Professional Sewing Techniques for Designers

Stitch the ruffle or flounce to the garment with the ruffle or flounce facing up (see Figure 12.17a). 4. ... HOW TO PRESS A professional finish can be achieved only when care is taken to press ruffles and flounces with the ...

Author: Julie Cole

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9781609019259

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 608

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It is impossible to have good designs without having accurate quality construction skills. Professional Sewing Techniques for Designers is an up-to-date sewing guide that teaches fashion design students the skills they will need to execute their original designs in a professional environment. Each chapter covers a particular theme, such as collars, and reflects the order of assembly of any garment. More than 1,000 detailed and annotated sketches provide visual support to the techniques covered. New to this Edition: New Chapter 5 Stitching Knits: Working with Stretch New Chapter 7 Fitting: Developing an "Eye" for Good Fit Chapter order has been reorganized to reflect the stitching order of garments

Half Yard Home

Familiarise yourself with the following stitches and, though really simple to learn, they will give your sewing project a Here are some useful tips, stitches and sewing terms before you start sewing: neat, professional finish.

Author: Debbie Shore

Publisher: Search Press Limited

ISBN: 9781781262962

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 96

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Debbie Shore has created 40 beautiful home accessories that are easy to make using half a yard of fabric or less.The projects are divided into accessories for the Living Room, Dining Room, Kitchen and Bedroom, with a special section for picnics. Clear step by step instructions and beautiful photography make it easy to create desirable projects from a tablecloth, magazine box, chair slip, napkins, napkin ring, oven mitt, apron, tea cosy, cafe curtain and jewellery roll, to a picnic place mat, bread bag and bottle bag, and more.Debbie's flair for design and eye for fresh, beautiful fabrics make these home accessories that readers will make to run up for themselves.

The Better Bag Maker

An Illustrated Handbook of Handbag Design • Techniques, Tips, and Tricks Nicole Mallalieu ... become a better bag maker—expanding your repertoire and improving your ability to achieve a professional finish on all your sewing projects.

Author: Nicole Mallalieu

Publisher: C&T Publishing Inc

ISBN: 9781607058069

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 192

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If you want to make gorgeous, quality bags with the professional edge that really makes the difference between home-made and handmade—open The Better Bag Maker by Nicole Mallalieu. In this how-to book accomplished bag maker, Nicole Mallalieu, reveals her high-end techniques, shortcuts, and secrets for professional design and finishes. The 10 featured projects teach a range of expert skills from adjusting the proportion of the pattern to constructing pockets, straps, flaps, and bases.. By the end of this book, you’ll have a closetful of polished bags—and most likely sew better than you ever imagined you could.

The Great British Sewing Bee The Techniques

Steam iron and ironing board A good iron with a steam button is essential for sewing: pressing in between each step, and getting crisp seams and darts, will give your makes a professional finish. Always test a swatch of your fabric with ...

Author: The Great British Sewing Bee

Publisher: Hardie Grant Publishing

ISBN: 9781787137721

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 160

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The BBC primetime series The Great British Sewing Bee, is back. Starting with the basics, from how to use a sewing machine and understand paper patterns, to knowing your fabrics and how to achieve that perfect finish – this is a go-to guide that you will keep referring back to. With a section that demystifies the fitting process, and with expert sewing tips on making alterations, you'll be able to choose from a variety of projects that will ease you into the world of sewing. For burgeoning sewers, this technique-focused book reveals the joys of sewing and the tools and skills required to progress. Interspersed with essential tips, from advice on finishing – tacking, hand stitching, hemming and more – to guidance on adding decorative finishes including piping, exposed zips, appliqué and more, this book is an indispensable reference that will encourage you to take the leap and start creating long-lasting projects to cherish.

Half Yard Heaven

Here are some useful tips before you start sewing: • Take your time measuring and cutting fabric. If your stitching is ... part of sewing. Your seams will sit better and you'll have a more professional finish if you iron them as you go.

Author: Debbie Shore

Publisher: Search Press Limited

ISBN: 9781781262979

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 96

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Debbie Shore has a passion for sewing, and her fresh, contemporary designs coupled with simple, easy-to-follow instructions make this book a recipe for success. All of the projects use just half a yard of fabric, making them ideal for using up scraps and oddments left over from other projects or sold off cheaply by your favourite fabric store. All you need is a sewing machine and a basic sewing kit, and in no time at all you'll be making one of the gorgeous projects in the book. There are twenty-six to choose from, including beautiful bags, aprons, a craft caddy for storing your making kit, padded coat hangers, a chicken doorstop, a handy wash bag, a notice board and numerous other gifts and accessories for you, your family and your home. The basic techniques you need to know are explained clearly at the beginning of the book, and every step-by-step project is accompanied by a fabulous photograph of the finished piece, which will not fail to delight and inspire you.

Learn Skills to Sew Like a Professional

A definitive guide for anyone who wants to sew at an advanced level. This resource explains how to get an expert finish on those difficult parts of clothes--neck, collar, sleeves, pleats, and more.more.

Author: Naoko Doumeki

Publisher: Nippan Ips

ISBN: 4865050787

Category: Sewing

Page: 128

View: 923


A definitive guide for anyone who wants to sew at an advanced level. There are a lot of books on sewing basics, but few can satisfy those who are beyond a beginner level. Learn Skills to Sew Like a Professional: Practical Tailoring Methods and Techniques explains how to get an expert finish on those difficult parts of clothes―neck, collar, sleeves, pleats and more. All of the techniques in the book are based on domestic sewing machines, so readers can follow the full-color and detailed step-by-step instructions with their own machine.

Easy Guide to Sewing Tops and T Shirts Skirts and Pants

PROFESSIONAL TIPS FOR APPLYING A WAISTBAND Whichever waistband style you choose , the techniques waistband . ... side seams and centers first . stitching , after the ends have been finished , press the Ease the remaining fabric into the ...

Author: Lynn MacIntyre

Publisher: Taunton Press

ISBN: 1600850723

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 377

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Offering expert step-by-step information--including tips and trade secrets for how to lay out, cut, and construct tops and t-shirts, skirts, and pants--this guide is designed for all skill levels.

Debbie Shore s Sewing Room Secrets Quilting

Top Tips and Techniques for Successful Sewing Debbie Shore ... If you want a uniform, professional finish to your quilt, or if you find the prospect of quilting a large project a little daunting, take your quilt to a longarm quilting ...

Author: Debbie Shore

Publisher: SearchPress+ORM

ISBN: 9781781269435

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 96

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Essential tips and ten quilting projects to build your skills and confidence—from the beloved sewing teacher and British television personality. This book is packed with hints and tips for successful quilting and will walk you through every aspect of your sewing journey. It begins with a section on Sewing Room Essentials: a peek in Debbie’s sewing room, a guide to all the tools and materials you might need, a labelled diagram of a sewing machine, and in-depth sections covering various types of wadding/batting and interfacing, fabrics, and threads. The book contains a comprehensive trouble-shooting section to reassure and guide beginner sewists when they encounter problems, along with a glossary to demystify any unfamiliar terms. The second section, Sewing Room Techniques, covers all the skills you need to know, such as pressing, chain piecing, English paper piecing, different quilting styles, and binding, and explains them step by step. The book features ten projects that build up in difficulty, incorporating the techniques you learn as you go. Start simple with a place mat and then build up your skills as you create an English paper-pieced tote, a baby quilt, and a clutch bag. This is the ideal book for the beginner sewist looking for in-depth and helpful guidance, or for the more experienced sewist looking to brush up on their skills—from the woman named “Sewing Designer of the Year” in the Immediate Media British Craft Awards.

Sewing Knits from Fit to Finish

This comprehensive reference book from expert Linda Lee includes methods for both conventional sewing machines and sergers, and it includes precise construction notes and how-to photos along the way.

Author: Linda Lee

Publisher: Quarto Publishing Group USA

ISBN: 9781631593598

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 147

View: 619


Do you ever look at the price tag on a piece of clothing and think, I could sew that myself? Well, sew do we! Sewing your own clothes is rewarding and cost-effective, plus it's an enjoyable creative skill to develop. Sewing Knits from Fit to Finish gives you the instruction you need to sew soft knit fabrics using professional techniques. This comprehensive reference book from expert Linda Lee includes methods for both conventional sewing machines and sergers, and it includes precise construction notes and how-to photos along the way. Sewing Knits from Fit to Finish eases readers into the subject by teaching how to identify the different types of knit fabrics available and helping them select the ones that best suit their sewing projects. From there, the book introduces readers to sewing patterns for knit fabrics and teaches how to tweak those patterns to fit specific measurements. After that, Sewing Knits from Fit to Finish moves step-by-step through the sewing process, including all of the following: Preparing fabric before it's cut Transferring pattern markings onto knit fabrics Organizing a garment's construction Sewing seams and selecting seam styles Utilizing stabilizers and inserting closures Sewing a hem and selecting a hem style Adding embellishments to create a more unique garment Imagine an updated wardrobe that you have total control over. Sewing Knits from Fit to Finish makes that dream a very possible reality. Not only that, the book reveals a few shortcuts and troubleshooting tips to ensure a stress-free sewing process. So jump on the sewing bandwagon! Once you learn how to sew knit-fabric pieces, you'll wonder why you ever bought them.

Knot Thread Stitch

fraMiNg tiPS A professional framer can help frame your finished piece. A shadow box with an open front can be used, or you can frame it behind glass with spacers to create depth so the fabric doesn't touch the glass.

Author: Lisa Solomon

Publisher: Quarry Books

ISBN: 9781610584142

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 144

View: 543


Knot Thread Stitch presents a modern, experimental, and creative approach to thread and embroidery projects. You'll find fun and surprising project ideas, a unique artistic approach, and uncoventional mixed-media materials such as stamps, paint, sequins, paper, and shrinky dinks. These projects are designed to be quick, fun, abstract, and creative, and many offer clever ideas for personal customization. With easy-to-follow steps and project variations, this book also includes project contributions and embroidery patterns from a long and stellar list of renowned artists and bloggers, including Lisa Congdon, Camilla Engman, Heather Smith Jones, and Amy Karol, just to name a few.