A Guide to Fashion Sewing

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  • Edition: 6th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 3/12/2015
  • Publisher: Fairchild Books

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A Guide to Fashion Sewing, 6th Edition, provides a comprehensive fashion sewing resource for beginning and advanced sewers alike. Readers will learn how to assemble and construct designs of various styles using proven industry methods for more than 100 sewing applications. Chapters cover everything from sewing equipment, measurements, and fabric selection to actual garment assembly. Filled with easy to follow, step-by-step instructions and large, clear illustrations, this book is an indispensable resource for constructing quality garments. Accompanying video demonstrations help readers learn at their own pace basic sewing skills and techniques such a seams, darts, bias binding, zipper, and garment assembly.

The new edition features an updated design, new industrial sewing machine information and photographs, and expanded information on tailoring. Amaden-Crawford has added convenient metric measurement equivalents to the text, helpful project checklists to aid self-assessment of completed project, and 1/2 scale patterns to make sample garment assembly easier than ever before.

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Author Biography

Connie Amaden-Crawford is President and CEO of Fashion Patterns by Coni, a member of the Sewing Hall of Fame, and a licensed designer for The McCall Pattern Company under the Butterick label. She is author of The Art of Fashion Draping, 4th Edition (Fairchild Books, 2012).

Table of Contents

1. The Sewing Machine and Sewing Equipment
2. Identifying Fashion Fabrics Equipment
3. Body Types and Size Charts
4. Planning a Design and Selecting Fabric
5. Method to This Madness
6. Stitches
7. Seams
8. Darts
9. Pleats and Tucks
10. Bias and Bias Treatments
11. Sewing with Knits
12. Zippers
13. Pockets
14. Sleeves
15. Collars
16. Necklines
17. Facings
18. Linings
19. Tailoring
20. Waistlines
21. Hems
22. Closures
Glossary of Sewing Terms
Appendix A: Project Checklists
Appendix B: Pattern Blocks
Appendix C: Yardage Conversion Table
Appendix D: Fabric Resources

Video Contents:
Lesson One: The Sewing Machine and Sewing Equipment
Lesson Two: Seams
Lesson Three: Darts
Lesson Four: Bias and Bias Treatment
Lesson Five: Zippers
Lesson Six: Planning a Design and Selecting Fabric
Lesson Seven: Garment Sewing Process

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