S.E.W. Sew Everything WorkshopSpiral bound
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- Publisher: Workman Publishing
- Format: Spiral bound | 208 pages
- Dimensions: 213mm x 234mm x 46mm | 1,089g
- Publication date: 14 August 2009
- Publication City/Country: New York
- ISBN 10: 0761139737
- ISBN 13: 9780761139737
- Illustrations note: full colour illustrations
- Sales rank: 11,456
Coming from exactly the right publisher (remember "Stitch 'n Bitch" and "Generation T"); this title introduces "S.E.W." is the beginning sewer's bible. A reinvention of the post-war sewing how-to, here is a hold-your-hand guide that marries attitude and instruction, that speaks the language of today's crafters while teaching them everything they need to know from winding a bobbin to sewing a dart to customizing a pattern. Diana Rupp, the author, comes from a long line of crafters, and parlayed her passion into a career as the founder of Make Workshop, a unique DIY school that's been written about in "Elle", "Real Simple", "Time Out", "Vogue Patterns", and more. In "S.E.W", Rupp brings the workshop home: buying the right machine; setting up a space and furnishing it with the right tools; introducing fabrics - manmade vs. natural fibres, woven's vs. knits, colour theory, buying vintage fabric on eBay; the art of laying out a pattern and cutting; and becoming one with your machine, from best posture to seam allowances, buttonholes, zippers, and the finer points of hand-sewing. Then comes the fun: 25 amazing projects, 8 with patterns included, all handled with clear, step-by-step instructions - gingham wrap skirt, gauchos, drawstring pants, silky top, downtown hobo/laptop bag, patchwork throw, dog sweater, unisex boxers, vintage apron, more.
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By Jett 01 Mar 2012
I've learned soo much from this book!!!
By Pilar Ramirez Tello 12 Jan 2010
I'm new to sewing, so I wanted a book that could help me with the basics. This one has a lot of useful info and tips, and the patterns are OK to start with. I also like the spiral bound design and the fact that it comes with pattern sheets.
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The Book A lively how to and why to sew tutorial that marries attitude and instruction while teaching everything you need to know: How to find the right machine, and become one with it Essential skills, from winding a bobbin to sewing a dart to customizing a pattern Preparing a workspace The Ten Fabric CommandmentsLaying out and cutting patternsWith step-by-step instructions and full-color photographs and illustrations throughout The Projects Cuddle-Up Cardigan Tender is the Nightie Foxy Boxers Canine Couture Coat Cape Mod Power Tie Tokyo Tie Bag Lucky Scrap Scarf Naughty Secretary Skirt Founcy Tank Top Knockout Knickers And more! The Patterns Includes ten original patterns--an $80.00 retail value--rated from One Spool (easy) to Three Spools (advanced Beginner) and designed to build skills.