There’s been another book project I’ve been beavering away at over the last year and yesterday saw the launch of the second Liberty sewing book which I was honoured to work on with the hugely talented Lucinda Ganderton. We had a wonderful day coming up with project ideas, choosing Liberty fabrics from the massive swatch books and  fighting over who wanted to make what. Lucinda created the beautiful quilts while I got obsessed with Libby and her amazing ra-ra dress (I couldn’t stop adding frills!)

chevron quiltlibby doll

Some of the projects in the book require little or no sewing and are great for using up odd scraps of fabric (Liberty or otherwise). The Guardian online have posted this extract from the book on how to make these fabric covered letters.

Liberty letters 2

Guardian webpage

click on image to get instructions


and this is what it looks like in the book

Comments sections on these things always make for good reading and the ones on this page are pretty varied! Can I just say that the image in step 9 on the website is the right way round … There shouldn’t be an image with step 1 which has probably confused icklewickle  … We’re hoping they’re going to fix this but refer to the book image above if you get confused. Ta.

(The Liberty Book of Simple Sewing. Photography by Kristin Perers, styled by Twig Hutchinson. RRP £20 buy it here)

One thought on “make: fabric covered letters from The Liberty Book of Simple Sewing

  1. Nicole Twena

    Nice one Christine – I love this and think that it’s a great idea if you want to enjoy using a little bit of gorgeous Liberty print but don’t want to fork out for metres of the stuff. The comments in the Guardian cracked me up though – I’m always amazed at how people feel the need to vent their frustrations on a craft piece!!

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