww.blog.tiedwitharibbon.com@tiedwitharibbon
3 Sept 2017Sharon Burgesswww.lilabellelanecreations.com@lilabellelane
4 Sept 2017Lauren Nashwww.transientart.com@transientart
5 Sept 2017Sarah Edgarwww.alittlehappyplace.blogspot.co.uk@sarahedgarprettyfabrics
6 Sept 2017Ange Hamiltonwww.alittlepatchwork.wordpress.com@alittlepatchwork
7 Sept 2017Elea Lutzwww.elealutzdesign.com@elealutz
8 Sept 2017Sarah Scottwww.piccolostudio.com.au@piccolostudio_sarah
9 Sept 2017Martina Bahrewww.avaandneve.com.au@ava_and_neve
10 Sept 2017Heather Andruswww.quiltstory.blogspot.com@quiltstory
11 Sept 2017Faith Essenburgwww.saranaave.wordpress.com@faithessenburg
12 Sept 2017Alisha Orlandowww.ministryoffabric.com.au@ministryoffabric
13 Sept 2017Bev McCulloughwww.flamingotoes.com@flamingotoes
14 Sept 2017Stacy Olsonwww.stacyolsondesign.com@stacyolsondesign
15 Sept 2017Ali Phillipswww.arabesque-scissors.com@arabesquescissors
16 Sept 2017Mollie Johansonwww.wildolive.blogspot.com@molliejohanson
17 Sept 2017Kristyne Czepurykwww.prettybyhand.com@prettybyhand
18 Sept 2017Xanthe Grundywww.wife-made.com@wifemade
19 Sept 2017Anne Oliverwww.lolliandgrace.com@lolliandgrace
20 Sept 2017Larisa Shurupovwww.stitchingnotes.com@stitchingnotes
21 Sept 2017Sedef Imerwww.downgrapevinelane.com@downgrapevinelane
22 Sept 2017Wynn Tanwww.zakkaArt.blogspot.com@zakkaArt
23 Sept 2017Veronica AMwww.VividFelicity.wordpress.com@vividfelicity
24 Sept 2017Minki Kimwww.minkikim.com@zeriano
25 Sept 2017Elise Baekwww.eliseandemelie.com@eliseandemelie
26 Sept 2017Megan Pricewww.dollyhenry.com.au@dollyhenryau
27 Sept 2017Nadra Ridgewaywww.ellisandhiggs.com@ellisandhiggs
28 Sept 2017Ayda Alginwww.cafenohut.com@cafenohut
29 Sept 2017Jodi Godfreywww.talesofcloth.com@talesofcloth
30 Sept 2017Lauren Wrightwww.mollyandmama.com.au@mollyandmama


  1. Beautiful fabric choices for the pillow. I love a pillow with binding.

  2. This pillow is beautiful.
    Well done, gorgeous fabrics

  3. Sedef, I am so thrilled that you agreed to join the Pretty Handmades Book Showcase. And I am absolutely in love with the Bloom cushion that you created using your gorgeous fabrics. Thanks for sharing your beautiful work. xx


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