Vous voulez voir cette page en français ? Cliquez ici.


or
Sign in to turn on 1-Click ordering.
or
Amazon Prime Free Trial required. Sign up when you check out. Learn More
More Buying Choices
Have one to sell? Sell yours here
Tell the Publisher!
I'd like to read this book on Kindle

Don't have a Kindle? Get your Kindle here, or download a FREE Kindle Reading App.

Alabama Studio Sewing + Design: A Guide to Hand-Sewing an Alabama Chanin Wardrobe [Hardcover]

Natalie Chanin , Sun Young Park
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
List Price: CDN$ 40.00
Price: CDN$ 25.08 & FREE Shipping. Details
You Save: CDN$ 14.92 (37%)
o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o
Only 2 left in stock (more on the way).
Ships from and sold by Amazon.ca. Gift-wrap available.
Want it delivered Tuesday, November 4? Choose One-Day Shipping at checkout.

Book Description

March 1 2012 Alabama Studio
Alabama Studio Sewing + Design is an invaluable reference for any woman who has dreamed of creating her own gorgeous handmade wardrobe. In this follow-up to Alabama Stitch Book and Alabama Studio Style, author Natalie Chanin presents all of the stenciling, hand-stitching, and bead¬ing techniques her company uses to create the award-winning Alabama Chanin line of organic cotton clothing, plus more than 50 variations that lead to infinite design possibilities. Included in this encyclopedic compilation of Alabama Chanin skill and style are patterns and instructions for dresses, skirts, tops, a wrap, a poncho, a bolero, fingerless gloves, and a hat. Each piece is featured in both its basic form and with varying embellishment combinations. By mixing, matching, and layering, a stunning, unique, and versatile wardrobe can be built.

Praise for Alabama Studio Sewing + Design:

“Transform organic or recycled materials into clothing or home décor items with haute homespun flair.”
Better Homes and Gardens Quilts and More magazine

“Natalie is beautifully simple, yet elegant, just like her clothing. Her signature look is intricate stitching, beading and applique on basic organic cotton jersey which together make a show stopping casual look." —SF Unzipped

"I'm a longtime fan of Natalie's clothing designs . . . Her sewing patterns do not disappoint. These are the same dresses, tops, skirts, and accessories that carry four-figure price tags and are coveted by ec-groovy lady rock stars. The same ones. But in her books, Natalie teaches you how to make them yourself . . . Natalie's pieces are so simple to sew together . . . They go together in a single evening, and when you pull them on they don't just make you look better than you did in whatever you were wearing before, they make you feel better." —Heather Ross, HeatherRoss.Squarespace.com

"The photographs in this volume are exceptional . . . I think if quilters get this book for both technique and inspiration, it will be more than worth the money." —Meg Cox, quilter and author of The Book of New Family Traditions

“I just love that Natalie has the guts to share the tricks of her trade. The reason I say guts is that you would think that sharing how your garments are made might hurt your business—but in Natalie's case it's proved to be actually quite the opposite . . . The interest in her couture line grew once she started to write books." —Cathy Callahan, Cathy of California blogger and author of Vintage Craft Workshop

Frequently Bought Together

Alabama Studio Sewing + Design: A Guide to Hand-Sewing an Alabama Chanin Wardrobe + Alabama Studio Style: More Projects, Recipes & Stories Celebrating Sustainable Fashion & Living + Alabama Stitch Book: Projects and Stories Celebrating Hand-Sewing, Quilting, and Embroidery for Contemporary Sustainable Style
Price For All Three: CDN$ 76.81


Customers Who Bought This Item Also Bought


Product Details


Product Description

About the Author

Natalie Chanin is the founder and head designer of Alabama Chanin and the author of Alabama Stitch Book and Alabama Studio Style (both from STC Craft). Her work has been featured in Vogue, the New York Times, and Town & Country, among many other publications, as well as on CBS News. She is a member of the Council of Fashion Designers of America. Visit her website at alabamachanin.com.

 

Sell a Digital Version of This Book in the Kindle Store

If you are a publisher or author and hold the digital rights to a book, you can sell a digital version of it in our Kindle Store. Learn more


Customer Reviews

3 star
0
2 star
0
1 star
0
4.8 out of 5 stars
4.8 out of 5 stars
Most helpful customer reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Great sewing resource. April 29 2013
By Lois
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
I love all the Alabama Chanin sewing book; they have beautiful illustrations of the projects and easy-to-use patterns included. This book is the best one yet.
Was this review helpful to you?
5.0 out of 5 stars Most beautiful book I have ever purchased! Dec 26 2012
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
I love this book! It is a generous creative gift to anyone who wants to have their own creativity stimulated. The book is full of ideas and instruction as well as just beautiful design. There are not enough superlatives to describe it.
Was this review helpful to you?
5.0 out of 5 stars LOADED WITH INSPIRATION AND GREAT INFORMATION!!!! July 20 2012
Format:Hardcover
I agree with everything stated in the first review of this book. As a "seasoned" sewer I find it hard to find books that really have new tips and how-to's to add to my repertoire of knowledge. Knits have been such a challenge to work with that I just stopped using them all together. There is tons of inspiration and information on sewing with knits and I can't wait to get started on a project using them. The book is really beautiful as are the designs. I am so pleased I purchased it and highly recommend it to all. If you would like to know more before purchasing this book, there are some great reviews, that have a much more detailed explanations of the book on amazon.com.
Was this review helpful to you?
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars Oct. 20 2014
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
Livre très inspirant pour redécouvrir la beauté de la couture à la main.
Was this review helpful to you?
1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars AWESOME! April 6 2012
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
ALTHOUGH I'VE BEEN SEWING SINCE BEFORE I STARTED SCHOOL (AND AM WAAAY PAST THAT NOW), I FIND ALL THE ALABAMA STUDIO BOOKS TO BE A MARVELOUS INSPIRATION AND STEPPING OFF POINT - HOWEVER, IN MY OPINION, YOU COULD ALSO USE THEM TO LEARN TO MAKE BEAUTIFUL CLOTHING EVEN IF YOU DON'T KNOW HOW TO SEW NOW.

I ALREADY KNEW ABOUT ALABAMA CHANIN AND WAS ENCHANTED BY THE WORK, AND PERHAPS EVEN MORE BY THE PRINCIPLES ON WHICH THE BUSINESS IS RUN. IF YOU DON'T KNOW ABOUT THEM, AND AREN'T SURE, JUST GO TO THE WEBSITE AND LEARN.

DEFINITELY ONE OF MY FAVORITE AMAZON BUYS - AND THERE HAVE BEEN MANY!
Was this review helpful to you?
Search Customer Reviews
Only search this product's reviews

Look for similar items by category


Feedback