Sewing Packs, Pouches, Seats and Sacks: 30 Practical Projects

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Pack it up Perfectly!

Make over 30 projects designed to simplify your life.

All you need is a basic sewing machine to create fabulous, functional items that will make your hobbies and household chores easier and more enjoyable. Betty Oppenheimer has been sewing handy fabric items from scratch for years, and this collection contains step-by-step, illustrated instructions for ...

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Overview


Pack it up Perfectly!

Make over 30 projects designed to simplify your life.

All you need is a basic sewing machine to create fabulous, functional items that will make your hobbies and household chores easier and more enjoyable. Betty Oppenheimer has been sewing handy fabric items from scratch for years, and this collection contains step-by-step, illustrated instructions for thirty of her favorite patterns including:

For the Home

• Hanging Shoe Rack

• Laundry Bag

• Vegetable Keeper

• Apron

For the Garden

• Harvest / Log Tote

• Seed Packet Roll

• Bucket Caddy

For the Workshop

• Carpenter's Half-Apron

• Saw Blade Holder

• Tool Roll

For the Camp

• Hammock

• Insulated Lunch Bag

• Summertime Bedroll

• Hinged Stadium Seat

You'll also find ideas for finishing and embellishing your projects with a variety of decorative techniques.

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Oppenheimer, who has a degree in textiles and design from Syracuse University and has worked for sportswear manufacturers like Eddie Bauer and Brittania Sportwear, entices the reader to sew those practical items that most of us usually purchase. Clear step-by-step instructions for useful items like shower curtains, hammocks, insulated lunch bags, and hanging shoe racks are accompanied by information about fabrics and sewing techniques appropriate for heavy-duty items. Recommended for public libraries.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781580170499
  • Publisher: Storey Books
  • Publication date: 1/28/1998
  • Pages: 160
  • Product dimensions: 8.52 (w) x 10.96 (h) x 0.38 (d)

Meet the Author


Betty Oppenheimer is an experienced crafter and seamstress who studied textile science at the Fashion Institute of Technology and has worked as textile quality assurance manager and engineer for several sportswear companies. Betty is the author of The Candlemaker's Companion and Growing Lavender and Community on the Sequim Prairie. She lives on the Olympic Penninsula in rural Washington state.
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Table of Contents


Preface

Introduction to Practical Sewing

Chapter 1: Selecting the Right Equipment and Fabric

Chapter 2: Techniques and Tools for Cutting, Sewing, and Finishing

Chapter 3: Sew Simple: Flat and Functional Items

Chapter 4: Practical Pockets: Custom Containers

Chapter 5: Basic Bags: Shapes that Hold Things

Chapter 6: Sew Storage: Three-Dimensional Pockets

Chapter 7: Padded Practicality: More than Just Pillows

Chapter 8: Customized Patterns and Technical Design

Source List

Suggested Reading

List of Projects by Degree of Difficulty

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