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Sewing For Dummies
     

Sewing For Dummies

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by Jan Saunders Maresh, Janice Saunders Maresh, Janice S. Saunders
 

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Sewing is fun, relaxing, and tremendously rewarding. It feels great when you sit down and sew something together (and are tickled with the results)! Besides the fun and satisfaction you get out of sewing, this wonderful hobby can also save you money. You can make your clothes last longer when you stitch up your own hems, repair split seams, and sew on those loose

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Sewing is fun, relaxing, and tremendously rewarding. It feels great when you sit down and sew something together (and are tickled with the results)! Besides the fun and satisfaction you get out of sewing, this wonderful hobby can also save you money. You can make your clothes last longer when you stitch up your own hems, repair split seams, and sew on those loose buttons. You can save even more money by making your own home décor projects, such as curtains and pillows.

Sewing For Dummies is a book for both absolute beginners and experienced sewers. If you're a stone-cold beginner, you'll find explanations of all the tools and skills necessary for beginning-level projects. If you've had some experience with sewing, you'll benefit from the tips and tricks that might otherwise take years to pick up.

Whether you're quilting, embroidering, mending, or constructing a project, you'll need to know some sewing basics to get you through your projects. Sewing For Dummies covers all the important sewing fundamentals such as:

  • Mastering hand stitches and machine stitches
  • Reading a sewing pattern
  • Sewing sensational seams
  • Hemming a variety of fabrics
  • Shaping garments with darts, tucks, and pleats
  • Installing zippers, buttons, and other fasteners
  • Negotiating sleeves and pockets
  • Working with home décor fabrics
  • Adjusting projects for better fit and function

Once you've explored the basic techniques, you'll be ready to start some easy sewing projects. This friendly book will guide you through the following projects, and more, with confidence:

  • Children's costumes
  • Tablecloth and place mats
  • Duvet cover
  • Fleece scarf, hat, and jacket ensemble
  • Teddy bear
  • Window treatments
  • Creative pillows

Fabric touches almost everything in a person's daily life. Children cuddle up with pillows and soft toys and dress up in costumes for fun. People wear clothing to be comfortable, stay warm, and to be fashionable. People also appreciate and admire handmade heirlooms. When you finish your projects, wear them with pride, play in them, admire your work, and hand them down to your loved ones.

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? 'covers everything you need to know in an easy-to-follow format' ?(Ideal Home, February 2003)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780764551376
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
07/28/1999
Series:
For Dummies Series
Pages:
424
Product dimensions:
7.46(w) x 9.22(h) x 0.93(d)

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Meet the Author

Jan Saunders is a nationally known sewing and surging journalist and home economist. After graduating from Adrian College in Michigan, she became the Education Director of one of the largest sewing machine companies in the country, and then the Director of Consumer Education for the largest fabric chain in the country. Both professional experiences gave her a solid foundation in the home sewing industry, which she continues to service with her many writing, marketing, and industry consulting projects.

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Sewing For Dummies 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 29 reviews.
zCsH More than 1 year ago
I have the paperback. I taught myself to sew 7 years ago using this book. I could not be w o it now. Its still my go to.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I am taking an Intro to Sewing class through our Parks and Rec Dept. and this book is our bible. It is easy to read and understand. It is broken down into different chapters that address what you need so you don't have to read the whole thing. You can just go to the section you have a question on and it will walk you through it step by step. If you are just wanting to learn the basics of sewing this book is great!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I really like this book. I have been referencing this book for months now. I love the great points it provides.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is a delightful read and a must for all endeavoring to make their own clothing. Ms. Saunders makes the reader feel like she is a best friend -- a fantastic sewer that is always ready to help a novice in a pinch. Inspiring sewing projects are detailed for all skill levels.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
THIS BOOK IS TEACHING ME EVERYTHING ABOUT SEWING AND I AM GETTING A SEWING MACHINE IN 2 WEEKS SO EXCITED ABOUT THAT
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Very explanatory plus illustrations, They don't work well for iPhone but they work well on windows nook
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I only read the free preview, so the purchased version may differ. There were several places that should have had illustration that were blank.
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LookingtoGrow More than 1 year ago
Glad I purchased - Have yet to see how it will help in everyday instruction in numerous areas - The dummy part I could do without, but have to acknowledge that I needed the very basics! Sincerely Looking to Grow
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Love it
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
You are one!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Got to go to my leaf bed its a full moon dont wanna turn into a great ape and thanks for listen he flies off