A comprehensive, illustrated guide to sewing clothes, including tops, pants, skirts, and outerwear, with essential sewing tools; guidelines for choosing patterns, fabric, and notions; and information on each step in garment construction.
The Complete Photo Guide to Perfect Fitting is the ultimate reference for fitting test garments and transferring accurate adjustments to patterns. No matter what size or shape you are, wearing garments that fit perfectly makes you look and feel better. Rather than making commonly accepted changes to a commercial pattern, the method presented in this guide focuses on the way a test garment fits the body. The fabric is manipulated to improve the fit, and then those specific changes are made to the pattern. The result: patterns that fit perfectly! With The Complete Photo Guide to Perfect Fitting, you'll learn: The importance of a fitting axis and how to use it during a fitting How to recognize fitting issues, such as drag lines and folds How to manipulate fabric to solve common and unusual fitting problems How to transfer the fitting changes to your pattern easily Basic pattern-making skills to ensure accurate alterations See the fitting process from start to finish on basic garments, fitted on real people. Then follow fitting solutions on different body types. Hundreds of large color photos illustrate the techniques and concepts in simple step-by-step instructions. With these lessons, you will get the perfect fit for any body.
Singer: The Complete Photo Guide to Sewing, 3rd Edition is the essential one-stop reference every sewer needs. Step-by-step instructions and hundreds of photos and diagrams make it easy to understand sewing fundamentals and more advanced techniques for fashion and home décor projects. Discover the mysteries of your sewing machine! Learn ways to get the most out of your machine and attachments, the best tools to use, and how to sew with a variety of fabrics. Then dive into sewing techniques for beautiful garments and stunning home décor designs: Learn how to make and finish seams; lay out, cut and mark patterns; sew bias strips; and make pillows, cushions, and piping. Get tips and techniques for serger sewing, and discover how to create serger seams and finishes. Tackle first-time sewing projects with confidence, and refresh your memory on favorite techniques. Boost your wardrobe by altering store-bought patterns for a perfect custom fit. Refresh your tabletop with gorgeous tablecloths, placemats, and napkins, and create impressive bed and bath accessories. Achieve professional results effortlessly! Ready to build your sewing skills? You’ll learn how to: Operate your sewing machine or serger like a pro Customize clothing with buttons, pockets, collars, and more Make buttonholes with ease Create seam finishes, make closures, and attach zippers Sew your own activewear Make slipcovers, pillowcases, and duvet covers Packed with so much information, this valuable resource offers a lifetime of sewing success for all skill levels. Start your sewing journey today and see what amazing things you can create! The Complete Photo Guide series includes all the instruction you need to pursue your creative passion. With hundreds of clear photos, detailed step-by-step directions, handy tips and inspirational ideas, it’s easy and fun to try new projects and techniques and take your skills to the next level.
The Absolute Beginner's Guide - Learn by Doing * Step-by-Step Basics + 8 Projects
Author: Sarah Veblen
Pubpsher: Creative Publishing international
Category: Crafts & Hobbies
In First Time Garment Fitting, sewing and design expert Sarah Veblen takes you by the hand and teaches you everything you need to know to adapt patterns so you can sew garments that fit just right. With detailed descriptions of essential tools and techniques, the easy step-by-step instructions will have you altering patterns and sewing tops, pants, and skirts that fit you to a T in no time. The projects introduce key skills you’ll use again and again for all your garment sewing. With First Time Garment Fitting, you’ll soon be sewing amazing clothing with confidence.
Sewers who have ever longed to create clothing with the distinctive look of haute couture will love this book. They'll learn the finer points of hand sewing, shaping, and finishing for a high-end, professional look. This book is for all sewing enthusiasts who appreciate fine workmanship.