Couture Sewing: Making Designer Trims

Couture Sewing: Making Designer Trims

by Claire B. Shaeffer


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781631866579
Publisher: Taunton Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 09/20/2016
Pages: 144
Sales rank: 642,672
Product dimensions: 8.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.33(d)

About the Author

Claire Shaeffer is an internationally respected author, lecturer, college instructor and columnist. Her innovative sewing techniques and easy-to-read instructions have guided readers and students through many sewing facets of the garment industry. She wrote the celebrated Couture Sewing Techniques for Taunton Press and has authored and starred in a multitude of successful videos on couture sewing.

Table of Contents

Introduction 2

1 Topstitching 6

Topstitching Basics 10

Decorative Topstitching 12

Whipstitching 13

2 Applied Trims 14

Types of Applied Trims 18

Braids and Ribbons 19

Squared Ribbon Trim 22

Decorative Ribbon 25

Prairie Points 30

Braids and Embroidery 33

Braids and Piping 35

Insertion Trims 37

3 Applied Bands 38

Straight Bands 42

Houndstooth Bands 45

Tucked Houndstooth Trim 46

Fabric Bands 48

4 Piping 52

Flat Piping 56

Selvage Piping 60

Corded Piping 61

Fringe Piping 63

Piping as a Cuff 66

5 Seamed Trims 70

Straight Insets 74

Decorative Insets 77

6 Lining and Facing Trims 82

Turn-Back Cuff 86

Lining as Trim 89

Extended Lining Trim 93

Appendices 96

What Makes Chanel's Cardigan Jacket Different? 98

Copies and Knockoffs 102

Chronology of Coco Chanel and the House of Chanel 105

Finishing Trim Ends for Applied Trims 107

Shaping Trim 114

Making Crocheted Trims 117

Making Cord-Filled Piping 118

Seams 121

Reverse Seams 124

Techniques for Buttons and Buttonholes 125

Garment Index 128

Metric Equivalency Chart 134

Bibliography 135

Resources 136

About the Author 136

Index 137

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Couture Sewing: Making Designer Trims 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
GayleVA More than 1 year ago
If you like your garments to look professionally trimmed you will love this book along with the DVD which is excellent. It is very easy to follow the directions and has great color pictures. You will want to try all the Chanel secrets also.