Present Perfect

Present Perfect by Betz White

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Beautiful handmade gifts for all occasions!

In Present Perfect, you’ll discover gifts to sew for all of life’s major celebrations: birthdays, graduations, anniversaries, new homes, new babies, or simply “just because.”

Betz White, known for her earth- and family-friendly designs, offers a new collection of sewing projects for you to stitch and give to those you love. Projects include cuddly toys for babies and toddlers, clever bags and accessories for women and men, and beautiful items for the modern home. Sewers with a range of abilities, from confident beginner to seasoned seamstress, will find the projects achievable and enjoyable to make.

Each handmade gift begins with a thoughtful selection of materials just right for the project and the recipient. Throughout this book Betz also offers hints for using alternative materials and ideas for upcycling. Reusing a favorite fabric with a history, such as outgrown baby clothing, a grandfather’s necktie, or a vintage tablecloth, can add meaning to a truly memorable gift.

By Betz White
Published by Interweave

By Betz White (Author)
Paperback: 160 pages
Publisher: Interweave
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1596687770, ISBN-13: 978-1596687776
Dimensions: 10.2 x 8.5 x 0.5 inches

Projects included in Present Perfect:

Chapter 1: Memorable Milestones
Infinity Cowl
Pasha Pleated Clutch
Greta Cloche
Eye Candy Glasses Case
Wool Courier Bag
Coffee Cash Coin Pouch
Cargo Tech Sleeve
Gentleman’s Travel Case

Chapter 2: New and Little
Kinetic Felt Baby Mobile
Patchwork Bears Baby Quilt
Tagalong Teddy
Bib Rattle and Burp
Little Flyer Cap
Hexie the Turtle Floor Pillow
Forest Friends Finger Puppets
Cuddly Critter Mittens

Chapter 3: Happy Home
Make and Bake Apron
Market Shopper
Hot Mitt House and Tea Towel Set
It’s Your Pot Luck-y Day: Casserole Caddy
Cluck the Chicken Doorstop
Falling Leaves Placemats
Color Blocked Felt Bins
Dream Home Quilt
Sweet Life Pillow


  • Michele in IL.

    The first thing that caught my eye was the purse! Very unique and clever and I could make that! Then the apron with the insert that
    would flatter any figure! Then the reuse of favorite clothing!!! I’ve been keeping favorite things/clothes but haven’t done anything
    with them yet! Like my grandma’s clothes, she was so stylish and always up on fashion!
    So I’m pre-ordering your book today and I don’t usually do that!
    Thank you,

  • Diana Nelson

    Looks like a really neat book and one that will hve to find a place in my collection.

  • chris langer

    Could you tell me the size of the “home” quilt? Thank you.

    • It is “throw” sized, 43″ x 65″.

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