The Illustrated Hassle-Free Make Your Own Clothes Book

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Here is the straight-up dope on how to make your own clothing. With or without patterns, machines, or fancy materials—anyone can do it! Got some old clothes that you love and that fit well? Use them as patterns for new ones. Want something new and spectacular, something that fits right along where your head is moving? Cut up, remodel, add on, and let your old stuff evolve! Readers will embrace the step-by-step illustrations, clear and encouraging prose, and timeless collection of clothes—from skirts and pants to...
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Overview


Here is the straight-up dope on how to make your own clothing. With or without patterns, machines, or fancy materials—anyone can do it! Got some old clothes that you love and that fit well? Use them as patterns for new ones. Want something new and spectacular, something that fits right along where your head is moving? Cut up, remodel, add on, and let your old stuff evolve! Readers will embrace the step-by-step illustrations, clear and encouraging prose, and timeless collection of clothes—from skirts and pants to dresses, a waistcoat, and even a teeny-weeny bikini. The Illustrated Hassle-Free Make Your Own Clothes Book promises to be both an indispensable resource and a much-noticed collectible on every hipster’s bookshelf.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781602393097
  • Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing
  • Publication date: 9/25/2008
  • Pages: 176
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Joan Wiener Bordow lives in San Francisco. Her children and grandchildren love to make clothes with her.
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Table of Contents


Introduction 1 Tools 3 Sewing Machines 4 Guide to Illustrations 5 Terms and Helpful Hints 6 Stitches 14 Embroidery 19 Materials 21 Recycling Scraps and Waste Materials 24 Remodeling Your Old Clothes 25 Rips and What to Do About Them 30 Making Things From Other Things 31 Patterns 33 Clothes for Women Skirts 35 Pants 44 Tops and Dresses 63 Waistcoat 96 Teeny-Weeny Bikini 106 Dorothy Lamour's Road to Bali Sarong 111 Clothes for Men 112 AC-DC Clothes 117 Shawls, Scarves and Ties 133 Little Goodies 137 Clothes for Kids 151
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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 30, 2012

    Interesting book!

    I bought this book in paperback and could not put it down. If you are new to sewing, this is the book for you. It allows you to take existing clothes that you own (and that you know fit) and gives you steps on how to make a pattern from it. It even tells you ways to go about changing the collar, sleeves etc. I will be purchasing the ebook version to add to my library . PS .....the ebook version is ALOT cheaper than the paperback version I originally purchased.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 30, 2011

    Very basic- For the newest of beginners

    Has some decent ideas on how to rig your own clothing cheaply and easily, but this is for very beginner sewers. If by "illustrated" she means quickly doodled line drawings then yeah.. its illustrated.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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