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Sewing For Dummies by [Saunders, Jan Maresh]
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Your hands–on guide to sewing basics

Learning to sew is a great way to arm yourself with the skills to create and repair clothing and furnishings for minimal cost. Turn to this hands–on guide for the best techniques and fun projects for learning (or brushing up on) the art of sewing.

  • So, you want to sew ― get the 411 on everything you need to know before you start sewing, from assembling your own sewing kit to selecting fabric, findings, and interfacings

  • Stick a pin in it ― learn how to thread hand and machine needles, tie knots, secure seams, hem items, and more

  • Spruce up your style ― master the art of fashion sewing, from working with zippers and buttons to setting in the perfect sleeve

  • Put on your DIY cap ― add new life to your living space with home décor sewing projects, like dressing up your dining table with a reversible table runner or changing the look of your bedroom with a duvet cover and more

  • Give it a quick fix ― make alterations and repairs to garments already in your closet to extend the life of your wardrobe

Open the book and find:

  • How to work with patterns

  • Instructions for hand and machine stitches

  • Directions for fixing sewing mistakes

  • Hemming how–tos

  • Fashion and home décor sewing projects

  • Guidance on working with closures, sleeves, and pockets

  • Advice on tackling trims and piping

  • Tips for mixing print fabrics

  • Ways to save money by doing repairs yourself

Learn to:

  • Choose the right tools and supplies for your projects

  • Master sewing techniques with how–to illustrations

  • Sew fun projects for your home and wardrobe

  • Stretch your budget by repairing and remaking clothing

About the Author

Jan Saunders Maresh is a nationally known sewing journalist and educator as well as a bestselling author of 15 books, including Home Staging For Dummies. She has worked as the Director of Consumer Education for White Sewing Machine Company and JoAnn Fabrics and is also an interior re–designer, color specialist, and Certified Staging Professional. Look for her Web–TV show at www.nakedroomsolutions.tv.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 10921 KB
  • Print Length: 416 pages
  • Publisher: For Dummies; 3 edition (13 Aug. 2010)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0041D8UUE
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Word Wise: Not Enabled
  • Screen Reader: Supported
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars 65 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #310,218 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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