Sewing For Dummies [NOOK Book]

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The most complete guide to sewing basics

People are always looking for ways to cut expenses and be creative and stylish at the same time. Learning to sew is a great way to arm yourself with the skills to repair and create clothing and furnishings for yourself and your family for little to no cost. But learning how to sew and how to choose the tools and supplies to begin sewing can be confusing.

Now, you can turn to this hands-on, friendly guide...

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Sewing For Dummies

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Overview

The most complete guide to sewing basics

People are always looking for ways to cut expenses and be creative and stylish at the same time. Learning to sew is a great way to arm yourself with the skills to repair and create clothing and furnishings for yourself and your family for little to no cost. But learning how to sew and how to choose the tools and supplies to begin sewing can be confusing.

Now, you can turn to this hands-on, friendly guide for the most up-to-date information, the best techniques, and fun projects for learning (or brushing up on) the art of sewing.

  • Easy-to-follow instructions and step-by-step illustrations make it easier to learn
  • Fresh new patterns, projects, stitches, and techniques for fashion and the home
  • Budget-conscious tips for breathing new life into existing garments

Complete with a section on common sewing mistakes and how to avoid them, Sewing For Dummies, 3rd edition gives you the confidence and know-how to sew like a pro.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781118054222
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 3/21/2011
  • Series: For Dummies Series
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 408
  • Sales rank: 88,901
  • File size: 40 MB
  • Note: This product may take a few minutes to download.

Meet the Author

Jan Saunders Maresh is a nationally known sewing journalist and educator as well as a bestselling author of 15 books, including Home Staging For Dummies. She has worked as the Director of Consumer Education for White Sewing Machine Company and JoAnn Fabrics and is also an interior re-designer, color specialist, and Certified Staging Professional. Look for her Web-TV show at nakedroomsolutions.tv.
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Table of Contents

Introduction.

Part I: Getting Ready to Sew.

Chapter 1: The World of Sewing.

Chapter 2: Assembling Your Sewing Kit.

Chapter 3: Selecting Fabric, Findings, and Interfacing.

Chapter 4: Working with Patterns.

Part II: Mastering Basic Sewing Skills.

Chapter 5: Kicking Off Your Sewing Adventure.

Chapter 6: Securing Sensational Seams.

Chapter 7: Fast and Easy Hems by Hand and Machine.

Part III: Fashion Sewing Fun-damentals.

Chapter 8: Shaping Things Up.

Chapter 9: Zippers, Buttons, and Other Closure Company.

Chapter 10: Sleeves: The Long and the Short of It.

Chapter 11: Pockets Full of Ideas.

Part IV: Sewing for Your Home.

Chapter 12: Do-It-Yourself Decorating: Home D├ęcor Sewing.

Chapter 13: Quick-Change Table Toppers.

Chapter 14: Praiseworthy Pillows.

Chapter 15: Adding Wow to Your Windows.

Chapter 16: Giving Your Bed a Makeover.

Part V: Making Alterations and Quick Fixes for a Sustainable Wardrobe.

Chapter 17: When Clothes Are Too Short, Too Long, Too Tight, or Too Loose.

Chapter 18: Making Repairs on the Run.

Chapter 19: Eco Fashion: Giving Existing Garments New Life.

Part VI: The Part of Tens.

Chapter 20: Ten Tips for Mixing Prints.

Chapter 21: Ten Rookie Sewing Mistakes to Avoid.

Chapter 22: Ten Important Sewing Fundamentals.

Appendix: Sewing Resources.

Index.

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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 4 people found this review helpful.

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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!

    Sincerely
    Looking to Grow

    1 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 2, 2014

    Nook version missing illustrations

    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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    Please stop misusing reviews

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    Posted July 27, 2013

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    HEYO!!!!

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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 14 people found this review helpful.

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    Meryl

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    Posted April 10, 2013

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    Posted April 6, 2013

    Kat

    Walked in staring at the soldier

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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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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 27, 2013

    Kaelin

    Grrrrrrr fuc<mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm> <mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm> <mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm> hehe.

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    Posted March 25, 2013

    Kai

    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

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    Posted March 23, 2013

    Martha to Lightning

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

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    Posted July 27, 2013

    RISSENCREST TO SIERRA

    Seliena????

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 19, 2012

    Great book

    Love it

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