The Refashion Handbook: Refit, Redesign, Remake for Every Body

The Refashion Handbook: Refit, Redesign, Remake for Every Body

by Beth Huntington

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Overview

Take secondhand finds from frumpy to fabulous with a little help from Beth Huntington, a.k.a. the Renegade Seamstress. The Refashion Handbook contains 19 stylish projects, each showing you how to transform easy-to-find items into a better fit, a new design, or a radical makeover. Learn the basics of refashioning: how to measure, reshape, fit, and finish a garment, so it fits you perfectly. Plus size? Petite? No problem! Beth’s designs flatter a wide variety of sizes and body types. Her easy techniques are fun for even beginning sewists. You’ll love creating your own secondhand chic!

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781607059233
Publisher: C&T Publishing / Stash Books
Publication date: 10/01/2014
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 144
Product dimensions: 8.03(w) x 10.06(h) x 0.36(d)

About the Author

Refashionista Beth Huntington inspires sewists to transform secondhand finds into fashionable clothing that can be worn anywhere. When she’s not refashioning, she spends her days in a classroom full of energetic kindergarteners. Beth lives in Oregon. Visit her at her blog, The Renegade Seamstress.

Table of Contents

Introduction
Redefine Fashion, One Refashion at a Time
You Might Just Surprise Yourself
Secrets to Thrift Store Shopping
Organize Your Space
Essential Tools For Refashioning
Basic Refashioning Skills
Measuring for Fit
Know Your Needles
Basic Machine Stitches
Basic Hand Stitches
Slipstitch
Topstitching
Whipstitch
Blanket stitch
Sewing a Basic Seam
Finishing Raw Edges
Finishing an Edge With Bias Tape
Hem With Hem Tape
French Seam
Install a Center Zipper
Darts
Gathering
Cap Sleeves
Projects
Date Night Dress
Headlight Halter Dress
Spotlight on the Little Black Dress
Leather Laptop Sleeve
Renegade Ikat Bag
Ultra Cashmere Skirt
Merino-Wool Cardigan
Wild Life Jacket
Wild Life Skirt
Great Art
Quick and Easy T Shirt Resize
Vine and Dine
Tribal Tie Dye Maxi
Detailed Denim
Southwest Fold-Over Clutch
Mocha Flow
Bow Sleeve
My New Floral Line
Emerald Petals About the Author

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The Refashion Handbook: Refit, Redesign, Remake for Every Body 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a wonderful book, filled with inspiration, easy to follow instructions and great photographs.  I bought 2 additional books for Christmas presents!