Our Review

If you feel like adding a bit of vintage charm to your home, then you can always look to Cath Kidston for inspiration. Her new book, Make! takes a very DIY approach to accessories and home decor with 48 kitschy projects that would please any domestic goddess.

The books is filled with tips and ideas for giving new life to plain items and includes 16 of Kidston's iconic motifs for you to use in your own creations. Embellish a pair of slippers with two charming songbirds, create a Starry Tote or store your needles away in a Felt-Leaved Needle Book.

Complete with a Cath Kidston canvas bag and some basic supplies, you can begin appliquéing and embellishing straight away.

You can pre-order your copy of the book from Quadrille or Amazon now.

Publisher's Description

40 fabulous sewing projects with vintage flair from a beloved designer

Inspired by retro vintage prints found at garage and yard sales, and reinvented in cool modern colors, Cath Kidston’s instantlyrecognizable designs have garnered fans all over the world. Now you can create your own projects using Cath’s original motifs. Make! includes over 40 projects, all with complete step by step instructions, and for the first time, pattern templates for many of her best loved motifs. So whether your favorite is Stanley the dog, the vintage florals, the multi-color stars, the appealing polka-dots, or others, you’ll find them all right here and ready to be used on a wide range of gifts, clothing, and accessories.

Just a few of the featured projects will show you how to:

• Turn a cardigan into an heirloom with a beautiful embroidered rose pattern

• Update a tote bag with a starry motif

• Transform a favorite apron into a flirty, strawberry-decked garment, plus much more!

There’s also a wealth of useful tips and ideas for other ways to use the templates.