Creating your own clothes? Sewing soft furnishings? Making alterations? The best-selling The Sewing Book, now in a new edition, has sold more than 375,000 copies worldwide and shows you how to sew absolutely everything. Up-to-date techniques for seams, hems, linings, fasteners, darts, pleats, pockets, necklines, collars, sleeves, and much more. How to choose and use today's sewing equipment, fabrics, and paper patterns. 10 new projects for stylish homeware and clothing. Packed full of step-by-step photographs and easy-to-follow instructions, The Sewing Book guides you through every hand stitch, machine stitch, and technique you'll ever need.
This is the only sewing book you'll ever need. Every tool and every technique you require for making your own home furnishings or clothing is closely and sharply photographed, carefully annotated, and clearly explained. The Tools section begins with the basic toolkit, opening up into everything you could possibly need - every type of cutting tool and machine foot is shown. This section also includes information on patterns - how to measure, how to use, and how to adjust them. Gallery spreads appear throughout the substantial Techniques section and showcase darts, zips, pleats etc, as well as showing key stitches. Plus, you can bring your acquired and refined skills to fruition as you make some of the 25 home decor and clothing projects at the back of the book. With The Sewing Book on your shelf, you've got every sewing question covered.
Singer New Sewing Essentials
Author: Editors of Creative Publishing international
Sewing Essentials, first published in 1984, has long been recognized as the one book every sewing enthusiast should own. This popular book has been updated, making it even more appealing for today's sewers. Clearly written instructions and more than 450 full-color photographs lead you step-by-step through all common sewing techniques. It's like having your own personal sewing instructor right beside you. Get professional guidance on all of these topics: Sewing equipment and tools Using patterns Selecting and preparing fabrics All kinds of seams and seam finishes Darts, gathers, hems, zippers and buttonholes Facings, cuffs, collars and waistbands Whether you are just learning to sew or have sewn for years, you'll find this book a valuable reference. Singer New Sewing Essentials, Updated and Revised Edition is your guide to sewing success.
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 décor items.
Experts have hailed it as the definitive publication on fashion sewing—now this classic has been revised and updated to include the most comprehensive, up-to-date techniques and sewing machine technology. “Whether you’re a novice learning the basics of home sewing or an expert seamstress, this is the book for you. Filled with color photos and over 1800 illustrations.”—Vogue Patterns.
The most complete guide to sewing basics People are always looking for ways to cut expenses and be creative and stylish at the same time. Learning to sew is a great way to arm yourself with the skills to repair and create clothing and furnishings for yourself and your family for little to no cost. But learning how to sew and how to choose the tools and supplies to begin sewing can be confusing. Now, you can turn to this hands-on, friendly guide for the most up-to-date information, the best techniques, and fun projects for learning (or brushing up on) the art of sewing. Easy-to-follow instructions and step-by-step illustrations make it easier to learn Fresh new patterns, projects, stitches, and techniques for fashion and the home Budget-conscious tips for breathing new life into existing garments Complete with a section on common sewing mistakes and how to avoid them, Sewing For Dummies, 3rd edition gives you the confidence and know-how to sew like a pro.
This new edition of a modern classic combines a fresh, contemporary approach and comprehensive content to provide a complete reference for all levels of experience. Packed with information on choosing fabrics and using both basic and more specialist sewing equipment, The Complete Book of Sewing covers all the techniques and tips you need for dressmaking and sewing in the home. Sixteen chapters of step-by-step colour photographs with full instructions provide the ultimate sourcebook, with detailed advice on tools, fabrics, notions and techniques and an inspirational fabrics gallery to fire the imagination.
Singer The Complete Photo Guide to Sewing 3rd Edition
SINGER: The Complete Photo Guide to Sewing, 3rd Edition,is the one reference every sewer needs. Its 312 pages and 1,200 photographs cover every aspect of fashion and d�cor sewing. Choose the right tools and notions, use conventional machines and sergers, perfect your fashion sewing and tailoring, and produce lovely home d�cor projects. Step-by-step instructions for basic projects like pillows, tablecloths, and window treatments are included. Both beginning and highly skilled sewers will turn to this book again and again. The third edition of this ultimate guide is updated with new photography and the latest innovations in sewing products and techniques. Learn how to: - Get the most out of your sewing machine. - Take proper measurements (of people as well as of windows and tables). - Read and understand commercial sewing patterns. - Alter store-bought patterns for a perfect fit. - Achieve thoroughly professional results.
Cath Kidston® Sewing Book is guaranteed to delight fans and excite sewing enthusiasts of every level with over 30 exclusive new projects—bags, cushions, baby gifts, bathroom tidies and many more ideas. Templates are included, all the sewing techniques are clearly explained, and each project is paired with step-by-step illustrations and beautiful photography. With a project for all, whatever your expertise, helpful tips throughout so that even an absolute beginner can be sure of success, and take-it-further guides for the more adventurous stitcher, this is a must-have sewing book for any crafter.