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Title:
Simplicity's simply the best sewing book
Author:
Soto, Anne Marie.
Edition:
Revised edition.
Publication Information:
New York, N.Y. : Simplicity Pattern Co., [2001]

©2001
Physical Description:
270 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 24 cm
General Note:
Includes index.
Language:
English
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ISBN:
9780739421000
Format :
Book

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgementsp. 4
Introductionp. 7
Chapter 1 Sewing for Today
Choosing Your Sewing Philosophyp. 10
Finding What Flattersp. 11
Chapter 2 Pattern Savvy
Fashion Inspirationp. 13
Selecting a Patternp. 13
The Catalog Pagep. 14
The Pattern Envelopep. 16
Inside the Envelopep. 18
Chapter 3 A Buyer's Guide to Fabrics, Notions and Sewing Machines
Clues to Fabric Selectionp. 25
Notionsp. 30
Stitching Toolsp. 30
Cutting Toolsp. 31
Measuring Toolsp. 32
A Sewing Machinep. 32
A Place to Sewp. 36
Chapter 4 The Easy Way to a Perfect Fit
Measuring Your Bodyp. 37
Figure Types/Pattern Body Measurements Chartsp. 41
Selecting the Proper Sizep. 46
Pattern Adjustmentsp. 47
Fitting As You Sewp. 57
Fitting Toolsp. 57
Chapter 5 The Universal Basics
Fabric Preliminariesp. 58
The Cutting Layoutp. 60
Special Layoutsp. 63
Cuttingp. 66
Markingp. 66
Conventional Machine Stitchingp. 69
Bastingp. 75
Seams and Seam Finishesp. 77
Sewing with Your Scissorsp. 81
Sewing with a Sergerp. 83
Sewing with Your Ironp. 99
Hand Sewingp. 103
Chapter 6 Simply the Best Sewing Techniques
How to Use the Serger Chartsp. 106
Appliquesp. 108
Bands and Ribbingp. 109
Beltsp. 114
Bindingsp. 117
Casings and Elasticp. 121
Closuresp. 127
Collarsp. 133
Cuffsp. 136
Dartsp. 142
Facingsp. 143
Gathersp. 147
Hemsp. 150
Interfacingsp. 158
Miteringp. 160
Pleatsp. 162
Pocketsp. 165
Rufflesp. 170
Shoulder Padsp. 172
Sleevesp. 175
Tailoring--The Speed Wayp. 179
Trimsp. 182
Tucksp. 189
Waistbandsp. 192
Zippersp. 196
Chapter 7 Sewing on Special Fabrics
Denimp. 202
Fake Furp. 203
Fleecep. 204
Knitsp. 205
Lacep. 207
Microfibersp. 209
Plaids and Stripesp. 210
Satinp. 212
Sheersp. 213
Velvetp. 215
Stabilizersp. 217
Chapter 8 Simply the Best Patternless Projects
Kimonop. 210
T-topp. 227
Skirtp. 232
Ponchop. 236
Shawlp. 241
Tote Bagp. 245
Baby Kimonop. 250
Diaper Coverp. 254
Indexp. 257