The Sewing Machine Accessory Bible

The Sewing Machine Accessory Bible Author Wendy Gardiner
ISBN-10 9780312676582
Year 2011-06-21
Pages 128
Language en
Publisher Macmillan
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Explains which sewing-machine accessories to use when , with the aim of saving time, creating beautiful embellishments, working with difficult-to-handle fabrics and much more. Original.

The Sewing Machine Classroom

The Sewing Machine Classroom Author Charlene Phillips
ISBN-10 9781440216022
Year 2011-11-02
Pages 160
Language en
Publisher Krause Publications
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Make the Most of Your Sewing Machine! Join author Charlene Phillips as you learn all about your new best friend—your sewing machine! From fabric to feet to finished product, you’ll be guided through techniques for mastering your machine and using it to perform basic to advanced stitching tasks. Whether you’ve been sewing for years or just gotten the itch, you’ll find invaluable information inside for using your sewing machine to its maximum potential. Learn how to: Troubleshoot machine problems like skipped stitches, needle breaks and tension troubles Perform basic maintenance on your machine to keep it running smoothly Choose fabrics, threads and other materials that will keep your machine running at full capacity and result in quality projects Recognize and utilize the best sewing machine feet to achieve the desired results Refine everyday tasks from installing zippers to sewing buttonholes and constructing perfect hems Create beautiful embellishments like scallops, ruches, smocking, pin tucks, cutwork, puffing and entredeux to enhance any sewn project or garment An indispensable reference book to keep next to your machine, inside you’ll find quick answers to all your sewing problems. Take control of your sewing machine and achieve wonderful results every time!

Sewing Machine Secrets

Sewing Machine Secrets Author Nicole Vasbinder
ISBN-10 1845434811
Year 2013-02-01
Pages 176
Language en
Publisher Apple
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"Knowing which machine is right for you is a great first step to learning how to sew, but knowing how to use that machine inside-out is crucial in order to get the best out of it. Sewing Machine Secrets is an indispensable resource for sewers at all levels, showing the reader how to choose, use, and maintain their sewing machine, mastering sewing techniques and learning handy tips along the way. Without being brand specific, this book discusses the functionality of each machine type (sewing, embroidery, overlock, etc) along with its attachments and accessories; explaining what you should look out for when choosing a machine, how to care for your machine, and also-most importantly-how each feature and foot can be used and manipulated to help you better your sewing skills, providing handy tricks and secrets along the way. Whether you're just starting out with your first sewing machine or have been sewing for a while and want to build on your skills, this book gives you practical advice and tips to help extend the life of your sewing machine and master techniques you didn't think you could do. The book is divided into two sections: machines and feet. Section one deals with all the aspects of sewing machines; providing an overview of each type and identifying what each machine is best suited to, what its advantages and limitations are, necessary accessories as well as optional accessories, how to maintain and replace parts, and instructions on how to use it. Section two uses a more technique based approach, identifying the most versatile and commonly used feet, then providing step-by-step techniques for all the results you can achieve with these, along with tried and tested tricks for getting the most out of the machine, including uses you may not have known about"--

The Complete Sewing Machine Handbook

The Complete Sewing Machine Handbook Author Karen E. Kunkel
ISBN-10 0806978058
Year 1999-03-01
Pages 160
Language en
Publisher Sterling Publishing Company Incorporated
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Stop right here--for the last, best word in buying, maintaining, updating, and using your sewing machine! Get all the details you need, from what to look for in a new machine, to what accessories will help you complete a task, to all the experts' tricks of the trade. This full-service guide--spiral-bound to make it simple to use--covers every step of the process. Close-up color photographs focus on every item discussed, and show you every stitch--straight stitch, zigzag, and variations, buttonholes, decorative stitches, and more. See how to select needles and thread, and add decorative touches to whatever you sew. Bonus: a troubleshooting guide for every sewing problem you'll face. 160 pages (all in color), 8 1/2 x 10. NEW IN PAPERBACK.

Serger Essentials

Serger Essentials Author Gail Patrice Yellen
ISBN-10 9781440243752
Year 2015-12-25
Pages 128
Language en
Publisher "F+W Media, Inc."
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Use your serger to its full potential! The serger is the most versatile tool a sewist can use, capable of hemming, seaming, decorative finishes and more. Too often, sergers are used for finishing edges and nothing more, simply because "it's too complicated to change the settings." Author Gail Yellen is here to demystify the serger and help you get the most out of your machine! By familiarizing yourself with the various components and how they affect the stitch, you'll tackle new stitches and techniques with a new enthusiasm. Features: Handy Operator Tips explain common handling errors and how to avoid them Accessory Foot Appendix details the different serger feet available and when to use them 5 simple projects put your new serging knowledge into practice Coverstitch overview complete with decorative and construction techniques Quick Reference Guide lets you quickly find the machine settings for popular stitches Advice on threading, tension, differential feed, and needles relevant to all models; tips for using decorative threads that result in masterful finishes, cover stitch and more--it's all here in Serger Essentials!

The Complete Serger Handbook

The Complete Serger Handbook Author Chris James
ISBN-10 0806998075
Year 1998-03-01
Pages 159
Language en
Publisher Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.
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How and when to use a serger stitch for finishing edges, making garments or decorative work. There are instructions on how to make buttonholes, do quilting, lacemaking and applique.

Ultimate Sewing Bible

Ultimate Sewing Bible Author Marie Clayton
ISBN-10 9781911163299
Year 2008-01-21
Pages 304
Language en
Publisher Pavilion Books
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Sewing is an extremely rewarding hobby. With so many different fabrics, embellishments and trimmings now available on the high street and online, it is easier than ever to create unique clothes and home furnishings. Now available in paperback, this best-selling title is THE essential guide to sewing. Each chapter is devoted to one key area of sewing and provides clear and concise in-depth instructions along with step-by-step instructions for basic principles and more advanced sewing techniques. Learn about materials and equipment, and choosing the right machine to work for you in chapter one, then move onto fabrics and patterns in the following chapter. Once you’re comfortable with the basic stitches, seams and techniques, learn how to make clothing, accessories and soft furnishings. With this book by your side, you will soon be able to make anything from a commercial pattern, and will also know how to alter patterns to suit your style. With a section on care and repair, you will find out how to look after and fix homemade and store-bought items. And if it can’t be fixed, learn how fabric and trimmings can be reused or upcycled into something else. This comprehensive guide offers a glossary of sewing terms, clear instructions and hundreds of illustrations and diagrams showing each stage of the sewing process. It’ll be the one resource that you will turn to time and time again.

The Sewing Machine Embroiderer s Bible

The Sewing Machine Embroiderer s Bible Author Elizabeth Keegan
ISBN-10 9781250048257
Year 2014-09-09
Pages 128
Language en
Publisher Macmillan
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Describes how to get the maximum benefit from one's sewing machine's embroidery functions, explaining how to copy designs off the internet, stabilize fabric and determine which threads and needles to use for optimal results. Original.

The Sewing Book

The Sewing Book Author Alison Smith
ISBN-10 9781405340786
Year 2009-02-02
Pages 400
Language en
Publisher Dorling Kindersley Ltd
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The ultimate sewing bible for beginners, students and seasoned stitchers wanting to perfect their skills Whether you want to make soft furnishings, clothing or just do alterations this is the book that everyone interested in sewing needs. Follow step-by-steps and master every technique you’ll ever need; from machine-stitching a buttonhole and attaching a collar, to altering patterns and building a basic sewing kit. Every hand and machine stitch and technique is clearly shown and easy to follow, guiding you through every move. Follow 25 stylish projects, for the home and to wear, which will enable you to take your sewing skills to perfection. Plus, get properly kitted out; close up photographs of hand and machine tools show you the best equipment for the job and guarantee you know exactly how to use it. Tucks, pleats, hems, darts, edges, pockets, buttonholes, zips – whatever you want to sew find out how.

First Steps to Free motion Quilting

First Steps to Free motion Quilting Author Christina Cameli
ISBN-10 9781607056720
Year 2013
Pages 144
Language en
Publisher Stash Books
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A refreshingly new approach to free-motion stitching, First Steps to Free-Motion Quilting by Christina Cameli allows you to make something beautiful while improving your free-motion quilting skills. It features 24 simple projects and quilts that are light on assembly so you can spend most of your time stitching. You ll learn the basics, pick a project, and start stitching. A handy troubleshooting guide ensures success every step of the way."

On the Go Bags 15 Handmade Purses Totes Organizers

On the Go Bags   15 Handmade Purses  Totes   Organizers Author Lindsay Conner
ISBN-10 9781617451317
Year 2016-01-01
Pages 144
Language en
Publisher C&T Publishing Inc
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Fab and functional bags to sew … that perfectly fit your life on the go! Favorite bag designers and top bloggers share 15 unique organizers, all tailored to a specific purpose. From a laptop folio or a gym bag to an airport sling or a trunk organizer, every tote has just the right features to keep your essentials within easy reach. Practical, stylish, and versatile by design, each carryall has multiple uses. Projects are organized by skill level, from confident beginner to more advanced, so you can grow as you sew!

The Very Easy Guide to Using Your Sewing Machine

The Very Easy Guide to Using Your Sewing Machine Author Wendy Gardiner
ISBN-10 1844488284
Year 2014-03-01
Pages 128
Language en
Publisher Search PressLtd
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Ideal for the sewing machine novice, this handy guide shows aspiring sewers everything they need to know to get started. This user-friendly handbook to using a basic sewing machine combines the elements found in a user manual with nine great starter projects. Beginning with basic sewing machine parts and terminology and continuing into threading up and checking stitching and tension, this manual is specially designed for the sewer who aspires to use a sewing machine, but doesn’t know where to begin. Projects include a drawstring bag, a pillow with piping, a clutch bag, and an apron and decorative towel. Color photographs, a glossary of useful and important terms, and a trouble-shooting guide are included in this vital introduction to the sewing machine.

Fun with Fat Quarters

Fun with Fat Quarters Author Wendy Gardiner
ISBN-10 1782211462
Year 2015-08-14
Pages 96
Language en
Publisher Search PressLtd
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Containing 15 fresh, fun fat-quarter projects, from doorstops and drawstring bags to tablemats, aprons and cushions, this book is ideal for sewers of all abilities. It starts with a comprehensive techniques section, guiding you through a variety of useful techniques, from inserting a zip and sewing buttonholes to creating patchwork. The techniques are fully explained and are combined with easy-to-follow step-by-step photography. The book then leads on to the projects; each contains inspiring photography, instructive hand-drawn illustrations and heaps of handy hints and tips. Each project is made from fat quarter fabric, but there is no reason why you can’t cut your own or use up some of your cherished left-over stash fabrics instead.

Fitting and Pattern Alteration

Fitting and Pattern Alteration Author Elizabeth Liechty
ISBN-10 1628929723
Year 2016-02-25
Pages 480
Language en
Publisher Fairchild Books
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Fitting and Pattern Alteration: A Multi-Method Approach to the Art of Style Selection, Fitting, and Alteration, Third Edition, shows readers how to recognize, evaluate, and correct fit for 88 figure variations. This comprehensive guide presents proven methods of style selection, fitting, and alteration. The authors use a multi-level approach that is both logical and easy to follow, and each procedure is clearly identified and fully illustrated with a second color added to clarify the procedure and show directional measuring. Each figure is drawn to scale ensuring consistency and accuracy. The cause for the fitting problem is clearly identified and explained--giving readers the why behind each fitting procedure. Highlights of this edition include new photographs of common fit problems, as well as instructions for working with multi-sized patterns and correcting garments that have more than one fit problem. New to this Edition ~ Chapters open with added key terms and chapter objectives ~ End-of-chapter discussion questions allow the reader to fully engage with the content ~ New 2-color graded pattern illustrations, measurement illustrations, photos of actual body types and illustrations of advanced bodice and pant fitting patterns ~ Updated Reality Check boxes present further details on the topic at hand and reinforce the learning experience Introducing Fitting and Pattern Alteration STUDIO--an online tool for more effective study! - Study smarter with self-quizzes featuring scored results and personalized study tips - Review concepts with flashcards of terms and definitions PLEASE NOTE: Purchasing or renting this ISBN does not include access to the STUDIO resources that accompany this text. To receive free access to the STUDIO content with new copies of this book, please refer to the book + STUDIO access card bundle ISBN 9781501318207.

The Serger s Technique Bible

The Serger s Technique Bible Author Julia Hincks
ISBN-10 9781250042729
Year 2014-04-15
Pages 128
Language en
Publisher Macmillan
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Provides information on getting the best use out of a serger, including how to set up the machine, how to edge fabrics quickly, and other techniques such as roll hemming and flatlocking.