Fine Machine Sewing: Easy Ways to Get the Look of Hand Finishing and Embellishing

Fine Machine Sewing: Easy Ways to Get the Look of Hand Finishing and Embellishing

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by Carol Ahles Fine Heirloom Tools
     
 

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Methods for mastering decorative hand finishes on any sewing machine and techniques such as creating scalloped edges and replicating vintage lace are given. Hundreds of color photos and illustrations demonstrate tools, techniques, and tips, and showcase completed garments.See more details below

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Methods for mastering decorative hand finishes on any sewing machine and techniques such as creating scalloped edges and replicating vintage lace are given. Hundreds of color photos and illustrations demonstrate tools, techniques, and tips, and showcase completed garments.

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Decorative hand stitchery, applique, fine finishing - all these techniques of heirloom sewing can make both handmade and purchased garments into unique expressions of individual creativity. Handwork, however, demands a large time commitment. Ahles, a frequent teacher at machine-sewing seminars and a former sewing retailer, argues that almost any fine handsewing technique can be duplicated in a fraction of the time by home sewers at any skill level using almost any home sewing machine. This book proves her point. A trouble-shooting guide, tips, and a question-and-answer section supplement detailed instructions and illustrations. A good selection for most public libraries.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781561585861
Publisher:
Taunton Press, Incorporated
Publication date:
01/05/2003
Edition description:
Revised Edition
Pages:
208
Sales rank:
348,993
Product dimensions:
8.50(w) x 10.80(h) x 0.60(d)

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