Sewing Solutions: Tips and Advice for the Savvy Sewist

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Even the best sewists will encounter problems, snags, and little glitches in their work. Expert sewist and author Nicole Vasbinder's Sewing Solutions is an indispensable reference filled with invaluable advice you can trust.

Organized by stages, you'll find:

  • Detailed advice for the sewing process, including pros and cons, and basic considerations of working in each step.
  • An ...
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Overview

Even the best sewists will encounter problems, snags, and little glitches in their work. Expert sewist and author Nicole Vasbinder's Sewing Solutions is an indispensable reference filled with invaluable advice you can trust.

Organized by stages, you'll find:

  • Detailed advice for the sewing process, including pros and cons, and basic considerations of working in each step.
  • An easy-to-follow layout providing basic information as well as step-by-step techniques for making bias tape, sewing trims, buttonholes, zippers, hems, and more.
  • Easy-tonavigate color-coded cross-references available for quick referencing.
  • Troubleshooting tips that advise how to deal with every sewing situation.
Whether choosing the right tools, reading patterns correctly, or everything in between, Sewing Solutions will prove to be an essential sewing companion.
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Library Journal
After a decade of teaching sewing, Vasbinder has a good idea of the information that sewists need to create quality garments, and she has assembled some of her best advice into a collection of tips and tricks. Approximately half of the book is devoted to sewing tools—machines, needles, thread, notions, and rulers—and the other half focuses on common sewing and finishing techniques. Most of the tips focus on garment sewing, although many are relevant to home décor sewing or quilting as well. The format includes both step-by-step instructions and brief descriptions, and quick tips are provided, Q&A style, throughout the book. VERDICT Though most relevant and useful to beginners, Vasbinder's book can also serve as a ready reference for experienced sewists who need a refresher on a specific technique.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781596685987
  • Publisher: Interweave Press
  • Publication date: 11/27/2012
  • Pages: 192
  • Sales rank: 798,998
  • Product dimensions: 5.86 (w) x 8.30 (h) x 0.66 (d)

Meet the Author

Nicole Vasbinder owns and operates StitchCraft and an independent accessory line Queen Puff Puff. She was a founding teacher of Stitch Lounge in San Francisco. She currently teaches at Stonemountain and Daughter Fabrics in Berkeley. Nicole attended the Academy of Art University and Otis College of Art & Design and her designs have been featured in the Wall Street Journal, Adorn Magazine, JoAnn Magazine, Venus Zine and Craft. She lives in Petaluma, California.

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Table of Contents


Introduction: How to use this book
Section ONE: Equipment and Tools
CHAPTER 1 Sewing Machines
The Basic Sewing Machine
The Serger/Overlock Machine
Presser Feet
Machine needles
Handsewing needles
CHAPTER 2 Notions and Trims
Thread
Trims
Buttons and Fasteners
CHAPTER 3 Marking, Measuring and Cutting Tools
Sewing and Tracing Paper
Pens and Chalk
Measuring Tools
Cutting Tools
CHAPTER 4 Miscellaneous Tools
Tweezers
Seam Rippers
Pins
Pin Cushions
Point tuners
Loop Turners
Bodkins
Seam Sealant
Seam Guides
Bias Tape Maker
Thimbles
Dress Forms
Section TWO: Solutions and Tricks
CHAPTER 5 Fabric Solutions
Fiber Content of Fabrics
Choosing Fabrics
Interfacing and Linings
CHAPTER 6 Pattern Solutions
Pattern Basics, Types of Patterns
Reading Patterns
Drafting Your Own Patterns and Making Pattern Adjustments
Marking and Cutting Fabrics
CHAPTER 7 Sewing Solutions
Machine Sewing and Basic Stitches/Uses
Seams and Seam Allowance
Hemming
Sewing with Knits
CHAPTER 8 Embellishments and Trimming Solutions
Sewing Pockets
Bias Tape
Piping and Cording
Sewing on Trims
Fabric Appliqué
Freezer Paper Stenciling
CHAPTER 9 Fitting Solutions
Waistlines
Sleeves
Elastic
CHAPTER 10 Finishing solutions
Buttons
Zippers
Snaps
Grommets/Eyelets
Velcro
Hooks
Buckles
Section THREE: Resources
Online Resources
Repurposing Resources
Thriftstore Resources
Glossary
Acknowledgments
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