Sewing 101 is a modern-day primer on the basic skills and techniques of sewing. This book is geared toward the absolute novice and assumes you know little or nothing about the craft. Filled with lots of step-by-step photos, useful sewing tip sidebars, and a painstakingly detailed glossary, Sewing 101 teaches you how to sew successfully. You will learn terminology used regularly in sewing, as well as all the basic skills that are the building blocks of the art. From threading the machine to sewing a straight stitch, to more complicated procedures such as installing zippers and following patterns, everything is covered. Chapters include such topics as: the sewing machine and its accessories, sewing supplies and how to use them, how to shop for, prepare, measure and cut fabric, and more. Each new technique is taught via the creation of an actual project, such as a pillow, window treatment, t-shirt, or baby blanket, thereby allowing you to learn a new skill and create an item to wear, display or use in your home. Dust off that machine and begin sewing for fun and function!'
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The Complete Photo Guide to Sewing – Revised is the one reference every sewer needs. Its 352 pages and 1100 photographs cover every aspect of fashion and décor sewing. Sections include choosing the right tools and notions, using conventional machines and sergers, fashion sewing, tailoring, and home décor projects. Included are step-by-step instructions for basic projects like pillows, tablecloths, and window treatments. Sewers from beginners to the skilled will turn to this book again and again.
A beautiful and practical step-by-step guide to creating over 100 stunning wreaths and garlands with fresh and dried flowers.
Easy step-by-step instructions. Save hundreds of dollars. Use any fabrics, even sheets. Now you can afford to decorate every room in your home. Written by a professional drapery instructor.
Supplementary Swag Patterns' Additional swag patterns which extend the range of swags in 'The Swag and Tail Design and Pattern Book' The Master Pattern Sheets contain full-size swag patterns.
While wood bowls are commonly made on a lathe, this guided resource offers 28 projects for crafting beautiful bowls with the more accessible scroll saw. Each project is organized in a progressive learning format; beginning crafters can start with the most basic starter bowl and gradually work their way toward more elaborate bowls—such as laminated swag bowls; a flared lobed bowl made with varied angles; a thin, eight-segmented bowl; and an inward curving bowl. Original patterns for other types of vessels include a vase, a ginger jar, and a candy dish. For advanced wood crafters, an appendix expands upon the earlier material and pushes wood artists to create new patterns or adapt the existing ones to create art of their very own.
You'll love these fresh and appealing banners for home decor! Banners are popular across the country and make any room or celebrations special. The swags and pennants are easy to make, and fun to decorate. Using single banner blank shapes for triangles and flags, each garland can be customized for seasonal decor, child rooms, celebrations, baby showers and birthday parties.
Everything you need to make beautiful swags and tails in one book. Over 70 swag designs to choose from, supported by make-up notes and full sized swag and tail patterns. Complete with free tracing paper to copy patterns from the Master Pattern Sheet.
Window top treatments – swags, valances, and cornices – are very popular DIY home-decor projects. Quick and easy to sew, they soften and finish off a window and often are combined with blinds, curtains, or drapes. The Complete Photo Guide to Window Top Treatments is the only book that tells how to choose the right style and construct it step by step. Color photographs show twenty top treatments in a variety of room settings, fabrics, and decorative hardware.
Each window treatment has detailed, step-by-step instructions for measuring the window, calculating yardage, cutting, sewing, and installing.