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Even the best sewists will encounter problems, snags, and little glitches in their work. Expert sewist and author Nicole Vasbinder's Sewing Solutions is an indispensable reference filled with invaluable advice you can trust.
Organized by stages, you'll find:
- Detailed advice for the sewing process, including pros and cons, and basic considerations of working in each step.
- An easy-to-follow layout providing basic information as well as step-by-step techniques for making bias tape, sewing trims, buttonholes, zippers, hems, and more.
- Easy-tonavigate color-coded cross-references available for quick referencing.
- Troubleshooting tips that advise how to deal with every sewing situation.
|Product dimensions:||5.86(w) x 8.30(h) x 0.66(d)|
About the Author
Nicole Vasbinder owns and operates StitchCraft and an independent accessory line Queen Puff Puff. She was a founding teacher of Stitch Lounge in San Francisco. She currently teaches at Stonemountain and Daughter Fabrics in Berkeley. Nicole attended the Academy of Art University and Otis College of Art & Design and her designs have been featured in the Wall Street Journal, Adorn Magazine, JoAnn Magazine, Venus Zine and Craft. She lives in Petaluma, California.
Table of Contents
Introduction: How to use this book
Section ONE: Equipment and Tools
CHAPTER 1 Sewing Machines
The Basic Sewing Machine
The Serger/Overlock Machine
CHAPTER 2 Notions and Trims
Buttons and Fasteners
CHAPTER 3 Marking, Measuring and Cutting Tools
Sewing and Tracing Paper
Pens and Chalk
CHAPTER 4 Miscellaneous Tools
Bias Tape Maker
Section TWO: Solutions and Tricks
CHAPTER 5 Fabric Solutions
Fiber Content of Fabrics
Interfacing and Linings
CHAPTER 6 Pattern Solutions
Pattern Basics, Types of Patterns
Drafting Your Own Patterns and Making Pattern Adjustments
Marking and Cutting Fabrics
CHAPTER 7 Sewing Solutions
Machine Sewing and Basic Stitches/Uses
Seams and Seam Allowance
Sewing with Knits
CHAPTER 8 Embellishments and Trimming Solutions
Piping and Cording
Sewing on Trims
Freezer Paper Stenciling
CHAPTER 9 Fitting Solutions
CHAPTER 10 Finishing solutions
Section THREE: Resources
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I am very fortunate to have this book in PDF and book and I use it a lot when it comes to my sewing needs.