Sew On: All You Need to Know to Start Sewing and Serging Today!

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Macmillan, Jul 8, 2008 - Crafts & Hobbies - 128 pages
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The author of Sew Fast Sew Easy and the pioneer of hip sewing, Elissa Meyrich has perfected the art of teaching sewing in her popular New York City workshops. Now anyone can learn her essential rules for mastering basic sewing skills.

With step-by-step directions for five easy projects and tips from the garment industry to help you learn, Sew On also includes:

--Full-size patterns and complete step-by-step directions for a wrap dress, a basic t-shirt, easy pants, an iPod holder, and box cushion
--The ins and outs of how to use a sewing machine and a serger
--What to look for when buying a commercial pattern
--Understanding fabric personality--buying the right fabric
--The foolproof way to cut out your projects
--Checklists and a complete glossary

So power up your machine, thread your serger, and let Elissa show you how easy sewing can be!

  

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Contents

Acknowledgements
6
Fabrics wrap around your life
19
Know your patterns
28
Sewing machine basics
37
O Serger basics made easy
49
Hipster drawstring pants
59
Make a simple Tshirt Pattern layout
81
iPod holder
89
bag Pattern layout and sewing instructions
98
Glossary of sewing terms
119
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Copyright

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About the author (2008)

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ELISSA MEYRICH, the author of Sew Fast Sew Easy and Rip It! and is founder of SewFastSewEasy retail, an online business focusing on fashion and home decor sewing. A long-time garment industry designer and former instructor at Parsons School of Design, Elissa is a renowned sewing instructor.

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