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  1. says:

    Despite the fact the subtitle is a bit insulting to handmade crafts I was curious Plus some people do not like handmade crafts so I was wondering if this would be the book for them Really all it is about is choosing higher end materials Makes sense since materials can make the difference in anything that you make HOWEVER I think that you could still make things in this book without breaking the bank Finding goods at Goodwill or things that just don't fit any could become material for things in this book I can see scraps and refashioned products in any of her projectsThere were projects I can see people who read book blogs really liking For example there was a book cover made out of leather This would be not for a general size of book like mass market but for a book you are wanting to preserve with a hearty coverYou could easily buy scraps from leather craft storesThere are also covers for ereaders Specifically in this book there are dimensions and specifics for Kindle and iPad I do have to warn people who simply hate crafting in fur The author does use real fur but if that doesn't bother you just use faux fur Honestly I think it would be easier to deal with anyway You could make not so costly mistakes that wayI give this book 3 stars which are all for the type of projects within the book and not the writing In other words very interesting projects but not so interesting that I can ignore the barbs to crafting which I always think should be fun Being so uptight about your projects kind of takes away that fun for me


  2. says:

    This book has 40 projects to tackle The author describes them as upscale chic and urbane She is right This is not weaving potholders On the other hand all the projects can be done with little difficulty especially if one has any experience with sewing The author uses leather to make her projects but she lets the reader know they can be done with denim canvas corduroy or feltThere is great detail on how to do the projects Sewing terminology is explained well There is a list of materials and tools needed for each project Illustrations and patterns are provided The author lets the reader know that all the materials for each project can be found online This is helpful since she said most of the hardware can't be found in craft storesThe projects are divided into 4 categoriessmall luxuries examples would be a business card holder a key ring tab and beltsfashionably organized examples would be a book cover various laptop holders and ipad kindle coversbags and wallets examples would be a shopping tote a man's billfold and a day clutchevening extravagances examples would be embellished shoes a pullover and furry slippersWhen I skimmed through this book I thought that it looked too fancy As I read it I realized I could make any of these projects I could use whatever material I wanted and even modify the projects For example I could replace the hardware with Velcro buttons or snaps The author makes the reader comfortable with their own approach to the project I would recommend this book to anyone who is satisfied when they complete a project This book will get you from step one to the last step with easeI received a free copy of this e book from NetGalley for my honest review


  3. says:

    How can you make something hand made look high end? Is there something wrong with all the crafts people do that makes them fall short of commercial stuff? To be honest I've found the thing that counters this the creativity that goes into these projects I love crafting and I've found that you can almost always create something on par with commercial stuff if you know what you're doing Laura Bennett brings to the front that the starting material is what basically gives your hand made stuff that extra special something that'll give you finished product the polish it reuiresThe material of choice for this book is pleather I can understand it Nothing speaks class as classic cut and sewn leather pieces and Laura is known for her classic cuts and designer pieces I do feel however that other materials could have been included as not everyone is comfortable with the material she chose to portray It would have been a better pitch if she had chosen some cheap polyester material and 'made it work' I guess The other thing which I felt was lacking was that most of the stuff made were accessories which are fine but some old crafters would have preferred other items or jewelry stuff maybe for kids so everyone can get on the bandwagon?I did like the ideas however They're clean and well made no surprise but look easy enough to be tried The ideas are aplenty and this book can and will serve as an inspiration to both novice and experienced sewers


  4. says:

    If you have seen Project Runway season 3 you’ll recall Laura Bennett as being the architect mother of 5 plus “one on the way” children who made structurally simple yet impeccably embellished articles of clothing Michael Kors marveled how her 5000 collection looked three times its value Her creations are definitely for sophisticates In this book she offers advice on how to purchase and work with difficult materials like leather seuins furs and feathers She advises to use the best uality materials but also suggests less expensive alternatives This is good advice for those who don’t live in large cities and cannot easily access or afford the best Her “sprinkling” techniue for positioning rhinestones creates a spontaneous yet strategic flash of sparkle on an otherwise very plain garment The handling and construction steps are thorough One can probably find advice like this on several websites but this book conveniently offers it in one cohesive volume However the patterns for the purses and laptop case are too simple to be functional Purses need compartments and laptop cases need handles But if you like the look of luxe and want to DIY for a fraction of the cost then this book is worth a look


  5. says:

    There has been an explosion of books and blogs lately as a part of a DIY do it yourself movement Now with just a little money and time you can recreate designer looks at home without mortgaging it in the process Sometimes though even at the hands of highly skilled artisans the resulting items look a little too homespun and not like the things you see on current runways And that's fine for people who want that look but there is a void in the market for chic diy booksLaura Bennett's latest book fills that void Best known for her sleek elegant designs on season 3 of Project Runway Bennett has compiled a collection of accessories that are easy to make and incredibly stylish What I loved most about it is the inclusion of materials that many shy away from leather fur faux or real feathers and beads Her instructions for buying and using them definitely take the intimidation factor away The 40 projects include covers for electronics e readers iPads etc wallets purses and much including embellishing ready to wear garmentsThis book is a valuable addition to any sewing and craft book library especially my extensive one


  6. says:

    Very simple shapes combined with high end materials make these projects look luxurious and expensive The author a Project Runway finalist favors fur feathers and leather but does mention alternative low brow fabrics It would be great to see actual pieces done in denim or canvas A too brief primer on how to work with leather doesn't make me feel confident to take on an expensive raw material I'll do a bit research on leather before I cut into it I hoped for resources listed More photographs of finished items would also be great but this is a great book for inspiration


  7. says:

    I was really hoping to find inspiration from this book but I did not I found it to be a little silly to be honest Most of the projects were things that could be purchased for far less than the cost of buying the materials to make them Some of the materials were not at all readily available and would take a great deal of searching or internet shopping in order to make them In most books I have found that there is at least one project that the average crafty person can scrounge up the materials around the house and give the book a try Not so with this one My biggest complaint though is the title When I read it my first reaction was um excuse me? I find the title to be very degrading to crafters everywhere I'm sorry but has Ms Bennett even looked at etsy or Craft Gawker or Pinterest or Ravelry or I could go on and on The work crafters are doing is edgy and cool Crocheted kleenex box holders are a thing of the very distant past Ms Bennett Please do not assume that we are all country bumpkins in need of you to save us from our gasp homespun projects with your over priced materials and recycled ideas A glasses case business card holder a number of clutches a laptop sleeve etc have all been done many times before With titles that weren't offensive


  8. says:

    This book has projects for those that want to create items that look high end up are actually homemade Brief introduction is given to advise what the book is about and the intentions of it as well Materials and techniues are giving for working with leather working with fur working with beads working with feathers sewing and terminology There are many crafts within this book such as business card holders e book holders belts and bracelets bags purses and clutches wallets embellishing dresses and shoes mink sweater bra nightgown and even furry slippers but there is so much in this book Each project comes with a brief overview of the item then gives a list of the materials needed along with the tools needed as well Next a detailed description along with pictures of how to put the project togetherI think this book is great for do it yourselfers This is a great book with lots of ideas and tones of handy tips and tricks not to mention many items that are very useful I really like the e book cover patterns as well as the laptop and tablet covers as well but there are many other projects that are very interesting that I would love to make or try out Great book


  9. says:

    Laura Bennett is not going to apologize for her desire to elevate her handmade goods to the status of as good as or better than what you can buy at the store I don't take offense Without a leather expert in town willing to teach me I enrolled in an online class It's amazing to see how much of what has come up in the class that's also been covered in this book She devotes uite a bit of her book to sewing leather and does so with very firm opinions I love her absolute specificity recommending 3M tapes by model number and basically sourcing most or all of her hardware from one store which also sells online Bennett and my online leather sewing class instructor disagree on a couple of things like what weight of leather the standard home machine can handle Strangely I trust Bennett as she comes from a total home sewing background and not a factory careerHer instructions photos and illustrations are very clear and the projects look expensive and attractive I can't wait to try some of these projects


  10. says:

    Perhaps the that look high end should have tipped me off that this book wouldn't be for me I am not nor have I ever been a high end kind of girl Not in what I like and certainly not in what I actually buy My main complaint about this book is that almost everything looks the same Perhaps that's becuase almost everything is leather or leather look with metal hardware? I have nothing against leather but it's not my material of choice and I find the size pieces needed to make most of the projects to be priceyApparently the author was on Project Runway and made it to Fashion Week I only watched the second season and caught most of the first in reruns at the time so while that's impressive I don't personally have that connectionIf ever I want to make some variation of a leather wallet pouch or bag I'll get this back out of the library I doubt it Not bad just not my style


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Hey need to come up with variations and create their own signature piecesPacked with Laura's signature flair and finesse vibrant four color photos step by step drawings anda complete list of suggestions on where to purchase materials Handmade Chic is an accessible guideto at home crafting that is elegant enough for the most modern fashion savvy of wom I was really hoping to find inspiration from this book but I did not I found it to be a little silly to be honest Most of the projects were things that could be purchased for far less than the cost of buying the materials to make them Some of the materials were not at all readily available and would take a great deal of searching or internet shopping in order to make them In most books I have found that there is at least one project that the average crafty person can scrounge up the materials around the house and give the book a try Not so with this one My biggest complaint though is the title When I read it my first reaction was um excuse me? I find the title to be very degrading to crafters everywhere I'm sorry but has Ms Bennett even looked at etsy or Craft Gawker or Pinterest or Ravelry or I could go on and on The work crafters are doing is edgy and cool Crocheted kleenex box holders are a thing of the very distant past Ms Bennett Please do not assume that we are all country bumpkins in need of you to save us from our gasp homespun projects with your over priced materials and recycled ideas A glasses case business card holder a number of clutches a laptop sleeve etc have all been done many times before With titles that weren't offensive The Knight (High Kingdom, you to save us from our gasp homespun projects with Kleist in Thun your over priced materials and recycled ideas A glasses case business card holder a number of clutches a laptop sleeve etc have all been done many times before With titles that weren't offensive

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In Handmade Chic Fashionable Projects That Look High End Not Homespun Laura Bennett shares simple strategies for creating 40 small luxuries and high fashion accessories from a smart leather iPad portfolio to a feather embellished evening bag With sections organized in skill building order and based on type of accessory small leather goods agendas and This book has 40 projects to tackle The author describes them as upscale chic and urbane She is right This is not weaving potholders On the other hand all the projects can be done with little difficulty especially if one has any experience with sewing The author uses leather to make her projects but she lets the reader know they can be done with denim canvas corduroy or feltThere is great detail on how to do the projects Sewing terminology is explained well There is a list of materials and tools needed for each project Illustrations and patterns are provided The author lets the reader know that all the materials for each project can be found online This is helpful since she said most of the hardware can't be found in craft storesThe projects are divided into 4 categoriessmall luxuries examples would be a business card holder a key ring tab and beltsfashionably organized examples would be a book cover various laptop holders and ipad kindle coversbags and wallets examples would be a shopping tote a man's billfold and a day clutchevening extravagances examples would be embellished shoes a pullover and furry slippersWhen I skimmed through this book I thought that it looked too fancy As I read it I realized I could make any of these projects I could use whatever material I wanted and even modify the projects For example I could replace the hardware with Velcro buttons or snaps The author makes the reader comfortable with their own approach to the project I would recommend this book to anyone who is satisfied when they complete a project This book will get you from step one to the last step with easeI received a free copy of this e book from NetGalley for my honest review Plague Harvest you from step one to the last step with easeI received a free copy of this e book from NetGalley for my honest review

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Notepads electronics bags and wallets and evening items Laura offers patterns easy to follow diagrams and detailed instructions for fabricating each glamorous project whether it involves sewing from scratch or embellishing a prepurchased garment While showcasing her own creative designs she provides readers with the basic techniues and encouragement t There has been an explosion of books and blogs lately as a part of a DIY do it yourself movement Now with just a little money and time you can recreate designer looks at home without mortgaging it in the process Sometimes though even at the hands of highly skilled artisans the resulting items look a little too homespun and not like the things you see on current runways And that's fine for people who want that look but there is a void in the market for chic diy booksLaura Bennett's latest book fills that void Best known for her sleek elegant designs on season 3 of Project Runway Bennett has compiled a collection of accessories that are easy to make and incredibly stylish What I loved most about it is the inclusion of materials that many shy away from leather fur faux or real feathers and beads Her instructions for buying and using them definitely take the intimidation factor away The 40 projects include covers for electronics e readers iPads etc wallets purses and much including embellishing ready to wear garmentsThis book is a valuable addition to any sewing and craft book library especially my extensive one