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Title:
Know your sewing machine
Author:
Dodson, Jackie.
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Publication Information:
Radnor, Pa. : Chilton Book Co., [1988]

©1988
Physical Description:
x, 166 pages, 4 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm.
General Note:
Includes index.
Language:
English
Subject Term:
ISBN:
9780801978852

9780801978104
Format :
Book

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Reviews 4

Booklist Review

This fine work offers a comprehensive exploration of various techniques for the sewing machine. The text focuses on methods for adding texture, applying motifs, quilting, smocking, gathering, and the preparation of general decorations and embellishments for such items as tote bags, pictures, apparel, and household goods. Projects are presented as a series of lessons, featuring discussion of materials needed, methods of completion, and a pattern (when necessary). The projects are illustrated in both black and white and color. A short history of the sewing machine is appended. Resource list, bibliography, and index. JMM.


School Library Journal Review

YA Dodson explores uses of fabrics, threads, bindings, and a sewing machine to create a variety of textured fabric projects. Detailed instructions will show any experienced seamstress how to produce applique, smocking, quilting, and laces on the sewing machine. The book explains all of the basics about various machines, their stitch patterns, and creating new stitches. Instructions for a project are included in each section. These projects are designed to explore the techniques explained on the previous pages. The book is heavily illustrated with photos, diagrams, charts, and detailed supply lists. Students will enjoy the challenge of using their sewing machines in innovative ways. Susan Penny, Houston Public Library (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


Booklist Review

This fine work offers a comprehensive exploration of various techniques for the sewing machine. The text focuses on methods for adding texture, applying motifs, quilting, smocking, gathering, and the preparation of general decorations and embellishments for such items as tote bags, pictures, apparel, and household goods. Projects are presented as a series of lessons, featuring discussion of materials needed, methods of completion, and a pattern (when necessary). The projects are illustrated in both black and white and color. A short history of the sewing machine is appended. Resource list, bibliography, and index. JMM.


School Library Journal Review

YA Dodson explores uses of fabrics, threads, bindings, and a sewing machine to create a variety of textured fabric projects. Detailed instructions will show any experienced seamstress how to produce applique, smocking, quilting, and laces on the sewing machine. The book explains all of the basics about various machines, their stitch patterns, and creating new stitches. Instructions for a project are included in each section. These projects are designed to explore the techniques explained on the previous pages. The book is heavily illustrated with photos, diagrams, charts, and detailed supply lists. Students will enjoy the challenge of using their sewing machines in innovative ways. Susan Penny, Houston Public Library (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.