Simple Techniques and Projects for First-Time Sewers
Author: Choly Knight
Pubpsher: Fox Chapel Publishing
Category: Crafts & Hobbies
This is the perfect book for anyone who wants to learn how to sew, or just needs a quick refresher course. Friendly and easy-to-follow directions will have you sewing with confidence, making repairs, and creating new garments from scratch. From cutting patterns and sewing seams to binding edges, gathering fabric and installing zippers, each new skill is accompanied by a quick practice exercise to try, allowing you to learn as you sew. Fifteen simple and straightforward projects are provided for sewing fun accessories from plushies and pincushions to placemats, hand towels, hats and more.
Twelve original projects encourage even the least experienced needlecrafter to bring out the sewing machine and create attractive, professional-looking items for home and wardrobe. Starting with basics and progressing to more complex patterns, the projects include a drawstring bag, a cushion cover, a ballerina skirt, a cape, a summer sarong, a set of window curtains, a Japanese kimono, and several other items of apparel or household enhancement. The author also instructs on hand stitching, getting the most out of the standard home sewing machine, using commercial clothing patterns, making buttonholes, hemming, attaching zippers, and much more. Instructions are supplemented with more than 350 color illustrations.
All You Need to Know about Machine and Hand Sewing
Author: Sandra Bardwell
Few people learn to sew from their mothers anymore but many would love to master this skill. This text presents a guide to sewing at home, making sewing accessible for all. It covers fabrics, sewing machines, hand sewing, fitting, finishing, trouble-shooting and more.
20 step-by-step essential pieces for modern living
Author: Wendy Ward
Pubpsher: CICO Books
Category: Crafts & Hobbies
Follow Wendy Ward’s tutorials to make a capsule wardrobe of 20 classic garments, suitable for any body regardless of gender, age, or body shape. Wendy’s style is functional but beautiful basics, and you will learn the skills to make clothes out of both woven and knitted fabrics that are a joy to wear. There are five styles of button-down shirts, sweatshirts, and t-shirts, and three different styles of trousers, jackets, and jumpsuits, all made in versatile fabrics that can be dressed up or down. These are core basics that you'll turn to time and again and all these garments can be worn by any body, regardless of gender, age, and body shape. Suitable for both beginners and more experienced dressmakers, each project has multiple versions from easy to more technically challenging. Plus, there is a comprehensive techniques section covering everything from sewing a fly zipper to making a traditional shirt collar, alongside the fundamentals such as different seam and hem finishes. Patterns for the five basic garments and all the variations to make 20 different designs are included in the book on three pull-out, full-scale, multi-sized pattern sheets. Each pattern covers 10 sizes and there’s no need for downloading or scaling-up patterns, just trace off the pieces that you need and off you go!
Loaded with tips and hints for sewing success, this book demystifies the anatomy, setup, and use of a serger. Whether a neophyte to sewing or someone with years of experience, crafters can learn multiple stitches and decorative techniques from this comprehensive guide. By mastering stitches such as overlock, flatlock, rolled edge, and cover stitch; techniques such as quilting and heirloom; and the finer points of garment construction, sewers can quickly and efficiently delve into new creative sewing territory. Detailed instructions and step-by-step photos and illustrations accompany 13 delightful home decor projects for the kitchen, living room, and bedroom.
Sewing for babies and young children is extremely appealing as well as rewarding: the items are small, require minimal fabric and can be made quickly. This colourful collection of cute and practical items to make for little people includes simple summer dresses, t-shirts, skirts and sweatshirts, as well as an appealing range of simple soft furnishings to add individuality to children's bedrooms. Minimal sewing skills are required and each project is presented with step-by-step instructions making this book suitable for absolute beginners.
Release on 2002 | by Editors of Threads,Threads Magazine
34 Essential Skills for Sewing with Confidence
Author: Editors of Threads,Threads Magazine
Pubpsher: Taunton Press
Category: Crafts & Hobbies
A quick reference guide provides detailed information for twenty-five basic sewing skills as culled from a range of experts, from home sewers to top designers, offering practical advice on such topics as piping, cutting and laying out a pattern, and understitching. Original.
All the Sewing Basics, Plus 15 Step-By-Step Projects
Author: Sylvie Blondeau
Pubpsher: Schiffer Publishing
Category: Machine sewing
For everyone who dreams of sewing but suffers from the common fear of how to use the sewing machine, your worries are over! Thanks to this step-by-step method, illustrated with nearly 200 photos and drawings, you'll painlessly discover all the basic techniques, and even how to sew on a button. You'll then very quickly be able to put your new sewing machine skills into practice with the 15 special projects designed for beginners. This handy guide has a fold-out stand and is set up as a spiral flip book, ready to sit on your sewing table. Cheerful and encouraging, the guide walks you through the functions and accessories of the machine, along with the equipment you'll use with it, the choosing and cutting of fabric, the different kinds of stitches, how to sew pieces together, and more. Train yourself to sew straight, to make a hem, to add bias binding, piping, and zippers. Then create a reversible hat, a sewing-machine cover, a table runner, a shopping bag...from there, the possibilities are endless.