Author(s): Alistair MacDonald
Everyone loves the feel of fake fur, and faux fur fabrics are more popular now than they've ever been. Beautifully soft and tactile, faux fur adds a touch of luxury to everyday items such as boots, gloves, bags and scarves. It is widely available and very affordable, and with helpful hints for cutting, sewing and lining, Alistair Macdonald shows you how to make gorgeously sumptuous items for a fraction of the price they are in the shops. There are twenty projects to choose from, including a glamorous fake-fur scarf, a fun furry pink cushion and a 'must-have' fluffy purse. The pair of pretty fake-fur trimmed mittens will make any little girl feel like a princess, and the super-snug collar, headband and gloves are perfect for staying warm on cold winter days. With a range of projects to suit all tastes and abilities, this is the perfect book for spoiling yourself, your family or your friends with a handmade faux-fur gift.
Alistair MacDonald studied fashion design at Central St Martins School of Art in London and set up his own womenswear label, House of Alistair, in 2008. Working from his own studio in Savile Row, he has become a highly respected and well-known fashion designer, and his clothes are stocked by Liberty. Alistair's love of Liberty fabric has fuelled his imagination to design and create a range of craft and textile products and gifts, available at www.houseofalistair.com. Stockists include Liberty and the V & A, and Alistair has distributors in Norway and Japan. www.houseofalistair.com
1. Faux-fur trimmed gloves 2. Boot cuffs 3. Faux-fur trimmed bag 4. Fluffy purse 5. Scarf (with slide hole) 6. Hat with furry pom-poms 7. Furry hanging dice 8. Glamorous hot-water bottle cover 9. Fur collar 10. Children's fur-trimmed mittens 11. Child's teddy hat 12. Furry tote bag 13. Muff 14. Pink fluffy heart cushion 15. Draught excluder 16. Bolster cushion 17. Headband 18. Hat with furry bobble 19. Fur-trimmed wrap 20. Scarf with furry pom-poms