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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