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Author Shepler, Missy.

Title The complete idiot's guide to sewing / by Missy Shepler and Rebecca Kemp Brent.

Publication Info. New York, NY : Alpha, [2011]
©2011

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 Cheshire Public Library - Adult Department  646.2 SHEPLER    Check Shelf
 Middletown, Russell Library - Adult Nonfiction  646.2 SHE    Check Shelf
Description xiii, 290 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm.
Series Complete idiot's guide series.
Complete idiot's guide.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (page 268) and index.
Contents Let's Start Sewing -- Hand stitching -- Hand-sewing essentials -- Needles -- Pins -- Scissors and shears -- Fabric and thread -- Threader and thimble -- Tape measure, pincushion, and emery -- Basic beginnings -- How to thread a needle -- Two ways to tie a knot -- Hiding the knot -- Basic sewing stitches -- Straight and running stitches -- Basting stitch -- Backstitch -- Blanket or buttonhole stitch -- Overcast stitch -- Blind or hemming stitch -- Slip stitch -- Whip stitch -- Project: Bare necessities needle case -- Machine Sewing -- Anatomy of a sewing machine -- Threading the machine -- Bobbin basics -- Basic presser feet -- Basic machine-sewing skills -- Changing the needle -- Changing stitch settings -- Stitching a straight line -- Tension time -- Treasury of tools and notions -- Project: Biscornu pincushion -- Machine needles and thread -- Machine needle know-how -- Anatomy of a machine needle -- Point of it -- Needle size, system, and type -- Final notes on needles -- Thread tales -- Not all threads are created equal -- What's in your thread? -- Weighty issues -- Winding ways -- Estimating project needs -- Thread tips -- Project: Create a cord -- Ready, set, sew! -- Fabric first -- Prewashed is prewarned -- Right and wrong of it -- Hip to be square -- Careful cutting -- Match, pin, sew -- Pressing matters -- Open and shut case -- Finger pressing -- Rip it! Rip it! -- Project: Handy hip bag -- Beyond basic machine stitches -- Standard machine stitches -- Straight stitch -- Zigzap/satin stitch -- Decorative machine stitches -- Advanced utility stitches -- Stretch stitch -- Overlock stitch -- Blind hem stitch -- Bar tack -- Project: Easy-peasy apron -- Great Seams -- Sewing seams -- Standard seam -- Seam allowances and guides -- Trimming seam bulk -- Seams so fine -- Flat-felled seam -- French seam -- Zigzap seam -- Project: Sweet seamed wrap -- Fun finishes -- Common seam finishes -- Ordinary cut or raw edges -- Pinked edges -- Stitched edges -- Turned edges -- Bound edges -- Edgy alternatives -- Frayed edges -- Fusible tape -- Lettuce or celery edges -- Project: Lettuce-edge t-shirt scarf -- Throw me a curve -- Curves ahead! -- Same-shape curves -- Easing into it -- Complex curves -- Turning corners -- Project: Half-circle skirt -- Sweet shapes -- Pleats, tucks, and darts -- Pleats are a kick -- Knife or side pleat -- Box pleat -- Inverted pleat -- Tucks -- Tuck variations -- Topstitched and tied tucks -- Pintucks -- Darts -- V-shape darts -- Double-ended darts -- Project: Hobo bag -- Gather together -- Gathering and ruffles -- Ruffles 101 -- Thoughts on gathering stitches -- Cord or channel gathering -- Shirr pleasure -- Radom ruffle -- Fuzzy ruffle -- Shirring -- Yo-Yos -- Project: Sweet shirred summer dress -- All about applique -- Applique essentials -- Turned-edge techniques -- Needleturn applique -- Invisible machine applique -- Raw-edge applique -- Ragged-edge applique -- Satin-finish applique -- Fuss about fusing -- Reverse applique -- Project: Trendy tank -- Textiles and trims -- Fabric fundamentals -- Cloth considerations -- Content and construction -- Weight, hand, drape, and count -- Print, plaids, and directional designs -- Specialty fabrics -- Fun and functional finishes -- Inside stories -- Buying off the bolt -- Finding fabric information -- Standard fabric widths -- Project: Pop-up storage cube -- Trim techniques -- Trim types -- Bias tape and binding -- Trim and finish with bias -- DIY bias binding -- Piping -- Applying piping -- DIY piping -- Trim techniques -- Couching -- Layering -- Project: Double-bind pillow -- Fascinating fasteners -- Simple fasteners -- Buttons -- Types of buttons -- Attaching buttons by hand -- Attaching buttons by machine -- Buttonholes -- Elastic -- Elastic types and widths -- Attaching elastic -- Drawstrings and ties -- Zippers -- Zipper parts and types -- Attaching zippers -- Project: Backpack bag -- Getting into garments -- Measuring up -- Key measurements -- Understanding ease -- For women -- For men -- For children -- Made to measure -- simple pattern adjustments -- Long and short of it -- Taking in and letting out -- Pin-fitting and muslins -- Altering ready -to-wear -- Taking it all in -- Tricks up your sleeve -- Mind the gap! -- Handling hems -- Pattern play! -- Unpuzzling patterns -- Pattern books and envelopes -- Multisize options -- Demystifying pattern markings -- Patterning a favorite garment -- Another pattern option -- Guide to guide sheets -- Pattern prep -- Pattern layouts and cutting -- Pin, mark, and cut -- Plan ahead -- Pinning patterns -- How to pin -- Working with weights -- Cutting options -- Make your mark -- Working with dressmaker's tracing paper -- Working with chalk and markers -- Working with quick clips and tailor's tack -- Project: Fudd cap -- Top details -- Sleeves -- Set-in sleeves -- Flat cap -- Rounded cap -- Raglan sleeves -- Collars and cuffs -- Inside story -- Getting the point -- Learning curves -- Facings and linings -- Facings -- Linings -- Project: Simple shapes jacket -- Bottoms lines -- Around the waist -- Casings -- Facings -- Waistbands -- Pocket pleasers -- Patch pockets -- In-seam pockets -- Hemlines -- Marking hems -- Hem-edge finishes -- Narrow hems -- Specialty hems -- Projects: Fun flannel pants -- Appendixes -- Glossary -- Resources -- Quick references -- Index.
Summary Overview: A manual that offers seamstresses the Right Stitch. From first threading a needle to the final completed project, The Complete Idiot's Guide(r) to Sewing provides readers with a "learn- as-you-go" method that helps build sewing skills both by hand and by machine. Each chapter has a practice project for readers to apply their newly acquired skills to completing; Includes dozens of easy-to-understand visual aid line drawings and photographs; Features basic machine care and maintenance information.
Subject Sewing.
Machine sewing.
Sewing machines.
Machine sewing. (OCoLC)fst01004826
Sewing. (OCoLC)fst01114124
Added Author Brent, Rebecca Kemp.
Added Title Complete idiot's guide
Sewing
ISBN 9781615640799 (paperback)
1615640797 (paperback)
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