Modern Vintage Gifts: Over 20 Pretty and Nostalgic Projects to Sew and Give

Author(s): Helen Phillips


Sew a little love and give the gift of handmade! The long-awaited follow-up to Helen Philipps' bestsellers Simple Sewn Gifts and Pretty Patchwork Gifts, Modern Vintage Gifts is a bright modern collection of over 20 patchwork and sewn projects, designed to make you smile and have fun with fabric. Helen Philipps' trademark style and skill with design is translated into a stunning collection of highly 'giftable' projects for home accessories, toys and gifts. The projects are all simple enough for beginners yet desirable enough for more experienced sewers, exploring a wide range of sewing techniques including patchwork, quilting, paper piecing, applique, colour play, embroidery and embellishment. Projects include small quilts, dolls, bags, pillows, hearts, puppies, flowers, stars, angels and more - all in a gorgeous coordinating colour palette, with charming hand-drawn illustrations and exquisite styled photography.


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"As quilters we understand the investment of time that goes into any handmade gift, so it's a really positive thing that many of these projects can be made in an afternoon or so." --"McCall's Quilting"

Helen Philipps studied printed textiles and embroidery at Manchester Metropolitan University and then taught drawing and design before becoming a freelance designer. After working in the greetings card industry, Helen's love of needlecraft led her to create original designs for stitching magazines and books. Her work features regularly in many stitch and craft magazines and she also writes a popular craft blog, which has had over a million views.

Introduction Materials Equipment * Tulip quilt * Sweet doll * Fabric eggs * Pinwheel cushion * Spring bird applique hearts * Puppy applique doll quilt * Text fabrics cushion * Little bear * Patchwork drawstring bag * Blue and white quilt * Fabric birds * Fabric pumpkins * Pumpkin pillow * Hexagon cherry potholder * Flower applique picture * Big flower applique pillow * Star quilt * Star pincushion * Christmas angel doll * Red and white birds quilt * Holly coaster set * Applique gift tag set * Merry Christmas cushion Basic techniques Suppliers Acknowledgments Index

General Fields

  • : 9781446305980
  • : David & Charles Publishers
  • : David & Charles Publishers
  • : October 2015
  • : 276mm X 210mm X 10mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Helen Phillips
  • : Paperback
  • : 2015
  • : English
  • : 128
  • : illustrations