200 Sewing Tips, Techniques & Trade Secrets

An Indispensable Compendium of Technical Know-How and Troubleshooting Tips

200 Tips, Techniques & Trade Secrets

Lorna Knight

St. Martin's Griffin

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All the insider tips and tricks for flawless sewing are here in the next book in our popular series. Perfect for all levels, this accessible reference offers concise instructions for basic and advanced sewing techniques, guidance on choosing tools and fabrics, fabric decoration ideas, how to achieve a perfect finish, plus the usual plethora of helpful hints, expert advice, and insider secrets that readers have come to expect from this best-selling series. The convenient "Try This" and "Fix It" boxes that run throughout expand your skills and fix common problems, and the mini-projects show you how to put to use the skills and techniques in the book.

Whether it's a new undertaking, expanding your sewing knowledge, or just for inspiration, 200 Sewing Tips, Techniques & Trade Secrets is your go-to, 24/7 personal sewing guru--perfect for both beginners and experienced sewers alike.

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200 SEWING TIPS, TECHNIQUES & TRADE
Tools and equipmentAs with any craft, it is so much easier to complete a task if the right tools are on hand. Whether you are cutting fabric, paper patterns, or threads, there are appropriate scissors for each case. The same applies to needles, pins, and those more obscure gadgets that speed up the process and improve the finish. Use this chapter to select the necessary tools to help with your sewing projects.Essential equipmentAs with any craft, specialist tools help in achieving a good result. While a needle is the minimum requirement, there are numerous

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Lorna Knight

LORNA KNIGHT specialized in textiles at Queen Margaret College in Edinburgh. She spent ten years teaching design and technology in middle schools in the UK before setting up a business designing and making lingerie and running workshops teaching a wide range of sewing skills from both the couture and high street fashion worlds. Lorna also writes regularly for Sewing World magazine and has contributed to many sewing books and other fashion publications. Her previous books include The Sewing Stitch Bible, The Sewing Machine Accessory Bible and The Dressmaker's Technique Bible.

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200 Sewing Tips, Techniques & Trade Secrets
An Indispensable Compendium of Technical Know-How and Troubleshooting Tips
Lorna Knight

Trade Paperback

Trade Paperback
St. Martin's Press
St. Martin's Griffin
May 2010
Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780312615772
ISBN10: 0312615779
7 1/2 x 9 3/4 inches, 160 pages, Includes over 500 full-color images throughout
$22.99
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