All New Fabric Savvy: How to Choose & Use Fabrics

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Taunton Press #ad - Taunton Press. All new fabric savvy guarantees success for sewers of all stripes by removing the confusion inherent in working with the many types of fabric available today. Organized alphabetically, the 107 fabrics include: old favorites like cotton, and knits new synthetic options like faux fur and leather, oilcloth, wool, and ripstop.

More than 475 photographs and 110 illustrations Includes a comprehensive set of appendices covering everything you need to know about working with fabric. Named a best reference book of 2017 by Library Journal The best-selling fabric guide for sewers just got better. Fully updated to reflect new fabrics and notions as well as changes in sewing tools and techniques, All New Fabric Savvy is chock-full of essential information that all garment and home dec sewers need to work with 107 different types of fabric.

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Sewing Knits from Fit to Finish: Proven Methods for Conventional Machine and Serger

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Quarry Books #ad - Sewing knits from Fit to Finish makes that dream a very possible reality. From there, the book introduces readers to sewing patterns for knit fabrics and teaches how to tweak those patterns to fit specific measurements. Creative Publishing Int l. Do you ever look at the price tag on a piece of clothing and think, I could sew that myself? Well, sew do we!Sewing your own clothes is rewarding and cost-effective, plus it's an enjoyable creative skill to develop.

This comprehensive reference book from expert Linda Lee includes methods for both conventional sewing machines and sergers, and it includes precise construction notes and how-to photos along the way. Sewing knits from fit to finish eases readers into the subject by teaching how to identify the different types of knit fabrics available and helping them select the ones that best suit their sewing projects.

After that, sewing knits from fit to finish moves step-by-step through the sewing process, including all of the following:-Preparing fabric before it's cut -Transferring pattern markings onto knit fabrics -Organizing a garment's construction -Sewing seams and selecting seam styles -Utilizing stabilizers and inserting closures -Sewing a hem and selecting a hem style -Adding embellishments to create a more unique garmentImagine an updated wardrobe that you have total control over.

Sewing Knits from Fit to Finish: Proven Methods for Conventional Machine and Serger #ad - Not only that, the book reveals a few shortcuts and troubleshooting tips to ensure a stress-free sewing process. So jump on the sewing bandwagon! Once you learn how to sew knit-fabric pieces, you'll wonder why you ever bought them. Sewing knits from fit to Finish gives you the instruction you need to sew soft knit fabrics using professional techniques.

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Master the Coverstitch Machine: The complete coverstitch sewing guide

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Last Stitch #ad - If you follow the methods described in this book you'll be amazed how little tweaks can vastly improve the end result! Creative Publishing Int l. Get ready to take your coverstitch machine skills to the next level! Learn all the necessary techniques you need in order to create professional-looking garments that will rival ready-to-wear.

Master the coverstitch machine will guide you through the best practices needed for successful coverstitching, illustrated, with easy to understand, step-by-step instructions. With the basics covered, you’ll be able to create garments following the detailed tutorials on everything from sewing binding and neckband to jeans making and underwear.

Master the Coverstitch Machine: The complete coverstitch sewing guide #ad - Content• hem garments like a pro• sew binding, ribbing and other neckline finishes• buy the coverstitch machine that best fits your needs• use professional techniques for swimwear, activewear and underwear• Stitch decorative seams• Use a coverstitch machine for jeans making• Fix common coverstitch issues• Use different presser feet and attachments for maximum results• Pick the right type of needles and thread for your projects• Clean and maintain your machine• Industrial coverstitching techniquesEXPERT INTERVIEWSMaster the Coverstitch Machine also features sewing industry experts who share their best tips for successful coverstitching.

Coverstitching can be daunting, but it doesn't have to be.

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Kenneth D. King's Smart Fitting Solutions: Foolproof Techniques to Fit Any Figure

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Taunton Press #ad - King's fitting essentials, Kenneth takes an otherwise confusing process and makes it logical and straightforward. No matter your size or shape, Kenneth D. From there, net loss remove fabric, he explains his Smart Fitting methods―net gain add fabric, or no net gain or loss move fabric around―to make the necessary corrections to the pattern.

Kenneth D. King's Smart Fitting Solutions: Foolproof Techniques to Fit Any Figure #ad - Taunton Press. King will teach you how to make perfect-fitting garments every time. Along the way, kenneth draws on his 30+ years of patternmaking and couturier experience to: help the sewer understand proportion, wearing ease, and design ease learn how to measure correctly learn about fitting and alteration methods learn how to make a muslin―the gold standard of test garments; and learn how to alter patterns for 35 upper body part issues the home sewer will also be privy to garment construction tips picked up during Kenneth's years of couture sewing―things that make complex details a breeze In Kenneth D.

In this comprehensive resource, kenneth shows the home sewer how to understand her shape and fitting options, as well as how to identify bad fit by reading the wrinkles in the garment. Creative Publishing Int l.

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The Palmer Pletsch Complete Guide to Fitting: Sew Great Clothes for Every Body. Fit Any Fashion Pattern Sewing for Real People series

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Palmer/Pletsch Publishing #ad - Find out what to do if you are between sizes or a different size top and bottom. The book reinforces this sequence since the alteration chapters themselves are ordered in the same sequence. The book then instructs how to pin-fit the fabric for a final tweaking before sewing. Creative Publishing Int l. See how age can affect body shape, from preteen to octogenarian.

Instructions include: • Take just one measurement to determine the right pattern size to buy. Readers are instructed to start with length and width, check the neck and shoulders, move on to the back, all before even considering how the pattern fits in the bust. From tissue-fitting pioneers pati palmer and marta alto comes a new book whose title says it all: The Palmer/Pletsch Complete Guide to Fitting: Sew Great Clothes for Every Body! Fit Any Fashion Pattern.

Throughout the book, step-by step instructions are accompanied by full-color photography and a new style of technical art that is extremely clear. Having long ago dispensed with tedious measuring or making a muslin to check the fit of a sewing pattern, the authors have mastered the process of tissue-fitting.

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You and Your Sewing Machine: A Sewist’s Guide to Troubleshooting, Maintenance, Tips & Techniques A Field Guide

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C&T Publishing #ad - From the sewing machine whisperer comes this in-depth, how to keep it in good working order, visual guide to how a sewing machine works, and how to solve common problems. C&t publishing. Perfect for sewists and quilters of all levels, this friendly approach to learning about and troubleshooting YOUR sewing machine gives you the tools you need to sew and quilt with less frustration and better results! Creative Publishing Int l.

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The Complete Photo Guide to Perfect Fitting

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Quarry Books #ad - The result: patterns that fit perfectly!with the complete photo guide to perfect fitting, you'll learn:The importance of a fitting axis and how to use it during a fittingHow to recognize fitting issues, such as drag lines and foldsHow to manipulate fabric to solve common and unusual fitting problemsHow to transfer the fitting changes to your pattern easilyBasic pattern-making skills to ensure accurate alterationsSee the fitting process from start to finish on basic garments, fitted on real people.

. The complete photo guide to Perfect Fitting is the ultimate reference for fitting test garments and transferring accurate adjustments to patterns. Creative Publishing International. The fabric is manipulated to improve the fit, and then those specific changes are made to the pattern. Then follow fitting solutions on different body types.

The Complete Photo Guide to Perfect Fitting #ad - Hundreds of large color photos illustrate the techniques and concepts in simple step-by-step instructions. Taunton Press. Rather than making commonly accepted changes to a commercial pattern, the method presented in this guide focuses on the way a test garment fits the body. With these lessons, you will get the perfect fit for any body.

No matter what size or shape you are, wearing garments that fit perfectly makes you look and feel better. C&t publishing.

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Patternmaking for Fashion Design

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Pearson Education India #ad - Patternmaking for Fashion Design #ad - Creative Publishing International. C&t publishing. Taunton Press. Printed in asia - carries same contents as of us edition - Opt Expedited Shipping for 3 to 4 day delivery - - Does NOT include any CD Creative Publishing Int l.

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The Fashion Designer's Textile Directory: A Guide to Fabrics' Properties, Characteristics, and Garment-Design Potential

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B.E.S. Publishing #ad - C&t publishing. Creative Publishing International. This new edition has information that is key to industry professionals including designers and owners of fashion businesses and explains textile issues and their impact on the environment. Here's the fabric and textile directory that fashion designers have been longing for! This book will help you find the fabrics that suit the affects you want to achieve, show you how the fabric will perform, and recommend ways of using it.

Find the perfect fabric for every design:do you want a fabric for structure, added volume, characteristics, or decoration? do you want something that clings or a silhouette? Do you want a finish that is simple and pretty or lustrous and magnificent? The directory is organized by function, definition, helping you understand how and why a particular fabric is suitable for specific items of apparelAt the back of the book you will discover essential field guides to fiber properties, drape, weights, knits, so you'll always be able to find exactly what you needEach fabric in the directory is accompanied by color photos of samples that illustrate its properties, weaves, and care advice Creative Publishing Int l.

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New Complete Guide to Sewing: Step-by-Step Techniques for Making Clothes and Home Accessories

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Reader's Digest #ad - C&t publishing. Creative Publishing International. Reader s Digest Association. Creative Publishing Int l. Taunton Press. This is the ultimate stitch-and-seam reference book that brings you everything you need to know to sew your own distinctive creations, whether you are a beginner or an accomplished sewer.

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Couture Sewing Techniques

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Taunton Press #ad - And now, couture sewing techniques, the industry bible, has been revised and updated throughout ― with new photos and a chapter on specialty fabrics. Shaeffer opened the door to this exclusive realm in her authoritative guide to the techniques that define couture sewing. No one can unravel couture garment construction the way Shaeffer can, from the art of hand sewing to mastering edge finishes, from classic closures to shaping a garment for a perfect fit.

Couture Sewing Techniques #ad - The world of haute couture is a place where only a privileged few can ever hope to reside, right? Wrong. Taunton Press. Fashion historian Claire B. Taunton press-Couture Sewing Techniques. Gorgeous photos, clear illustrations, and concise language combine to make this the most complete couture-sewing course available.

Readers learn all the basics ― and more importantly: how to apply the techniques ― on skirts and sleeves, evening gowns, pockets and jackets, and more. Creative Publishing International. C&t publishing. Creative Publishing Int l. Reader s Digest Association.

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