Rip It!: How to Deconstruct and Reconstruct the Clothes of Your Dreams

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Why spend tons of money on humdrum designer duds when it's possible to revamp a piece you already own to create a guaranteed original that looks, fits, and feels just the way it should?

Rip It! shows how simple and fun it can be to transform a tired wardrobe into hip, one-of-a-kind new looks without spending a dime. Elissa Meyrich, owner and teacher at the popular New York sewing boutique Sew Fast Sew Easy, has been passing her sewing secrets and style tips on to students for ...

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Overview

Why spend tons of money on humdrum designer duds when it's possible to revamp a piece you already own to create a guaranteed original that looks, fits, and feels just the way it should?

Rip It! shows how simple and fun it can be to transform a tired wardrobe into hip, one-of-a-kind new looks without spending a dime. Elissa Meyrich, owner and teacher at the popular New York sewing boutique Sew Fast Sew Easy, has been passing her sewing secrets and style tips on to students for years. Now she shows beginners and experienced sewers everywhere how to customize pieces found at cheap chain stores, thrift shops, or the far reaches of a closet and create fabulous new designs. Rip It! includes everything you need -- basic sewing and alteration information; quick sewing methods; where to find supplies; advice on which fabrics to use; important cutting rules; plus illustrated layouts, drawings, and instructions that show you how to:

• Jazz up old t-shirts with stretch lace and zippers

• Turn faded, falling-apart jeans into a hot new denim skirt

• Change a pullover into a cute cardigan

• Make a thrift-store dress into a hipster skirt

• Create an instant poncho

Cool, crafty, and brimming with creative ideas, Rip It! is a hands-on handbook that will show you how to give your clothes sass, sparkle, and your own signature style.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780743268998
  • Publisher: Touchstone
  • Publication date: 2/7/2006
  • Edition description: Original
  • Pages: 208
  • Sales rank: 812,438
  • Product dimensions: 7.30 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Elissa Meyrich is a fashion designer and consultant whose collections have been featured in several major magazines and department stores. A former instructor at Parsons School of Design, she now teaches her techniques at her design studio, Sew Fast Sew Easy, in New York City¹s fashion district, and she is the author of the book of the same name. She lives in New York City.

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  • Posted February 26, 2011

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    visual

    overall not bad but did not have enough illustrations for me.

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 10, 2006

    Fun and Easy

    My niece ripped this book out of my hands! Literally! She started doing some of the projects and is very proud of her own creations. Now she is planning a Rip It slumber party where they all get to play with a pair of their own jeans. I just love the fact that this book got her into exploring her creativeness. Thank you Ms. Meyrich...you rock!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 9, 2012

    Hmmm

    This was a lot shorter and had less pictures than expected. It has a lot of good basic techniques for beginners, but I was looking for more. Was not too impressed with the projects. But as I said, a beginner would find lots of basic teechniques and tips helpful.

    My search continues.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 1, 2013

    Tesia

    i love the cover and the book

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 16, 2012

    Good

    Good ok not bad

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 17, 2012

    Hmm

    This is not a picture book comment 2

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