It's easier than you might think to sew gorgeous, meaningful, and/or heirloom fabric into unique Jewish prayer caps that will be treasured - not just for one simcha (happy occasion), but for a lifetime. Learn how in this fully-illustrated 80 page book of kippah sewing patterns and directions.
A kippah sewn this way is a meaingful gift, especially for a b'nai mitzvah, Chanukah, a wedding, a baby naming, or just for a more beautiful and colorful Shabbat.
- Seven different kippah sewing pattern templates for all ages and sizes, from infant to large adult. (There's even a template for dolls and pets!)
- Fully illustrated, step-by-step directions.
- Beginner-friendly, whether you're new to sewing, to yarmulkes, or to Judaism. Advanced finishing options for more experienced stitchers.
- How to choose and cut fabrics that will create spectacular kaleidoscopic stars.
- How to turn delicate and fabrics - like old neckties, tee shirts, silk dresses, etc. - into kippot.
- Reversible! These hats can have two different, completely wearable sides.
- One book fits most traditions: Orthodox, Conservative, Reform, Postdenominational, etc. (There's even one for the Pope - see p. 21).
PLUS Three different binding options (for beginning through confident sewers); How to add a buttons, beads; how to make your own binding, and much more!
- The Four Panel Kippah, and four-panel kaleidoscopes
- The Six Panel Kippah, and six-panel kaleidoscopes
- The Crisper Kippah (How to tame tricky and recycled fabrics)
- A kippah-maker's guide to shatnez (kosher rules about garments)
- The Necktie Kippah
- The Quilted Kippah
THE BOOK IS ALSO IMMEDIATELY AVAILABLE as a PDF download for $9.95.
PLEASE DO NOT REDISTRIBUTE!
NOW available in hardcopy (softcover)!! $15.95+shipping
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by quilter Ann Feitelson
I ordered Cathy Perlmutter's book, The Uncommon Yarmulke, the other day and have to tell you what a fun, funny, useful, unusual, seductive and even
potentially revolutionary thing it is!
I myself have never worn a yarmulke but I now see no reason not to make one and wear it. In fact, I'm planning on it!
Cathy has put her brilliance and sense of humor and care for the
reader/sewer's success into a delightful volume, available either as a download or a softcover. She's taken fun quilting concepts--kaleidoscopes, embellishment, meaningful motifs on fun fabrics--and brought them to yarmulkes, which become mini domed quilts that would make you or anyone you gave one to very happy.
The book is just plain fun to read and savor. I showed it to my husband and he was immediately giggling and saying, "this is really great!"
So, really, everyone who ... has been united by Cathy's vision of a Jewish fiber community, should check this out. There is information on ordering at the judaiquilt website.
Quilter Roslyn S. writes:
My book is here and it is lovely. The colors are breathtaking!
It is well organized, well researched and has something for EVERYONE and every taste.
It should be in every Shul and Sunday School library.
Cathy, you did a GREAT JOB!!
Quilter Rivi S. writes:
This is a MUST HAVE book whether you already create your own yarmulkes or don't even wear one.