Sewing for Fashion Design / Edition 2

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Hands-on in approach, this book/workbook introduces the most current methods, techniques, terminology, and equipment used specifically in sample room sewing (as opposed to home sewing) which simulates mass production procedures. Using step-by-step instructions, illustrations, and varied projects, it guides readers through a full range of techniques from the fundamentals of sewing to the more advanced procedures. This book uses a workbook format with projects and clear, step-by-step instructions and illustrations of the fundamentals of each project. Assesses different parts of a garment based on mass production methods used in the sample room. It demonstrates sample room sewing techniques appropriate for different manufacturing procedures highlighting their importance in the relationship of design to the final garment. This book covers not only the standard way of doing a project, but presents short-cuts used by designers in the sample room and compatible with factory procedures highlighting the highest level of requirements for sewing a quality garment. It greatly expands content to include additional tools, and additional fabrics, sample room layout, and introduces the current techniques used for modern tailoring of women's coats and suits.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780134967530
  • Publisher: Prentice Hall
  • Publication date: 10/24/1996
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 196
  • Product dimensions: 7.16 (w) x 9.21 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Table of Contents


1. Introduction.

2. Tools.

3. Temporary Stitching.

4. Permanent Hand Stitching.

5. Machine Stitches, Seam Finishes, and Seams.

6. Stitching Guide.

7. Fabric Classification.


1. The Sample Room.

2. Fabric Preparation.

3. Layout and Cutting.

4. Markings.

5. Interfacing.

6. Shoulder Pads.

7. Lining.

8. Pressing.


1. Summary of Assembling Procedures.

2. Darts

3. Easing, Gathering and Shirring.

4. Pleats.

5. Yokes.

6. Pockets.

7. Bias Trim.

8. Shirtbands.

9. Neckline Plackets.

10. Collars.

11. Facings.

12. Joining Bodice and Skirts.

13. Sleeves.

14. Zippers.

15. Waistband.

16. Hems.

17. Buttonholes.

18. Fasteners.


1. Assembling Jackets and Coats.

2. Interfacing Jackets and Coats.

3. Taping Seams of Jackets and Coats.

4. Two-Piece Sleeve.

5. Assembling Linings.

6. Lining Jackets and Coats.

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