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Sew Any Fabric: A Quick Reference to Fabrics from A to Z: A Quick Reference Guide to Fabrics from A to Z by [Shaeffer, Claire]
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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 3311 KB
  • Print Length: 160 pages
  • Publisher: Krause Publications (10 Nov. 2003)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B005061W2E
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars 2 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #317,308 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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This book has really helped me for my course and for my business. Tells you want type of seam finishes, hems, needles layout etc, you need for different types of fabrics. Normally I would use the basic stitches. Also I have learned about the fabrics and their uses. The book is like a dictionary. always in my bag, you never know when you need it.

Thank you Amazon

Harinder
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Format: Paperback
Being new to sewing and learning how best to use the various fabrics available, I found this book of great value.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Must-have for any sewing library 2 Aug. 2005
By Jacqueline Giraud - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
Wish I'd had this when I was learning. Straightforward and thorough, it will prevent new and experienced sewers alike from less-than-stellar results and hours of frustration when sewing with unfamiliar fabrics. Not the most comprehensive with specialty fabrics, but covers the broadest range and the most common textiles you'll use.
21 of 24 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars A good book - but not necessary for every collection 30 Mar. 2007
By David A. Brown - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
I found this book to be good -and full of new information, but perhaps not at "MUST HAVE" if you're starting out, or on a budget and have to be very picky about what books your choosing.

The book covers most fabric types and how one should generally work with them, their strenths and weaknesses, and how to handle them from the start of cutting patterns, sewing, to matinance of the finished garmment due to material type.

Its sort of a mini-encyclopedia of fabric properties with warnings and tips and tricks. About a page dedicated to each class of material you could find in any really competent fabric store with color photos so can see what they're talking about.

I'm only working with 4-5 different types of materials now - so only 4 to 5 pages really helped me out. But as a reference for my bookcase for later - especially if i encorporate newer synthetic materials into designs - this book will be helpful to have.

This book is probably going to be like a tool that i don't use much - collects a lot of dust - but when i do need it i'll be really happy i have it.
7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Up-to-date information 10 July 2009
By Mary D. - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
I haven't sewn for a number of years and am not familiar with the newer fabrics such as stretch and knit. I know, some of you are thinking 'newer?', but being out of the loop for 25 years they are new to me. I have 2-3 other fabric info books that were highly touted but I found them lacking and mostly for high fashion fabrics. Needless to say, I don't plan on sewing high fashion garments.

Finally, this book gives me the information I need. Especially good for the beginning sewer.
6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Not a must have 7 Feb. 2008
By A. Cintron - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
A good reference book on fabrics has good close up images of the fabrics it refers to, there is just one in this book (page 99). The others are very bad photos of designed garments by students that do not show in depth the quality of the fabrics. The information provided on the fabrics is good but it is really not illustrated.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Claire's Books are awesome! 22 Oct. 2012
By Amazon Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
I have another of Claire's sewing books in hardbound and am so happy that we now can get her books on the Kindle. I teach sewing classes and to be able to have this readily available to refer to is great. I've told many of our customers, and my students, about this. Hopefully more are on the way as this is the best way to keep reference books on hand. Claire's books are very up to date and the information is always correct. You can't go wrong with her sewing/fabric information.
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