Sewing For Dummies (Google eBook)

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John Wiley & Sons, Aug 5, 2010 - Crafts & Hobbies - 408 pages
19 Reviews
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.

  

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A great starting point for those about to start sewing or need a refresher Read full review

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Time for a refresh on this...my high school sewing career didn't take off as much as I would have liked it too. Gettin' out the Elna... Read full review

Contents

Introduction
1
Assembling Your Sewing Kit
17
Selecting Fabric Findings and Interfacing
37
Working with Patterns
55
Mastering Basic Sewing Skills
75
Securing Sensational Seams
103
Fast and Easy Hems by Hand and Machine
125
Fashion Sewing Fundamentals
139
QuickChange Table Toppers
247
Praiseworthy Pillows
257
Adding Wow to Your Windows
273
Giving Your Bed a Makeover
289
Making Alterations and Quick Fixes for
303
Making Repairs on the Run
321
Eco Fashion Giving Existing Garments New Life
331
Ten Tips for Mixing Prints
347

Zippers Buttons and Other Closure Company
171
Sleeves The Long and the Short of It
197
Pockets Full of Ideas
215
Sewing for Your Home
225
Ten Rookie Sewing Mistakes to Avoid
351
Sewing Resources
361
Index
367
Copyright

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About the author (2010)

Jan Saunders Maresh is a nationally known sewing journalist and educator as well as a bestselling author of 15 books, including Home Staging For Dummies. She has worked as the Director of Consumer Education for White Sewing Machine Company and JoAnn Fabrics and is also an interior re-designer, color specialist, and Certified Staging Professional. Look for her Web-TV show at www.nakedroomsolutions.tv.

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