Singer Complete Photo Guide to Sewing - Revised + Expanded by Editors of Creative Publishing

By Editors of Creative Publishing

The entire photograph consultant to stitching – Revised is the only reference each sewer wishes. Its 352 pages and 1100 pictures conceal each element of style and décor stitching. Sections comprise selecting the best instruments and notions, utilizing traditional machines and sergers, style stitching, tailoring, and residential décor tasks. incorporated are step by step directions for simple initiatives like pillows, tablecloths, and window remedies. Sewers from novices to the expert will flip to this ebook back and again.

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The Envelope Back Body measurement and size chart is a reference to determine if you need to make alterations. For a multi-sized pattern, compare your measurements with those in the chart to decide which cutting line to use. Garment descriptions include information on style, fit, and how the garment is constructed. Style number is repeated on the back of the envelope. Yardage block tells you how much fabric to buy for the size and garment view you have selected. Yardage for lining, interfacing, and trims is also listed.

To match plaids and large stripes at seams, you need to buy extra fabric. Buy ¼ to ½ yd. 5 m) more than the pattern calls for, depending on the size of the design. Knits must be handled gently during construction to keep them from stretching out of shape. Special stitches and seam finishes (page 109) are needed to maintain the right amount of stretch. One-way design fabrics, such as some flower and paisley prints, require a “with nap” cutting layout so the design does not go up one side of the garment and down the other.

3 cm) wide, used to stay seams and finish hems. Twill tape is used to stay seams or roll lines. It can also be used for drawstrings or ties. 5 cm) in black, white, and limited colors. Corded piping is an accent trim inserted in seams to define and decorate edges. Braid is available in soutache and middy styles. Use it for accent, scroll motifs, drawstrings, ties, or button loops. 5 cm) widths for accent trim and edging. Elastic is inserted in casings to shape waistbands, wrists, and necklines. Knitted and woven elastics are softer than braided elastics, curl less, and can be stitched directly onto the fabric.

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