New Complete Guide to Sewing: Step-by-step Techniques for Making Clothes and Home Accessories

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Readers Digest, 2002 - Crafts & Hobbies - 384 pages
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This volume provides the guidance you need to sew successfully, whatever your level of skill. Comprehensive step-by-step instructions cover everything from cutting out patterns to making sleeves and fitting zips, and are accompanied by thousands of colourful illustrations, diagrams and photographs. This encyclopaedia of sewing includes detailed directions, practical advice, time-saving tips, essential techniques and hundreds of creative touches to bring out the best in your needlework. There are 20 projects to help you put into practice what you have learned, with ideas for creating clothes and home accessories in classic styles which can be easily adapted to changing trends.
 

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Contents

Sewing equipment and fabrics
8
Sewing equipment 12 Sewing supplies
10
Pressing equipment
12
Sewing machines
13
Fabric types
14
Underlying fabrics
22
Natural and manmade fibers and care symbols
23
Cutting 28 Taking measurements
26
Bermuda shorts
198
Contour waistbands
201
Waistbands with facing
202
Skirt
204
Elastic waistbands
206
Girls skirt
208
Belts
210
Sleeves and sleeve finishes
213

Fabric widths and size range charts
28
Pattern size guidelines
29
Pattern catalogs and envelopes
32
Pattern sheets
33
Inside the envelope 36 Basic pattern alterations
34
Fitting shell and master pattern
47
Advanced pattern alterations adjusting after the tryon fitting
55
Preparing fabrics for cutting
56
Basic cutting
61
Cutting special fabrics
62
Marking the cut pieces
65
Stitches and seams
67
Handsewing tips
68
Essentia hand stitches
69
Machine stitches
83
Directional stitching
84
Seams
85
Seam finishes
88
Overedge seams
91
Evening blouse
92
Decorative seams and special seams
94
Unusual seams
97
Seams for special fabrics
98
Seams as a way of shaping Darts
101
Dress pants 106 Darts in interfacing
106
in underlined garments
107
Tucks
108
Pleats
110
Pleated skirt
118
Gathering
120
Shirring
122
Christening dress
124
Smocking
126
Ruffles and flounces
128
Curtains
130
Plain ruffles and flounces
132
Neckline finishes and collars
137
Neckline facings
138
Shaped neckline facings
140
Combination facings and bias facings
144
Summer dress
146
Neckline finishes with cording
148
Bound and banded necklines
150
Applying bindings
151
Shaped bands and placket bands
154
Knit bands
156
Zippers in knit band necklines
158
Types of collars
160
Collar interfacings
161
Flat collars
162
Tailored jacket
164
with notched collar
165
Rolled collars
168
i Project 8 Shirt blouse
172
Shawl collar
176
Standing collars
179
Waistlines and belts
183
Waistline joinings
184
Applying a waistline stay
186
Waistline casings
188
Project 9 Sheer curtains
192
Straight waistbands
194
Basic sleeve types
214
Setin sleeves
216
Shirtsleeves
217
Raglan sleeves
218
Kimono sleeves
219
Gussets
220
Boys shirt
222
Sleeve finishes
224
Cuffs
228
Pockets
232
Types of pockets
234
Patch pockets
235
Safari jacket
240
Inside pockets
244
Hems
252
Turnedup hems
254
Pillow cover
260
Faced hems
262
Decorative hem finishes
264
Hems with bound edges
266
Beach towel
268
Finishing corners
270
Special hemming techniques
276
Lace blouse
278
Hemming special fabrics
280
Fastenings
282
Types of zippers
284
Centered zippers
286
Exposed zippers
288
Lapped zippers
290
Bench cushion cover
292
Flyfront zipper application
294
Flyfront zipper application mens pants
296
Zippers Special applications
298
Buttonholes
300
Bound buttonholes
302
Worked buttonholes
312
Fabric closures
315
Making button loops
316
Attaching buttons
317
Making buttons
319
Hooks and eyes
320
Snap fasteners
322
Tape fasteners
323
Tailoring
324
Tailoring basics
326
Underlining
328
First fitting
332
Construction
333
Interfacing
334
Assembling garment
339
Lining
346
Interlining
350
Alterations
352
Patchwork
360
AND QUILTING
366
Patchwork vesl
375
Baby blanket
377
Glossary
379
Index
380
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