Bias-cut Dressmaking is the best easy-to-follow guide to bias-cut clothes. It provides step-by-step instructions and diagrams for making over 40 items of clothing that are cut on the bias. The bias-cut technique is used by designers for cutting clothing to utilize the greater stretch in the bias or diagonal direction of the fabric. This allows the fabric to accentuate body lines and curves and drape softly. Bias-cut garments were an important feature of the designs of Madeleine Vionnet in the 1920s and 1930s but are now timeless. This classic text on the subject includes making skirts, dresses, trousers, eveningwear and even lingerie. You can make a halterneck evening dress, a cowl-necked shift dress, palazzo pants, bias-cut culottes, a cowl camisole, a strapless evening dress or a slightly flared bias skirt. The text is clearly written and laid out, making the beauty and the comfort of bias-cut clothing accessible to those not overly familiar with this type of dressmaking, including fashion students and amateur dressmakers.
Sewers who have ever longed to create clothing with the distinctive look of haute couture will love this book. They'll learn the finer points of hand sewing, shaping, and finishing for a high-end, professional look. This book is for all sewing enthusiasts who appreciate fine workmanship.
From Make It Yourself magazine comes Simple Sewing, an all-inclusive introduction to sewing. Make It Yourself serves the new generation of crafters captivated by Etsy and Pinterest, inspiring them to try out sewing techniques by hand or machine. Whether it’s your first time stitching, you’re trying to introduce a friend or loved one to the craft, or you just want to brush up and expand your skillset, Simple Sewing Projects is for you. Whether you’ve been sewing for five weeks or five decades, Simple Sewing Projects features 120+ designs, tutorials, and accompanying patterns accessible to any sewer. The time-honored craft of sewing is a tremendously useful skill—it lets you create pretty and utilitarian pieces that can be given as gifts or used to bring color, texture, and interest to your life. The designs are easy enough for beginners but will also have great appeal to more experienced sewers looking for something fun to whip up in an afternoon or two. Each project is presented with a finished photo; step-by-step instructions, illustrations, and photos; and corresponding patterns where necessary. The look and feel of the book puts a fresh spin on traditional sewing with youthful, on-trend DIY fashion, accessories, and decor. From appliqué affirmation pillows to embroidered jewelry, from five-minute wreaths to dog beds, whether you sew for practical reasons or purely for the satisfaction of making something by hand, Simple Sewing Projects will inspire you to get stitching. Just some of the projects: Pillows & Throws Denim Grommet Pillow, Recycled Sweater Throw, Rosette Pillow Home Dec & Accessories Embroidered Tea Towels, Monogrammed Cards, Embroidered Coasters Purses, Bags & Personal Accessories Denim Tote, Fabric Clutch, Embroidered Scarf Kids & Pets Girl’s Ruffle Skirt, Fabric Bunting, Dog’s Food and Drink Mat and Cushions Simple Storage Reusable Snack and Sandwich Bags, Felt Pencil Case, Make-in-Minutes Jewelry Bag Notions & Pincushions Donut Pincushions, Circle Sewing Bag, Stuffed Mushroom Case Holiday Projects Napkin Rings, Make-in-Minutes Gift Tags, Stockings
An easy, get-started guide to working with your serger-to get quick, professional-looking results with all types of fabrics, Easy SINGER Style Quick and Easy Sewing with Your Serger teaches readers all about the serger and presents 15 projects.
This is the only sewing book you'll ever need. Every tool and every technique you require for making your own home furnishings or clothing is closely and sharply photographed, carefully annotated, and clearly explained. The Tools section begins with the basic toolkit, opening up into everything you could possibly need - every type of cutting tool and machine foot is shown. This section also includes information on patterns - how to measure, how to use, and how to adjust them. Gallery spreads appear throughout the substantial Techniques section and showcase darts, zips, pleats etc, as well as showingkey stitches. Plus, you can bring your acquired and refined skills to fruition as you make some of the 25 home decor and clothing projects at the back of the book. With The Sewing Book on your shelf, you''ve got every sewing questioncovered. Written by a passionate stitcher and teacher, with her own sewing school, eagerto produce a one-stop sewing bible for her students, this book leaves no hem unturned. You can dip in at any level - whether you''re new to sewing or refining your art, whether you want to repair an old skirt or create a new one, whether you want to spruce up a curtain or design one from scratch. And with a Foreword by U.S. sewing teacher, Diana Rupp, this book has it all sewn up.
A comprehensive resource is not only filled with easy-to-use instructions, it also contains over 750 full-color photos that complement explanations of both basic and advanced techniques and instructions for 20 functional, fashionable sewing projects.