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9781589238046

First Time Sewing The Absolute Beginner's Guide: Learn By Doing - Step-by-Step Basics and Easy Projects

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  • ISBN13:

    9781589238046

  • ISBN10:

    1589238044

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2014-06-01
  • Publisher: Quarry Books

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Summary

Learning how to sew has never been simpler! Like having a personal instructor at your side, this beginner's guide teaches you to sew stitches both by hand and with a machine.

Filled with detailed descriptions of materials and tools, the easy step-by-step instructions for all the basic sewing techniques will have you creating projects like aprons, pillows, and even pants and shorts in no time.

These simple projects will introduce essential sewing skills like hems, seams, balancing tension, and how to use a pattern:

  • Rectangular table cloth
  • Knife-edge pillows
  • Zipper closures
  • Baby blanket
  • Elastic-waist skirts
  • Elastic-waist pants
  • T-shirts
  • Apron with pockets
  • Unlined jackets

With First Time Sewing, you will soon be stitching amazing gifts and projects with confidence.

Author Biography

The editors of Creative Publishing international have created dozens of the best-selling books on home improvement, landscaping, home decorating, sewing, crafting, hunting and fishing, and photography. All books are exhaustively researched, written, photographed, and edited by veteran staff members with years of experience in their areas of expertise.

Table of Contents

Introduction                  7
 
Sewing Basics                        9
The Sewing Machine    10
Machine Accessories    12
Sewing Supplies           14
Special Products           19
Fabric Information        22
Selecting a Pattern        26
All about Patterns         28
Inside the Pattern          30
Pattern Layout              32
Cutting and Marking     36
Getting Ready to Sew               38
Sewing a Seam 42
How to Balance Tension           44
Hand Stitches               48
Hems   52
Cutting Decorator Fabrics         54
 
Projects           59
Rectangular Table Cloth            61
Easy Pillows     65
Zipper Closures            71
Baby Blanket    75       
Elastic-waist Skirt         81
Elastic-waist Pants        89
T-Shirts            97
Apron with Pockets      103
Unlined Jackets            113
 
Glossary           124
Index    126
 

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