Contemporary crafter are thriving on personalising, modifying, and altering fashion as not only hobbies but as a lifestyle.
Why re-purpose your sweaters? Because you can't buy sweater fabric by the yard. Sweaters get damaged or go out of style but we still love the prints, colours, and textures. You don't have time to knit it from scratch. It's ecologically correct. And most of all--it's fun!
Sweater Surgery shows you how to up-cycle all your slightly worn, slightly damaged, or plain old out-of-style sweaters into fabulous new items for your wardrobe and your home. Readers learn how to choose, cut, restitch, felt, and embellish old sweater fabric, transforming it into beautiful handbags, mittens, scarves, hats, hoodies, skirts, jewellery, soft toys, pillows, and more!
Complete instructions for 27 projects, plus a huge gallery of exciting ideas for further inspiration.
About the Author
Stefanie Girard earned her degree in industrial design from Pratt Institute in New York. She worked as a set decorator and prop master in the entertainment industry for 15 years. She also has worked as a television show producer, specialising in "How-to" TV for the HGTV and DIY networks. Her television credits include Knitty Gritty, Simply Quilts, DIY Jewellery Making, and Sew Much More. Stefanie has designed hundreds of craft, jewellery, and stitching projects for clients including the Walt Disney Company, Michaels and JoAnn craft stores, Plaid Enterprises and Westrim Crafts. She lives in Burbank, CA.