From the title I knew this was a book for me (I’m turning into the granny from Goodness Gracious Me sketches who thinks she can make anything herself with a sensible list of ingredients and a smaaaaall aubergine. Watch the show then you’ll get it). I was planning on buying it for myself with birthday money but I received it from a friend who did not know that I wanted it, so all is good.
Yeah! I Made It Myself is a craft book with some basic sewing patterns for dresses, skirts and bags (though sadly no trousers), main knitting techniques and a couple of patterns, and generally a good introduction for digging in charity shops for fabric to recon. I think that it probably isn’t the best choice for an absolute beginner, some general knowledge of crafting and creating should be present already to really be able to use the book to it’s full potential. That said, it wouldn’t be much use to someone who already knows what is what in sewing and knitting.
I know what I’ll be making from the book: I have already searched out some handles for “A Lovely Old Lady Bag” and have attempted to make my own knitted collar already. It is full of fun projects graded by difficulty and I’m sure crafters out there will love this one.
It is definitely good to see a decent British craft book out and I recommend it to those of you who have a starting interest in crafting and making your own clothing and bags to show off your creativity.