The Colette Sewing Handbook: Inspired Styles and Classic Techniques for the Modern Seamstress

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A great plan, a great pattern, a great fit, a great fabric, and a great finish: These are the five fundamentals for perfecting any sewing project. Sarai Mitnick, an independent pattern designer setting the high water mark in the industry, shares her knowledge of these fundamentals and offers five beautiful projects to go with them.

  • Powerful instruction: A former expert in user experience in the tech industry, Sarai Mitnick's Colette Patterns ...
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Overview

A great plan, a great pattern, a great fit, a great fabric, and a great finish: These are the five fundamentals for perfecting any sewing project. Sarai Mitnick, an independent pattern designer setting the high water mark in the industry, shares her knowledge of these fundamentals and offers five beautiful projects to go with them.

  • Powerful instruction: A former expert in user experience in the tech industry, Sarai Mitnick's Colette Patterns line has gained a great deal of respect for comprehensive, clear instruction.
  • Comprehensive resource: The chapters cover sewing techniques, planning and fitting, working with patterns, working with fabrics, working with linings, finishing techniques--in essence, each chapter focuses on what the entirety of another book might cover.
  • Gorgeous package: Pitch-perfect combination of illustration, step-by-step photography and beautiful project shots, all with a clean, lovely design.
*Disclaimer: eBook does not include Tissue Enclosures as enclosed with print book.
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"This may be the first book of its kind that I actually read from cover to cover." --Darling Adventures

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Mitnick, founder of the fashion-forward Colette Patterns line, introduces novice sewers to the principles of fine garment construction in this simple guide to couture sewing. She focuses on creating garments that fit and flatter, while teaching lessons about working with patterns, tailoring, and construction via five simple yet attractive projects. The pattern sizes are diverse (sizes zero to 18), and Mitnick provides abundant advice on making each project flattering for different body types. Though the book is intended for beginners, it is appropriate for sewers of all levels who appreciate a well-tailored garment.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781440215452
  • Publisher: KP Books
  • Publication date: 11/16/2011
  • Pages: 192
  • Sales rank: 217,653
  • Product dimensions: 8.90 (w) x 10.10 (h) x 1.30 (d)

Meet the Author


Sarai Mitnick is the owner of Colette Patterns. A lover of vintage styles and beautiful detail, Sarai founded Colette Patterns when she discovered a lack of modern sewing patterns for design-oriented sewers, and it has been growing by leaps and bounds ever since. She has written for Design Sponge, Modern Seamster magazine, The Storque (Etsy’s blog), and DIY City Mag. Sarai Mitnick lives in Portland, OR.
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  • Posted April 26, 2012

    HELLO??!?? BARNES AND NOBLE?!? ANYONE HOME?!? DO YOU PAY ATT

    HELLO??!?? BARNES AND NOBLE?!? ANYONE HOME?!? DO YOU PAY ATTENTION TO THESE REVIEWS??? Customers are receiving defective copies and you are happily replacing them with additional defective copies. My replacement copy just arrived and, again, there are no patterns in the back envelope. This is my second go around with this problem.

    3 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 13, 2012

    This product is defective. The patterns were not in the envelop

    This product is defective. The patterns were not in the envelope. Please check this out.

    3 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 1, 2011

    The BEST sewing handbook out there for ALL skill levels!

    I discovered Colette Patterns last year on a blog I was reading and have since been madly in love with their designs. Sarai Mitnick and team really get what modern women are looking for today in sewing patterns. I already have about 9 of their patterns and was ECSTATIC to hear that there was to be a book released this year. It's even better than I imagined.

    Since purchasing I have actually started sewing more and learning many new techniques, things I had no idea how to even attempt. As a novice I have made a few articles here and there but, this book is lovely and has really motivated me to sew so many things and not just what's included in the book. I really commend this small company for getting out there and inspiring so many women that choose handmade and want to make their own quality wardrobe. I plan on buying a few more copies as gifts and recommend it to anyone I come across that remotely shows interest in sewing. Don't even hesitate this is a great tool for anyone who sews.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted November 29, 2011

    A beautiful addition to your Sewing room!

    I adore this book, it is full of tips, easily laid out, even for a beginner Seamstress to use. It reminds me of how fun it was to sew dresses and girly clothes, being proud to make it ourselves. I have been a Seamstress for many years, and this book a just a joy to remind me of the simplicity of Sewing. No runway rush, or cutting corners to make something you may never wear, but a simple way to fit your garment perfectly, and be proud of what you create. Buy it! MaidenofMystery

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 13, 2012

    Ordered the book and no patterns were included. Called and B&am

    Ordered the book and no patterns were included. Called and B&N sent another book but still patterns were missing. The whole shipment must be defective. Now I have to send back two books and wait for the third. Disappointing! I have to give a rating but I don't want it to reflect the author, just the publisher.

    2 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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    Posted March 17, 2012

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