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New Complete Guide to Sewing
Step-by-Step Techniques for Making Clothes and Home Accessories
Editors of Reader's Digest - Nov 11, 2010 (first published in 1972)
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This is the ultimate stitch-and-seam reference book that brings you everything you need to know to sew your own distinctive creations, whether you are a beginner or an accomplished sewer.The ultimate stitch-and-seam reference book for both beginners and seasoned sewers includes thousands of illustrations and diagrams for each stage of the sewing pr...
Taunton Press Book, Assorted
Claire B. Shaeffer - May 24, 2011
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The world of haute couture is a place where only a privileged few can ever hope to reside, right? Wrong. Fashion historian Claire B. Shaeffer opened the door to this exclusive realm in her authoritative guide to the techniques that define couture sewing. And now, the industry bible, ...
The Complete Photo Guide to Sewing
The Editors of Creative Publishing international - Aug 15, 1999
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This pictorial guide includes step-by-step instructions for sewing basics such as making perfect seams, putting in zippers and cutting fabrics, as well as ideas for home decorating projects, including curtains, tablecloths and pillow shams....
The Sewing Book
Over 300 Step-by-Step Techniques
Alison Smith - Mar 06, 2018 (first published in 2009)
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This is the only sewing book you'll ever need. Every tool and every technique you require for making your own home furnishings or clothing is closely and sharply photographed, carefully annotated, and clearly explained.The Tools section begins with the basic toolkit, opening up into everything you could possibly need - every type of cutting tool an...
First Time Sewing
The Absolute Beginner's Guide
. Editors Of Creative Publishing International - Jun 01, 2014
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Learning how to sew has never been simpler! Enjoy this beginner's guide that takes you by the hand like a personal instructor and teaches you how to sew using hand stiches as well as sewing machines. Filled with detailed descriptions of materials and tools, the easy step-by-step instructions for all the basic sewing techniques will have you creatin...
School of Sewing
Learn it. Teach it. Sew Together.
Shea Henderson - Oct 27, 2014
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Follow in the footsteps of a real group of beginner sewists who came together with author, Shea Henderson, to have her teach them on thing: to learn to use their sewing machines. The result of their journey is this learn-to-sew bible covering everything from the anatomy of a sewing machine, fabrics, essential tools and basic sewing techniques geare...
The Sewing Book
An Encyclopedic Resource of Step-by-Step Techniques
Alison Smith - Mar 30, 2009
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This is the only sewing book you'll ever need. Every tool and every technique you require for making your own home furnishings or clothing is closely and sharply photographed, carefully annotated, and clearly explained. The Tools section begins with the basic toolkit, opening up into everything you could possibly need - every type of cutting tool ...
By Amie PlumleyPaperback on
Dec 06, 2010
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Kids can sew too! This inspiring guide includes 21 fun sewing projects for children ages 5 and up. With easy-to-follow illustrated instructions and cut-out patterns, young crafters will quickly be sewing up colorful pillows, potholders, dolls, blankets, and more. These kid-tested projects require only minimal supervision and most can be made using ...
Love at First Stitch
Demystifying Dressmaking
Tilly Walnes - Oct 14, 2014
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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.Fancy making your own clothes but have no idea where to start? Tired of overwhelming sewing manuals and frumpy projects? Love at First Stitch offers a refreshing approach to dressmaking for modern...
Vogue Sewing, Revised and Updated
Crystal (Editor) McDONALD - Jun 28, 2006 (first published in 1970)
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The bestselling guide to sewing gets a freshening up!And it’s from Vogue®: the most respected name in needlework.  A trusted classic since 1975, Vogue® Sewing has remained a consistent bestseller and sewer’s favorite. Now it’s been fully revised and updated, with the latest information and all-new photographs and illustrations, introduction, and pa...
Sew Me! Sewing Basics
Simple Techniques and Projects for First-Time Sewers (Design Originals) Beginner-Friendly Easy-to-Follow Directions to Learn as You Sew, from Sewing Seams to Installing Zippers
Choly Knight - Nov 01, 2013
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Sew Me! Sewing Basics is geared towards would-be sewers of all ages, who may never have touched a sewing machine or even threaded a needle before. It’s the perfect book for anyone who wants to get started in the craft, or just needs a quick refresher course in sewing. Choly Knight’s friendly and easy-to-follow directions will get readers sewing wit...
The Complete Photo Guide to Perfect Fitting by Sarah Veblen
Gertie's Ultimate Dress Book by Gretchen Hirsch
The Sewing Machine Accessory Bible by Wendy Gardiner
Fit for Real People by Pati Palmer
Sewing to Sell - The Beginner's Guide to Starting a Craft Business by Virginia Lindsay
The Art of Manipulating Fabric by Colette Wolff
Patternmaking for Fashion Design by Helen Joseph Armstrong
Pattern Magic by Tomoko Nakamichi
Pattern Fitting With Confidence by Nancy Zieman
Claire Shaeffer's Fabric Sewing Guide by Claire Shaeffer
Dressmaker's Handbook of Couture Sewing Techniques by Lynda MaynardPaperback by
The Sewing Bible for Clothes Alterations by Judith Turner
How to Use, Adapt, and Design Sewing Patterns by Lee Hollahan
Me and My Sewing Machine by Kate Haxell
Fitting and Pattern Alteration by Elizabeth L. Liechty
Sewing Happiness by Sanae Ishida
Bend-the-Rules Sewing by Amy Karol
The Geometry of Hand-Sewing by Natalie Chanin
The Sewing Machine Embroiderer's Bible by Liz Keegan
Alabama Studio Sewing Patterns by Natalie Chanin
All-in-One Quilter's Reference Tool by Sharyn Craig and Liz Aneloski Alex Anderson by Harriet Hargrave
Shirtmaking by David Page Coffin
The Serger's Technique Bible by Julia Hincks
You and Your Sewing Machine by Bernie Tobisch
That Handmade Touch by Svetlana Sotak
Stylish Dress Book by Yoshiko Tsukiori
Fabrics A-to-Z by Dana Willard
My First Sewing Machine by Alison McNicol
Dressmaking by Alison Smith
Draping for Apparel Design by Helen Joseph-Armstrong
Professional Sewing Techniques for Designers by Sharon Czachor
The Complete Book of Sewing New Edition by DK Publishing
More Fabric Savvy by Sandra Betzina
Bridal Couture by Susan Khalje
Fabric Savvy by Sandra Betzina
High Fashion Sewing Secrets from the World's Best Designers by Claire B. Shaeffer
Knits for Real People by Susan Neall
The Sewing Answer Book by Barbara Weiland Talbert
The Maker's Atelier by Frances Tobin
A Guide to Fashion Sewing by Connie Amaden-Crawford
Sewing with Knits by Connie Long
Patternmaking with Stretch Knit Fabrics by Julie Cole
Sewing Secrets from the Fashion Industry by Susan Huxley
Basic Black by Sato Watanabe
Serger Secrets by Mary Griffin
Sewing For Dummies by Jan Saunders Maresh
Beginner's Guide To Dress & Skirt Making With Sewing Machine by Catherine Morris
Mending Matters by Katrina Rodabaugh
Bend the Rules with Fabric by Amy Karol
Zakka Style by Rashida Coleman-Hale
The Complete Serger Handbook by Chris James
Pattern Magic 2 by Tomoko Nakamichi
Free-Motion Meandering by Angela Walters
Sew Useful by Debbie Shore
Complete Guide to Needlework by Editors of Reader's Digest
"Reader's Digest" Complete Guide to Sewing by Reader's Digest Association
The Costume Making Guide by Svetlana Quindt
WALK by Jacquie Gering
Debbie Shore's Sewing Room Secrets by Debbie Shore
Metric Pattern Cutting for Women's Wear by Winifred Aldrich
Fabric for Fashion by Clive Hallett
Gertie Sews Jiffy Dresses by Gretchen Hirsch
Rulerwork Quilting Idea Book by Amanda Murphy
Simple Quilts from Me and My Sister Designs by Barbara Groves
Half Yard# Home by Debbie Shore
The Great British Sewing Bee 3 by Claire-Louise Hardie
My First Sewing Machine Book by Alison McNicol
A Field Guide to Fabric Design by Kim Kight
Alabama Studio Style by Natalie Chanin
Metric Pattern Cutting for Women's Wear5thedition by W. Aldrich by Winifred Aldrich
Joyful Stitching by Laura Wasilowski (author)
The Better Bag Maker by Nicole Mallalieu
Make and Mend by Jessica Marquez
Sew Classic Clothes for Girls by Lindsay Wilkes
Tailoring by Editors of CPi Editors of CPi
Oliver + S Little Things to Sew by Inc. Liesl and Company
Metric Pattern Cutting for Menswear by Winifred Aldrich
Turnabout Patchwork by Teresa Mairal Barreu
A Kid's Guide to Sewing by Sophie Kerr
All New Fabric Savvy by Sandra Betzina
Pattern Making by Dennic Chunman Lo
Handmade Style by Anna Graham
The Sewing Machine Master Guide by Clifford L Blodget
Martha Stewart's Encyclopedia of Sewing and Fabric Crafts by Martha Stewart Living Magazine
Fashion by Akiko Fukai
Vogue Sewing by The Editors of Vogue and Butterick
The Palmer Pletsch Complete Guide to Fitting by Pati Palmer
Pants for Real People by Marta Alto
The Fashion Designer's Textile Directory by Gail Baugh