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!
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.
Learn the unique characteristics, strengths, and limitations of more than 100 fabrics in easy-to-understand terms. From dotted swiss to silk charmeuse, each entry includes a close-up photo and an overview of its characteristics, ideal uses, and special considerations when sewing.
Learn how to master a sewing machine, hand stitch, and work with patterns in no time! This comprehensive book breaks down the terms, tools, and skills necessary to become an expert seamstress; includes more than 500 color images and a detailed visual glossary outlining fabric types, sewing notions, and finishing stitches; and offers instructions for 20...