The BurdaStyle Sewing Handbook

The BurdaStyle Sewing Handbook

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by Nora Abousteit, Alison Kelly, BurdaStyle
     
 

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   If you’ve ever made your own clothes, you know how empowering it can be. That awesome skirt in a fabric you adore. The blouse that fits perfectly. The one-of-a-kind dress you just knew would look cuter with a few extra details at the neck and hem. All made by you. 
   Creating fashionable, custom-fitted clothing is often… See more details below

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   If you’ve ever made your own clothes, you know how empowering it can be. That awesome skirt in a fabric you adore. The blouse that fits perfectly. The one-of-a-kind dress you just knew would look cuter with a few extra details at the neck and hem. All made by you. 
   Creating fashionable, custom-fitted clothing is often much easier than you think, and in their first book, BurdaStyle—the largest community of aspiring fashion designers and style-savvy sewers—will show you how. Packed with easy-to-follow tutorials, five adaptable sewing patterns for a skirt, blouse, dress, coat, and bag, and fifteen step-by-step sewing projects, this book gives you the basic building blocks to begin sewing and the tools you need to move beyond the basics to designing and customizing your own wardrobe. 
   If you’ve never threaded a needle before, you’ll find essential information on setting up a studio, using your sewing machine and other tools, working with patterns, and getting the perfect fit. For experienced sewers, the book offer tips and tricks for mastering techniques, as well as tons of design inspiration from seventy-eight BurdaStyle members from all over the world. With its unique blend of fashion, creativity, and expert know-how, The BurdaStyle Sewing Handbook is the ultimate guide to sewing with style.

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Editorial Reviews

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"The BurdaStyle Sewing Handbook...sits at the other end of the sewing spectrum, providing inspiration for clothing designers and experienced sewers. BurdaStyle is a website for the fashion-oriented." --Associated Press

"A great new resource that is absolutely overflowing with information and inspiration." --Craftzine.com

Library Journal
Online sewing community BurdaStyle.com is a go-to website for DIY fashionistas, and this collection, inspired by the creative spirit of the BurdaStyle community, features a variety of fully customizable patterns for garments both simple and complex. Abousteit and Kelly (BurdaStyle cofounder and creative director, respectively) cover every step of the process for garment design and creation, from inspiration to pattern making to sewing, and present profiles of BurdaStyle members to round out the collection. Five included master patterns provide sewers with a jumping-off point for their own unique creations.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780307586865
Publisher:
Potter/TenSpeed/Harmony
Publication date:
12/07/2011
Sold by:
Random House
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
208
Sales rank:
536,865
File size:
24 MB
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