Professor Pincushion's Beginner Guide to Sewing: Garment Making for Nervous Newbies

Professor Pincushion's Beginner Guide to Sewing: Garment Making for Nervous Newbies

by Tova Opatrny
Professor Pincushion's Beginner Guide to Sewing: Garment Making for Nervous Newbies

Professor Pincushion's Beginner Guide to Sewing: Garment Making for Nervous Newbies

by Tova Opatrny

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Overview

Start sewing in no time with basics broken down to the simplest form!


Professor Pincushion's Beginner Guide to Sewing is part textbook, part how-to, and all cheeky fun. Perfect for anyone interested in learning how to make clothes, the book assumes the reader has no sewing experience and breaks everything down to its simplest form, making it easy for anyone to follow along. In typical Professor Pincushion style, the tone is lightened with humor to provide an enjoyable learning experience. Beginning with an overview of sewing tools and supplies, she covers topics like using a sewing machine, reading commercial patterns, and basic garment sewing techniques and gives you five projects to get you started.


  • Five key garment projects to get readers started and build confidence

  • Projects gradually increase in difficulty, allowing new sewers to build up their skills and knowledge

  • Includes downloadable patterns and full instructions for pajama shorts and a t-shirt


      Product Details

      ISBN-13: 9781644032435
      Publisher: C & T Publishing
      Publication date: 11/25/2022
      Sold by: Barnes & Noble
      Format: eBook
      Pages: 112
      File size: 47 MB
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      About the Author

      Tova Opatrny sewed her first hair scrunchie in high school and has been at the sewing machine ever since. In 2009, she co-founded the website and YouTube channel Professor Pincushion in order to produce high-quality video tutorials for beginners. Tova's work has appeared in HuffPost, Good Housekeeping, and Cosmopolitan, among others. She currently resides in central Oregon with her husband and their cat, Hitchcock, and dog, Pippin. professorpincushion.com

      Table of Contents

      So You Want to Learn How to Sew Clothes …

      An Introduction Professor Pincushion 6

      Chapter 1 Tools and Supplies 8

      Sewing Tools 9

      Supplies 15

      Chapter 2 The Sewing Machine 18

      Choosing a Sewing Machine 19

      Sewing Machine Safety 20

      Anatomy of a Sewing Machine 20

      Let's Practice! 25

      Let's Thread! 27

      Changing the Needle and Presser Foot 33

      Chapter 3 Fabric 34

      Fabric Stores 36

      Woven and Knit Fabric 38

      Right Side and Wrong Side 40

      Chapter 4 Fun with Knit Fabric 42

      Project Time: T-Shirt Upcycling 43

      Project Time: T-Shirt Bag 46

      Break Time: Needles 47

      Chapter 5 Fun with Woven Fabric 50

      Project Time: Hair Scrunchie 51

      Break Time: Let's Learn About Seams 52

      Break Time: Let's Thread a Hand Needle 55

      Chapter 6 Intro to Pattern 60

      Lookbooks 62

      Choosing a Pattern Size 64

      Gathering Supplies 66

      Chapter 7 Working with Patterns 70

      Cutting Out Pattern Pieces 72

      Downloadable Patterns 74

      Treating Our Fabric Right 75

      Putting Pattern Pieces to Fabric 76

      Chapter 8 Pajama Shorts 80

      Project Time: Pajama Shorts 81

      Break Time: I Don't Like My Seam! 83

      Chapter 9 T-Shirt 92

      Project Time: T-Shirt 93

      Break Time: Sleeves 95

      Chapter 10 Conclusion 108

      Index 110

      About the Author 111

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