oliver + s little things to sew (autographed copy)
You have come to know Oliver + S for its contemporary yet classically sensible kids’ garment designs, its precise, easy-to-follow instructions, and its charming paper doll–inspired packaging.
Now, that same attention to style and detail is available for children's accessory and toy projects in one seriously cute book autographed by the author.
Oliver + S Little Things to Sew: 20 Classic Accessories and Toys for Children is filled with items you will want to make again and again. Projects include a hat with bear ears, a winter scarf with a slip-through closure, an explorer vest, a tutu, an art smock, a penguin backpack, a messenger bag, a red riding hood cape, a travel quilt, and many others.
Featuring wonderful photographs by Laurie Frankel and charming paper doll illustrations by Dan Andreasen, the book includes two full-size pattern sheets (containing multiple sizes, up to size 10 for many projects) and two cardstock paper dolls to dress with the items illustrated on the book's front and back jacket.
- No-Tie Scarf
- Messenger Bag
- Reversible Bucket Hat
- Bias-Trimmed Apron
- Bento Box Carrier
- Play Town
- Penguin Backpack
- Art Smock
- Cozy Winter Hood
- Messy Kid Bib
- Juggling Balls and Drawstring Bag
- Tea Party Doll Dress
- Travel Quilt
- Red Riding Hood
- Explorer Vest
- Bear Carrier
- Bear Puppet Bath Mitt
- Puppet Theater
- Oliver + S Basic Techniques and Glossary
- Resources and Recommended Reading
Fabrics Used in the Book
Many of the prints featured in the book's photos were designed by Liesl and printed by Spoonflower.
Now you can purchase those same fabrics from Spoonflower. That means you can make the bento box carrier, the art smock, and the bucket hats exactly as you see them in the photos without searching high and low for the same fabric and the same colors.
You can also choose the fabric quality to match the project (look at the fabric description in the book for suggestions): quilting weight cotton, organic cotton sateen, upholstery weight cotton twill, linen-cotton canvas, etc.
To make your purchase, visit the Oliver + S page at spoonflower.com.
Shipping and Handling Charges for this Item
Oliver + S charges flat rate shipping based on the number of items ordered and the country to which the order is shipped. Because this book weighs significantly more than a sewing pattern, we must treat it differently for calculating shipping charges.
For orders of one book shipping to addresses in the United States, we are able to use USPS Media Mail rates. This allows us to apply our regular one-item shipping and handling charge to your order. Delivery time for items sent using Media Mail, however, may be somewhat slower than items sent via other methods.
If customers shipping to United States addresses wish to include sewing patterns with their order, we must use USPS Priority Mail or UPS Ground shipping instead. In this case, the book will count as eight sewing patterns for the purpose of calculating shipping.
For orders shipping outside the United States, each book will count as eight sewing patterns for the purpose of calculating shipping costs.
As always, you will be shown the total shipping charge and shipping method during the check out process.
Determining Which Printing You Have
As errata are discovered, they are marked for correction in subsequent printings of the book. To determine which printing you have, look at the book's copyright page. Toward the bottom of that page, there is a series of numbers. The lowest number you see there indicates which printing of the book you have. For example, if the lowest number is "2," you have a copy from the second printing.
- In the first printing of the book, there was a minor error on pattern piece 6i for the messenger bag. The pattern sheet says to cut 1 from Fabric B. It should say to cut 2 from Fabric B.
- In the first three printings of the book, there was a minor error in the Messenger Bag project instructions. On page 31 under the heading "Attach the Back Panel and Bias Binding," Step 2 begins: "Pin the back panel to the bag, with lining sides together and matching the side panels' gusset seams to the notches at the sides of the back panel." Instead of "gusset seams," this sentence should read, "... matching the side panels' notches to the notches at the sides of the back panel."