Patch By Cath Kidston Book Review

This eagerly anticipated book is the fourth in a series of titles by Cath Kidston with a giveaway kit – everything you need to create the cover bag or cushion shown on the cover. A great idea to kick off the creativity that is contained in the book.

33 projects in total, the emphasis is on using patchworking techniques to create beautiful accessories to wear and for the home.

What sets the book apart from other patchworking titles, is the emphasis on the design of the finished product, how desirable Cath, the Queen of Kitsch, makes this traditional skill – and we love that. The finished items would look great in so many homes today.

Another key element is the emphasis on machine sewing, making the projects timeframed and achievable in our busy lives. Projects I have added to my ‘To Make’ list include the Boudoir Cushion and the Suffolk Puff Cushion. The Suffolk Puff technique is featured quite heavily within the book- Cath might like our Half Suffolk Puff Make Up Pouch tutorial here.

Possibly a little repetious with the number of bag projects included, it would have been nice to see a pinny or a tea cosy with some patchworking treatment, or a focus on reinventing clothing with patchwork.

This is perhaps not a book for the experienced quilter or patchworker, as there are no projects which include more advanced patchworking/ quilting techniques – but if you are looking for fashion relevant ideas, and love the CK vibe, this book will leave you inspired to make. Patch is published by Quadrille and is available to buy here.


2 Responses to 5 Rather Good Projects for Buttons

  1. christine morris says:

    Happy 3rd birthday, I am a fairly new member. My neighbour gave me a copy of crafts beautiful in may this year and I fell in love with your Luna rabbit. I made one exactly the same to give to my 33 year old daughter, who loves her to bits. I have made one for myself since. I love your site and all your news, you have been most helpful when I have made contact. Hope to see you at yarndale in September. Keep up the good work you are truly an inspiration
    Christine Morris Todmorden.

    • Sarah says:

      We are glad you all loved Luna, we love her too!
      Looking forward to seeing you at yarndale, its one of the best things about this job meeting those who love Luna as much as we do here.
      Thank you for your kind words.

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