Make: Fabric and Fiber Inventions (PDF)

Make: Fabric and Fiber Inventions (PDF)

By completing the projects here, you’ll soon be able to create your own amazing fabric and fiber inventions!

$15.99

Fully illustrated with easy step-by-step projects, this fun book starts with the basics of sewing and knitting. Next, learn how to add color to your wardrobe with silkscreen and batik, and how to transform old clothing into useful non-clothing items. The book ends by showing how to add electronic circuits to your wardrobe. By completing the projects here, you’ll soon be able to create your own amazing fabric and fiber inventions!

With this book, you’ll learn:

  • How to create unique items for your home by sewing, knitting, and other needle arts
  • How to tie dye, silk screen, and solarize cloth
  • How to upcycle old sweaters, T-shirts, and socks by simply cutting or felting
  • How to make roll-up scarves and knit miniature objects
  • How to sew soft electric circuits with LEDs and batteries to make your clothes light up
    . . .  and much more!

Perfect for kids who are ready to sew, and adults who are ready to learn more, this book offers short interviews with Makers who work in textiles, has information on everything from using sewing machines to working with circuits, and features fun projects that you can start doing right away.

Meet the Author

Kathy Ceceri is the author of activity books for kids and families, including Robotics: Discover the Science and Technology of the Future. She helped create the Geek-Mom blog and the book Geek Mom: Projects, Tips, and Adventures for Moms and Their 21st-Century Families and contributed more than a dozen projects to the Geek Dad series of books. Formerly the Homeschooling Expert at About.com, Kathy presents robots and STEAM programs at schools, museums, libraries, and Maker Faires around the country. She lives with her family in Upstate New York.