Torie Jayne's Stylish Home Sewing
Torie Jayne is a successful young designer, blogger, and author with a keen interest in creating beautiful accessories for the home. Her blog, toriejayne.com, receives over 100,000 hits a month, and features her trademark sewing in beautiful saturated pastels, as well as baking and other crafts. Now Torie has created over 35 projects for you to make, to bring some of her style to your home. The kitchen chapter includes table linen, a bread basket, and utensil holder, while the bedroom chapter features an eye mask, make-up bag, and a padded headboard. The entrance hall chapter includes useful storage projects, such as square storage boxes made from fabric plus fabric and oilcloth bags. The garden chapter showcases practical projects such as a garden kneeler with carry-handles and a polka-dot tool belt, as well as decorative bench cushions, a child’s play tent, and bunting. Every project is in fresh, appealing colours, and reflects Torie’s sewing expertise, as well as her eye for patterns.
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About the author
Torie Jayne studied fashion at Kingston University, and then got her first job in New York, designing for American Eagle Outfitters. Returning to London, she worked for many high-street brands, including Marks & Spencer and Zara, designing collections for everything from swimwear to denim. In 2009 she started her blog, toriejayne.com, to share her passion for crafts and interiors. The author lives in Devon, UK.
'Clear instructions and a useful introduction - including sewing terms and equipment needed to get started - make this a great way to begin making home accessories and textiles to achieve a unique look in your own living space.'
Reloved, March 15
'Swoon over Devon-based designer Torie Jayne's new book, Stylish Home Sewing, filled with 35 lush projects in her signature saturated pastels. Dreamy.'
Mollie Makes, March 15
'Try these simple sewing ideas using pastel fabrics and add homespun charm to your kitchen for a look that'll never go out of fashion.'
Style at Home, May 15