Stress Free Sewing: Troubleshooting Tips and Advice for the Savvy Sewer

Stress Free Sewing: Troubleshooting Tips and Advice for the Savvy Sewer
Title: Stress Free Sewing: Troubleshooting Tips and Advice for the Savvy Sewer
Author:
Dana Willard
Description:
Stress Free Sewing is an essential reference book for home sewers, crafters, and sewing enthusiasts at all levels. You know that panicky feeling you get when your sewing machine jams? Or that awful frustration of seeing your careful stitches in a buttonhole come undone? What do you do when you look on the Internet and everyone has a different take on how you should be sewing on a ruffle? Sewing – for the beautiful and rewarding fun you get out of it – can sometimes be stressful and frustrating, even for the best of us. Organised by the stages in a project, from choosing tools, through reading patterns to fitting waistlines and adding buttons and zips, all the information is presented so you know exactly where to look when you get stuck with a problem. Illustrated entries cover every aspect and item in the sewing process, with each entry providing the characteristics, pros and cons, and basic considerations of working with that item. Icons alert the reader to whether tips relate to buying and choosing materials: using and working with them; techniques and best practice hints; or health and safety considerations. Cross references take you between chapters so you can see how different aspects relate to each other, offering troubleshooting tips that offer advice on how to deal with virtually any sewing situation. A detailed contents list combined with an index at the front of the book make it extremely easy to flick through and find information.
No. of pages: 192
Cover type: Paperback
Trim size: 210mm x 146mm
Colour type: Full colour
Series: Milner Craft Series
Imprint: Sally Milner Publishing
ISBN: 978 186351 433 0
RRP: A$29.99

Contents

Index Introduction: How to use this book Section One: Equipment and Tools Chapter 1 Sewing Machines • The Basic sewing Machine • The Serger/Overlock machine • Presser Feet Chapter 2 Notions and Trims • Machine needles • Hand sewing needles • Thread • Trims Chapter 3 Marking, measuring and cutting tools • Sewing and Tracing Paper • Pens and chalk • Measuring Tools • Cutting tools Chapter 4 Miscellaneous tools • Tweezers, seam rippers, pins, pincushions, point tuners, loop turners, bodkins, seam sealant, seam guides, bias tape maker, thimbles, dress forms. • Section Two: Solutions and Tricks Chapter 5 Fabric Solutions • Fiber content of fabrics • Choosing fabrics • Interfacing and linings Chapter 6 Pattern solutions • Pattern solutions – pattern basics, types of patterns • How to read a standard/commercial pattern • Drafting your own patterns and making pattern adjustments • Marking and cutting fabrics Chapter 7 Sewing solutions • Machine sewing and basic stitches/uses • Seams and seam allowance • Sewing with knits Chapter 8 Embellishments and trimming solutions • Sewing pockets • Bias tape • Piping cording • Sewing on trims • Fabric appliqué • Freezer paper stenciling Chapter 9 Fitting Solutions • Waistlines • Sleeves • Elastic Chapter 10 Finishing solutions • Buttons • Zippers • Snaps • Grommets/eyelets • Velcro • Hooks, • Buckles Section Three: Resources • Resources and shopping tips • Glossary • Acknowledgments
Index Introduction: How to use this book Section One: Equipment and Tools Chapter 1 Sewing Machines • The Basic sewing Machine • The Serger/Overlock machine • Presser Feet Chapter 2 Notions and Trims • Machine needles • Hand sewing needle
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