The Sewing Book: An Encyclopedic Resource of Step-by-Step by Alison Smith

By Alison Smith

This is often the one stitching ebook you’ll ever desire. each software and each strategy you require for making your house furniture or garments is heavily and sharply photographed, conscientiously annotated, and obviously defined. The instruments part starts with the elemental toolkit, commencing up into every thing you may desire – all types of slicing device and laptop foot is proven. This part additionally contains details on styles – how one can degree, the way to use, and the way to regulate them. Gallery spreads look during the tremendous recommendations part and show off darts, zips, pleats and so on, in addition to displaying key stitches. Plus, you could carry your received and sophisticated abilities to fruition as you're making many of the 25 domestic decor and garments initiatives behind the booklet. With the stitching e-book in your shelf, you’ve received each stitching query lined.

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Each fiber is like a small hair. A great number are twisted together to make a yarn, which can then be woven or knitted into fabric. Whether making clothes, soft furnishings, or crafts, it’s important to choose the right fabric for your project. When buying, look at the fabric carefully in the store. Feel it, and crease it in your hand. Then ask yourself if it will be suitable. You also need to consider the width of the fabric, the cost, and the care—some have to be dry-cleaned. 40 TOOLS Wool fabrics A natural fiber, wool comes primarily from sheep—Australian merino sheep’s wool is considered to be the best.

Place a steam iron, on a steam setting, on top of the pressing cloth. Pressing aids pp28–29 5 6 Leave the iron in place for at least 10 seconds before moving it to the next area of fabric. Check to see if the interfacing is fused to the fabric by rolling the fabric—if the interfacing is still loose in places, repeat the pressing process. 7 When the fabric has cooled down, the fusing process will be complete. Then pin the pattern back on to the fabric and transfer the pattern markings as required.

A gridded template on the bottom of the embroidery hoop aids placement of the design. Once the fabric is stretched in the hoop, the ring is pressed down and secured. The fabric must be held taut. EMBROIDERY MACHINE SPOOL HOLDER To hold the machine embroidery thread. TENSION DIAL To control the tension in the upper thread. SCISSOR CUTTER This button cuts the embroidery threads when you need to change colors or have completed your design. BOBBIN WINDER To wind the bobbins. An embroidery machine requires bobbin thread, which is a slightly finer thread.

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