The Sewing Bible: A Modern Manual of Practical and Decorative Sewing Techniques
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A complete course on sewing—from threading a needle to couture hemmingFinally someone has created every sewer's ideal companion: a comprehensive book on every aspect of hand and machine sewing—from the most basic to the most advanced—with a modern aesthetic and 20 projects to boot. From simple tutorials to in-depth masterclasses, Ruth Singer packs in lesson after lesson on both practical and decorative techniques.
The Sewing Bible includes:
• Easy-to-use instructions accompanied by hundreds of beautiful photographs detailing every stage of each technique•20 functional, fashionable sewing projects that illustrate many of the lessons—from an easy T-shirt transformation to a complex handbag—making this a how-to guide and pattern book in one
•Extensive guides to fabrics and tools, and resources to help you choose the perfect materials and equipment for your projects
•Advice on using organic and eco fabrics and working with recycled and vintage fabrics With more excitement than traditional sewing manuals, and much more depth than a book of projects, The Sewing Bible is an easy-to-use guide that's as attractive as it is comprehensive. This is the one book you need whether you're a beginner, an expert, or anywhere in between.
If it’s too ugly, re-cover the seat and back in nice fabric. Armchair This isn’t a sewing room essential, but you will need somewhere comfy to curl up to do your hand sewing—hemming, binding, embroidery, or whatever. There is no point doing this at a sewing table when you can be in front of a film or with your family. Choose a spot with good light—a window or a reading light—and a side table or wide chair arms to pile up the pins and thread. Settle in and enjoy hand sewing. Lighting Always
3 Replace on the template and make the second (bottom) loop in a figure eight. Then make the left loop, pinning as you go. 4 On the last loop, put the working end underneath the center so it can be cut and sewn down invisibly. 5 On the back, tuck the starting end under the working end and slip stitch it in place. 6 Go around the frog, sewing all the layers together on the back. Remove the pins as you go. 7 Cut off the long working end, leaving a very short tail. 8 Tuck under the
Fasten the thread on the back of the fabric. Bring the needle up through the fabric in the correct bead position and thread on five beads. 2 Pass the needle to the back of the fabric at the end of the row of beads. 3 Bring the needle up between beads two and three. 4 Put the needle through beads three, four, and five, but not back into the fabric. 5 Thread on five more beads and repeat. Fasten the thread on the back when you have finished beading. Sew different Don’t try to sew
your research online and browse all the styles, then read the reviews, and order online. This works very well when you know which pattern company you prefer and are confident that you understand their definition of easy or average patterns. Sizes Use the listed dress size as a guide only and buy patterns based on your actual body measurements. The pattern envelope will include the body sizes for which it is designed. You should buy tops based on your bust measurement and pants based on your
accident) or just not feel right for the project you had in mind. If it isn’t right you can always resell it, or just put it aside for a future project. The language of fabric Fabric specialists use all sorts of strange words to describe their goods. Mostly they refer to the behavior of the fabric—the drape, the weight, the hand. The “drape” is simply how the fabric hangs. Compare a light silk to a curtain fabric: The silky one flows and drapes and bunches up small. A heavy fabric is stiff,