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You may have been sewing for a long time, or you may just be getting over a lifetime aversion to threaded needles. Either way, Sewing For Dummies has what you need to take your sewing to the next level. By packing Sewing For Dummies with projects and more than 200 illustrations, acclaimed sewing expert Jan Saunders has made this book the ultimate fast and friendly reference to becoming a sewer extraordinaire.

If you're a beginner, Saunders weaves you through the most basic of ...

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Overview

You may have been sewing for a long time, or you may just be getting over a lifetime aversion to threaded needles. Either way, Sewing For Dummies has what you need to take your sewing to the next level. By packing Sewing For Dummies with projects and more than 200 illustrations, acclaimed sewing expert Jan Saunders has made this book the ultimate fast and friendly reference to becoming a sewer extraordinaire.

If you're a beginner, Saunders weaves you through the most basic of sewing techniques and gets you started on simple projects that you can start immediately. In time, she'll have you stitching up a storm. At first, you can follow her clear, streamlined instructions in making repairs and simple decorations; but you'll quickly move on to the bigger projects! Surround your windows with beautiful homemade drapes. Create your own clothing, and augment or tailor the clothes you already have. Beautify your bathroom and cover your kitchen table with your own handmade work. With Sewing For Dummies, your project possibilities are endless!

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780764551376
  • Publisher: Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 7/28/1999
  • Series: For Dummies Series
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 424
  • Product dimensions: 7.42 (w) x 9.22 (h) x 0.93 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction.
How to Use This Book.
Foolish Assumptions about You.
How This Book Is Organized.
Part I: Hardware and "Softwear" for Sewing
Part II: Sewers! Start Your Engines!
Part III: Fashion Fundamentals.
Part IV: Sewing for the Home.
Part V: Alterations and Quick Fixes.
Part VI: The Part of Tens.
Icons Used in This Book.
Part I: Hardware and "Softwear" for Sewing.
Chapter 1: Assembling Your Sewing Kit.
Chapter 2: Selecting Fabric, Findings, and Interfacing.
Chapter 3: Threads and Other Closers.
Chapter 4: Working with Patterns
Part II: Sewers! Start Your Engines!
Chapter 5: Sewing 101.
Chapter 6: Sewing Sensational Seams.
Chapter 7: Hems and A-Ha's.
Part III: Fashion Fundamentals.
Chapter 8: Shaping Things Up.
Chapter 9: Zippers and Company.
Chapter 10: Sleeves: The Long and the Short of It.
Chapter 11: A Pocket Full of Ideas.
Part IV: Sewing for the Home.
Chapter 12: Assembling and Working with Home Decor Materials.
Chapter 13: Quick-Change Table Toppers.
Chapter 14: Clever Cover-Ups for the Bedroom.
Chapter 15: Praiseworthy Pillows.
Chapter 16: What to Do with Your Windows.
Part V: Alterations and Quick Fixes.
Chapter 17: If It's Too Long, Too Short, Too Tight, or Too Loose.
Chapter 18: Making Repairs on the Run.
Part VI: The Part of Tens.
Chapter 19: Ten Easy Projects.
Chapter 20: Ten Mistakes Beginners Often Make.
Chapter 21: Ten Sewing Fundamentals to Remember.
Appendix: Sewing Resources.
Index.
Book Registration Information.
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  • Posted June 16, 2011

    I adore this book.

    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.

    16 out of 17 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 5, 2010

    Great for beginners!

    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!

    7 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 4, 2013

    Great reference book for all people who sew

    I really like this book. I have been referencing this book for months now. I love the great points it provides.

    6 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 8, 2012

    Tap Here

    THIS BOOK IS TEACHING ME EVERYTHING ABOUT SEWING AND I AM GETTING A SEWING MACHINE IN 2 WEEKS SO EXCITED ABOUT THAT

    5 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 7, 2000

    Easy and Friendly

    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.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 30, 2013

    Great for beginning or intermediate sewing

    Very explanatory plus illustrations, They don't work well for iPhone but they work well on windows nook

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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    Posted July 27, 2013

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 7, 2013

    Stupid

    This is a stupid book when your on page 52 its showing u the contents nobody should get it i dont even want to give a star but i have i it was me i would the buissness down thats for right now

    0 out of 11 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 4, 2013

    If you read any of the books for dummies...................

    You are one!

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    Posted March 27, 2013

    Kaelin

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    Martha runs SOOOOOOOOOOOOO fast to her nest and ripped EVERYTHING. "IN YOUR FA-HACE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!" She laughed maniacally.

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    Posted July 19, 2012

    Great book

    Love it

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  • Posted March 24, 2009

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    Good aid for basic instruction

    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!

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