Practical sewing techniques
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
London: A. & C. Black, 2011
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Statement of responsibility: Ruth Sleigh-Johnson ; photographs by Martin Palmer
ISBN: 1408127482, 9781408127483
143 p. : ill. (chiefly col.) ; 28 cm.
Beauty and Fashion.; Sewing.
- GETTING STARTEDSewing by hand to make and mend, handsewing buttons
- hems, mending, etc.How to become a confident machinist - setting up
- your machine - sewing in a
- straight line - going round corners - getting curves right.
- Choosing and caring for fabric.CONSTRUCTIONStitches: temporary joining
- neatening, decorative; Seams: French, flat
- raw-edged; Fastenings: zips, buttonholes, hooks and loops; Hems: by
- machine, by
- handDARTS GATHERS TUCKS and PLEATSLININGS INTERFACINGS and
- FACINGSDESIGN DETAILS Sleeves, collars and cuffs, pocketsFINISHING
- TOUCHES Binding and piping, frills, smocking, roleau hoops and
- rosettesMAKING Start to finish in sixty minutes.
- Skirts: A-line, dirndl, and circle; Dresses: shift, kaftan and empire
- Tops: T-shirt, blouse and vest
- Cushions: pillowslips, bags and tablelinen