Idiot's Guides: Sewing, 1st Edition

  • Cinnamon Miles
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  • ISBN-10: 1615645640
  • ISBN-13: 9781615645640
  • DDC: 646.2
  • Grade Level Range: 12th Grade +
  • 272 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2014 | Published/Released May 2014
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2014

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Whether you want to make a quilt, reupholster a chair seat, or fix a hem, sewing is one of the most essential and useful skills you can master. But if you've never even turned on a sewing machine before, learning to sew can seem like a daunting task. Not anymore! Geared toward the absolute beginner, Idiot's Guides®: Sewing teaches the basics of sewing in a series of lessons using full-color, step-by-step illustrated instructions that enable the reader to clearly see how every technique is executed, from threading a sewing machine to creating a buttonhole and reading a pattern. The lessons are accompanied by practice projects, allowing the reader to try out their newly learned skill. As the lessons become more advanced, so do the projects, giving the reader instant gratification as they become more proficient as they learn and have the motivation to keep going. In addition, Idiot's Guides®: Sewing includes over a dozen unique projects for beginner and intermediate-level sewers. This completely illustrated guide is an essential tool for any person who wants to learn to sew.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Other Frontmatter.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
1: Getting Started.
2: Before You Begin.
3: Know Your Machine.
4: Start Sewing.
5: Stitching Basics.
6: Seams and Hems.
7: Corners and Curves.
8: Trims and Finishes.
9: More Techniques.
10: Ruffles and Gathers.
11: Fasteners.
12: Pleats, Tucks, and Darts.
13: Decorative Techniques.
14: Basic Clothing Techniques.
15: Patterns.
16: A Gallery of Projects.
17: Basic Projects.
18: Easy Projects.
19: Intermediate Projects.
About the Author.