Friday, July 1, 2011

Book review: Sew! Cath Kidston

About a month ago, a friend of mine came over to Sydney with her family for a holiday. She also brought a lot of presents that all my friends back home bought for me! I'm so loved. (o^_^o)v

This Cath Kidston Sew! book is one of the gifts that I received on that day and I thought I should share my thoughts about the book with you guys. I have to say that I am really excited about making the bag on the front cover, but I have no idea when I'll finally have the time to do that. I hope it won't be too long from now. However, I am a little disappointed by the projects featured in the book. I was hoping for it to have more projects on making various bags, but instead, most of the projects in the book are home-related. 

There are 41 projects in total, and out of these, there are only 4 bags and 2 totes. The rest of the projects in the book includes 6 cushions, 3 aprons, 2 quilts, 2 washbags, 1 oven glove, 1 lavender bag, 1 peg bag and other miscellaneous items. Seriously!? 6 cushions!? Boo hoo hoo~

Another major flaw of the book is that some of the pages have white words on lime-green pages that make it painful to read. Really!? White words on lime-green pages!? I think I need to put on my sunnies in order to read it in my room, under the white fluorescent light.

Nevertheless, I am still exciting about making the bag featured on the front cover. Oh, did I mention that the fabric pieces required for making the bag have already been cut? That should save me a lot of time! :)

Last but not least, check out the Cath Kidston-inspired fabric that I got from Spotlight just yesterday. It's a piece of fabric remnant that measures about 45x20cm and cost only 1.40AUD. Perhaps I can make a small project from the book using this fabric remnant. ;) Oh gosh... I just realised that this looks really similar to the fabric given together with the book! O_O

UPDATE: I have sewn the bag! The post on the completed bag can be found here.


Unknown said...

ohhh LOVE! i almost bought cath kidston iphone case today... but i'll wait until i changed to a new one...

BEESTLYproducts said...

i love cath kidston AND cushions!!!! i'm adding this to my wishlist!

::little projects in style:: said...

ooooo show your bag when its done! :)

Hello Naka said...

ooh i love the fabric ^^ and i quite fond of cath kidson but i have never tried the books, but lime on white seems like a pain to read!