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Little Fixes By Disney Powless

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Don't throw it out or hand it down yet! Featuring 54 step-by-step tutorials on how to recycle, reuse, repurpose, and restyle your child's wardrobe.

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Little Fixes: 54 Clever Ways to Extend the Life of Kids' Clothes * Reuse, Recycle, Repurpose, Restyle by Disney Powless

In this how-to book, author Disney Powless proves that whether it's ripped, stained, too small, or out of season, nothing is lost when it comes to a child's wardrobe. Little Fixes, a step-by-step guide to refashioning children's clothes, in sizes ranging from toddler to teen, features 54 simple restyling tutorials. With some basic sewing skills and a little imagination, you'll soon find yourself having fun reviving any garment. Your kids-and your wallet-will thank you!

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I am the kind of person who makes bathroom curtains from a bed-sheet, so I was delighted to happen across Little Fixes. Although I am a firm believer in hand-me-downs, and buying second-hand, I am always pleased to learn of ways to extend the life of my children's clothes, especially since they often get attached to certain outgrown garments.

Author Disney Powless offers penny-pinching creatives like myself free reign in the re-purposing department, encouraging us to see a too-small puffer jacket as a potential gilet, last year's cuddly sweater as wrist - or leg -warmers, and half-mast trousers as summer shorts.

What is more, this book of 54 restyling projects for toddler to teen includes instructions on how to insert that wonderful invention: an adjustable waistband.

I particularly like the way that all Powless' creations are worn by real kids, rather than models; their "before" and "after" expressions add another helping of joy to what is a practical and inspiring book.

* Mumtopia *

About Disney Powless

Disney Powless is founder of the immensely popular craft blog Her work has been published in various magazines such as Molly Makes, Fresh Style, Altered Couture, and more. She lives in Washington state with her family.

Table of Contents

Contents Dedication Introduction How to Use This Book Meet the Models Supplies Techniques Working with knits Sewing ruffles Hand stitching Applique Shirring Chapter Two: Wrong Size Alter... Shirts Pants Dresses and Skirts Outerwear Bonus Waistbands Tights Onesies Chapter Three: Stains and Rips Stains Embellished Freezer-Paper Stenciling Bleach Fix Poppy-Scattered Shirt Painted Tights Rips Ruffle Panel Shirt Polka Dot SweaterPatches T-shirt Transplant Faux Plaid Shirt Chapter Four: Out of Season Alter... Tops Bottoms Bonus : Restyling Ideas If All Else FailsAccessorize! T-Shirt Headband Sweater BeltSequined Collar Scarf with Pockets Covered Bead Necklace Retro Tie Armor Leg Warmers T-Shirt Shoe Laces Poppy Hair Clips Bowtie Easy-onInfinity Scarf Sweater Beanie No-Sew Flower Sash Templates Resources

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Little Fixes: 54 Clever Ways to Extend the Life of Kids' Clothes * Reuse, Recycle, Repurpose, Restyle by Disney Powless
Disney Powless
Used - Very Good
C & T Publishing
Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us.