The Dressmaker's Companion

The Dressmaker's Companion : A practical guide to sewing clothes

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Patternmaker and sewing expert Elizabeth Haywood offers you a comprehensive sewing reference like no other. Are you comfortable with a sewing machine? Moved beyond the sewing basics? Here's the book you'll refer to again and again for reliable, practical, easy-to-follow advice.

Among the many techniques included, you'll learn how to...

Install any type of zip

Sew a perfect dart, first time

Make a concealed front

Fit sleeves to large upper arms

Pleat perfectly

Sew a men's waistband

Cuff a pair of trousers

Make a pattern for a jacket lining (and then sew it)

Develop your sewing skills, master new techniques and discover the answer to your sewing questions. With over 3,000 detailed illustrations, step-by-step instructions, clever ideas, troubleshooting and fitting advice all arranged in 41 chapters, The Dressmaker's Companion will enable you to sew with confidence.

Winner of the 30th Benjamin Franklin Award for best craft book and silver medal winner for best large format cover.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 460 pages
  • 210 x 297 x 24mm | 1,093g
  • English
  • 2nd The Dressmaker's Companion ed.
  • 0646985477
  • 9780646985473
  • 449,210

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"If you can have only one sewing reference book, THIS IS IT! " -Australian Sewing Guild

"A lovely well written and illustrated book. Very informative, easy to comprehend even for a novice sewer. So many sewing and pattern making tips and ideas from an expert in her field. I highly recommend this book be added to any sewers library." -Lis Moritz, Catwalk fabrics

"This book includes instructions on a range of techniques you will come across once you have mastered the basics. A valuable resource." -Elizabeth May, House of Cloth
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