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

by Carol Laflin Ahles, Carol Laflin Ahles
     
 

Do you love the look of hemstitching, fagoting, and pintucking? Fine Machine Sewing is the first comprehensive guide to producing details that look handsewn with the ease of the sewing machine. Whether working with a purchased garment or one you are making yourself, you will find clear, step-by-step instructions. This reference book can be used by sewers of all skill…  See more details below

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Do you love the look of hemstitching, fagoting, and pintucking? Fine Machine Sewing is the first comprehensive guide to producing details that look handsewn with the ease of the sewing machine. Whether working with a purchased garment or one you are making yourself, you will find clear, step-by-step instructions. This reference book can be used by sewers of all skill levels for mastering classic finishing and embellishing techniques and for learning how to get the most out of any sewing machine.

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Library Journal
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:
9781561584871
Publisher:
Taunton Press, Incorporated
Publication date:
04/28/2001
Edition description:
2nd ed.
Pages:
208
Product dimensions:
8.78(w) x 11.16(h) x 1.14(d)

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