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Fashion Trims

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Ribbons, braids and cords of all colours and textures, together with beads, sequins and buttons, are a long-established element of the fashion world, used widely as decorative trimmings, belts and fastenings on clothes, shoes and hats, as well as for adorning wrists, necks and hair. Louise Turner demonstrates some of the many inventive ways to use these versatile materials to create and embellish a wide range of clothes and accessories, from skirts, dresses, tops and jackets to scarves, wraps, bags and hats. Using a selection of the most fabulous ribbons in silk, satin, organza, taffeta, lace and velvet, along with a dazzling array of beads, tassels, braids and other trimmings, Louise shows how to transform existing items in your wardrobe into unique bespoke clothes and accessories. With characteristic flair, her love of colour, design, drama and texture evident in every piece, she also shows how to make a number of items from scratch. Covering techniques for beadwork, machine embroidery, bows, ruffles, puffs, pleats and ruching, this book offers specific instructions as well as plenty of design ideas for making clothes and accessories that are tactile, exciting and vibrant with colour. With 30 projects, from party outfits and evening bags, to summer hats and baskets, there is something special for every occasion.
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Table of Contents

Introduction Sewing Kit Ribbons & Trims Techniques Jewellery & Accessories Hats & Shoes Scarves & Shawls Bags & Baskets Clothes & Cover-ups Templates Address Book Index Acknowledgements

About the Author

Louise Turner is a handbag and textile designer based in Lewes, East Sussex, and is a member of The Sussex Guild of designers and makers. Her handbags comprise glorious one-off creations and bespoke collections and have attracted much attention at Origin Craft Fair in London. Louise exhibits her work regularly both locally and throughout the UK.


Nov 08 This is a sumptuous book that is guaranteed to get the creative juices flowing! Beautifully presented throughout with close-up colour photographs - it includes 30 fabulous projects for creating customised clothes and accessories using a variety of pretty ribbons, trims, braids and beads. Projects include shoes, gloves, hats, bags and scarves, providing a treasure trove of ideas for those who enjoy fashion sewing, restoring vintage finds or personalising high street goods. The instructions are clear and easy to follow and the book includes scaleable templates plus techniques for ruching ribbons, making flowers, creating rosettes, quilting fabric and free motion embroidery. The resulting items are luxurious and tactile with trims of satin, silk, velvet, lace, organza and fur. Many of the items are inspired by the opulent fashions of bygone eras making this a great title for those who fancy adding a couture touch to their wardrobe or with a special event on the horizon! SEWING WORLD

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