Get Started: Sewing, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 1465410767
  • ISBN-13: 9781465410764
  • DDC: 646.2
  • Grade Level Range: 4th Grade - 6th Grade
  • 192 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2013 | Published/Released January 2014
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2013

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Take the first step to sewing success with Get Started: Sewing, part of a new series of learning guides from DK where nothing is assumed and everything is explained. Each course follows the same structure: start simple and learn the basics, build on what you've learned, and then show off your new skills! Get Started: Sewing teaches the complete beginner the skills needed to complete over 30 beautiful projects. Start simple with lavender hearts and pin cushions, build on your skills with bunting and tote bags, and then show off with a child's skirt and purses. With step-by-step pictures and practice projects keep you on the right track, Get Started: Sewing will help you learn your new skill in no time. More than any other series on the market, DK's Get Started aims to provide the reader with carefully structured learning and a classroom approach to teaching that allows you to build your own course from practical lessons and themed projects.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
1: Build Your Course.
2: Essential Equipment.
3: Understanding Fabrics.
4: Your Fabric Choices.
5: Buying and Using Fabric.
6: Using a Template.
7: Start Simple.
8: Key Technique.
9: How to Thread a Needle.
10: How to Sew Simple Hand Stitches.
11: How to Sew on a Button.
Make a Lavender Heart.
Make a Drawstring Bag.
12: How to Make Puffs.
13: How to Sew Embroidery Stitches.
Make Felt Flower Brooches.
Make a Ladybug Pin Cushion.
Bug Bags and Simple Pillows.
14: Build on It.
15: Key Technique.
16: How to Sew Machine Stitches.
17: How to Make a Plain Seam.
18: How to Neaten a Seam.
19: How to Stitch a Corner.
20: How to Attach Velcro™.
21: How to Attach Snaps.
22: How to Apply Fusible Interfacing.
Make an eReader Case.
Phone Case and Tablet Cover.
23: How to Make Hems and Hanging Loops.
Make a Dish Towel.
Table Runner and Tablecloth.
24: How to Make a Simple Pocket.
Make a Tote Bag.
25: How to Make a Bias Strip.
Make Bunting.
26: How to Upcycle Clothing.
Upcycle a Pillowcase Dress.
27: Take It Further.
28: Key Technique.
29: How to Make Patchwork Squares.
Patchwork Pillow and Quilt.
30: How to Add a Zipper.
Make a Change Purse with a Zipper.
Pencil Case and Pillow Cover.
31: How to Make a Kangaroo Pocket.
32: How to Apply Bias Binding.
Make an Apron.
Make a Door Hanging.
33: How to Add an Elastic Waistband.
Make a Child’s Skirt.
How to Make Shorts.
34: How to Darn a Hole and Unpick a Stitch.
35: How to Mend a Tear.
Useful Templates.