The Great British Sewing Bee

Sew Your Own Wardrobe

Author: Tessa Evelegh

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781849494144

Category: Dressmaking

Page: 224

View: 1403

Providing amateur sewers with all the technical know-how and inspiring projects they need to produce a core collection of fabulous garments and homewares, this book and sheet pack features contemporary designs inspired by the hit TV show.

Make It, Own It, Love It

The Essential Guide to Sewing, Altering and Customizing

Author: Matt Chapple

Publisher: Jacqui Small LLP

ISBN: 1911127071

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 176

View: 2009

Matt Chapple, the UK's top amateur stitcher and winner of the BBC’s Great British Sewing Bee 2015, shares everything you need to know about repairing and maintaining your attire. Focusing on making sewing easy and fun, the basic kit is explained and followed by step-by-step instructions on how to make projects such as a box-pleated skirt and adding bias binding to pocket edges for a splash of colour. Matt’s no-nonsense language strips away the complexity of sewing, as he gives practical advice on how to repair fabrics from denim and corduroy to tweed and wool, and offers tips to make wardrobe malfunctions a thing of the past.

Great British Sewing Bee

From Stitch to Style

Author: Wendy Gardiner

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781849498821

Category:

Page: 224

View: 9562

Learn to Sew with Lauren

Author: Lauren Guthrie

Publisher: Mitchell Beazley

ISBN: 9781845339272

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 224

View: 6066

Lauren Guthrie was a very popular finalist in BBC TV's Great British Sewing Bee. Now Lauren wants to show anyone who has been bitten by the sewing bug how beautiful, useful things for your home, for yourself and for family and friends can be only a stitch away. Through a series of step-by-step projects that gradually increase in complexity, Lauren provides structured techniques that allow you to build expertise and confidence - and make some gorgeous projects in the process. The clothes and home wares reflect her own lovely pared-back style, and feature in particular the attention to detail and distinctive touches that she loves to bring to anything she makes, from an unexpected lining to a clever edging. From bags, belts and simple tops to blinds and cushions, each of the projects includes one or more variations to the design, fabric or embellishments, so that, once you have mastered the basic technique, you can create endless, stunning alternatives.

Love at First Stitch

Author: Tilly Walnes

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781849493659

Category: Dressmaking

Page: 192

View: 9369

Love at First Stitch gives you all the know-how you need to start making the dresses of your dreams. Written for novice stitchers, Tilly Walnes demystifies dressmaking for the generations that have never been taught to sew. This book presents the core sewing basics in an informal style, with Tilly's friendly and encouraging voice cheering the reader on throughout.

Freehand Fashion

Learn to sew the perfect wardrobe - no patterns required!

Author: Chinelo Bally

Publisher: Pavilion Books

ISBN: 1910904651

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 192

View: 1203

Before appearing on the BBC's The Great British Sewing Bee, Chinelo Bally had never used a sewing pattern. She wowed the judges with her ability to create stylish, fitted garments using a freehand cutting method that was taught to her by an aunt. In Freehand Fashion, Chinelo lets us in to the secret of how she does it. Using a series of basic garment blocks, she explains how this innovative technique can be used to create a whole wardrobe of fashionable clothes that will fit every shape and size - with no patterns required. Based on a traditional Nigerian technique, Chinelo has developed her own freehand cutting method. The emphasis is on the individual’s own body measurements, and getting the perfect fit. This is a surprisingly simple technique that anyone can learn. No fancy equipment is needed - just a sewing machine, measuring tape, chalk and of course a good pair of scissors. Using step-by-step illustrations, the book shows how to draft, cut and construct the five basic blocks that are used - either singly or in combination - to make every item of clothing in the wardrobe. Once you have your basic blocks, you are ready to tackle the projects - practical garments that are fashionable, modern, stylish and versatile. There are tops, skirts, day dresses and eveningwear. This is an exciting sewing technique that will be brand new to most people, even experienced dressmakers. There really are no limits - and the beauty of this technique is that it can be applied to any body shape.

Girl with a Sewing Machine

The No-Fuss Guide to Making and Adapting Your Own Clothes

Author: Jenniffer Taylor

Publisher: Search Press(UK)

ISBN: 9781782214564

Category: CRAFTS & HOBBIES

Page: 128

View: 3421

Create your own unique clothes to fit your personality and your shape. This stylish, instructive book from The Great British Sewing Bee's Jenniffer Taylor shows you how to make and adapt your own clothes in a simple, no-fuss way. Using Jenniffer's fun and imaginative ideas, this book will teach you how to get started transforming unloved items of clothing into new and exciting outfits; how to customize clothes with doilies, tassels, tie-dyeing and block printing; and finally how to measure yourself, create patterns and make clothes from scratch, including dresses, skirts, tops, trousers and a coat. The book is packed with all the tricks of the trade that Jenniffer has learned along her sewing journey, and will get you started on your own #sewingrevolution!

Gertie's New Book for Better Sewing:

A Modern Guide to Couture-Style Sewing Using Basic Vintage Techniques

Author: Gretchen Hirsch

Publisher: Stewart, Tabori and Chang

ISBN: 9781584799917

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 208

View: 9701

Presents lessons on sewing and customization techniques that can be used to create and enhance a vintage wardrobe, covering such topics as sizing, prepping, tailoring, patternmaking, and fitting.

No Patterns Needed

DIY Couture from Simple Shapes

Author: Rosie Martin

Publisher: Laurence King Publishing

ISBN: 9781780678283

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 208

View: 884

If you want to sew your own clothes but are put off by the idea of cutting out pattern pieces covered with dotted lines and symbols, this is the book for you. Using Rosie Martin's innovative method, you begin with nothing but a rectangle, circle, or triangle of fabric and some basic body measurements. Next, follow the detailed step-by-step photographs and diagrams to complete your garment. You'll need a sewing machine, but no special equipment or expensive fabrics. With plenty of variations suggested for each garment, there's lots of room for your own creative touches, too.

Tilly and the Buttons: Stretch!

Make Yourself Comfortable Sewing with Knit Fabrics

Author: Tilly Walnes

Publisher: Quadrille Publishing

ISBN: 9781787131170

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 192

View: 4644

Stretch! offers perfect proof that easy-to-wear clothes can be seriously stylish with a collection of outfits that combine the comfort of stretch fabrics with Tilly Walnes' signature look. Even experienced stitchers are often wary of working with stretch knit fabrics, but in this book Tilly demystifies the techniques needed and shows how to sew stretchy makes on a regular sewing machine – no need for a fancy overlocker. Aimed at dressmakers who have grasped the basics and want to expand their sewing horizons, Tilly's tried-and-tested, learn-as-you-make approach is structured around six made-to-measure, speedy-to-sew garments. Tilly's friendly instructions and the clear step-by-step photographs are accompanied by lots of tips and tricks to make your sewing a breeze, and the multiple variations and ideas will help you customize your garment to suit your own style.

Complete Book of Sewing Techniques

More Than 30 Essential Sewing Techniques for You to Master

Author: Wendy Gardiner

Publisher: i5 Publishing LLC

ISBN: 1620082373

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: N.A

View: 4133

For Great-Great Grandma, sewing clothing for the family was a necessity. In today’s ready-to-wear society, it’s a creative and rewarding personal choice. Packed full of information on basic sewing techniques, this book provides an ideal introduction for beginning sewers as well as a useful reference for those who already have sewing skills. Learning how to sew has never been simpler, with step-by-step photographs and friendly advice from internationally accredited sewing expert Wendy Gardiner. Along with clear instructions on everything from making seams, hems, sleeves, and collars to attaching linings and zippers, Wendy includes comprehensive information on fabrics, threads, needles and other equipment. Her clear directions ensure that even beginners will get great results. With the techniques you learn in The Complete Book of Sewing you’ll soon be stitching amazing clothes with skill and confidence. Inside The Complete Book of Sewing Beautifully illustrated, comprehensive guide to all aspects of sewing, from dressmaking to soft furnishings. Covers sewing techniques from hand stitching and hemming to making collars and sleeves, adding darts for shaping, and inserting zips and buttonholes. Includes comprehensive information on fabrics, threads, needles and other equipment. Step-by-step photographs and color illustrations. Perfect for beginning sewers with no previous experience.

Drape Drape 2

Author: Hisako Sato

Publisher: Laurence King Publishing

ISBN: 9781780670041

Category: Design

Page: 88

View: 3019

Drape Drape 2 is the follow-up to the cult Japanese draping book Drape Drape and the latest in the new series from Bunka Fashion College. Includes 14 stylish contemporary designs for tops, dresses, skirts, vests, and jackets, with easy-to-follow step-by-step instructions and diagrams that skilfully guide the reader through the draping process. With two full-scale patterns at the back, this book provides exciting design ideas and highly practical techniques for readers looking to continue exploring the art of draping.

Oliver + S Building Block Dress

A Sewing Pattern Alteration Guide

Author: Liesl Gibson

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780692687253

Category:

Page: 152

View: 509

Imagine it. Make it! You don't need to be a designer or pattern maker to create and sew the dress of your dreams. Let Liesl Gibson, founder and designer of Oliver + S sewing patterns, show you how to alter the elements of a pattern to make exactly the dress you imagine. Oliver + S Building Block Dress: A Sewing Pattern Alteration Guide shows you how to customize all the elements of a basic dress pattern. With the included Building Block Dress pattern and Liesl Gibson's detailed pattern alternation instructions, you'll learn how to create almost any dress you can imagine. Let Liesl show you how to change sleeves, silhouettes, pockets, necklines, hems, closures, and linings. By combining the elements presented in the book, you'll be able to make thousands of unique dresses. The only limit is your imagination! Use the skills you learn in this book to customize other patterns as well. With these techniques, you'll look at sewing patterns as just the starting point for your creative expression.

The Colette Sewing Handbook

Inspired Styles and Classic Techniques for the Modern Seamstress

Author: Sarai Mitnick

Publisher: Krause Publications

ISBN: 9781440215452

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 192

View: 486

A great plan, a great pattern, a great fit, a great fabric, and a great finish: These are the five fundamentals for perfecting any sewing project. Sarai Mitnick, an independent pattern designer setting the high water mark in the industry, shares her knowledge of these fundamentals and offers five beautiful projects to go with them. Powerful instruction: A former expert in user experience in the tech industry, Sarai Mitnick's Colette Patterns line has gained a great deal of respect for comprehensive, clear instruction. Comprehensive resource: The chapters cover sewing techniques, planning and fitting, working with patterns, working with fabrics, working with linings, finishing techniques--in essence, each chapter focuses on what the entirety of another book might cover. Gorgeous package: Pitch-perfect combination of illustration, step-by-step photography and beautiful project shots, all with a clean, lovely design. *Disclaimer: eBook does not include Tissue Enclosures as enclosed with print book.

The Encyclopedia of Sewing Techniques

A Step-by-step Visual Directory, with an Inspirational Gallery of Finished Pieces

Author: Wendy Gardiner

Publisher: Search PressLtd

ISBN: 9781903975664

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 160

View: 6767

Here's another great addition to the Encyclopedia of Art technique series, a favorite with crafts aficionados of all ages. This complete, step-by-step guide to hand and machine sewing combines basic know-how for the beginner with advanced techniques for the more experienced.

Stylish Party Dresses

26 Easy and Inexpensive Sew-It-Yourself Dresses for that Special Occasion

Author: Yoshiko Tsukiori

Publisher: Tuttle Publishing

ISBN: 9784805313664

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 96

View: 9229

Sew stylish DIY dresses with an elegant flair using this easy-to-follow sewing book. For parties, weddings, banquets—any occasion that calls for that special dress—this is the book that lets you DIY sew something stylish and elegant, for a lot less than you'd pay for ready-made. These 26 dresses and separates range from short to long, from sweet to sophisticated, and from simple to dramatic to suit your mood, your style and the event. Beautiful photos feature garments sewn in a variety of elegant fabrics to inspire you to choose colors, prints and textures for a dress that is just right for you and for the moment. Sewing patterns include: Gathered-skirt dresses with lacy overlays Simple, elegant shifts and empire-waist styles An easy, flattering shirtwaist dress A pintucked smock style dress Shirt and blouse combos that allow you to mix and match Dresses sporting a few well-placed frills for a look that's both girly and subtle Little bolero jackets for when you want a little more coverage And more… Full-size sewing patterns are offered in six sizes and can be altered to suit most body shapes and personal measurements. The instructions and diagrams are easy to follow. Pick up the book and browse. They're some of the easiest, prettiest DIY sewing projects you'll ever make.

The Sewing Machine Accessory Bible

Get the Most Out of Your Machine---From Using Basic Feet to Mastering Specialty Feet

Author: Wendy Gardiner,Lorna Knight

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 0312676581

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 128

View: 3170

Explains which sewing-machine accessories to use when , with the aim of saving time, creating beautiful embellishments, working with difficult-to-handle fabrics and much more. Original.

Stylish Wraps Sewing Book

Ponchos, Capes, Coats and More - Fashionable Warmers that are Easy to Sew (Download for Patterns to Print)

Author: Yoshiko Tsukiori

Publisher: Tuttle Publishing

ISBN: 1462919243

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 80

View: 9654

This DIY sewing book presents a fabulous new collection of lightweight wraps that are easy to sew and look fantastic! Stylish Wraps Sewing Book provides five free full-sized patterns that can be used to create 22 timeless wraps to keep the chill off—and look great in the process. All the sewing designs can be made in a few hours for a fraction of what you would pay in a store. And it is easy to mix and match different fabrics and styles to suit your wardrobe and mood. Here are just a few of the pieces you can make with this book: casual-to-dressy hooded cape flowing draped jacket or vest loose-and-light linen or wool coat simple, feminine, lightweight poncho ruffled bolero or classic blazer quilted coat or vest faux fur collar or stole and much more! The versatility of the sewing patterns makes it easy to adapt any of the designs to suit your unique style. The patterns are easily adjusted for size, and the soft, loose lines work for any figure. Whether your tastes run to ultra-feminine or ultra-classic, this exceptional home-sewing book has something for you!

Sewing Your Perfect Capsule Wardrobe

Author: Arianna Cadwallader

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780857833938

Category: Clothing and dress

Page: 176

View: 4745

A capsule wardrobe is timeless, stylish and effortlessly chic. Composed of go-to pieces that can be dressed up or down, it is the perfect antidote to the overstuffed drawers and ill-fitting cheap outfits that are the result of years of fast fashion on the high street. In this practical but inspiring book, seamstress Arianna Cadwallader and designer Cathy McKinnon present sewing patterns and instructions for the five key pieces that will form the basis of your own capsule wardrobe: * a great shift dress * well-fitting trousers * a simple yet stylish skirt * a light blouse * a jersey vest Their focus is on quality and fit - all the patterns can be adapted to fit and suit you perfectly, whether you prefer long, short or cap sleeves, high or low waistbands, and slim, straight or wide legged trousers. Once you've created your items you can then mix and match them to create a variety of looks and styles. Aimed at advanced beginners, the book guides you through how to measure yourself and all the techniques you will need. With a foreword by TV star Dawn O'Porter, this is the essential guide to creating your perfect wardrobe.

A Beginner’s Guide to Sewing with Knitted Fabrics

Everything you need to know to make 20 essential garments

Author: Wendy Ward

Publisher: CICO Books

ISBN: 9781782494683

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 128

View: 9523

Follow Wendy Ward’s tutorials to make a collection of comfortable and stylish garments. Wendy’s style is functional but beautiful basics, and you will learn the skills to make garments out of knitted fabrics that drape beautifully and are a joy to wear. There are t-shirts, wide-leg trousers, lounge trousers, tank tops, cardigans, skirts, and dresses made in versatile fabrics that can be dressed up or down. Both beginners and more experienced dressmakers often avoid using knitted fabrics, but Wendy will show you how to successfully sew them with just a regular sewing machine. You will learn essential skills with the help of a comprehensive techniques section that includes a guide to different types of knitted fabrics and their uses (including jersey, sweatshirt fabric, boiled wool, and many more), how to prepare them for making clothes, setting up your sewing machine, which needles you need, sewing seams and hems, and using elastic. There are also full-size patterns for every garment included at the back of the book, so you will have all the information you need to start making your own perfect wardrobe!