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

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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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 readers 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 readers to the basics of sewing as they 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.
Projects include:

  • Curtains and tablecloths
  • Colorful appliqued tote bags
  • Pillows and wall hangings
  • Dresses and skirts
  • Shirts and vests

Supplemented with foolproof illustrations, The Everything Sewing Book is the perfect gift for anyone interested in learning this rewarding craft.

Top Ten Reasons to Learn to Sew -- Sewing Machines -- Choosing a Machine -- Knowing Your Machine -- Understanding Attachments -- The Necessary Needle -- Threading Your Machine -- Cleaning and Maintenance -- Using the Machine -- Sewing Tools and Notions -- Choosing Shears and Scissors -- Knowing Your Needles and Pins -- Learning about Thread -- Choosing Measuring Tapes and Gauges -- Choosing Marking Tools -- Considering Pressing Tools -- Learning about Interfacing -- Understanding Trims and Bindings -- Understanding Elastic and Fasteners -- Fabric Facts -- Comments on Cotton -- A Look at Linen -- A Word about Wool -- Studying Silks -- Selecting Synthetics -- Knowing Your Knits -- Choosing Wisely -- Preparing Your Fabric -- Basic Mending and Altering -- Why Bother? -- Mending Hems and Seams -- Changing Hemlines -- Taking In or Letting Out a Seam -- Mending Simple Tears -- Mending Holes -- Buttons and Buttonholes -- Making Curtains -- Planning Your Curtains -- Estimating Yardage -- Choosing Curtain Fabrics -- Cutting Out Your Curtains -- Sewing Your Curtains -- Making Ruffles -- Making Valances and Flounces -- Tab Curtains -- Scalloped Topped Curtains -- Tablecloths -- Measuring and Shopping -- Piecing Larger Cloths -- Cutting an Oval Cloth -- Cutting a Circle -- Stitching the Hems -- Reversible Tablecloths -- Decorating Ideas -- Pillow Possibilities -- Learning the Basics -- Adding Ruffles and Piping -- Making an Applique Top -- Making a Handkerchief Top -- Making a Quilt-Block Top -- Making a Woven-Ribbon Top -- Making Chair Cushions -- More Stuffed Fun -- Fashioning a Fabric Wreath -- Making Gingerbread Dolls -- Making a Jingle Kitty -- Trying a Turtle Shape -- Stitching Block and Box Shapes -- Making a Child's Ball -- Three-Piece Crib Set -- Taking the Measurements -- Buying Special Supplies -- Making Fitted Corners -- Encasing the Elastic -- Making a Comforter -- Cutting and Stitching the Bumper Pads -- Adding Ties -- Finishing -- Appliqued Tote Bag -- Designing the Bag for Your Needs -- Fabric Shopping -- Making Patterns for Applique -- Cutting to Order -- Putting the Pieces Together -- Making the Handles -- Sewing It All Together -- Boxing the Corners -- Fun-to-Make Gifts -- Trimming Infants' T-shirts -- Easy Turned Applique -- Adding Snaps to Toddler Overalls -- Learning Machine Monogramming -- Toddlers' Quiet Books -- Lined Baskets and Pincushions -- Measuring Your Basket -- Cutting Pieces and Pockets -- Stitching and Gluing -- Adding Trim -- Removable Lining -- Lining the Lid -- Pincushion Basket -- Hanging Caddies -- Planning for Specific Uses -- Pattern and Pieces -- Pockets and Trim -- Attachments for Hanging -- Putting Front and Back Together -- Binding the Edges -- Final Details -- "Welcome Spring" Wall Hanging -- Reading the Pattern -- Planning the Message Blocks -- Cutting the Pieces -- Piecing the Tulip -- Piecing the Butterfly -- Learning Reverse Applique -- Assembling and Quilting -- Preparing for Hanging -- Folded Binding -- Making a Simple Dress from a Pattern -- Choosing a Pattern -- Reading the Envelope -- Fitting the Pattern -- Laying Out the Pattern -- Cutting and Marking the Pieces -- Stitching Darts and Seams -- Inserting a Centered Zipper -- Sewing Facing and Interfacing -- Hem, and You're Done -- Infant's Gown -- Making a Pattern -- Fabric and Notions -- Sewing the Sleeves -- Making Bias Binding -- Finishing the Neckline -- Front Fasteners -- Making a Casing for the Bottom Tie -- Shirt Alternative -- Making a Vest -- Making a Pattern -- Shopping and Cutting -- Decorating with Crayons -- Adding a Slashed Pocket -- Adding Back Ties -- Constructing the Vest -- Reversible Alternative -- Sewing the Shoulder Seams -- Adding Buttonholes -- Making a Skirt from a Pattern -- Choosing a Pattern -- Shopping and Fitting -- Cutting and Marking -- Sewing Darts and Seams -- Inserting a Lapped Zipper -- Possible Pockets -- Hidden Side Pockets -- Finishing the Waistline -- Final Details -- Little Girl's Jumper -- Taking Measurements -- Choosing Material -- Making the Patterns -- Cutting Pieces by Measure -- Constructing the Top -- Constructing the Skirt -- Attaching Skirt to Front -- Buttons, Buttonholes, and Ties -- Tailored Shirt from a Pattern -- Beginning as Usual -- Finishing the Front Edges -- Making Tailored Pockets -- Sewing One- or Two-Piece Collars -- Making Cuff Openings -- Adding the Cuffs -- Easing in the Sleeves -- Finishing with Buttons and Hem -- Advanced Mending and Altering -- Appraising the Problem -- Darts and Shaping -- Shortening Sleeves -- Adding Panels -- Frayed Cuffs and Collars -- Replacing Worn-Out Lining -- Replacing a Broken Zipper -- Camouflaging Mended Areas or Stains -- Complete Makeover Ideas.

ISBN: 9781440522956
ISBN-10: 1440522952
Series: Everything®
Audience: General
For Ages: 12 - 17 years old
For Grades: 7 - 12
Format: ePUB
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 320
Published: 4th June 2004
Publisher: Adams Media