Whether you want to make a quilt, reupholster a chair seat, or fix a hem, sewing is one of the most essential and useful skills you can master. But if you've never even turned on a sewing machine before, learning to sew can seem like a daunting task. Not anymore! Geared toward the absolute beginner, Idiot's Guides®: Sewing teaches the basics of sewing in a series of lessons using full-color, step-by-step illustrated instructions that enable the reader to clearly see how every technique is executed, from threading a sewing machine to creating a buttonhole and reading a pattern. The lessons are accompanied by practice projects, allowing the reader to try out their newly learned skill. As the lessons become more advanced, so do the projects, giving the reader instant gratification as they become more proficient as they learn and have the motivation to keep going. In addition, Idiot's Guides®: Sewing includes over a dozen unique projects for beginner and intermediate-level sewers. This completely illustrated guide is an essential tool for any person who wants to learn to sew. Features include: - Tailored to the beginner who has never used a sewing machine before, with clear, easy-to-understand instructions. - Comprehensive, step-by-step, color instructions teach all the basic techniques of sewing, from threading a machine to various stitches and construction. - Practice projects throughout help the reader learn and practice techniques. - Handy guides teach how to read a pattern, choose and prepare fabrics, create seams and finishes, and more.
A manual that offers seamstresses the Right Stitch. From first threading a needle to the final completed project, The Complete Idiot's Guide® to Sewing provides readers with a "learn- as-you-go" method that helps build sewing skills both by hand and by machine. ? Each chapter has a practice project for readers to apply their newly acquired skills to completing ? Includes dozens of easy-to-understand visual aid line drawings and photographs ? Features basic machine care and maintenance information
Knitting is one of the most popular crafts among people all ages, but if you've never picked up a set of needles before, it's hard to know where to begin. Geared toward the absolute beginner, Idiot's Guides®: Knitting teaches the basics of knitting in a series of lessons using full-color, step-by-step photo-rich instructions that enable the reader to clearly see how each stitch, finger movement, and yarn movement is executed. Lessons are accompanied by practice projects, allowing the reader to try out their newly learned skill. As the lessons become more advanced, so do the projects, so the knitter not only gets instant gratification, they also become more proficient as they learn and have the motivation to keep going. In addition, the book includes numerous fun and fresh patterns along with galleries of stitch patterns for beginner and intermediate-level knitters. This completely illustrated guide is an essential tool for every new knitter. Features include: - Tailored to the absolute beginner who has never picked up a pair of needles before, with clear, easy-to-understand illustrated instructions. - Clear, comprehensive, color step-by-step instructions for all of the basic techniques of knitting--casting on, binding off, knit and purl stitches, and so much more. - Stitch galleries with nearly two dozen patterns for decorative stitches such as cable, seed, and lace. - Practice projects throughout help the reader learn and practice techniques. - Handy guides teach how to decipher a chart, read a pattern, increase and decrease rows, buy the right yarn for your project, and more.
How to Use Your Sewing Machine to Make, Mend, and Customize
Author: Dk Pub
Category: Crafts & Hobbies
Make, mend, and customize your own wardrobe with this highly photographic beginner's guide to machine sewing, featuring more than 200 step-by-step techniques. If you've never used a sewing machine before, or if you want to refresh your skills, Sew Step by Step gives you the essentials. Taking you through the basics, including the features of a sewing machine and the qualities of different fabrics, this simple handbook will soon have you making and mending your own clothes and home furnishings. Discover how to read patterns and adapt them to different body measurements, and find the right fabric for every project with an easy-to-use guide to different materials. Follow fully illustrated guides to more than 200 key techniques, including how to insert collars, sleeves, and pockets into garments, and how to customize them with delicate finishing touches, including appliqué and quilting. Easy to use and fully illustrated, Sew Step by Step gives you the confidence you need to design, create, and mend with your sewing machine.
Offers advice on the process of fermenting foods, providing information on how it works and the equipment required, and includes step-by-step instructions for making pickles, salsa, condiments, hummus, yogurt, and cheese.
Sewing 101 - a complete guide that gets readers sewing in no time - from hand-sew no sew projects without patterns to easy home decorating projects like pillows and table runners, placemats, and simple drapes to a basic wardrobe - tops, skirts, pants, and a three-hour dress!
Pillows, Curtains, and Shades Step by Step has 25 easy projects to elevate your home decor without the expensive price tag. Sew curtains, make Roman blinds, design bed runners, and more. You'll learn how to make everything from professional curtains and cushion covers to seating, bedding, and blinds with guided step-by-step instructions and clear photography. Filled with hints and tips from the experts, Pillows, Curtains, and Shades Step by Step covers all the skills and techniques needed to finish each project. With Pillows, Curtains, and Shades Step by Step, you will have everything you need to know to design and redecorate your home, step by step.
"You can't go wrong here." This book is your one-stop resource for all things quilting. With hundreds of eye-catching. full-color photos, professional illustrations, and clear step-by-step instructions, this beginner's guide has you covered. Quilting will turn any novice into an expert quilter in no time. More than 20 sample projects will reinforce your quilting skills and spark your creativity. You'll find page after page of inspiration, turning you into a quilting fiend. This book also includes: Instructions for both machine and hand sewing Tips for selecting and preparing fabric Basic and advanced sewing techniques All things appliqué Detailed instructions for pulling your projects together into a beautiful handmade quilt!
Handmade Interiors shows you how to create your own soft furnishings, such as cushions and curtains, and transform every room in the house. Give your home a charm all its own with this comprehensive one-stop guide to creating custom-made soft furnishings. Handmade Interiors guides you through projects ranging from cushion covers, curtains, and blinds to bedding and simple upholstery. Clear step-by-step pictures show how to create your version of the inspiration pieces shown, while advice on fabrics and suggested variations are provided to help you tailor each project to your own unique space and budget. Handmade Interiors also includes tips and techniques from experienced crafters and information on basic sewing techniques to ensure your home-design projects always have a professional finish.
Embroidery is the ultimate stitch dictionary and the ideal guide to embroidery, whatever your level of expertise. The perfect reference guide to needlework, Embroidery is a comprehensive guide to inspire and inform sewers of all levels. Find advice on which thread, needles, or fabrics work with which techniques, and take a look at an incredible 200 stitches — with levels of difficulty, step-by-step instructions, and ideas on where and how to use them. This practical guide covers sewing tips for dressmaking, needlepoint, and embroidery stitches, with detailed information simply presented in illustration-rich pages. WithEmbroidery it's easy to find exactly which stitch is right for your next sewing project.
The Complete Idiot's Guide Big Book of Needle Arts and Craftsis the quintessential reference book for needlepoint, embroidery, quilting, sewing, knitting, crocheting, and more! With 800 pages of information and projects, this book is the ultimate how-to! Includes patterns for making afghans, hats, window treatments, pillows, and more!
CBIP is the complete reference and buying guide to English-language Canadian books currently in print; consequently, the Author and Title Index, Subject Index and microfiche editions are indispensable to the book profession. With submissions from both small and large publishers, CBIP provides access to titles not listed anywhere else. Containing more than 48,000 titles, of which approximately 4,000 have a 2001 imprint, the Author and Title Index is extensively cross-referenced. The Subject Index lists the titles under 800 different subject categories. Both books offer the most complete directory of Canadian publishers available, listing the names and ISBN prefixes, as well as the street, e-mail and web addresses of more than 4,850 houses. The quarterly microfiche service provides updated information in April, July and October. CBIP is constantly referred to by order librarians, booksellers, researchers, and all those involved in book acquisition. In addition, CBIP is an invaluable record of the vast wealth of publishing and writing activity in the scientific, literary, academic and arts communities across Canada. A quarterly subscription service including the annual Author and Title Index (March 2001) plus quarterly microfiche updates (April, July, and October 2001) is also available. ISBN 0802049567 $220.00 NET.
Quilting covers everything needed to successfully do quilting, patchwork, and appliqué with more than 25 projects including full-sized quilts, cushions, bags, personal accessories, linens, soft furnishings, sewing accessories, and more.