S.E.W.: Sew Everything Workshop : the Complete Step-by-step Beginner's Guide

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Workman Publishing, 2007 - Crafts & Hobbies - 248 pages
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The Book A lively how to and why to sew tutorial that marries attitude and instruction while teaching everything you need to know:
  • How to find the right machine, and become one with it
  • Essential skills, from winding a bobbin to sewing a dart to customizing a pattern
  • Preparing a workspace
  • The Ten Fabric Commandments
  • Laying out and cutting patterns
  • With step-by-step instructions and full-color photographs and illustrations throughout
The Projects
  • Cuddle-Up Cardigan
  • Tender is the Nightie
  • Foxy Boxers
  • Canine Couture Coat
  • Cape Mod
  • Power Tie
  • Tokyo Tie Bag
  • Lucky Scrap Scarf
  • Naughty Secretary Skirt
  • Founcy Tank Top
  • Knockout Knickers
  • And more!
The Patterns Includes ten original patterns—an $80.00 retail value—rated from One Spool (easy) to Three Spools (advanced Beginner) and designed to build skills.
  

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Excellent explanations, tips and instructions. - Goodreads
great tips/tricks and easy to follow instructions. - Goodreads
Too bad she didn't do her research on that one... - Goodreads
The instructions and pictures are really good. - Goodreads
The instructions were awesome; very easy to follow. - Goodreads
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User Review  - selfcallednowhere - LibraryThing

I am currently teaching myself to sew and this book was SO helpful. It really does explain absolutely everything you need to know. I've successfully managed two projects from it so far. Read full review

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User Review  - Toffeeelmo - Goodreads

Just started sewing my first project from the book (the wrap skirt) and am very impressed with the quality of the pattern and the in-depth instructions. The simple pictures that show how your project ... Read full review

Contents

Part oUzwAwria to Qsti
2
chapteri gearing up
10
chapter 3ady set sew
23
I
45
9
69
chapters lesewingplaybook
83
CuddleUp Cardigan 1
105
Foxy Boxers
134
Knockout Knickers
152
Toteally Awesome
164
Tokyo Tie Bag 1
171
Lucky Scrap Scarf
179
Sew Very Pretty Card 2
209
APPENDIX
225
Resources
236
Index
243

Naughty Secretary Skirt
144

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About the author (2007)

Diana Rupp founded and runs Make Workshop in New York City, the hip craft school that teaches everything from how to use a sewing machine to spinning your own yarn. She lives in Brooklyn, New York.

Lena Corwin is a textile/graphic designer and illustrator. She is the illustrator of "Kids Crochet" (STC) and has worked for Calvin Klein, Jill Stuart, "Elle Dicor" magazine, and many others.

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