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Sewing for Dummies
Janice Saunders Maresh
0764568477
Aug 2004
Paperback
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Ideal Home, February 2003
&covers everything you need to know in an easy-to-follow format&

Book Description
Do you love to sew—or want to learn how? Then this book will have you in stitches in no time. There’s nothing like the feeling of completing a project using beautiful fabrics and great timesaving tools and then sharing it with your family and friends. Plus, learning to sew will save you money too! Before long, you’ll be stitching your own hems, repairing split seams, sewing on buttons, and much, much more.

Sewing For Dummies is a book for both absolute beginners and experienced sewers. If you’re a stone-cold beginner, you’ll find everything you need to know to sew beginning-level projects—and the book doesn’t assume that...



Fast, Fun & Easy Fabric Bowls
Linda Johansen
1571202390
Dec 2003
Paperback
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Book Description
Attention quilting, sewing, and craft enthusiasts: These five delightful fabric bowl projects make perfect gifts! Choose from the Easy Round Bowl, Fast Square Bowl, and other simple shapes, all ready to create in an array of fabrics and colors. Projects use simple-to-find materials and are completely washable and reversible.

About the Author
Linda Johansen lives in Corvallis, OR.


Show Me How to Paper Piece

1564772047


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Book Description
Even if you’ve never done a bit of patchwork before, you’ll be amazed at how quick and easy it is to learn the paper-piecing method. Just stitch along preprinted straight lines with your machine to create perfect, accurate blocks! • Includes paper foundations for one small quilt, plus extras for practice; make it to get the hang of paper piecing and to show off to your family and friends • Carol will lead you through each step-by-step photograph as you learn to paper piece with ease • Have bestselling author and internationally-known teacher Carol Doak as your own personal tutor

About the Author
Hometown: Windham, New Hampshire As a bestselling author, celebrated teacher and lecturer, and award-winning quiltmaker, Carol Doak has greatly influenced...


Upholstery Basics
Cowles Creative Publishing
0865733198
Aug 1997
Paperback
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About the Author
The editors of Creative Publishing international have created dozens of best-selling titles in the fields of sewing, crafting, quilting, home repair, home improvement, home decor, and landscaping.


Start to Sew
Creative Publishing International
1589232062
Mar 2005
Paperback
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Book Description
Machine sewing for the absolute beginner, for under $10. Start to Sew is the perfect first book for new sewers. Thorough instructions and step-by-step photographs expertly guide beginners through the basics of sewing. At a value price under $10, here is everything they need to get started, from buying supplies to sewing a seam. Six projects teach new skills, each project building on the next, while creating a real dcor or fashion project. Whether the goal is to teach a kid to sew, decorate your home, figure out how to use your first sewing machine, or experiment with a wonderfully creative craft, Start to Sew makes sewing fun and successful from the start.

About the Author
The editors of Creative Publishing international have created dozens of best-selling titles in the fields...


Dream Sewing Spaces: Design & Organization for Spaces Large & Small
Lynette Black
0935278419
January 1996
Paperback
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New Complete Guide to Sewing: Step-by-Step Techniques for Making Clothes and Home Accessories
Reader's Digest Editors (Editor)
0762104201
January 2003
Hardcover
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Book Description
The best-selling comprehensive, practical, and inspiring sewing reference, now fully revised and updated. Clear, simple instructions by sewing experts, and thousands of illustrations and diagrams show each stage of the sewing process. This guide is the standard stitch-and-seam reference book for both beginner and seasoned sewers.


The New Sewing with a Serger
Creative Publishing Inter, Inc
0865733309
Jan 1999
Paperback
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About the Author
The editors of Creative Publishing international have created dozens of best-selling titles in the fields of sewing, crafting, quilting, home repair, home improvement, home decor, and landscaping.


Creating Your Perfect Quilting Space: Sewing-Room Makeovers for Any Space And Any Budget
Lois L. Hallock
1564775690
November 7, 2005
Paperback
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Book Description
Say good-bye to that jumble of tools, muddle of magazines, and forest of fabric! Systemize your cluttered space with an expert’s ideas on planning a functional and beautiful home quilting studio—a place where creativity wins over chaos. · Create the quilt studio of your dreams with dozens of ideas for making your time more enjoyable and efficient · View before-and-after photos of real-life makeovers for small, medium, and large spaces—all on a range of budgets · Find fantastic storage solutions for fabric, scraps, patterns, books, tools, and more

About the Author
Home: Snohomish, Washington (near Seattle) Lois L. Hallock is a quilter and professional organizer, with a specialty in maximizing efficiency. This is her first book.


Embroidery Machine Essentials
Jeanine Twigg
0873419995
May 2001
Paperback
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Book Description
Embroidery machines are the hottest trend in home sewing, with over 400,000 machines in use. The possibilities are endless when it comes to embellishing everything from kids’ wear to table linens. This guide provides essential information that goes beyond the basic instruction manual for owners of a home embroidery machine or combination sewing-embroidery machine. Taking the guesswork out of using a home embroidery machine, this book covers the entire embroidery process from choosing designs, threads, stabilizers and needles to hooping, design placement and stitching techniques. Simple projects are made easy with step-by-step instructions, allowing readers to experiment with their new skills and embroidery techniques. A handy troubleshooting section helps solve problems along the way. Includes a bonus CD...


My First Machine Sewing Book: Straight Stitching
Winky Cherry
0935278400
March 1995
Paperback
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Medieval Tailor's Assistant: Making Common Garments 1200-1500
Sarah Thursfield
0896762394
October 2001
Paperback
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Fast Fit
Sandra Betzina
1561586498
Aug 2003
Paperback
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Book Review
Store-bought patterns usually need a bit of finessing to take them from a general size to an individual's perfect fit. Sandra Betzina, the host of HGTV's Sew Perfect, knows exactly how to alter a pattern to compensate for just about every figure flaw or to accommodate any figure type. Fast Fit is packed with dozens of clear analyses of all the "problem areas"--from broad back to thin neck, sloping shoulders to large upper arms, big tummy to bowed legs--and step-by-step solutions to turn a standard pattern into something that corrects the fit in each area.

The introductory section explains how to take proper measurements, choose the right size, and approach the pattern-alteration process. Illustrations of altered patterns show precisely how to cut apart and reposition the pattern pieces, although some details may need a...



Sew Fast Sew Easy: All You Need to Know When You Start to Sew
Elissa K. Meyrich
0312269099
August 2002
Paperback
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Book Description
Includes three ready-to-use patterns

Reinvent Sewing for the Twenty-first Century!
“Where did you get your skirt?”

Ever want to create your own designer-look fashions? Develop unique accessories or home decor? Even if you’ve never held a needle or used a sewing machine, this book is all you need. With three simple patterns and easy-to-follow instructions, you can put your own stamp on fashion and step out in style—yours!

You’ll learn:
- Tips and techniques from a fashion industry insider
- How to use your sewing machine to express your creativity
- How to custom-fit commercial patterns for that sexy look
- All about the latest fabrics and the best ways to use them

Plus a glossary of sewing terms makes quick reference easy.

So don’t...


Generation T : 108 Ways to Transform a T-Shirt
Megan Nicolay
0761137858
February 2, 2006
Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
The scope of Nicolay's how-to book is broader than its title suggests. It's a breezy, trendy call of encouragement to a young crop of do-it-yourselfers, with enough ideas to inspire experienced crafty types, too. The T-shirt is the starting point; the 108 end results—many of which have an edgy, even punk-like feel (much like the projects in Debbie Stoller's Stitch 'n Bitch)—range from slightly modified tops requiring no sewing to much more intricate fashion products like the sexy "sidewinder" skirt and the two-piece "teeny bikini," with variations suggested for many projects. Offering celebrity tidbits ("In the 1950s and early '60s, James Dean, Marlon Brando, and Elvis Presley delivered a triple dose of T-shirt sex appeal onscreen and onstage, turning the garment into an icon of rebellion") and "tee...


Fast, Fun & Easy Irresist-A-Bowls
Linda Johansen
1571203079
June 2005
Hardcover
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Queen Elizabeth's Wardrobe Unlock'd: The inventories of the Wardrobe of Robes prepared in July 1600, edited from Stowe MS 557 in the British Library, MS LR 2/121 in the Public Record Office, London, and MS V.b.72 in the Folger Shakespeare Library, Washington DC
Janet Arnold
0901286206
October 2001
Hardcover
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The Best of Sewing Machine Fun for Kids
Nancy Smith
1571202544
April 2004
Paperback
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Book Description
Offering a delightful introduction to the world of sewing for children ages seven and older, The Best of Sewing Machine Fun for Kids offers clear, colorful directions to help kids have fun as they develop skills that will last a lifetime. Thirteen kid-friendly projects easily teach children how to sew. As kids work their way through the book, each project builds on skills they have already learned. Easy-to-follow instructions and safety precautions start with sewing basics, allowing children to learn at their own pace.


Sewing 101
Creative Publishing International
1589230698
Dec 2002
Hardcover
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Book Description
- Covers the basic skills and techniques of sewing.

About the Author
The editors of Creative Publishing international have created dozens of best-selling titles in the fields of sewing, quilting, crafting, home repair, home improvement, home decor, and landscaping.


99 Ways to Cut, Sew, Trim, and Tie Your T-Shirt into Something Special
Faith Blakeney, et al
0307345564
bound - March 7, 2006
Ring-bound
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Book Description
Extraordinarily clever ways to transform any ordinary T-shirt.

The pattern techniques are simple, and the supplies you’ll need are easy to find: T-shirts, scissors, sewing needle, and thread. The difficulty of each project is rated from 1 to 4, and none take more than 30 minutes to create. You’ll never look plain wearing a T-shirt and jeans again.

About the Author
Collectively known as Compai, Faith and Justina Blakeney, Anka Livakovic, and Ellen Schultz are the force behind the book and the founders of a new fashion movement. Visit them online at compai.com.


The Complete Book of Sewing New Edition
DK Publishing
0789496585
August 4, 2003
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
With step-by-step instructions and illustrations of everything from the different types of scissors to the method for facing a waistband, this sewing manual, revised from the 1996 original, offers beginner and intermediate sewers a wealth of information. Hosegood starts with equipment, moves on to working with patterns and covers threads and fabric types; she then moves into actual sewing: handstitching, making pleats, finishing sleeves and applying pockets, among numerous other topics. There aren't any actual patterns, but there are plenty of color drawings and photographs to guide sewers on their own projects. Each section contains brief introductory remarks, definitions (e.g., the difference between a knife pleat and a box pleat) as well as a sidebar of related techniques. For anyone who needs more guidance...


More Fabric Savvy
Sandra Betzina
1561586625
Sept 2004
(Hardcover) - Revised Ed.
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Book Description
America's best-selling quick guide to selecting and sewing fabrics is now completely revised and updated. More Fabric Savvy brings over 100 new tips, over 400 new color photos and drawings, the latest new fabrics, and entirely new and useful features, including a handy guide to stain removal. From Sandra Betzina, the dynamic host of HGTV's Sew Perfect, this easy-to-use reference belongs on every sewer's bookshelf.


High Fashion Sewing Secrets from the World's Best Designers : A Step-By-Step Guide to Sewing Stylish Seams, Buttonholes, Pockets, Collars, Hems, And More (Rodale Sewing Book)
Claire B. Shaeffer
1579544150
February 24, 2001
Paperback
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Book Review
If you want your notched collars to lie smoothly like Ellen Tracy's, your pants zippers to be as invisibly fused with the inseam pocket as Giorgio Armani's, and your topstitched facings to have the impeccable look of Chanel, this is the book to have. Home sewers need and want exactly the kind of painstaking construction tips that Claire B. Shaeffer provides. She not only tells you how to add designer details such as those mentioned above, but also how to copy any garment, alter a sleeve, change seams to darts or folds (or vice versa), and make a basic pattern. This is one of the best intermediate sewing guides on the market. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

Review
"A surefire bible for any sewer who yearns to copy the high-priced couture...


Quilt Savvy: Gaudynski's Machine Quilting Guidebook (Quilt Savvy)
Diane Gaudynski
1574329006
bound - January 15, 2006
Spiral-bound
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