Threads Sewing Made Simple: The Essential Guide to Teaching Yourself to Sew

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Geared to the sewing novice, the editors and contributors of Threads present key information every new-to-sewing enthusiast needs to know. Readers will delight in their newfound sewing savvy as they learn how to read a pattern, stitch by hand, thread and use a sewing machine, and make the simple projects featured—including a tote, scarf, clutch, and pillow.

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Overview

Geared to the sewing novice, the editors and contributors of Threads present key information every new-to-sewing enthusiast needs to know. Readers will delight in their newfound sewing savvy as they learn how to read a pattern, stitch by hand, thread and use a sewing machine, and make the simple projects featured—including a tote, scarf, clutch, and pillow.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781600859564
  • Publisher: Taunton Press, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 9/17/2013
  • Pages: 176
  • Sales rank: 815,197
  • Product dimensions: 7.90 (w) x 9.90 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Threads is at the heart of a loyal and engaged sewing community and is the premier magazine in the U.S. offering high-quality sewing content to more than 800,000 brand fans and more than 255,000 unique visitors to the Threads and Craftstylish websites.

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Table of Contents

Introduction 
 
Chapter 1: Getting Started           
 How Sewing Has Changed           
Sewing Machines    
Fabrics                      
Threads        
Hand Stitches          
Machine Stitches    
Removing Stitches 
Tools and Notions   
Setting Up Your Sewing Area       
 
Chapter 2: Pattern-Free Projects
 Good to Start With: 3 easy projects to sew
 When You’re Getting Comfortable: 3 fun projects to sew
 If You’re Feeling Inspired: 3 projects to sew
 
Chapter 3: Working With Patterns           
Understanding Patterns    
Working with Patterns       
Shaping Your Garment      
Finishing Your Garment     
 
Chapter 4: Patterned Projects
Good to Start With: 3 easy projects to sew
 When You’re Getting Comfortable: 3 fun projects to sew
 If You’re Feeling Inspired: 3 projects to sew
 
Appendix:
 Sewing Machines, Fabrics, and Thread 
 Glossary of Common Terms         
 Quiz: Do You Know What You’re Wearing?                    
 
Contributors
Resources/Metric Equivalents     
Photo/Illustrator Credits    
Index

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