Distinctive Details: Great Embellishment Techniques for Clothing
Taunton Press, 1995 - Crafts & Hobbies - 95 pages
This title offers many embellishment techniques for adding special details to sewing projects and for personalizing garments. It contains step-by-step instructions for the use of dressmakers, needlecrafters and craft enthusiasts. Readers are shown how to use lace and applique, how to create woven or crocheted buttons, and how to use bindings as a decorative element. Techniques are presented on layering transparent fabrics for special effects, trimming with beads, and fashioning fabric roses. Openwork embroidery is demonstrated using a basic sewing machine. There are also ideas for decorating with delicate hem stitches and employing decorative knots as fastenings.