16 February 2014

Kitchen Stitches {Book Review}

Kitchen Stitches by Martingale, is a new book, filled to the brim, with sewing projects for the kitchen and dining areas. Kitchen Stitches is compiled by Karen M Burns and is filled with projects created by some of todays popular bloggers.


Kitchen Stitches


This books is divided into three main sections.

Get Cooking : This section is filled with projects to get the cooking started; projects include aprons, quilted cozies and easy pot holders. Included in this section is the Baguette Tote which is such a fun design.


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The Get Cooking section also includes a vintage inspired Casserole Cozy. If you’ve ever tried to transport a dish to a friends house, you’ll know who tricky it can be. The casserole cozy is just perfect and it’s certainly on my to-do list.

The second sections is Set the Table. In this section, projects include table runners, placemats and napkins. I absolutely love this fun Tea Cozy with matching Placemats. Applique and stitching – just perfect.


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The final section is Add a Little Spice. It has so many fun little projects. I love these Embroidery Hoop Memo Minders.  The fun kitchen inspired fabrics make them just perfect for keeping notes, shopping lists, receipts etc.


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This Coupon Keeper is just fun! It has loads of pockets for keeping coupons organised. And if you’re in a country which doesn’t have coupons (like me) you can always use this bag for other things. My daughter thinks she might like one for her colouring books and pockets for her pencils, crayons and just general girly trinkets.


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Kitchen Stitches is a beautifully photographed book. The projects are bright, made with contemporary fabrics and which inspire the reader to start sewing for their kitchen.

Each project has easy to understand, step by step instructions. Some of the projects require patterns – these patterns are available at the end of each individual project, rather than at the back of the book (which can be confusing).

From beginners to the more advanced sewists, there really are plenty of projects for all skill levels and for everyone to enjoy creating.

Personally, I couldn’t wait to get sewing and made this scrappy version of the Too Hot to Handle pot holder. You know me. I love small projects which use up fabric scraps.


Scrappy Pot Handle Sleeve


  1. What a great book,thankyou for the thumbs up.xx

  2. Lots of great projects there. I love the tea cosy too.


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