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Practical sewing techniques

Practical sewing techniques

Sleigh-Johnson, Ruth; Palmer, Martin, 1947-

A general introduction to the basic skills of sewing practice, this practical guide gives learners a solid foundation from which to expand their sewing confidence. It is also a handy reference tool for those with more experience

Paperback, Book. English.
Published London: A. & C. Black, 2011
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Statement of responsibility: Ruth Sleigh-Johnson ; photographs by Martin Palmer
ISBN: 1408127482, 9781408127483
Note: Includes index.
Physical Description: 143 p. : ill. (chiefly col.) ; 28 cm.
Subject: Beauty and Fashion.; Sewing.

Contents

  1. GETTING STARTEDSewing by hand to make and mend, handsewing buttons
  2. hems, mending, etc.How to become a confident machinist - setting up
  3. your machine - sewing in a
  4. straight line - going round corners - getting curves right.
  5. Choosing and caring for fabric.CONSTRUCTIONStitches: temporary joining
  6. neatening, decorative; Seams: French, flat
  7. raw-edged; Fastenings: zips, buttonholes, hooks and loops; Hems: by
  8. machine, by
  9. handDARTS GATHERS TUCKS and PLEATSLININGS INTERFACINGS and
  10. FACINGSDESIGN DETAILS Sleeves, collars and cuffs, pocketsFINISHING
  11. TOUCHES Binding and piping, frills, smocking, roleau hoops and
  12. rosettesMAKING Start to finish in sixty minutes.
  13. Skirts: A-line, dirndl, and circle; Dresses: shift, kaftan and empire
  14. Tops: T-shirt, blouse and vest
  15. Cushions: pillowslips, bags and tablelinen

Author note

Ruth Sleigh-Johnson lives in Leigh-on-Sea, Essex and is a mother of three. She has worked as a freelance stylist and fashion editor for magazines, catalogues and TV and radio items. She has lectured at colleges including London College of Fashion, and currently teaches art and textiles at a girls' grammar school. She is the author ofPractical Textiles Techniques.