This is the ultimate sewing bible for beginners, students and seasoned stitchers wanting to perfect their skills. Whether you want to make soft furnishings, clothing or just do alterations this is the book that everyone interested in sewing needs. Follow step-by-steps and master every technique you'll ever need; from machine-stitching a buttonhole and attaching a collar, to altering patterns and building a basic sewing kit. Every hand and machine stitch and technique is clearly shown and easy to follow, guiding you through every move. Follow 25 stylish projects, for the home and to wear, which will enable you to take your sewing skills to perfection. Plus, get properly kitted out; close up photographs of hand and machine tools show you the best equipment for the job and guarantee you know exactly how to use it. Tucks, pleats, hems, darts, edges, pockets, buttonholes, zips - whatever you want to sew find out how.
This title offers essential techniques for making your own clothes and soft furnishings. Need to learn how to shorten a hemline? Keen to make some cushion covers or a simple tunic dress? "Sewing Step-by-Step" will come to your rescue. All the essential basic techniques and tools are clearly explained so you can start sewing with confidence. With all the information and guidance you need to get going, this book is sure to whet your creative appetite and leave you equipped and inspired to make beautiful, personal pieces. Packed with easy-to-follow techniques, from sewing on a button to personalising a garment, "Sewing Step-by-Step" brings these traditional, practical, and artistic crafts right up to date with advice on contemporary styles and new materials. This is the most compact, concise, yet comprehensive introduction to sewing techniques and tools for the beginner and beyond.
This title provides all the know-how you need to create your own wardrobe. "Dressmaking" gives you all the tools you need to make, alter and customise your own clothes, from choosing the right fabrics to key techniques such as hemming and hand stitching. Create a complete wardrobe with 12 basic scalable patterns and step-by-step instructions for classic items such as pencil skirts, dresses and jackets plus how to customise them to make them your own so you can make 30 garments in total. "Dressmaking" is packed with essential advice, inspiration and the patterns you need to create beautiful clothes making this superb value and the dressmaking bible no seamstress can be without.