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.
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.
Reinventing everyday materials into remarkable items of beauty and utility for the modern home and family will excite new and experienced sewers. Includes clear patterns, stencil templates, and thorough instructions plus a favorite recipe and nature activity.
With 35 hat patterns for every age, gender, and fashion sense, this compilation of hat designs can give new life to your wardrobe or provide just the right design to make a memorable gift.
Written both for beginners as well as the sewers who are ready to design their own wearables, this spiral-bound book is the perfect blend of expert instruction and inspiration. Learn how to make different skirts and, once the techniques in this book have been mastered, take simple guidelines for translating body measurements into panel dimensions and...
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.
Anna Maria Horner walks you through the fundamentals, from fabric selection to color choices to choosing and buying a sewing machine. Simple step-by-step instructions show you how to turn her designs into fanciful creations, including Sideways Squares Skirt, Prairie Blouse, Full Contact Cooking Apron, Playing-Along Quilt, and Doggie Dreams Bed.
Many crafters are nervous to sew clothes for themselves, but one taste of success is all they need to try more. Kay Whitt gives needed courage by gently introducing you to garment construction and demonstrating how to alter a pattern to perfectly fit you.
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...
Create an entire world of sophisticated projects using one simple skill. Television host and craft expert Brett Bara demonstrates how you can make custom home decor, stylish fashions, and one-of-a-kind gifts. From a flirty two-hour miniskirt to the cutest plush toys, many of the 28 projects take only a spare afternoon.
Custom Couture shows fashion-forward and budget-conscious crafters how to reinvent their wardrobe using beginner-friendly sewing techniques. The styles have a decidedly French flair, and they range from retro and boho to rock-star cool and ultra-feminine. Each project comes with step-by-step instructions for cutting, sewing, embroidering, or embellishing...
With this guide to patternmaking, it’s easier than ever to design a pleasing wardrobe, replace worn-out garments, and adapt clothing to changes in body shape. Expert instructions and fully illustrated techniques show how to take measurements from clothes that already look and feel great, and transfer them to hand-drawn patterns, either full-size or to scale.
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.