Blending expert advice with inspiring designs, Sew What! Skirts will delight both novice and veteran sewers alike. This spiral-bound book lays flat for easy reference and features full-color photographs of 16 sample skirts, with illustrated step-by-step instructions for completing each one. Encouraging you to experiment with bold patterns and unique fabrics, Francesca DenHartog and Carole Ann Camp provide simple guidelines for translating body measurements into panel dimensions. Create a custom-tailored wardrobe that fits perfectly and showcases your unique and personal style.
Design and sew your own fabulously stylish skirts. In this fun guide, Nicole Smith shows you how to draft a pattern for a custom fit and shape it into one of four basic silhouettes: wrap, straight, flared, and high-waisted. Each skirt can then be easily redesigned into seven distinct looks — one for each day of the week. Suitable for beginners and expert sewers alike, Skirt-a-Day Sewing will inspire you to express your unique personal style as you stitch up great new pieces for your wardrobe.
Discover how easy it is to sew your own cozy wearables from fleece. With a creative approach that exploits fleece’s forgiving and versatile attributes, Carol Jessop and Chaila Sekora present easy-to-follow instructions for 30 simple and fun projects that include hats, scarves, robes, yoga pants, and even a dog jacket! Encouraging novice sewers to get in on the action while offering endless variations for those with more experience, Sew What! Fleece will add a new dimension of style and warmth to your crafting repertoire.
Discover how your wardrobe (and your wallet) can reap what you sew Even the easiest garment sewing patterns won't come together correctly if you don't have the skills to execute them. Teach Yourself VISUALLY Fashion Sewing is the go-to book for aspiring fashion sewers who learn faster by seeing and doing than by wading through tedious instruction books. You'll get visual guidance on the specialized tools and skills you need to move beyond the basics to advance to garment sewing. Photo by photo and stitch by stitch, you'll learn how to make darts, pleats, and gathers; work with facings and underfacings; and so much more. Concise two-page lessons show you all the steps to a skill and are ideal for quick review Detailed color photos demonstrate each step Helpful tips provide additional guidance Packed with step-by-step instructions and fun, innovative projects, Teach Yourself VISUALLY Fashion Sewing gives you the tools you need to create fashionable new pieces and the skills to repair and repurpose old ones.
30 surprisingly simple—yet delightfully charming—sewing projects Grand Revival designer Tanya Whelan’s vintage modern aesthetic has made her fabrics and sewing patterns some of the most admired by sewers and quilters everywhere. In her first book, she presents a stylish collection of 30 easy-to-make sewing projects that are achievable by sewers of every skill level. Ranging from a pretty pleated clutch to a flirty French-inspired day dress and super-cute soft baby toys to a mistake-proof design-as-you-go quilt, each project comes with step-by-step instructions and illustrations, inspiring photographs, and helpful tips. These projects and patterns for children, adults, and the home are guaranteed to work well and produce a beautiful end result. Included are 3 pattern sheets enclosed in a handy pocket, providing everything you need to start stitching something you are sure to love. With Tanya’s passion for sewing featured on every page, you’ll soon discover just how gratifying sewing can be.
Welcome to the world of simple sewing! With this treasury of the best of Sew Simple magazine's fresh projects and easy instructions, you now have the freedom to express yourself. Even if you've never sewn a stitch, you'll learn the basic skills while creating polished projects that you'll be proud to flaunt. If you're a seasoned seamstress, you'll find tons of inspiration and dozens of irresistible ideas. With Sew Simple's easy-to-follow illustrated instructions, comprehensive technique guide, and timesaving tips, it's never been easier to express your personal style without breaking the bank! Revamp a room or make over your wardrobe. You can easily customize your world with these 50+ projects for home decor, clothing, and gifts. Happy sewing! The Best of Sew Simple Magazine (Leisure Arts #4826)
Sew chic and original skirts with this stylish DIY sewing book. Stylish Skirts allows you to create simple yet stylish skirts that look and feel great—at a fraction of the cost of store-bought fashion. With this sewing book, there's no end to the kinds of skirts you can create to match your body shape, your taste in fabrics and colors, and your mood (not to mention your favorite tops, shoes and accessories)! The instructions and diagrams are a snap to follow and provide a huge variety of styles—from ultra-feminine to artfully disheveled. All 23 skirt designs in this book look great in different fabrics, colors, prints and textures, so the options are truly endless. The enclosed DIY sewing instructions make cutting and sewing these skirts a breeze. Sewing projects include: White Twill A-line Skirt Russel Lace Gored Skirt Striped Skirt with Box Pleats Russel Lace Gored Skirt Skirt with Shirred Yoke and Lace Belt And many more…
Give your home a fresh new look. Lexie Barnes shows you how to quickly and inexpensively personalize your living space with 50 fun, pattern-free sewing projects that are highly adaptable and visually inspiring. Dramatic before-and-after photographs demonstrate how easy it is to brighten your living room with a custom-designed slipcover or give new life to a bedroom with a colorful headboard cover, lampshade, and matching window treatments. Get sewing and transform your home into the stylish abode you’ve always craved.
Add charm and personal style to your crafting. Nicole Blum and Debra Immergut offer 101 fun project ideas that will have you incorporating decorative touches and texturally interesting patterns into your sewing repertoire. Each project is designed to take less than a day, meaning that before you know it you’ll be whipping out dozens of dazzlingly high-style creations that showcase techniques like pattern-making, appliqué, doodle-stitching, and more. Get inspired and turn old T-shirts into fashion statements and forgotten pillowcases into works of art.
Since 1973, Storey's Country Wisdom Bulletins have offered practical, hands-on instructions designed to help readers master dozens of country living skills quickly and easily. There are now more than 170 titles in this series, and their remarkable popularity reflects the common desire of country and city dwellers alike to cultivate personal independence in everyday life.
After owning boutiques and designing and making clothes for more than ten years, authors Patti Gilstrap and Seryn Potter have come to realise a basic truth about clothing: It’s not about fabric, although a beautiful fabric can certainly transform a simple piece. It’s not about trends, although some trends can be just right for your shape. It’s about fit: a good fit is the hardest thing to attain because off-the-rack clothing is made to a certain set of standards that often don’t’ work with our body shapes. Patti and Seryn’s philosophy is simple: All you need is three basic skirt patterns – A-line, Pencil and Flare. Then add unique details to each skirt to create your own, one-of-a-kind designs. Stylish Skirts pairs these skirts with twenty fabulous projects, so you’ll soon have your own wardrobe of flattering, wear-anywhere skirts. You’ll find that every skirt in this indispensable book is utterly sewable and totally wearable, suiting every figure, lifestyle and level of sewing skill. You will want to make them all!
"Has your wardrobe been looking a little blah lately? There's an easy and inexpensive fix for that. Try making some new clothes out of a just a few pieces of fabric or by refreshing some of your old stuff. Don't know how to sew? That's no problem. Each activity in this book provides easy step-by-step instructions to make your own clothing without ever having to pick up a needle and thread"--Publisher marketing.
Includes, beginning Sept. 15, 1954 (and on the 15th of each month, Sept.-May) a special section: School library journal, ISSN 0000-0035, (called Junior libraries, 1954-May 1961). Also issued separately.
Expert step-by-step information, including tips and trade secrets, for how to layout, cut, and construct tops and t-shirts, skirts, and pants. Sewers of all skill levels have relied on Tauntons acclaimed Easy Guides for step-by-step guidance on how to craft a wardrobe full of simple yet stunning garments. Now Taunton has combined three of our most popular fiber arts classics Easy Guide to Sewing Tops & T-Shirts, Easy Guide to Sewing Skirts, and Easy Guide to Sewing Pants to create a must-have reference. A gold mine of reassuring and reliable information, this jumbo-size collection makes it easy to make any number of tops, t-shirts, skirts, and pants. The authors have created a guide that is filled with top-notch instruction, time-saving tips, and valuable trade secrets.
Machine sewing for the absolute beginner, for under ten dollars. Start to Sew is the perfect first book for new sewers. Thorough instructions and step-by-step photographs expertly guide beginners through the basics of sewing. At a value price under ten dollars, here is everything they need to get started, from buying supplies to sewing a seam. Six projects teach new skills, each project building on the next, while creating a real dacor or fashion project. Whether the goal is to teach a kid to sew, decorate your home, figure out how to use your first sewing machine, or experiment with a wonderfully creative craft, Start to Sew makes sewing fun and successful from the start. Creative Publishing international has also created Sewing 101, Quilting 101, and Home Dacor Sewing 101, as well as the Singer Sewing Reference Library.
Sewing 101, now in paperback, is a complete entry-level sewing course taught through 20 step-by-step projects for garments and home décor. Have you always wanted to try sewing but aren’t sure where to begin? Sewing 101 teaches you everything you need to know for successful machine sewing. Sewing Basics gives you a firm foundation for learning to sew, offering essential guidance for your sewing machine, fabrics, patterns, and supplies. The Projects are arranged progressively, from simple garments like T-shirts, skirts, and aprons, to more challenging home décor items such as a blankets, tablecloths, and Roman shades. Each project introduces and explores new sewing skills in depth. Variations will inspire you to create your own designs. Beginners will also find the accompanying online videos that present the techniques in action an invaluable resource. Written specifically for beginners, the books in the 101 series are complete illustrated guides to the basics of a craft that present projects supported with full-color, step-by-step instructions and photos to teach essential techniques.
Make your own cute and fashionable clothes for girls with this easy-to-use sewing book. Author, Yuki Araki is one of the most recognized names in the growing sewing-for-children movement. The mother of two daughters, Araki has become a DIY sewing favorite because she knows what young girls want. They like to wear stylish clothes that also let them play with ease. Moms adore the relaxed aesthetic of Araki's simple mix-and-match play clothes and accessories, and young girls are happy wearing them because they're both cute and comfortable. Best suited for girls from two to five years old, the sewing patterns in this Japanese sewing book are simple, casual, and look good on any girl. Araki provides westernized patterns in four sizes, plus diagrams and instructions for twenty-two pieces. Simple lines give kids room to move, and the classic styles look good on any frame. Sewing designs include: Shoulder-tie camisole top and dress Classic smock shirt and dress Four variations of a basic elastic-waist skirt Shorts and easy-breezy kid-style leggings to pair with any top Button-front and pullover tops Adorable bucket hat Moms will love dressing their girls in these economical and easy-to-make clothes. Nothing could be simpler—or sweeter!
With her "choose-your-own-adventure" approach to sewing, Tanya Whelan offers an invaluable collection of patterns that empowers sewers to become designers. The trick is a set of patterns for 6 skirts and 8 bodices that line up perfectly at the waist, plus an additional 4 sleeve styles and 4 necklines. Tanya gives readers clear instructions and easy-to-follow step-by-step diagrams that allow them to use the enclosed pattern pieces to create up to 219 fitted dresses, including simple strapless designs, sheaths, and halter gowns. The book covers basic dress construction and altering techniques for women of all shapes and sizes.