The Sewing Machine Accessory Bible

The Sewing Machine Accessory Bible Author Wendy Gardiner
ISBN-10 9780312676582
Year 2011-06-21
Pages 128
Language en
Publisher Macmillan
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Explains which sewing-machine accessories to use when , with the aim of saving time, creating beautiful embellishments, working with difficult-to-handle fabrics and much more. Original.

Sewing Machine Secrets

Sewing Machine Secrets Author Nicole Vasbinder
ISBN-10 1845434811
Year 2013-02-01
Pages 176
Language en
Publisher Apple
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"Knowing which machine is right for you is a great first step to learning how to sew, but knowing how to use that machine inside-out is crucial in order to get the best out of it. Sewing Machine Secrets is an indispensable resource for sewers at all levels, showing the reader how to choose, use, and maintain their sewing machine, mastering sewing techniques and learning handy tips along the way. Without being brand specific, this book discusses the functionality of each machine type (sewing, embroidery, overlock, etc) along with its attachments and accessories; explaining what you should look out for when choosing a machine, how to care for your machine, and also-most importantly-how each feature and foot can be used and manipulated to help you better your sewing skills, providing handy tricks and secrets along the way. Whether you're just starting out with your first sewing machine or have been sewing for a while and want to build on your skills, this book gives you practical advice and tips to help extend the life of your sewing machine and master techniques you didn't think you could do. The book is divided into two sections: machines and feet. Section one deals with all the aspects of sewing machines; providing an overview of each type and identifying what each machine is best suited to, what its advantages and limitations are, necessary accessories as well as optional accessories, how to maintain and replace parts, and instructions on how to use it. Section two uses a more technique based approach, identifying the most versatile and commonly used feet, then providing step-by-step techniques for all the results you can achieve with these, along with tried and tested tricks for getting the most out of the machine, including uses you may not have known about"--

The Sewing Machine Classroom

The Sewing Machine Classroom Author Charlene Phillips
ISBN-10 9781440216022
Year 2011-11-02
Pages 160
Language en
Publisher Krause Publications
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Make the Most of Your Sewing Machine! Join author Charlene Phillips as you learn all about your new best friend—your sewing machine! From fabric to feet to finished product, you’ll be guided through techniques for mastering your machine and using it to perform basic to advanced stitching tasks. Whether you’ve been sewing for years or just gotten the itch, you’ll find invaluable information inside for using your sewing machine to its maximum potential. Learn how to: Troubleshoot machine problems like skipped stitches, needle breaks and tension troubles Perform basic maintenance on your machine to keep it running smoothly Choose fabrics, threads and other materials that will keep your machine running at full capacity and result in quality projects Recognize and utilize the best sewing machine feet to achieve the desired results Refine everyday tasks from installing zippers to sewing buttonholes and constructing perfect hems Create beautiful embellishments like scallops, ruches, smocking, pin tucks, cutwork, puffing and entredeux to enhance any sewn project or garment An indispensable reference book to keep next to your machine, inside you’ll find quick answers to all your sewing problems. Take control of your sewing machine and achieve wonderful results every time!

The Sewing Machine Embroiderer s Bible

The Sewing Machine Embroiderer s Bible Author Elizabeth Keegan
ISBN-10 9781250048257
Year 2014-09-09
Pages 128
Language en
Publisher Macmillan
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Describes how to get the maximum benefit from one's sewing machine's embroidery functions, explaining how to copy designs off the internet, stabilize fabric and determine which threads and needles to use for optimal results. Original.

Encyclopedia of Sewing Machine Techniques

Encyclopedia of Sewing Machine Techniques Author Nancy Bednar
ISBN-10 1402742932
Year 2007
Pages 336
Language en
Publisher Sterling Publishing Company
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Demonstrates over seventy sewing machine techniques, including appliquâe, embroidery, hemstitching, monogramming, quilting, tucks, bias binding, buttonholes, and zippers.

Ultimate Sewing Bible

Ultimate Sewing Bible Author Marie Clayton
ISBN-10 9781911163299
Year 2008-01-21
Pages 304
Language en
Publisher Pavilion Books
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Sewing is an extremely rewarding hobby. With so many different fabrics, embellishments and trimmings now available on the high street and online, it is easier than ever to create unique clothes and home furnishings. Now available in paperback, this best-selling title is THE essential guide to sewing. Each chapter is devoted to one key area of sewing and provides clear and concise in-depth instructions along with step-by-step instructions for basic principles and more advanced sewing techniques. Learn about materials and equipment, and choosing the right machine to work for you in chapter one, then move onto fabrics and patterns in the following chapter. Once you’re comfortable with the basic stitches, seams and techniques, learn how to make clothing, accessories and soft furnishings. With this book by your side, you will soon be able to make anything from a commercial pattern, and will also know how to alter patterns to suit your style. With a section on care and repair, you will find out how to look after and fix homemade and store-bought items. And if it can’t be fixed, learn how fabric and trimmings can be reused or upcycled into something else. This comprehensive guide offers a glossary of sewing terms, clear instructions and hundreds of illustrations and diagrams showing each stage of the sewing process. It’ll be the one resource that you will turn to time and time again.

The Very Easy Guide to Using Your Sewing Machine

The Very Easy Guide to Using Your Sewing Machine Author Wendy Gardiner
ISBN-10 1844488284
Year 2014-03-01
Pages 128
Language en
Publisher Search PressLtd
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Ideal for the sewing machine novice, this handy guide shows aspiring sewers everything they need to know to get started. This user-friendly handbook to using a basic sewing machine combines the elements found in a user manual with nine great starter projects. Beginning with basic sewing machine parts and terminology and continuing into threading up and checking stitching and tension, this manual is specially designed for the sewer who aspires to use a sewing machine, but doesn’t know where to begin. Projects include a drawstring bag, a pillow with piping, a clutch bag, and an apron and decorative towel. Color photographs, a glossary of useful and important terms, and a trouble-shooting guide are included in this vital introduction to the sewing machine.

The Complete Sewing Machine Handbook

The Complete Sewing Machine Handbook Author Karen E. Kunkel
ISBN-10 0806978058
Year 1999-03-01
Pages 160
Language en
Publisher Sterling Publishing Company Incorporated
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Stop right here--for the last, best word in buying, maintaining, updating, and using your sewing machine! Get all the details you need, from what to look for in a new machine, to what accessories will help you complete a task, to all the experts' tricks of the trade. This full-service guide--spiral-bound to make it simple to use--covers every step of the process. Close-up color photographs focus on every item discussed, and show you every stitch--straight stitch, zigzag, and variations, buttonholes, decorative stitches, and more. See how to select needles and thread, and add decorative touches to whatever you sew. Bonus: a troubleshooting guide for every sewing problem you'll face. 160 pages (all in color), 8 1/2 x 10. NEW IN PAPERBACK.

The Encyclopedia of Sewing Techniques

The Encyclopedia of Sewing Techniques Author Wendy Gardiner
ISBN-10 1903975662
Year 2003
Pages 160
Language en
Publisher Search PressLtd
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Here's another great addition to the Encyclopedia of Art technique series, a favorite with crafts aficionados of all ages. This complete, step-by-step guide to hand and machine sewing combines basic know-how for the beginner with advanced techniques for the more experienced.

Serger Essentials

Serger Essentials Author Gail Patrice Yellen
ISBN-10 9781440243752
Year 2015-12-25
Pages 128
Language en
Publisher "F+W Media, Inc."
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Use your serger to its full potential! The serger is the most versatile tool a sewist can use, capable of hemming, seaming, decorative finishes and more. Too often, sergers are used for finishing edges and nothing more, simply because "it's too complicated to change the settings." Author Gail Yellen is here to demystify the serger and help you get the most out of your machine! By familiarizing yourself with the various components and how they affect the stitch, you'll tackle new stitches and techniques with a new enthusiasm. Features: Handy Operator Tips explain common handling errors and how to avoid them Accessory Foot Appendix details the different serger feet available and when to use them 5 simple projects put your new serging knowledge into practice Coverstitch overview complete with decorative and construction techniques Quick Reference Guide lets you quickly find the machine settings for popular stitches Advice on threading, tension, differential feed, and needles relevant to all models; tips for using decorative threads that result in masterful finishes, cover stitch and more--it's all here in Serger Essentials!

S E W

S E W Author Diana Rupp
ISBN-10 0761139737
Year 2007
Pages 248
Language en
Publisher Workman Publishing
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A how-to manual for sewing beginners covers how to choose and use equipment and materials, laying out fabrics and patterns, and tricks and advice for cutting and sewing.

Fun with Fat Quarters

Fun with Fat Quarters Author Wendy Gardiner
ISBN-10 1782211462
Year 2015-08-14
Pages 96
Language en
Publisher Search PressLtd
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Containing 15 fresh, fun fat-quarter projects, from doorstops and drawstring bags to tablemats, aprons and cushions, this book is ideal for sewers of all abilities. It starts with a comprehensive techniques section, guiding you through a variety of useful techniques, from inserting a zip and sewing buttonholes to creating patchwork. The techniques are fully explained and are combined with easy-to-follow step-by-step photography. The book then leads on to the projects; each contains inspiring photography, instructive hand-drawn illustrations and heaps of handy hints and tips. Each project is made from fat quarter fabric, but there is no reason why you can’t cut your own or use up some of your cherished left-over stash fabrics instead.

The Sewing Book

The Sewing Book Author Alison Smith
ISBN-10 9781405340786
Year 2009-02-02
Pages 400
Language en
Publisher Dorling Kindersley Ltd
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The ultimate sewing bible for beginners, students and seasoned stitchers wanting to perfect their skills Whether you want to make soft furnishings, clothing or just do alterations this is the book that everyone interested in sewing needs. Follow step-by-steps and master every technique you’ll ever need; from machine-stitching a buttonhole and attaching a collar, to altering patterns and building a basic sewing kit. Every hand and machine stitch and technique is clearly shown and easy to follow, guiding you through every move. Follow 25 stylish projects, for the home and to wear, which will enable you to take your sewing skills to perfection. Plus, get properly kitted out; close up photographs of hand and machine tools show you the best equipment for the job and guarantee you know exactly how to use it. Tucks, pleats, hems, darts, edges, pockets, buttonholes, zips – whatever you want to sew find out how.

American Pie

American Pie Author Peter Reinhart
ISBN-10 1607740907
Year 2010-10-27
Pages 272
Language en
Publisher Ten Speed Press
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On the subject of pizza, there is never a shortage of opinions. Allegiances run from the general (Chicago versus New York style, Neapolitan versus Roman) to the particular (Pepe's versus Sally's, Gino's East versus Pizzeria Uno), and new interpretations ever extend the pizza frontier.In AMERICAN PIE, master bread baker Peter Reinhart follows the trail from Italy to the States, capturing the stories behind the greatest artisanal pizzas of the Old World and the New. Beginning his journey in Genoa, Reinhart scours the countryside in search of the fabled focaccia col formaggio. He next heads to Rome to sample the famed seven-foot-long pizza al taglio, and then to Naples for the archetypal pizza napoletana. Back in America, the hunt resumes in the unlikely locale of Phoenix, Arizona, where Chris Bianco of Pizzeria Bianco has convinced many that his pie sets the new standard in the country. The pizza mecca of New Haven, grilled pizza in Providence, the deep-dish pies of Chicago, California-style pizza in San Francisco and Los Angeles—these are just a few of the tasty attractions on Reinhart's epic tour. Returning to the kitchen, Reinhart gives a master class on pizza-making techniques and provides more than 60 recipes for doughs, sauces and toppings, and the pizzas that bring them all together. His insatiable curiosity and gift for storytelling make AMERICAN PIE essential reading for those who aspire to make great pizza at home, as well as for anyone who enjoys the thrill of the hunt. A fascinating look into the great pizzas and pizzerias of Italy and America. Peter Reinhart's last book, THE BREAD BAKER'S APPRENTICE, was named Cookbook of the Year by both the James Beard Foundation and the International Association of Culinary Professionals. Reviews“Peter Reinhart has taken a deep look into pizza, one of the best and simplest of foods, embracing all its variety. He probes American pizza especially, but he has tasted the original in Naples and visited elsewhere in Italy to learn about variations and relatives. He tells vivid stories, and his recipes and techniques are thorough and practical. A splendid book.”—Edward Behr, editor, The Art of Eating“I doubt whether anyone else could be as passionate as Peter Reinhart about pizzas or have made such extensive and exciting journeys in pursuing them. He has collected great anecdotes and wonderfully detailed recipes in the course of his intercontinental hunt.”—Alan Davidson, author of The Oxford Companion to Food“We all know that Peter Reinhart is a great baker and teacher, but now that he's fallen in love with pizza, we can see he's also a great tour guide as he takes us to the best pizzerias in Italy and America. Secrets are divulged, expert tips provided, and stories told. Much more than a collection of recipes, this is a book that is as fun to read as it is to bake from.”—Carol Field, author of The Italian Baker From the Hardcover edition.