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Hand Mending Made Easy : Save Time and Money Repairing Your Own Clothes - Nan L. Ides

Hand Mending Made Easy

Save Time and Money Repairing Your Own Clothes

Paperback Published: 1st January 2008
ISBN: 9780935278743
Number Of Pages: 80

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Twelve easy, well-illustrated lessons demonstrate how to mend clothes in the comfort of one's home. Chapters include basics from threading a needle and sewing on buttons to repairing seams and fixing seams and buttonholes, ironing techniques and repairing broken zippers, all done without a sewing machine. The easy to read, step-by-step language allows anyone to sew ripped hems, replace missing buttons, fix sweater snags and so much more, replacing unwearable garments back into their wardrobe. Proving that mending is an easy, money and time saving skill that anyone--men, women, children--can do, this reference is an essential resource for any household.

Introductionp. 1
Supplies for Hand Mendingp. 6
Definitionsp. 10
How Much Money Can You Really Save?p. 11
Getting Started: Threading a Needlep. 12
Knotting the Threadp. 16
Stitching Basicsp. 18
Closares/Fastenersp. 20
Buttons
Buttonholes
Snaps
Hooks and eyes
Frogs
Zippers
Hemmingp. 35
Skirt
Pants
Extra-wide/narrow hems
Linings Leather pants, skirts, or jackets Fused hems
Emergency hem fixing
Curtains
Fixing Ripped Seams & Holesp. 45
Ripped seams (including a crotch seam)
Fixing Pockets & Liningsp. 50
Replacing Elasticp. 52
Patchesp. 54
Fixing Snags in Sweatersp. 58
Ironing & Pressing Tipsp. 60
Easy Sewing Fashion Tipsp. 65
Some Final Encouragement and Extra Little Hints to Help You Alongp. 69
When Not to Try to Fix Your Garmentp. 72
Indexp. 74
The Basic Hand Stitchesp. 75
Sewing Products from the Publisherp. 78
About the Authorp. 80
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ISBN: 9780935278743
ISBN-10: 0935278745
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 80
Published: 1st January 2008
Publisher: Palmer-Pletsch Associates
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.8 x 0.6  x 19.0
Weight (kg): 0.2
Edition Number: 2
Edition Type: Revised

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