101 Essential Tips: Sewing PDF by DK Publishing

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101 Essential Tips: Sewing: Breaks Down the Subject into 101 Easy-to-Grasp Tips
By DK Publishing
101 Essential Tips: Sewing: Breaks Down the Subject into 101 Easy-to-Grasp Tips

Contents:

TOOLS, FABRICS & THREADS
1 ……………………….Tools for cutting
2 …..Tools for measuring & marking
3 ……….Pins & hand-sewing needles
4 ……………………..Tools for pressing
5 ………………………Sewing machines
6 ……………..Needles, bobbins & feet
7 ………………………….Natural fabrics
8 ………………………………..Synthetics
9 …………………………..Special fabrics
10 ……………………………………Threads

GETTING STARTED

11 ……..Two ways to thread a needle
12 …………………….Securing a thread
13 ………………..Using a backstitch to secure a thread
14 …………………………..Basting stitch
15 ……………………………….Slip stitch
16 ………………………………Hemstitch
17 …………………………..Flat fell stitch
18 …………………..Herringbone stitch
19 …………Securing machine stitches
20 …………………..Using a seam guide
21 …………………………..Top-stitching
22 ……………………….Sewing a zigzag
23 ………………Sewing stretch fabrics
24 ……………………….Seam neatening
WORKING WITH PATTERNS

25 ………How to choose a pattern size
26 …………Taking vital measurements
27 ………..Reading a pattern envelope
28 …..Dealing with multisize patterns
29 ………………………Pattern markings
30 ……………………….Seam allowances
31 …………………….Fabric grain & nap
32 …………….How to lay out a pattern
33 ………………………………Cutting out
34 …………………………….Tailor’s tacks
35 …….Tracing wheel & tracing paper
36 ……………………………Trace tacking
IRONING & PRESSING

37 ……………..Testing the temperature
38 …………………………Press as you go
39 ………………..Pressing a plain seam
40 ………………………….Pressing a dart
41 …………Pressing the cap of a sleeve
42 …………………………Pressing a hem
SEWING SEAMS, CORNERS & CURVES

43 …………………Sewing a plain seam
44 ………………Sewing a French seam
45 ………………………..Grading a seam
46 …………………….Stitching a corner
47 …………..Stitching an inner corner
48 ………………Sewing a curved seam
49 …………..Notching an inside curve
50 ………….Clipping an outside curve
BIAS STRIPS, INTERFACING & FACINGS

51 …………………….Cutting bias strips
52 …………………….Joining bias strips
53 …………………………….Interfacings
54 ……………….Applying interfacings
55 …………………….What are facings?
56 ……Neatening the edge of a facing
57 ……………….How to attach facings
SHAPING WITH DARTS & GATHERS

58 …………………………Types of darts
59 …………………Making a plain dart
60 …………………How to make a dart on thick fabric
61 ……………………Making a fish dart
62 ………………………Making gathers
63 ………………………..Fitting gathers
64 ……………….How to press gathers

DETAILS & FINISHES

65 ..How to make a basic waistband
66 …….Machine-finished waistband
67 …………Types of neckline finishes
68 ………………Making a neck facing
69 ………………………Bound neckline
70 ……………………………..Flat collars
71 …………How to make a flat collar
72 …………How to attach a flat collar
73 ……………Inserting a set-in sleeve
74 ……………….Types of sleeve finishes
75 ………………….Making a self-hem
76 ……….Making an elasticized hem
77 …………..Making a turn-back cuff
78 …………….Making a patch pocket
79 ………………….Marking a hemline
80 ……………………Turning up a hem
81 …………Hand finishing zigzagged hem edges
82 …………….Hand finishing pinked hem edges
83 ………..Finishing curved hemlines by hand
84 ………Machine stitching a doubleturn hem

FASTENINGS

85 ………Machine-made buttonholes
86 ………………Stages of a buttonhole
87 …………….Sewing on a flat button
88 ……..Sewing on a shanked button
89 ……………….Adding a hook & eye
90 ………………………….Adding snaps
91 …………….Adding a lapped zipper
92 ………….Adding a centered zipper

MAKE DO & MEND

93 ………………..Clothes mending kit
94 ……………………..Replacing elastic
95 …………Repairing a broken zipper
96 ……….Mending a split inner seam
97 ……………Adding a patch by hand
98 …………….Adding a no-sew patch
99 ………………………..Darning a hole
100 ……………How to fix a buttonhole
101 ……….Repairing beneath a button

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