[Prime] Lotta Jansdotter's Simple Sewing: Patterns and How-To for 24 Fresh and Easy ProjectsAuthor Lotta Jansdotter – 91videos.co

Internationally Celebrated Designer Lotta Jansdotter Collects Of Her Most Popular Sewing Patterns Into One Irresistible Collection Our Innovative Packaging Makes For Easy Usereusable Pattern Sheets Are Neatly Tucked Into A Folder Inside This Full Color, Lay Flat Spiral Bound Book Lotta Has Included Patterns For Handy Tote Bags, Smart Aprons, Chic Bed Linens, And Much Each Project Is Paired With Step By Step Instructions, Charming Photographs, Inspiring Design Ideas, And Helpful, Hand Drawn How To Illustrationseverything You Need To Make Whimsical Pieces For The Home And Beyond Best Of All, There S Nothing Complicated About The Projects Never Has Simplicity Looked So Sophisticated

10 thoughts on “Lotta Jansdotter's Simple Sewing: Patterns and How-To for 24 Fresh and Easy Projects

  1. says:

    Lotta has such a distinctive style and this book definitely shows it off I love the little hand drawings, to say nothing of the way she mixes different kinds of fabrics The photography is lovely I ve had this book for two years, though, and have yet to make any of the projects That s not exactly because they don t seem useful or fun the chopstick placemat, for example, is both easy to make and functional but just because none of the patterns seem very unusual I guess what I m saying is that this is a pretty expensive book that s full of a lot of patterns you can find for free online placemats, napkins, tote bags, etc or make up on your own If you love Lotta s design style, then get this book and enjoy it If you are a beginner sewer and are looking for some great handmade gift ideas that won t eat up tons of fabric and make you curse your machine, then get this book The photos are delightful and give a great sense of how she pairs and contrasts colors and shapes But if you are looking for really interesting sewing projects, I d look elsewhere.

  2. says:

    I highly recommend this book for it s projects It has projects appropriate for beginner s to get used to their machines place mats , projects to help you expand your sewing skills tote bags , projects that allow you to get used to using patterns a sun hat , and advanced projects gardening tote A true beginner will need some assistance she gives brief explanations of techniques, but a real novice will probably be slightly confused But after you understand your machine and the basics of sewing a straight line and reading sewing instructions a skill unto itself , this book will give you plenty of projects to play with and evolve your skills naturally

  3. says:

    Meh These designs are so simple, you hardly need a pattern They re just very unappealing projects Boring and wellugly.

  4. says:

    Another disappointing Lotta Jansdotter book This one earns an extra star for actually having projects and patterns that are usable unlike Lotta Jansdotter s Handmade Living A Fresh Take on Scandinavian Style , but to be honest the projects are so simple that the patterns are a joke Simple sewing books are great, but the sophistication of Jansdotter s fabric designs are likely to attract readers who will be disappointed with this book, as I was Readers looking for clean design and simple projects would be much better off with a book like Zakka Sewing 25 Japanese Projects for the Household, which puts its projects in context and explains the Japanese tradition of hand making home goods and switching them out with the seasons Lotta Jansdotter lived in Japan and clearly was influenced by zakka, but fails to pull of anything new or interesting here.

  5. says:

    Last year June 01 Sept 28, 2010 I took some classes and progressed to an advanced novice sewer Then life happened and so I had to shelve my enthusiasm until things settled I have an eye on a few projects to complete from this book and now with my home studio almost set up the way I want it, I m just a couple of weeks away to starting up again I m stoked I ve just finished reading the technical steps to every project, and my conclusion is it s not for the absolute beginner I felt that there was plenty that could be misinterpreted and some steps which would make tasks easier to achieve have been left out or not explained clearly enough.The projects themselves however are inspiring and fun

  6. says:

    I picked this book up based on the good reviews The projects in this book work because the fabric is fabulous You may want to pick it up for the list of websites in the back Oh, forget it Three of the websites are no longer active As for the actual projects, most struck me as things that I don t want to make However, those projects that I do want place mates, I am better off using place mats that I like and using them as a guide If you want a book to help that process, this book may be for you.

  7. says:

    I was not totally inspired by this book Actually I am looking to gift it to someone else There is nothing wrong with this bookThe projects are just not my style They are cute and kitchy with no bad ass mixed in I, however, ran with her idea for making draft snakes for single paned windows I did not have to use her instructions and pattern for the projectEven as a totally novice seamstress I was able to put it togehter

  8. says:

    The projects in this book are so simple that they need a sophisticated fabric otherwise the finished projects really look homemade, as opposed to crafted or made by hand a subtle but important difference I did flag two projects I wanted to have as references hat, backpack This is a good book to get inspiration.

  9. says:

    Good instructions The projects are basic and easy Good book for someone learning to sew.

  10. says:

    Once you pick up this book, you ll recognize the simple, Sandinavian inspired prints and stitcheries right away as Lotta Jansdotter s Inside the front cover lies a packet of patterns to help you along with the projects There is also a pattern sheet for appliques and embroidery The graphics are simple and beautiful, just as you would expect from Lotta.This book is entitled Simple Sewing as the projects promise to be free of complications like zippers and buttonholes it s a beginning sewers dream come true The patterns and figure drawings seem easy enough to follow The projects are simple and useful, like the placemat with chopstick pocket, fabric napkins, a fabric door stop, and magazine holder to name a few The cafe apron with pocket is brilliant the pocket is shaped like an oven mitt Speaking of which, there s a great pattern for oven mitts as well She seems to touch on some advanced techniques like quilting and pleating, which is a nice addition for the experienced seamstress Most of the products seem to center around the home.The book itself is artfully laid out with matte pages Lotta s prints are used as watermarks and the fonts and photos were carefully chosen to match her signature style.If you are looking for high fashion clothing or how to reconstruct a t, then look elsewhere But if you are looking to prettify your home then this is the book for you