The Merchant & Mills Elementary Sewing Skills book is a pocket or bag companion, packed full of useful techniques for wardrobe maintenance and alterations. Bound in linen, with crystal clear instructions, sequenced illustrations and beautiful photography, it is both useful and beautiful.
Six classic garments that create a stylish multi-layered wardrobe from scratch. Full-size patterns are provided for a neat vest with a boxer back detail, an elegant bias-cut long-sleeved dress, a simple long gathered skirt with a drawstring waist, a batwing wrap top, an oversized drop-shoulder jacket and a pair of classic wide leg trousers.
Simple, elegant, and a little groovy, Love at First Stitch is all you need to start making the dresses of your dreams--with 7 complete full-size patterns. 172 pages. October 2014.
25 fabulous, wearable garments from only 8 simple patterns.
Learn to sew with knits and create the wearable wardrobe you've dreamed of. Create comfortable, beautiful garments quickly and easily using techniques taught by a fashion industry insider. You'll learn all the basics, from the ins and outs of the machinery to the best finishing techniques. Alyson Clair shows you that anyone can sew with knits!
A pleated camisole and shorts set, a holiday kaftan, a vintage lace nightdress, and a kimono with taffeta trim: these 30 sewing projects for nightwear and accessories include items for both adults and children. Includes a comprehensive techniques section and full-size patterns and templates for all the projects.
Follow five "tracks" of sewing, each with five tiers of difficulty, for a total of 25 fun projects that will help you learn new sewing techniques and gain confidence and experience in your sewing! Includes CD of patterns and templates.
Five simple fundamentals can help you perfect any sewing project: a thoughtful plan, a precise pattern, a fantastic fit, a beautiful fabric, and a fine finish. With these core ideas, this book shows you how to start sewing the wardrobe of your dreams.
Cynthia Treen inspires with 30 easy projects for quick-to-make gifts ranging from fabric-covered notepads to a tea-dyed sequined scarf to a baby quilt. Arranged by how long it takes to complete each project, the book focuses on gifts that generally require less than three hours of time.
Fashion trends come and go, but certain iconic styles never fade. Make them for yourself with BurdaStyle’s new guide to sewing fashion through the decades. Five adaptable master patterns for tops, dresses, and pants are transformed into 19 projects for both women and men that draw inspiration from key fashion moments, from the Roaring Twenties to the...
Where can you find a little black dress that’s tailor-made, fits perfectly, and compliments your body? Make one! Dressmaker Simon Henry guides even the sewing-impaired through the entire process. Learn how to construct a personalized body block that forms the basis for every pattern. Choose from a chic shift, a fashionable wraparound, and a strapless...
Natalie Chanin presents all of the stenciling, hand-stitching, and beading techniques her company uses to create the Alabama Chanin line of organic cotton clothing, plus more than 50 variations that lead to infinite design possibilities. Includes patterns and instructions for dresses, skirts, tops, a wrap, a poncho, a bolero, fingerless gloves, and a hat.
Discover how to recreate iconic looks by hand—including Audrey Hepburn’s little black dress, Marilyn Monroe’s poster-classic white halter, Madonna’s sexy “Like a Virgin” number, and more. Vintage photos of the original look alongside color illustrations of the finished projects offer inspiration, while how-to illustrations break down each step so sewers...
This is a step-by-step guide to the stitching, stenciling, and beading techniques used in the 20 projects showcased in the book: T-shirts, skirts, and corsets that are sold around the world under the Alabama Chanin label, plus a journal cover, sampler quilt, and tablecloth, among others. Also included are a pullout stencil, perforated postcard for bead...
Natalie Chanin, founder and creative director of Alabama Chanin shares her stitching, stenciling, and beading methods and applies them to 20 clothing and home décor projects, each made with organic or recycled materials and designed with “haute homespun” flair.
Grand Revival designer Tanya Whelan presents a stylish collection of 30 easy-to-make sewing projects that are achievable by sewers of every skill level. Ranging from a pretty pleated clutch to a French-inspired day dress and soft baby toys to a design-as-you-go quilt, each project comes with step-by-step instructions, illustrations, and tips.
Discover the fundamentals of modern patternmaking. In five key projects (each with four variations)–a perfect-fitting dress, T-shirt, button-down shirt, A-line skirt, and pants–former Urban Outfitters designer Cal Patch shares how to design patterns, take your own measurements, and choose fabrics.
Sew your own custom-fit creations—25 in all. From three basic dress patterns (the sheath, the shift, and the dirndl), you'll learn multiple customizations. Beginner sewers will find all the basic information you need to get started. More advanced sewers will see precisely how slight pattern adjustments, such as changing a collar or sleeve, can create...
Pattern Magic 2, partner to the original title Pattern Magic, takes a creative approach to pattern cutting, with more step-by-step projects for fashion designers and dressmakers to enjoy. These easy-to-follow illustrations and detailed instructions make it easy to create stunning, sculptural clothes.
Pattern Magic is a world-renowned pattern-making book from Japan. Taking inspiration from nature, geometric shapes, and the street, Tomoko Nakamichi takes a creative approach to pattern making, with step-by-step projects for fashion designers and dressmakers. Each project is illustrated with clear diagrams and photographs showing the stages of...
Heather Ross presents creative projects for clothing, accessories, and home items that can be made in a weekend or less. Some, like the Quick Garden Gloves and Ruby’s Bloomers, take a few hours; others, like the Weekend-Away Travel Bag and Trapeze Sundress, require a day or two. The project patterns are included on pullout sheets.
Fashion designer and expert sewist Lynda Maynard makes professional sewing and finishing techniques accessible to every sewist with clear instructions in simple step-by-step stages. This handbook explains how to get stunning results with better shaping, simpler construction methods, and professional finishing touches.