Contemporary crafters are thriving on personalizing, modifying, and altering fashion as t only hobbies but as a lifestyleAltered clothing, cut up T-shirts, and recycled denim is all the rage. New sewers, DIYers, and crafters are looking for clever ways to revamp their existing wardrobe items into new and vel garments and accessories. This book shows all the exciting ways that you can use sweaters.Sweater Surgery teaches readers great alteration techniques including hand sewing, machine sewing, simple and decorative serging, easy felting, applique, embroidery and embellishing skills that can be used in a myriad of ways to jazz up just about anything! The possibilities are as endless as the ways sweater fabric can be used.Projects include totes, handbags, belts, jewellery, pillows, funky stuffed toys, simple garments, such as skirts and wraps, and more.
Stephanie Gerard has a Degree in Industrial Design from Pratt Institute 1991, and worked as a Set Decorator and Prop Master for 10 years in the Entertainment Industry. She has produced, written scripts and edited web content for television shows and has been covering these creative topics for HGTV, DIY Network and Lifetime TV. She has designed and written directions for over 400 craft projects for clients.