Tuesday 17 February 2015

Torie Jayne's Stylish Home Sewing

Stylish Home Sewing by Torie Jayne
Published by CICO Books
12th February 2015
Hardback Edition
rrp £14.99
 I am thrilled to be taking part in the blog tour for Torie Jayne's beautiful new book Stylish Home Sewing, alongside these other fabulous bloggers:
Torie Jayne is a successful young designer, blogger and author with a keen interest in creating beautiful accessories for the home. Her blog 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.
So...the question is, does this book offer something different from the multitude of other craft books out there?  Actually I think it does which is a welcome relief from the same old, same old that is sometimes regurgitated. 

In Torie's trademark pastel shades, which is a refreshing change from the brights that many books are choosing recently, the book is sectioned into various rooms in the house -  from the entrance hall, to the bedroom, and finally ending outside in the garden, there is something to craft for every room in your home. 

Whilst some of the projects do look a little tricky initially (see the headboard above), every project is accompanied by lots of photos and clear instructions.  I think my first project might be making a wigwam for the garden this summer!

Thanks to CICO books for supplying these fabulous images from the book taken by Sussie Bell.  You can purchase your copy of Torie Jayne's Stylish Home Sewing now from Amazon for only £10.49!
G x


  1. Thank you for reviewing my book and taking part in the blog tour, so happy to hear what you think of it x


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