Sewing for DummiesBook - 1999
Sewing For Dummies is a book for both absolute beginners and experienced sewers. If you're a stone-cold beginner, you'll find explanations of all the tools and skills necessary for beginning-level projects. If you've had some experience with sewing, you'll benefit from the tips and tricks that might otherwise take years to pick up.
Whether you're quilting, embroidering, mending, or constructing a project, you'll need to know some sewing basics to get you through your projects. Sewing For Dummies covers all the important sewing fundamentals such as:Mastering hand stitches and machine stitches Reading a sewing pattern Sewing sensational seams Hemming a variety of fabrics Shaping garments with darts, tucks, and pleats Installing zippers, buttons, and other fasteners Negotiating sleeves and pockets Working with home décor fabrics Adjusting projects for better fit and function
Once you've explored the basic techniques, you'll be ready to start some easy sewing projects. This friendly book will guide you through the following projects, and more, with confidence:Children's costumes Tablecloth and place mats Duvet cover Fleece scarf, hat, and jacket ensemble Teddy bear Window treatments Creative pillows
Fabric touches almost everything in a person's daily life. Children cuddle up with pillows and soft toys and dress up in costumes for fun. People wear clothing to be comfortable, stay warm, and to be fashionable. People also appreciate and admire handmade heirlooms. When you finish your projects, wear them with pride, play in them, admire your work, and hand them down to your loved ones.