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Sew Subversive Down and Dirty DIY for the Fabulous Fashionista

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ISBN-10: 1561588091

ISBN-13: 9781561588091

Edition: 2006

Authors: Melissa Alvarado, Hope Meng, Melissa Rannels, Matthew Carden

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Sew Subversive is about making fashion your own, whether it's embellishing or customizing off-the-rack clothing or transforming clothes that have lost that loving feeling. The three twenty-something co-owners of Stitch Lounge, an urban sewing studio in San Francisco, teach you, in plain, fun language, how to do it, whether you're hand sewing, machine sewing, or, in a few cases, simply wielding a pair of scissors. The first three chapters lay the ground work: Hand Sewing Basics, You and Your Machine, and Gearing Up, which includes Fabric 101, how to set up a sewing space, and a run-through first project on the sewing machine. Then the fun begins with Embellishing and Customizing projects,…    
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Book details

List price: $14.95
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Taunton Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 9/1/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 192
Size: 8.00" wide x 8.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 1.166
Language: English

Hand-Sewing Basics
Threading Your Needle
The Stitches
Mending a Rip in a Seam
Sewing a Button Back On
Patching Things Up
Hem It Up
Moving on Up to the Machine
You + Your Machine
How a Sewing Machine Works
Know Thy Machine
Finding the Perfect Mate
Learning to Use Your Machine
Threading the Machine
Filling the Bobbin
Loading the Bobbin
Bringing Up the Bobbin Thread
Straight vs. Zigzag Stitching
Changing the Needle
Turning Corners
Working Those Curves
Gearing Up For Your First Sewing Project
The Gear
Fabric 101
Fabric 201: Shopping for Refashionable Clothing
Notions: The Accessories of Fabric
Setting Up Your Sewing Space
Keeping It All Together
Making Something
My First Sewing Project: Pillow Cover
Messing Up
Making It Your Own: Embellishing and Customizing Clothes
Make Your Printer Work for You
A Skirt That Is Sew You
Topstitching: Drawing With Thread
Bye-Bye Boring Britches
Cut It Out! Shirt
All Ears-or Horns-Hoodie
From Big + Baggy to Fit + Flattering
Honey, I Shrunk the Shirt!
Un-Taperfy Your Pants
Refashioning: The Next Life of Your Old Clothes
Tie One On in This Skirt
Totally Tube-You-Lar
Tote That Tee
The Hippest Hip Belt in Town
Get All Ruffled Up
Score Some Pillow Talk in This Pillow Tank Dress
Return of the Leg Warmers
Summerize Your Sweater
Winter Sweater, Meet Winter Hat
Scarf Scrapbook
Vintage Necktie Cuffs and Collars
I'm a Sleeve to Wine!
Refashion Yourself