Sewing Machine Basics

Author: Jane Bolsover
Editor: CICO Books
ISBN: 9781907030734
Size: 15,58 MB
Format: PDF, Docs
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In the climate of “make do and mend,” sales of sewing machines have soared, but many are only accompanied by a difficult-to-understand technical manual. Here, Jane Bolsover provides a comprehensive guide for beginners. Starting with an essential overview of the sewing machine, learn how to thread it and wind bobbins, why tension is important, and which needles to choose. There's information on the basic sewing kit you will need, plus advice on which fabrics to choose and how to cut out. The chapters then build into a complete sewing course, and at the end of each chapter is a simple project to consolidate the skills you have just mastered. The projects include items for the home, including a cushion cover and a lampshade, stylish accessories, such as bags and scarves, plus great clothing basics, such as an A-line skirt and a simple shift dress. Also included at the back of the book are two full-size pull-out paper pattern sections.

The Little Guide To Mastering Your Sewing Machine

Author: Sylvie Blondeau
Editor: Schiffer Publishing
ISBN: 9780764349706
Size: 15,37 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
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For everyone who dreams of sewing but suffers from the common fear of how to use the sewing machine, your worries are over! Thanks to this step-by-step method, illustrated with nearly 200 photos and drawings, you'll painlessly discover all the basic techniques, and even how to sew on a button. You'll then very quickly be able to put your new sewing machine skills into practice with the 15 special projects designed for beginners. This handy guide has a fold-out stand and is set up as a spiral flip book, ready to sit on your sewing table. Cheerful and encouraging, the guide walks you through the functions and accessories of the machine, along with the equipment you'll use with it, the choosing and cutting of fabric, the different kinds of stitches, how to sew pieces together, and more. Train yourself to sew straight, to make a hem, to add bias binding, piping, and zippers. Then create a reversible hat, a sewing-machine cover, a table runner, a shopping bag...from there, the possibilities are endless.

Sewing Machine Magic

Author: Steffani Lincecum
Editor: Creative Publishing International
ISBN: 1589239504
Size: 17,88 MB
Format: PDF
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"With just a little know-how and the right accessories, you can get the most out of your sewing machine and give all your sewing and quilting projects a professional look! In Sewing Machine Magic, author and sewing expert Steffani Lincecum shares 30+ years of experience on how to handle a sewing machine with greater ease and confidence, and explains how to easily find and use the right presser feet and other accessories for your machine, whether you purchased it at retail or found it at a yard sale. You'll learn the logistics of managing thread, how to achieve the proper stitch formation for every project, and how to troubleshoot a variety of common sewing problems. Learn to use more than 30 presser feet and other accessories, from the basics to more specialized tools designed to maximize efficiency, precision, and creativity. The 10 fashion and home decor projects show inventive ways to use some of the feet and accessories"--

Sewing School Basics

Author: Jane Bolsover
Editor: CICO Books
ISBN: 9781782490890
Size: 15,56 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
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Sewing School Basics is a complete sewing course for first-time stitchers. The book begins by telling you which pieces of sewing kit you need to buy, explains which fabrics to use, and how to use paper patterns. The second part of the book is a structured course of 12 workshops, which build from the most basic hand-sewing techniques through to more advanced dressmaking skills. At the end of each workshop, there is a step-by-step project, which reinforces the skill mastered in the workshop. The projects range from simple hand-embroidered cushions to a lined throw, and from a shirred sundress to an organdie pleated skirt. Techniques include embroidery, patchwork, quilting, dressmaking, and curtain-making, and there are useful tips and shortcuts throughout the book.

Sewing Basics

Author: Sandra Bardwell
Editor: Murdoch
ISBN: 9781741967500
Size: 19,97 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Few people learn to sew from their mothers anymore but many would love to master this skill. This text presents a guide to sewing at home, making sewing accessible for all. It covers fabrics, sewing machines, hand sewing, fitting, finishing, trouble-shooting and more.

The Sewing Machine Quick Guide

Author: Clifford L. Blodget
Editor: Blodget Publishing LLC
ISBN: 9780990022732
Size: 11,61 MB
Format: PDF
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The Sewing Machine Quick Guide will get you up to speed quickly on sewing machine basics. More than just a quick getting started book, complete information is presented so you will have a trusty reference guide long after you have mastered the basics. Step by step instructions show you how to use a sewing machine. Special attention is given to subjects like how to sew difficult fabrics and how to adjust the tension. Chapters on fabric, thread, stitches, needles and feet will help unlock your creativity. Most sewing books have one or two pages about sewing machines because they are about sewing projects and not about sewing machines. This is the first modern and complete book dedicated to sewing machine basics! Both vintage machines and the latest electronic machines are covered. Quilting machines and embroidery machines have their own chapters. If you are looking for an in-depth master guide to sewing machines please check out our other book "The Sewing Machine Master Guide." The Master Guide features over 100 types of home and industrial machines. The Master Guide also includes in-depth chapters on troubleshooting, adjustment and repair. For sergers check out our companion book "The Serger & Overlock Master Guide."

Simply Sewing

Author: Judy Ann Sadler
Editor: Kids Can Press Ltd
ISBN: 9781553376606
Size: 11,62 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Provides an introduction to hand and machine sewing, and step-by-step instructions for projects including converting jeans to a skirt, a beach bag, and clothes decoration.

Upgrading Your Boat S Interior

Author: Mike Westin
Editor: A&C Black
ISBN: 1408159090
Size: 17,44 MB
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The second in a series of highly practical, hands-on, step-by-step photographic manuals, Upgrading Your Boat's Interior fills a gap in the market for the DIY boat builder and repairer. It is a subject covered only in piecemeal fashion by the yachting press, which, like general boat maintenance and repair manuals, can't go into the level of detail Mike Westin does. This is a visual, hand-holding guide, dwelling on the practical details of upgrading every aspect of a tired boat's interior and related systems as it explains each procedure rather than focussing on the theory (which is relegated to an appendix, for those who wish to go further). It's surprising how a few simple renovations and upgrades can transform the look and comfort of a cabin. Anyone planning to attempt these projects will find this photographic step-by-step book a hand-holding godsend.

Stitch N Fix

Author: Joan Gordon
Editor: GMC PUBLICATIONS LTD
ISBN: 1861087756
Size: 14,31 MB
Format: PDF
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This book contains everything your Mum tried to teach you, but you were too cool to learn! What do you do when a button pops off your favourite shirt or the hem unravels on your best dress - throw it away, or make some simple repairs? This fun but practical book caters for all your sewing emergencies, teaching everyone who never learned how to thread a needle, sew on a button, darn a hole and much more. Avoid mending traumas with these simple, basic sewing skills that will revive not just your wardrobe but also your wallet. Learn the real basics of hand and machine sewing, with clear, easy-to-follow photographs and instructions. Sections cover: a range of different fastenings, instant fixes for emergencies, zips and closures, seams, hems and many other nifty repairs.

Sewing In A Straight Line

Author: Brett Bara
Editor: Potter Craft
ISBN: 0307586820
Size: 17,64 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Create an entire world of sophisticated projects using one simple skill. Absolutely anyone can sew in a straight line. And with this one skill and some basic guidance, television host and crafty expert Brett Bara demonstrates how you can make custom home decor, stylish fashions, and one-of-a-kind gifts. Sewing in a Straight Line is a step-by-step guide to creating 28 deceptively simple projects that look like they came from a chic boutique—far more impressive than you would expect for such little effort! These easy-to-make items offer quick gratification that even the busiest among us will appreciate. From a flirty two-hour miniskirt to the cutest plush toys, many of the projects take only a spare afternoon. With Brett's eye for fresh, modern style and her encouraging advice, sewing couldn't be easier. So break out your needle and thread, fire up your machine, and get creative. A world of handmade possibilities is a few easy stitches away! From the Trade Paperback edition.