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Threads Sewing Guide: A Complete Reference from America's Best-Loved Sewing Magazine

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Readers who love to sew - especially those who know "Threads "magazine - will have to have this definitive sewing encyclopedia. An incomparable collection of the best sewing information available, this book promises to explain, with trademark thoroughness, the full range of garment sewing techniques. It covers all the bases for anyone who delights in sewing: tools (from sewing machines and sergers to pins and needles); materials (fabrics and threads of all kinds); basic sewing (from seams and seam finishes to ...

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Overview

Readers who love to sew - especially those who know "Threads "magazine - will have to have this definitive sewing encyclopedia. An incomparable collection of the best sewing information available, this book promises to explain, with trademark thoroughness, the full range of garment sewing techniques. It covers all the bases for anyone who delights in sewing: tools (from sewing machines and sergers to pins and needles); materials (fabrics and threads of all kinds); basic sewing (from seams and seam finishes to hand-sewn stitches); garment construction (top to bottom, inside and out); tailoring techniques (for a professional look); even lingerie techniques, pressing tips, embellishments, and much, much more. Without a doubt, this is the complete sewing answer book.

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The sewing magazine "Threads" shares its wisdom in "Threads Sewing Guide", a compilation of its best information about sewing. The book is intended for users of all sewing levels. It covers supplies, fabrics, fitting techniques and sewing pointers, from creating a seam to hand-stitching a couture garment. It also contains sections about quick fixes and stain removal, useful information even for people who aren't interested in making their own clothes. "-The Modesto Bee"
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781600851445
  • Publisher: Taunton Press, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 4/19/2011
  • Pages: 392
  • Sales rank: 406,348
  • Product dimensions: 9.40 (w) x 11.00 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

As a leading source for all things related to garment sewing, "Threads" magazine is committed to serving sewers of all skill levels and providing the right tools to create functional and fashionable clothing to last a lifetime. Must-have patterns, essential techniques, and expert advice are available at www.threads.com

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Table of Contents

What you need

Preparing to sew

Basic sewing skills

Garment construction
Tailoring techniques
Special occasion sewing
Lingerie and activewear techniques
Techniques for specialty fabrics
Pressing techniques
Serging
Garment design
Embellishments and surface design
Mending and repair

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