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Christmas Books to Give as Gifts 3 Reviewed

Christmas books are such fun. I especially enjoy giving craft books as christmas gifts, then for the next year there is a strong possibility you may receive a handmade gift made by the recipient.

 

Christmas Books to Give as Gifts 3 craft books Reviewed

 


 “…I have noticed a huge resurgence of younger people learning and enjoying the  traditional crafts of sewing and crochet…”


 

Over the last couple of years and probably influenced by TV programs like the Great British Sewing Bee and creative magazines such as Mollie Makes, I have noticed a huge resurgence of younger people learning and enjoying the  traditional crafts of sewing and crochet. For this reason, I can’t think of a better gift to give than a newly published craft book, that will keep them busy, not only for the Christmas holidays but for the coming weeks and months of 2018.

Christmas Books to give as Gifts in 2017

Here are 3 craft books I particularly admire and have reviewed for you in a little more detail than you may otherwise see on Amazon.

1. Fat Quarter Christmas, 25 projects to make from short lengths of fabric : Jemima Schlee

 

Christmas Books to Give as Gifts 3 craft books Reviewed

 

Clever projects to use up scraps to make christmas gifts and decorations. 150 pages full of inspiration and information. There are even some very simple instructions on decorative hand sewing. The projects are modern, simple and cute.

 

Christmas Books to Give as Gifts 3 craft books Reviewed

 

Chapters are divided up into:

  • The basics
  • Decorations
  • Accessories
  • The Dining Table
  • The winter fireside
  • Wrapping it up

Who is this book aimed at?

A beginner or an adventurous beginner who wants to learn more techniques and perhaps enjoys a challenge.

 

Christmas Books to Give as Gifts 3 craft books Reviewed

 

The details:

Fat Quarter Christmas by: Jemima Schlee

Published by GMC Books

Price £12.99

ISBN number: 978-1-78494-353-0

 

2. Granny squares Home : Emma Varnam.

 

Christmas Books to Give as Gifts 3 craft books Reviewed

 

A sweet book full of traditional crochet granny patterns all with a vintage vibe, 20 projects in all with some cute toys too a cuddly panda and a lion. The grey granny lap blanket on the front is my favourite project:

 

Christmas Books to Give as Gifts 3 craft books Reviewed

Who is this book aimed at?

The designs are simple and mostly for beginners, however the two amigurumi style toys will need a more experienced crocheter. 143 pages including pages of clearly explained diagrams, for stitches used and some lovely finishing ideas…

 

Christmas Books to Give as Gifts 3 craft books Reviewed

 

The Details

Granny Squares Home: By emma Varnam

Published by GMC Books

Price 14.99

ISBN number 978-1-78494-363-9

 

Fat Quarter Gifts: 25 projects to make from short lengths of fabric : Jemima Schlee

Christmas Books to Give as Gifts 3 craft books Reviewed

 

A twin to the fat quarter christmas above and as such another brilliant book to give as a gift (or put on your christmas list if you love a quick sewing project?) 150 pages filled with fun. I particularly love the shoe bag…

A quote from the website…that sums up the book.

“Part of a fantastic new series of stash-busting sewing books aimed at beginner to intermediate crafters, this book has 25 quick and easy projects to make, all from fat quarters or fabric scraps. Each project has easy-to-follow step-by-step instructions and beautiful accompanying photography, as well as a comprehensive tools and techniques section. This book is ideal for using up leftover remnants of fabric to make great gifts…”

I would highly recommend this book!

Christmas Books to Give as Gifts 3 craft books Reviewed

Who is this book aimed at?

Adventurous beginners who want to challenge their sewing skills and learn more.

The Details

Fat quarter gifts: Jemima Schlee

Available from GMC books

Price £12.99

ISBN number 978-1-78494-352-3

 

Will you be giving Christmas Books as gifts this year or will they be on your own list for Father Christmas?

You can read more of my craft book reviews here in these previous posts 

Bestest wishes!

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2 Comments

  1. jodie
    02/11/2017 / 12:55

    These actually sound fabulous Ashley!!
    Did you know I’m a huge knitter?? So I love anything creative and handsy!!
    XOXO
    Jodie

    • 02/11/2017 / 14:11

      Hi Jodie (I had an idea!)
      I cant knit but I love to crochet and sew!
      best
      Ashley xx