Simple Gifts: 50 Little Luxuries to Craft, Sew, Cook & Knit by Worick

By Worick

Heartfelt + hand-crafted = the correct present. In Simple Gifts, Jennifer Worick bargains step by step directions for growing effortless and encouraged hand-crafted presents that won’t cost a fortune. find out how to sew a wine bag on your favourite foodie, stitch pajama pants for a tried-and-true good friend, roast espresso beans for an place of work good friend, or felt a hoop to your sweetheart. additionally incorporated is Jennifer’s useful, witty recommendation on selecting the best present for anyone-man, lady, or child-and easy methods to wrap up your current with style.

            From a candy knitted apron to a hand-embroidered handkerchief, custom-made notice playing cards to soothing ordinary lip balm, a quilted child blanket to a manly wood toolbox, these heartfelt, home made presents are guaranteed to wow and contact your enjoyed ones.

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On the back of the fabric, lay the loose strands over the line of your embroidery and whipstitch: rethread your needle with a short length Wash in cold water to eliminate the carbon tracing. Press and package. W'Wf' it f: Wrap up a fragrant sachet inside the handkerchief, tying the bundle at the top with a grosgrain ribbon. If you are feeling cheeky, pair the hankie with a tearjerker of a DVD or some cold medicine. -'" OJ M '":>-z t1 '":>OJ '" () SIMPLY PERFECT FOR: Any cook in the kitchen, no matter her age or size.

Make sure you have a lkinch (6 mm) seam allowance on both sides. 7 cm) pieces of contrast fabric. Still with me? Cut out your two layers of main fabric. Pin them to another double layer of fabric, making sure everything is smooth, and cut around them. You should have four pieces of main fabric at this point and four strips of contrast fabric for the hem. -'" OJ M '":>-z t1 '":>OJ '" () STEP 3: Pin two corresponding pieces of the main fabric together along the outside edge (not the inseam and crotch ), right sides facing, and sew up the outside seam with a small straight stitch and a 1/4 -inch (6 mm) seam allowance, making sure to backstitch at the beginning and end of your seam.

Now, for the rest of swatch, you will work the first 4 stitches on a row in garter stitch (knit stitch on both sides), the next 16 in stockinette stitch (knit one row, purl one row), and the last 4 in garter stitch (knit stitch on both sides). 9 cm) high or almost a square, ending with the knitted (or right) side. Knit three rows in garter stitch, and bind off. You now have a gauge swatch and a nice little potholderl • tr: It's always a good idea to knit a swatch ifyou are using a yarn other than what's recommended; if you don't, you could end up with a garment that's horribly oversized or terribly tiny.

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