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Title:
Sew basic : 34 essential skills for sewing with confidence
Publication Information:
Newtown, CT : Taunton Press, [2002]

©2002
Physical Description:
90 pages : color illustrations ; 28 cm
Language:
English
Subject Term:

Added Uniform Title:
Threads (Newtown, Conn.)
ISBN:
9781561585410
Format :
Book

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Summary

Summary

The one reference a beginning (or returning) sewer needs for an overview of every essential sewing technique. It's concise, authoritative and filled with detailed information on every step of the complete sewing process -- from choosing fabric to finishing.


Table of Contents

Introductionp. 3
Before You Sewp. 4
A Trip to the Fabric Storep. 6
Grainlinep. 9
Choose the Correct Pattern Sizep. 12
Making a Duplicate Patternp. 14
Tissue- and Pin-Fittingp. 16
Making Your Markp. 19
Shrink before You Sewp. 22
Pattern Layoutsp. 24
With-Nap Layout Basicsp. 26
Cutting Outp. 28
Preventive Sewing-Machine Maintenancep. 30
Needle and Threadp. 32
Straight Pinsp. 34
The Secrets of Machine Needlesp. 36
Presser Feetp. 38
Construction Threadsp. 40
Must-Have Toolsp. 42
Perfect Seamsp. 44
Staystitchingp. 46
Sew a Perfect Seam from Beginning to Endp. 48
Easing in a Seamp. 50
Directional Sewingp. 52
Trimming and Grading Seamsp. 54
Clip and Notch for Smooth Curves and Sharp Cornersp. 56
Understitchingp. 58
Flat-Felled Seamsp. 60
Pressing 101p. 62
Utility Stitchesp. 64
Ripping Out Stitchesp. 68
Fastening Threadsp. 70
Sewing in a Zipperp. 72
Darts Build Shape into a Garmentp. 74
Pleatsp. 76
Great Gathering--A Sure Thingp. 79
Bias Strips Made Easyp. 82
Perfect Pipingp. 84
Contributorsp. 86
Resourcesp. 87
Creditsp. 88
Indexp. 89

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