New Serge in Wearable Art

New Serge in Wearable Art

by Ann Boyce
     
 

Garment sewing is no longer a way to save money. It has evolved into a rewarding, creative use of spare time. Some sewers get up early to sew for a couple of hours; others sew into the late-night talk-show battles. Actually, one of the most successful classes offered in quilt and sewing shops is the all-nighter. Sewing enthusiasts love taking these classes and… See more details below

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Garment sewing is no longer a way to save money. It has evolved into a rewarding, creative use of spare time. Some sewers get up early to sew for a couple of hours; others sew into the late-night talk-show battles. Actually, one of the most successful classes offered in quilt and sewing shops is the all-nighter. Sewing enthusiasts love taking these classes and workshops to get away from stresses at home and work-and to hone their sewing and surging skills to boot. Some just like to join other sewers for a sewathon.

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Library Journal
In recent years, Chilton has published a notable library of sewing-related titles, most of which take a practical, project-oriented approach to teaching techniques for mastering the sewing machine or serger. These two titles continue in that tradition. Baker's (Know Your Serger, Chilton, 1992) thoughtfully organized troubleshooting manual will encourage serger owners to take that unused serger out of the closet where it has been languishing since the last time they tried to thread it. The authors break down serger problems into logical units such as stitch-related problems, needle-related problems, seam-and-edge problems, etc. They also provide large full-color illustrations that take the reader step by step through each solution. A good index, information on what to look for when purchasing a new serger, and a chapter of brand-specific serging tips rounds out this essential purchase for public libraries. A well-known designer, teacher, and author, Boyce emphasizes using the serger in combination with a sewing machine to create one-of-a-kind garments. She writes for the experienced sewer who is comfortable selecting and constructing a garment from a commercial pattern and using decorative serger and sewing machine techniques to individualize and embellish it. A wealth of practical techniques is made even more interesting by Boyce's description of her thought processes in designing each of the ten garments featured. Generally recommended for creative sewing collections.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780801983962
Publisher:
Krause Publications
Publication date:
10/28/1995
Series:
Star Wear Series
Pages:
128
Product dimensions:
8.29(w) x 10.87(h) x 0.37(d)

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