Sewing for Dummies
ISBN: 0470623209
EAN13: 9780470623206
Language: English
Pages: 382
Dimensions: 1.00" H x 9.00" L x 7.00" W
Weight: 1.00 lbs.
Format: Paperback
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Book Overview
This 3rd edition of Sewing For Dummies provides 25 percent new and revised content including updated projects, more step-by-step illustrations, a refreshed color insert, and additional how-to graphics. Some specific areas to be updated include: Fresh new patterns, stitches, and techniques for fashion and home: e.g. a baby snuggly and fashionable Mommy Tote; table toppers; eco-friendly napkins; low-sew chair covers; easy-to-sew drapes and blankets; PJs for every member of the family; spa-like bedroom linens (including an updated duvet cover, dust skirt, pillow shams, and throw pillows with modern appeal); even something for the family pet! Tips for the budget-conscious reader for breathing new life into a garment: from redesigning Goodwill finds to re-styling something already in their closets. Patternless Halloween costumes A new section covering common sewing mistakes and how to correct and avoid them
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From the Back Cover Learn to: Choose the right tools and supplies for your projects Master sewing techniques with how-to illustrations Sew fun projects for your home and wardrobe Stretch your budget by repairing and remaking clothing Your hands-on guide to sewing basics Learning to sew is a great way to arm yourself with the skills to create and repair clothing and furnishings for minimal cost. Turn to this hands-on guide for the best techniques and fun projects for learning (or brushing up on) the art of sewing. So, you want to sew -- get the 411 on everything you need to know before you start sewing, from assembling your own sewing kit to selecting fabric, findings, and interfacings Stick a pin in it -- learn how to thread hand and machine needles, tie knots, secure seams, hem items, and more Spruce up your style -- master the art of fashion sewing, from working with zippers and buttons to setting in the perfect sleeve Put on your DIY cap -- add new life to your living space with home décor sewing projects, like dressing up your dining table with a reversible table runner or changing the look of your bedroom with a duvet cover and more Give it a quick fix -- make alterations and repairs to garments already in your closet to extend the life of your wardrobe Open the book and find: How to work with patterns Instructions for hand and machine stitches Directions for fixing sewing mistakes Hemming how-tos Fashion and home décor sewing projects Guidance on working with closures, sleeves, and pockets Advice on tackling trims and piping Tips for mixing print fabrics Ways to save money by doing repairs yourself

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