The Everything Sewing Book: From Threading the Needle to Basting the Hem, All You Need to Alter and Create Beautiful Clothes, Gifts, and Decorations

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Everything Books, Jun 4, 2004 - Crafts & Hobbies - 320 pages
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Despite the availability of retail fashion, more and more people are turning away from the assembly line toward one-of-a-kind clothing, decorations, and accessories. The Everything Sewing Book provides you with easy instructions for creating beautiful garments, gifts, and decorations for the home. From selecting the right needle and thread to choosing fabrics, reading patterns, and working with a machine, this uncomplicated book introduces you to the basics of sewing as you complete increasingly challenging projects that will be cherished for years to come. Also included are tips and tricks for making alterations and repairs and dressing up old clothes with embroidery and accents. Supplemented with foolproof illustrations, The Everything Sewing Book is the perfect gift for anyone interested in learning this rewarding craft.

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Hanging Caddies 169 Planning for Specific Uses 170 Pattern and Pieces 171 Pockets
Sewing Tools and Notions 17 Choosing Shears and Scissors 18 Knowing Your Needles and Pins 19
Fabric Facts 29 Comments on Cotton 30 ALook at Linen 31 AWord about Wool 32
Basic Mending and Altering 41 Why Bother? 42 Mending Hems and Seams 42 Changing Hemlines 48
Making Curtains 59 Planning Your Curtains 60 Estimating Yardage 60 Choosing Curtain Fabrics
Appliquéd Tote Bag 133 Designing the Bag for Your Needs 134 Fabric Shopping 136 Making
Patterns for Appliqué 137 Cutting to Order 137 Putting the Pieces
Snaps to Toddler Overalls 149 Learning Machine Monogramming
Making a Simple Dress from a Pattern 199 ChoosingaPattern 200 Reading the Envelope 200 Fitting the Pat
Laying Out the Pattern 203 Cutting and Markingthe Pieces
Infants Gown 213 MakingaPattern 214 Fabric and Notions 215 Sewing the Sleeves
Making a Vest 223 Makinga Pattern 224 Shopping and Cutting 225 Decorating with
Cutting Pieces byMeasure 249 Constructing the Top
lored Pockets 259 Sewing One or TwoPiece Collars 260 Making
Adding Panels 272 Frayed Cuffs and Collars 274
AppendixA Glossary

Welcome Spring Wall Hanging 181 Reading the Pattern 182 Planning the Message Blocks 184 Cutting
the Pieces 184 Piecing the Tulip 186 Piecing the Butterfly 190
AppendixB Resources

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Sandra Detrixhe (Concordia, KS) has been needleworking for more than twenty years and has shown her creations at county fairs and contests.

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