New Sew Essentials Sc (rev)

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Creative Publishing Int'l
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This is a great go-to book for beginning and intermediate sewing terms and techniques. Well illustrated and clear, it covers basic techniques and concepts that most sewing patterns merely hint at. I've had this in my library for years now and it is my fall back for any pattern I want to take to the next level. 

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Contents

Equipment
9
The Sewing Machine
10
Creating the Perfect Stitch
12
Machine Accessories for Special Tasks
14
Essential Equipment
16
Marking Tools
17
Cutting Tools
18
Pressing Tools
19
Marking Tips
51
Sewing Techniques
55
Hand Stitching
56
Machine Stitching Tips
58
Machine Stitching Techniques
60
Seams
63
Seam Finishes
64
Bound Seam Finishes
66

Special Equipment
20
Getting Started
23
The Pattern
24
Female Figure Types
26
The Pattern Envelope
28
Inside the Pattern
30
The Pattern Pieces
32
Adjusting the Pattern Length
33
Fabric Essentials
35
Handling Special Fabrics
36
Interfacing
38
Thread
40
Layout Cutting Marking
43
Preparing the Fabric
44
Laying Out the Pattern
45
Laying Out Plaids Stripes
46
Placement Tips
47
Laying Out Directional Fabrics
49
Cutting Tips
50
Encased Seams
68
Topstitched Seams
70
Eased Seams
73
Curved Seams
76
Stretch Seams
78
Building In Shape
81
Darts
82
Gathers
84
Gathering with Elastic
86
Pleats Tucks
88
Outer Edges
95
Waistbands
102
Hems
104
Closures
108
Buttonholes
110
Buttons
114
Snaps
117
Zippers
118
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