Sewing for Dummies�

ISBN-10: 0470623209

ISBN-13: 9780470623206

Edition: 3rd 2010

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Description: This 3rd edition of Sewing For Dummies provides 25 percent new and revised content including updated projects, more step-by-step illustrations, a refreshed color insert, and additional how-to graphics. Some specific areas to be updated include: Fresh new patterns, stitches, and techniques for fashion and home: e.g. a baby snuggly and fashionable Mommy Tote; table toppers; eco-friendly napkins; low-sew chair covers; easy-to-sew drapes and blankets; PJs for every member of the family; spa-like bedroom linens (including an updated duvet cover, dust skirt, pillow shams, and throw pillows with modern appeal); even something for the family pet! Tips for the budget-conscious reader for breathing new life into a garment: from redesigning Goodwill finds to re-styling something already in their closets. Patternless Halloween costumes A new section covering common sewing mistakes and how to correct and avoid them

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Book details

List price: $14.99
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Limited
Publication date: 8/27/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 408
Size: 7.20" wide x 9.20" long x 1.10" tall
Weight: 1.430
Language: English

Introduction
Getting Ready to Sew
The World of Sewing
Assembling Your Sewing Kit
Selecting Fabric, Findings, and Interfacing
Working with Patterns
Mastering Basic Sewing Skills
Kicking Off Your Sewing Adventure
Securing Sensational Seams
Fast and Easy Hems by Hand and Machine
Fashion Sewing Fun-damentals
Shaping Things Up
Zippers, Buttons, and Other Closure Company
Sleeves: The Long and the Short of It
Pockets Full of Ideas
Sewing for Your Home
Do-It-Yourself Decorating: Home D�cor Sewing
Quick-Change Table Toppers
Praiseworthy Pillows
Adding Wow to Your Windows
Giving Your Bed a Makeover
Making Alterations and Quick Fixes for a Sustainable Wardrobe
When Clothes Are Too Short, Too Long, Too Tight, or Too Loose
Making Repairs on the Run
Eco Fashion: Giving Existing Garments New Life
The Part of Tens
Ten Tips for Mixing Prints
Ten Rookie Sewing Mistakes to Avoid
Ten Important Sewing Fundamentals
Appendix: Sewing Resources
Index
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