Singer The New Sewing Essentials

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Edition: Revised
Format: Paperback
Pub. Date: 2008-11-01
Publisher(s): INGRAM
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Summary

The number-1 requested sewing book just got better Ideal for sewing enthusiasts of all skill levels, this book uses photos and clearly written text to demonstrate all the basic sewing techniques needed for sewing clothes and home deacute;cor items.

Author Biography

The editors of Creative Publishing international have created dozens of the best-selling books on home improvement, landscaping, home decorating, sewing, crafting, hunting and fishing, and photography. All books are exhaustively researched, written, photographed, and edited by veteran staff members with years of experience in their areas of expertise.

Table of Contents

How To Use This Book

equipment
The Sewing Machine
Creating the Perfect Stitch
Machine Accessories for Special Tasks
Essential Equipment
Hand-Sewing Equipment
Marking Tools
Measuring Tools
Cutting Tools
Pressing Tools 20
Special Equipment
 
getting started
The Pattern
The Pattern Envelope
Inside the Pattern
The Pattern Pieces
Adjusting the Pattern Length
Fabric Essentials
Easy-to-Sew Fabrics
Handling Special Fabrics
Interfacing
Notions
Layout, Cutting, and Marking
Understanding Grain
Preparing the Fabric
Laying Out the Pattern
Laying Out Plaids and Stripes
Placement Tips
Laying Out Directional Fabrics
Cutting Tips
Marking Tips
 
sewing techniques
Hand Stitching
Machine-Stitching Tips
Seams
Seam Finishes
Bound Seam Finishes
Encased Seams
Topstitched Seams
Eased Seams
Curved Seams
Stretch Seams
Building in Shape
Darts, Gathers, Pleats, and Tucks
Darts
Gathers
Gathering with Elastic
Pleats and Tucks
Outer Edges
Facings
Waistbands
Hems
Easy Edges
Lining
Closures
Choosing the Method
Hooks and Eyes
Buttonholes
Machine-made Buttonholes
Buttons
Snaps
Zippers
 
Index

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