How to Use Your Sewing Machine

A Complete Guide for Absolute Beginners

Author: Alison McNicol

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781908707277

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 60

View: 3480

Introduction to sewing machines with easy to follow illustrations, fun and simple projects, and a variety of skills.

How to Use a Sewing Machine

A Beginner's Manual

Author: Marie Clayton

Publisher: Pavilion Books

ISBN: 1910231673

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 300

View: 4548

Sewing is the perfect hobby - it is relaxing, creative and extremely useful! But sewing machines can seem complicated. This book has everything you need to know to choose, use and look after your sewing machine with confidence. The first chapters will help you choose a machine, explaining which features to look out for. Once you've got your machine home, the step-by-step instructions will help you get to grips with everything. Learn how to set up your machine and its basic functions including: winding a bobbin, threading up and adjusting tension and stitch size. With plenty of information on basic dressmaking techniques, you will soon be tackling seams and hems, zips and buttonholes, gathers and pleats, binding and trimming. Feeling creative? Try out some decorative techniques - with machine embroidery, appliqué, patchwork and quilting. And if you get stuck, there is an invaluable trouble shooting section along with a jargon busting glossary. So whether you want to use your sewing machine to carry out simple repairs, customize and alter your vintage finds, create a whole new wardrobe from scratch, or make a stylish curtains and cushions for your home, be sure to have this manual by your side at all times!

Me and My Sewing Machine

A Beginner's Guide

Author: Kate Haxell

Publisher: C&T Publishing Inc

ISBN: 1607052342

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 128

View: 393

Stylish and practical techniques that make sewing simple.

How to Crochet

A Complete Guide for Absolute Beginners

Author: Alison McNicol

Publisher: Kyle Craig Publishing

ISBN: 9781908707246

Category: Crocheting

Page: 50

View: 9258


Sew Everything Workshop : the Complete Step-by-step Beginner's Guide

Author: Diana Rupp

Publisher: Workman Publishing

ISBN: 9780761139737

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 248

View: 8251

A how-to manual for sewing beginners covers how to choose and use equipment and materials, laying out fabrics and patterns, and tricks and advice for cutting and sewing.

A Beginner's Guide to Machine Sewing

50 Lessons and 15 Projects to Get You Started

Author: Clementine Collinet

Publisher: Search PressLtd

ISBN: 9781844489961

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 159

View: 9397

This book will teach you how to use your sewing machine to make a range of projects from simple cushions and bags to more sophisticated clothees, toys and quilts with the help of simple, step-by-step instructions.

First Time Sewing

Step-by-Step Basics and Easy Projects

Author: Editors of Creative Publishing international

Publisher: Creative Publishing international

ISBN: 1627880097

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 128

View: 5179

DIVLearning how to sew has never been simpler! Enjoy this beginner's guide that takes you by the hand like a personal instructor and teaches you how to sew using hand stiches as well as sewing machines. Filled with detailed descriptions of materials and tools, the easy step-by-step instructions for all the basic sewing techniques will have you creating projects like aprons, pillows, and even pants and shorts in no time. Five simple projects will introduce sewing skills like hems, seams, balancing tension, and how to use a pattern; skills you will use often as you continue to learn./divDIVWith First Time Sewing, soon you will be stitching amazing gifts and projects with confidence./div

How to Machine Sew

Author: Susie Johns


ISBN: 1784940933

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 108

View: 3370

This simple-to-follow project-based book takes you through the basic techniques of using a sewing machine. You'll learn everything you need to get started, including basic machine stitches, making seams and hems, binding edges and working with zips. Each skill is accompanied by a stylish project to make. Each project is explained with the help of clear illustrations that will guide you every step of the way. The straightforward explanations combined with desirable projects means that no matter how little machine sewing experience you have to start with, you'll soon be impressing friends and family with your new-found practical skills.

Singer: The Complete Photo Guide to Sewing, 3rd Edition

Author: Nancy Langdon

Publisher: Creative Publishing international

ISBN: 1631595466

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 312

View: 4041

SINGER: The Complete Photo Guide to Sewing, 3rd Edition,is the one reference every sewer needs. Its 312 pages and 1,200 photographs cover every aspect of fashion and décor sewing. Choose the right tools and notions, use conventional machines and sergers, perfect your fashion sewing and tailoring, and produce lovely home décor projects. Step-by-step instructions for basic projects like pillows, tablecloths, and window treatments are included. Both beginning and highly skilled sewers will turn to this book again and again. The third edition of this ultimate guide is updated with new photography and the latest innovations in sewing products and techniques. Learn how to: - Get the most out of your sewing machine. - Take proper measurements (of people as well as of windows and tables). - Read and understand commercial sewing patterns. - Alter store-bought patterns for a perfect fit. - Achieve thoroughly professional results.

How to Use a Sewing Machine

Everything You Need to Know to Sew with Confidence

Author: Marie Clayton,Simplicity,Simplicity Pattern Co

Publisher: Anova Books

ISBN: 9781843405542

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 144

View: 2216

Presents information to guide readers to start using a sewing machine, including advice on choosing and using the sewing machine, and basic and decorative techniques.

Serger Sewing Basics

Author: N.A

Publisher: Annie's Wholesale

ISBN: 1573675059

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 80

View: 2068

Loaded with tips and hints for sewing success, this book demystifies the anatomy, setup, and use of a serger. Whether a neophyte to sewing or someone with years of experience, crafters can learn multiple stitches and decorative techniques from this comprehensive guide. By mastering stitches such as overlock, flatlock, rolled edge, and cover stitch; techniques such as quilting and heirloom; and the finer points of garment construction, sewers can quickly and efficiently delve into new creative sewing territory. Detailed instructions and step-by-step photos and illustrations accompany 13 delightful home decor projects for the kitchen, living room, and bedroom.

So Easy...Home Sewing

25 Fabulous Items to Make for Your Home

Author: Caroline Smith

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 9780312359256

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 96

View: 1515

From curtains and window treatments to quilted placemats and a padded headboard, a collection of innovative projects for the home features more than three hundred full-color photographs, detailed instructions, a complete guide to techniques and materials, and guidelines on fabric selection, stitches, sewing machines, and essential equipment. Original. 30,000 first printing.

Sewing Machine Basics

A step-by-step course for first-time stitchers

Author: Jane Bolsover

Publisher: CICO Books

ISBN: 9781907030734

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 160

View: 5241

In the climate of “make do and mend,” sales of sewing machines have soared, but many are only accompanied by a difficult-to-understand technical manual. Here, Jane Bolsover provides a comprehensive guide for beginners. Starting with an essential overview of the sewing machine, learn how to thread it and wind bobbins, why tension is important, and which needles to choose. There's information on the basic sewing kit you will need, plus advice on which fabrics to choose and how to cut out. The chapters then build into a complete sewing course, and at the end of each chapter is a simple project to consolidate the skills you have just mastered. The projects include items for the home, including a cushion cover and a lampshade, stylish accessories, such as bags and scarves, plus great clothing basics, such as an A-line skirt and a simple shift dress. Also included at the back of the book are two full-size pull-out paper pattern sections.

The Complete Book of Sewing

Author: Chris Jeffreys,DK Publishing,Dorling Kindersley Publishing Staff

Publisher: Dk Pub

ISBN: 9780789496584

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 320

View: 5204

Packed with computer-aided designs, information on new types of fabrics, and specially commissioned photos, this comprehensive guide maintains its original appeal, while enticing a whole new generation of readers.

First Time Garment Fitting

The Absolute Beginner's Guide - Learn by Doing * Step-by-Step Basics + 8 Projects

Author: Sarah Veblen

Publisher: Creative Publishing international

ISBN: 1631594826

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 128

View: 4156

In First Time Garment Fitting, sewing and design expert Sarah Veblen takes you by the hand and teaches you everything you need to know to adapt patterns so you can sew garments that fit just right. With detailed descriptions of essential tools and techniques, the easy step-by-step instructions will have you altering patterns and sewing tops, pants, and skirts that fit you to a T in no time. The projects introduce key skills you’ll use again and again for all your garment sewing. With First Time Garment Fitting, you’ll soon be sewing amazing clothing with confidence.

The Very Easy Guide to Using Your Sewing Machine

Author: Wendy Gardiner

Publisher: Search PressLtd

ISBN: 9781844488285

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 128

View: 9465

Ideal for the sewing machine novice, this handy guide shows aspiring sewers everything they need to know to get started. This user-friendly handbook to using a basic sewing machine combines the elements found in a user manual with nine great starter projects. Beginning with basic sewing machine parts and terminology and continuing into threading up and checking stitching and tension, this manual is specially designed for the sewer who aspires to use a sewing machine, but doesn{u2019}t know where to begin. Projects include a drawstring bag, a pillow with piping, a clutch bag, and an apron and decorative towel. Color photographs, a glossary of useful and important terms, and a trouble-shooting guide are included in this vital introduction to the sewing machine.

How to Start Sewing

Author: Assembil Books

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781533604583


Page: 630

View: 8659

A Sewing Course in a Book If you have just decided that you want to learn how to sew, this book has been designed for you. Learning to sew can be simultaneously frustrating and rewarding, so you want a book that will start slowly, build your confidence and help you avoid common problems. Designed as a thorough sewing course, How To Start Sewing will walk you through the entire sewing process, from your first hand sewing stitches to your first complete garment. You don't even need to have a sewing machine to start learning. Just like having a sewing teacher in your own home or studio, let us show you how to choose and use your first sewing machine, troubleshoot your way through common sewing issues and build your sewing confidence. Go easy on your budget by buying new equipment and materials only as you need it, then put your new supplies and skills to use in hands-on exercises. Don't let the large size of this book intimidate you; everything is explained in straightforward language with practical examples. No prior experience required. The Perfect Reference Book For the more experienced sewer, How To Start Sewing is designed as the perfect reference book. Forget trawling multiple books and videos to decipher sewing instructions, sometimes you just want a book on your studio shelf that you know you can trust. Use our Table of Contents and Index to get right to the technique that you need. We have focused on the most versatile techniques and explained them step by step with detailed drawings. Use our troubleshooting guides to master your sewing machine, improve your stitch quality and solve recurring construction issues to raise your sewing skills to the next level. Practical Sewing Exercises with Patterns to Match It can be frustrating trying to learn how to sew a detail when your pattern doesn't match the instructions. To solve this common problem we have included a whole library of small sewing patterns. Trace off the patterns, cut them out in fabric and follow the step-by-step exercises to sew seams, darts, pockets, zippers, vents, and plackets. This process will help you to create a reference folder full of your favourite techniques. Next time you forget how to sew the lining for an invisible zipper, or how to adjust the tension on your overlocker, you will have your reference sample there to remind you. And next time you want to swap or modify a detail on a sewing pattern, you will have the pattern library to use as a handy reference. Professional Techniques for Superior Results Whether you are studying fashion design, have your own label or sew for yourself at home, we know that you want to master techniques that are of a professional standard. We have specially selected the details that are the most versatile in womenswear and menswear collections so that you can mix and match them endlessly across your own garment patterns. Or apply the details in this book to your favourite commercial sewing pattern. We will only teach you the details and methods that are used to create high-end ready-to-wear garments. With practice, you will be able to consistently create garments of a superior quality. Designed for Different Types of Sewers If you are a perfectionist, this book will suit your pragmatic desire to know everything about the how and why of sewing and will help you build your skills and knowledge in a specific order. Learn to analyse garments and diagnose construction problems like a professional and fine-tune your techniques. Or if you prefer to make mistakes first, and then ask questions later then we are here for you too. Just use our troubleshooting guides to tell you why you keep breaking needles and tangling your thread so you can quickly solve your issues and plough through your first projects. The sooner you start making mistakes, the sooner we can help you fix them.

How to Play Guitar

A Complete Guide for Absolute Beginners - Level 1

Author: Ben Parker

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781908707093

Category: Music

Page: 47

View: 8711

Simple instructions to start guitar lessons.

Hand Sewing for Beginners

Learn How to Sew by Hand and Perform Basic Mending and Alterations

Author: Florence Schultz

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781548741655


Page: 52

View: 5265

If you have ever wanted to learn how to hand sew and make your own repairs and alterations then Hand Sewing for Beginners; Learn How to Sew by Hand and Perform Basic Mending and Alterations, by Florence Schultz is the book for you. This book is a complete reference to teach you how to sew by hand. Florence covers what supplies you should have in your sewing kit, the different types of thread and needles, and how to sew basic hand stitches and repairs. Hand Sewing for Beginners is written for anyone who has never picked up a needle and thread. Florence takes you from learning to sew your first stitch to making simple repairs and alterations on your own. Your new sewing skills are not only fun, but will save you money because you will be able to make your own repairs at home. In this comprehensive reference book you will learn the following skills: How to repair a seam How to reinforce a seam How to sew a French seam How to hem a pair of pants How to create gathers How to hem a skirt and dress How to create three types of pleats How to repair a rip in knit and woven fabric How to sew on a flat button and a shanked button How to choose the correct thread and needle for your hand sewing projects How to sew basic hand sewing stitches such as the basting stitch, running, stitch, back stitch, and more... Each lesson includes step by step easy to understand instructions as well as large clear images. Florence's style of teaching is very laid back and friendly. You will feel like you have your very own sewing tutor sitting next to you guiding you through each lesson. This book is written for beginners, but anyone who wants to learn hand sewing techniques will find this book a valuable resource. More experienced readers will appreciate the many finishing techniques Florence has included in this book. Don't miss out on this excellent hand sewing resource. It will be your go-to guide for hand sewing. Get your copy today! Black and White Version** Buy It Now