Singer Complete Photo Guide to Sewing - Revised + Expanded Edition: 1200 Full-Color How-To Photos

Singer Complete Photo Guide to Sewing - Revised + Expanded Edition: 1200 Full-Color How-To Photos

Language: English

Pages: 352

ISBN: 1589234340

Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub


The Complete Photo Guide to Sewing – Revised is the one reference every sewer needs. Its 352 pages and 1100 photographs cover every aspect of fashion and décor sewing. Sections include choosing the right tools and notions, using conventional machines and sergers, fashion sewing, tailoring, and home décor projects. Included are step-by-step instructions for basic projects like pillows, tablecloths, and window treatments. Sewers from beginners to the skilled will turn to this book again and again.

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textured knit is the sweater knit . Patterned sweater knits have floats on the wrong side where colored yarns are carried from one motif to another. This limits their crosswise stretch. Comfortable sweatshirt fleece looks like a single knit on the right side; the wrong side has a soft, brushed surface. It is usually stable with little stretch. Two-way stretch knits have a great degree of stretch crosswise and lengthwise and a high percentage of resilient spandex fibers. Absorbent cotton/spandex

they are needed to fit your figure. Cut-and-slide methods also have limits, usually to a maximum of 2" (5 cm). The specific amount is stated with the step-by-step instructions. Do not attempt to adjust beyond the stated maximums or you will distort the shape of the pattern pieces and cause the finished garment to hang off-grain. It will also be more difficult to make matching or compensating adjustments on adjoining pattern sections. If you need a greater adjustment than cut-and-slide methods

self-facing to prepare for mitering. Clip vent facing and hem allowance where two edges meet. Open out corner. Mark stitching line from clips (arrows) through corner point where pressed lines meet. Fold through corner (dotted line), with right sides together, matching clip marks. Stitch on marked line. Trim seam to ¼" (6 mm). Press seam open; turn to right side. Fold hem to outside on vent underlap, right sides together. Stitch seam from hem fold to top of hem. Trim to ¼" (6 mm)

garment, but do not catch elastic. Trim waistband seam allowance to ¼" (6 mm) from stitching. How to Sew a Shirred Separate Waistband Mark cutting line on garment section pattern pieces 5/8" (1.5 cm) above waistline. Cut waistband on crosswise grain, twice the width of elastic plus 1¼" (3.2 cm); length of waistband is equal to your hip measurement plus 1¼" (3.2 cm). Join ends of elastic (page 203). Join ends of waistband in 5/8" (1.5 cm) seam; press seam open. Divide the waistband

zipper foot, because the stitching line is even with the top fold of the hem. Fold the shade, wrong sides together, aligning the first two back tucks. From the right side, press the fold for the first front tuck. Pin along the fold. Fold, press, and pin the remaining front tucks. Stitch all the front tucks 3/8" (1 cm) from the folds. Fold the shade, stacking the front tucks and back tucks. Mark the placement for the rings on the back tucks, beginning 1" (2.5 cm) from the sides and spacing the

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