Sew Any Fabric: A Quick Reference to Fabrics from A to Z (Google eBook)

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Krause Publications Craft, Nov 10, 2003 - Crafts & Hobbies - 160 pages
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Fabric Basics at Your Fingertips

Have you ever wished you could call an expert and ask for a five-minute explanation on the particulars of a fabric you are sewing? Claire Shaeffer provides this key information for 88 of today's most popular fabrics. In this handy, easy-to-follow reference, she guides you through all the basics while providing hints, tips, and suggestions base don her 20-plus years as a college instructor, pattern designers, and author.

In each concise chapter, Claire shares fabric facts, design ideas, workroom secrets, and her sewing checklist, as well as her sewability classification to advice you on the difficulty of sewing each fabric. Color photographs offer further ideas. The succeeding sections offer sewing techniques and advice on needles, threads, stabilizers, and interfacings. Claire's unique fabric/fiber dictionary cross-reference over 600 additional fabrics.

An invaluable reference for any one who sews, Sew Any Fabric provides practical, clear information for novices and inspiration for more experienced sewers who are looking for new ideas and techniques.

  

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Shaeffer has written some 15 books on sewing, including Couture Sewing Techniques and High Fashion Sewing Secrets from the World's Great Designers. This update to her Fabric Sewing Guide is a handy ... Read full review

Contents

Introduction
6
The Fabrics
8
Sewing Techniques
108
FabricFiber Dictionary
118
Appendices
138
Resource List
154
Bibliography
155
Index
156
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