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Threads Fitting for Every Figureby Taunton Press
Synopses & Reviews
Fitting is the most in-demand topic for sewers. Whether you are a home seamstress or a professional designer, knowing how to create garments that fit every figure is essential. With "Threads Fitting for Every Figure," the toughest fitting challenges are solved. This comprehensive sewing reference from the editors of "Threads" covers the basics of pattern fitting and includes easy-to-follow sewing techniques that are the hallmark of "Threads" magazine, a household name in garment sewing. With material appropriate for all skill levels, this book also offers solutions to intermediate-level fitting quandaries and advanced couture-level fitting techniques. Featuring 200 color photos and 100 illustrations, these pages cover everything from assessing your figure and working with patterns to fitting the bodice, fitting for pants and skirts, as well as specialty techniques. With more women learning to sew their own clothing and accessories, "Threads Fitting for Every Figure "is bound to be an instant classic.
This comprehensive sewing reference from the editors of "Threads" covers the basics of pattern fitting and includes easy-to-follow sewing techniques. With material appropriate for all skill levels, this book also offers solutions to intermediate-level fitting quandaries and advanced couture-level fitting techniques.
Readers who love to sew – especially those who know Threads magazine – will have to have this definitive sewing encyclopedia. An incomparable collection of the best sewing information available, this book promises to explain, with trademark thoroughness, the full range of garment sewing techniques. It covers all the bases for anyone who delights in sewing: tools (from sewing machines and sergers to pins and needles); materials (fabrics and threads of all kinds); basic sewing (from seams and seam finishes to hand-sewn stitches); garment construction (top to bottom, inside and out); tailoring techniques (for a professional look); even lingerie techniques, pressing tips, embellishments, and much, much more. Without a doubt, this is the complete sewing answer book.
About the Author
Located in Newtown, Connecticut, THREADS is the leading source for garment sewing. Designed to help sewers of all skill levels, the pages of "Threads" provide the right tools to create functional and fashionable clothing to last a lifetime. Must-have patterns, essential techniques, and expert advice are available at www.threads.com
Table of Contents
What you need
Preparing to sew
Basic sewing skills
Special occasion sewing
Lingerie and activewear techniques
Techniques for specialty fabrics
Embellishments and surface design
Mending and repair
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