Stylish Sewing: Techniques for Quilted and Embellished Clothing

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Award-winning designer Patricia Nelson shares her techniques for transforming plain commercial patterns into sophisticated, flattering clothing for work, play, or evening. Simple quilting, surface design, and texturizing techniques create fabulous, one-of-a-kind fashion statements for any occasion. Includes:
  • Innovative quilting and sewing techniques to use in 16 step-by-step projects, including elegant vests,...
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Overview

Award-winning designer Patricia Nelson shares her techniques for transforming plain commercial patterns into sophisticated, flattering clothing for work, play, or evening. Simple quilting, surface design, and texturizing techniques create fabulous, one-of-a-kind fashion statements for any occasion. Includes:
  • Innovative quilting and sewing techniques to use in 16 step-by-step projects, including elegant vests, jackets, a dress, and even a purse
  • Easy methods for embellishing off-the-rack clothing to give even the simplest garments added flair
  • Fun tips on mixing techniques, textures, and embellishments for a personal touch
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Stylish Sewing -- Techniques for Quilted and Embellished Clothing by Patricia Nelson is full of refreshingly creative ideas. Patricia, a machine-oriented sewer is a master at taking basic techniques and giving them a clever new twist. Stylish Sewing shows you how to turn plain commercial patterns and off-the-rack into fabulous fashion statements that are sophisticated and flattering. Choose from 16 different wearables, each featuring a different step-by-step technique.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781564772992
  • Publisher: Martingale & Company
  • Publication date: 6/1/2000
  • Pages: 112
  • Product dimensions: 8.38 (w) x 10.90 (h) x 0.39 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction 5
The Design Process 6
Getting Ready 9
Patterns 9
Choosing a Flattering Style 9
Selecting the Right Size 9
Fashion Fabrics 10
Interfacings 11
Fusible Webbing 12
Sewing Machine 12
Understanding Tension 13
Machine Setup and Stitching Techniques 14
Cleaning Your Machine 15
Needles 16
Picking the Correct Type and Size 16
Sewing with Twin and Triple Needles 16
Threads 17
All-Purpose 17
Rayon 18
Metallic 18
Quilting 19
Invisible Monofilament 19
Bobbin 20
Scissors 20
Pins 20
Marking Tools 21
Pressing Equipment 21
Project Worksheet 22
Machine Quilting 25
Materials 26
Backing 26
Batting 26
Starting and Stopping Stitching 28
Quilting Designs 28
Machine-Guided Quilting 29
Free-Motion Quilting 29
Orchid Sky 32
Bobbin or Reverse Quilting 36
Swallows in Flight 36
Trapunto 39
Sunshine 40
Persian Plaid 44
Photo Gallery 48
Fabric Manipulation 51
Broomsticking 52
Holiday Cheer 53
Origami Puffs 56
Origami Patch Vest 56
Seamless Patchwork 59
Black and Tan 59
Twin-Needle Pintucking 62
Pintuck Surprise 63
Quick and Easy Twisted Tucks 65
Burgundy Twist 65
Photo Gallery 69
Fabric Embellishments 71
Threadwork and Couching 72
It's Always Greener 73
Bobbinwork 76
Copycat Vest 76
Machine Applique 78
Fused Applique 78
Poinsettias 78
Soft-Touch Applique 81
Tonal Flowers 81
Invisible Applique with a Twist 83
Calla Lilies 83
Machine Embroidery 88
Plaid Twist 88
Linen Bag 92
Photo Gallery 98
Finishing Up 100
Pressing 100
Edge Finishes 100
Topstitching 100
Bias Binding 101
Making Continuous Bias Binding 102
Mock Piping 103
Making Spinster Braid 104
Button Loop Closures 105
Sew-As-You-Go Button Loops 106
Fabric Button Loops 107
Seam Finishes 108
French Seam 108
Flat-Felled Seam 108
Bias-Bound Seam 109
Easy Vest Lining 109
Resources 111
Bibliography 111
About the Author 112
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    Many inspiring jackets. The cover does not do justice for the creativity and 'class' of the jackets in the book. I first checked this out from the library and then purchased the book I was so impressed. I am a professional and found the jackets appropriate for artistic venue and the office too.

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