Sewing For Dummies [NOOK Book]

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...

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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: 9780470887585
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 8/5/2010
  • Series: For Dummies Series
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 408
  • Sales rank: 278,821
  • File size: 11 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 www.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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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 14, 2012

    Bobo

    I have sewn before but this book shows you even more tricks you can do with the sewing machine or even your hands and i am barley 11 and it is amazing it also show others peoples story of how this book help them you should defently get this book.

    5 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted September 14, 2012

    I bought this book as a gift for a friend wanting to learn to se

    I bought this book as a gift for a friend wanting to learn to sew. I was working on a project at the time and found some great tips to a problem I was having and was so glad to read it before giving the book away! I should order another for myself even though I've been sewing for many years.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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    Posted April 10, 2013

    Rissencrest

    Searches for the bush wher the remains lie behind.

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    Mina

    *sits on the ledge*

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