Coverart for item
The Resource The complete idiot's guide to sewing, by Missy Shepler and Rebecca Kemp Brent

The complete idiot's guide to sewing, by Missy Shepler and Rebecca Kemp Brent

Label
The complete idiot's guide to sewing
Title
The complete idiot's guide to sewing
Statement of responsibility
by Missy Shepler and Rebecca Kemp Brent
Title variation
  • Complete idiot's guide
  • Sewing
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Overview: A manual that offers seamstresses the Right Stitch. From first threading a needle to the final completed project, The Complete Idiot's Guide(r) to Sewing provides readers with a "learn- as-you-go" method that helps build sewing skills both by hand and by machine. Each chapter has a practice project for readers to apply their newly acquired skills to completing; Includes dozens of easy-to-understand visual aid line drawings and photographs; Features basic machine care and maintenance information
Member of
Cataloging source
BTCTA
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Shepler, Missy
Dewey number
646.2
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
TT705
LC item number
.S53 2011
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Brent, Rebecca Kemp
Series statement
Complete idiot's guide series
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Sewing
  • Machine sewing
Label
The complete idiot's guide to sewing, by Missy Shepler and Rebecca Kemp Brent
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 268) and index
Contents
Let's Start Sewing -- Hand stitching -- Hand-sewing essentials -- Needles -- Pins -- Scissors and shears -- Fabric and thread -- Threader and thimble -- Tape measure, pincushion, and emery -- Basic beginnings -- How to thread a needle -- Two ways to tie a knot -- Hiding the knot -- Basic sewing stitches -- Straight and running stitches -- Basting stitch -- Backstitch -- Blanket or buttonhole stitch -- Overcast stitch -- Blind or hemming stitch -- Slip stitch -- Whip stitch -- Project: Bare necessities needle case -- Machine Sewing -- Anatomy of a sewing machine -- Threading the machine -- Bobbin basics -- Basic presser feet -- Basic machine-sewing skills -- Changing the needle -- Changing stitch settings -- Stitching a straight line -- Tension time -- Treasury of tools and notions -- Project: Biscornu pincushion -- Machine needles and thread -- Machine needle know-how -- Anatomy of a machine needle -- Point of it -- Needle size, system, and type -- Final notes on needles -- Thread tales -- Not all threads are created equal -- What's in your thread? -- Weighty issues -- Winding ways -- Estimating project needs -- Thread tips -- Project: Create a cord -- Ready, set, sew! -- Fabric first -- Prewashed is prewarned -- Right and wrong of it -- Hip to be square -- Careful cutting -- Match, pin, sew -- Pressing matters -- Open and shut case -- Finger pressing -- Rip it! Rip it! -- Project: Handy hip bag -- Beyond basic machine stitches -- Standard machine stitches -- Straight stitch -- Zigzap/satin stitch -- Decorative machine stitches -- Advanced utility stitches -- Stretch stitch -- Overlock stitch -- Blind hem stitch -- Bar tack -- Project: Easy-peasy apron -- Great Seams -- Sewing seams -- Standard seam -- Seam allowances and guides -- Trimming seam bulk -- Seams so fine -- Flat-felled seam -- French seam -- Zigzap seam -- Project: Sweet seamed wrap -- Fun finishes -- Common seam finishes -- Ordinary cut or raw edges -- Pinked edges -- Stitched edges -- Turned edges -- Bound edges -- Edgy alternatives -- Frayed edges -- Fusible tape -- Lettuce or celery edges -- Project: Lettuce-edge t-shirt scarf -- Throw me a curve -- Curves ahead! -- Same-shape curves -- Easing into it -- Complex curves -- Turning corners -- Project: Half-circle skirt -- Sweet shapes -- Pleats, tucks, and darts -- Pleats are a kick -- Knife or side pleat -- Box pleat -- Inverted pleat -- Tucks -- Tuck variations -- Topstitched and tied tucks -- Pintucks -- Darts -- V-shape darts -- Double-ended darts -- Project: Hobo bag -- Gather together -- Gathering and ruffles -- Ruffles 101 -- Thoughts on gathering stitches -- Cord or channel gathering -- Shirr pleasure -- Radom ruffle -- Fuzzy ruffle -- Shirring -- Yo-Yos -- Project: Sweet shirred summer dress -- All about applique -- Applique essentials -- Turned-edge techniques -- Needleturn applique -- Invisible machine applique -- Raw-edge applique -- Ragged-edge applique -- Satin-finish applique -- Fuss about fusing -- Reverse applique -- Project: Trendy tank -- Textiles and trims -- Fabric fundamentals -- Cloth considerations -- Content and construction -- Weight, hand, drape, and count -- Print, plaids, and directional designs -- Specialty fabrics -- Fun and functional finishes -- Inside stories -- Buying off the bolt -- Finding fabric information -- Standard fabric widths -- Project: Pop-up storage cube -- Trim techniques -- Trim types -- Bias tape and binding -- Trim and finish with bias -- DIY bias binding -- Piping -- Applying piping -- DIY piping -- Trim techniques -- Couching -- Layering -- Project: Double-bind pillow -- Fascinating fasteners -- Simple fasteners -- Buttons -- Types of buttons -- Attaching buttons by hand -- Attaching buttons by machine -- Buttonholes -- Elastic -- Elastic types and widths -- Attaching elastic -- Drawstrings and ties -- Zippers -- Zipper parts and types -- Attaching zippers -- Project: Backpack bag -- Getting into garments -- Measuring up -- Key measurements
Control code
ocn644666992
Dimensions
26 cm.
Extent
xiii, 290 p.
Isbn
9781615640799
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2010913771
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)644666992
Label
The complete idiot's guide to sewing, by Missy Shepler and Rebecca Kemp Brent
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 268) and index
Contents
Let's Start Sewing -- Hand stitching -- Hand-sewing essentials -- Needles -- Pins -- Scissors and shears -- Fabric and thread -- Threader and thimble -- Tape measure, pincushion, and emery -- Basic beginnings -- How to thread a needle -- Two ways to tie a knot -- Hiding the knot -- Basic sewing stitches -- Straight and running stitches -- Basting stitch -- Backstitch -- Blanket or buttonhole stitch -- Overcast stitch -- Blind or hemming stitch -- Slip stitch -- Whip stitch -- Project: Bare necessities needle case -- Machine Sewing -- Anatomy of a sewing machine -- Threading the machine -- Bobbin basics -- Basic presser feet -- Basic machine-sewing skills -- Changing the needle -- Changing stitch settings -- Stitching a straight line -- Tension time -- Treasury of tools and notions -- Project: Biscornu pincushion -- Machine needles and thread -- Machine needle know-how -- Anatomy of a machine needle -- Point of it -- Needle size, system, and type -- Final notes on needles -- Thread tales -- Not all threads are created equal -- What's in your thread? -- Weighty issues -- Winding ways -- Estimating project needs -- Thread tips -- Project: Create a cord -- Ready, set, sew! -- Fabric first -- Prewashed is prewarned -- Right and wrong of it -- Hip to be square -- Careful cutting -- Match, pin, sew -- Pressing matters -- Open and shut case -- Finger pressing -- Rip it! Rip it! -- Project: Handy hip bag -- Beyond basic machine stitches -- Standard machine stitches -- Straight stitch -- Zigzap/satin stitch -- Decorative machine stitches -- Advanced utility stitches -- Stretch stitch -- Overlock stitch -- Blind hem stitch -- Bar tack -- Project: Easy-peasy apron -- Great Seams -- Sewing seams -- Standard seam -- Seam allowances and guides -- Trimming seam bulk -- Seams so fine -- Flat-felled seam -- French seam -- Zigzap seam -- Project: Sweet seamed wrap -- Fun finishes -- Common seam finishes -- Ordinary cut or raw edges -- Pinked edges -- Stitched edges -- Turned edges -- Bound edges -- Edgy alternatives -- Frayed edges -- Fusible tape -- Lettuce or celery edges -- Project: Lettuce-edge t-shirt scarf -- Throw me a curve -- Curves ahead! -- Same-shape curves -- Easing into it -- Complex curves -- Turning corners -- Project: Half-circle skirt -- Sweet shapes -- Pleats, tucks, and darts -- Pleats are a kick -- Knife or side pleat -- Box pleat -- Inverted pleat -- Tucks -- Tuck variations -- Topstitched and tied tucks -- Pintucks -- Darts -- V-shape darts -- Double-ended darts -- Project: Hobo bag -- Gather together -- Gathering and ruffles -- Ruffles 101 -- Thoughts on gathering stitches -- Cord or channel gathering -- Shirr pleasure -- Radom ruffle -- Fuzzy ruffle -- Shirring -- Yo-Yos -- Project: Sweet shirred summer dress -- All about applique -- Applique essentials -- Turned-edge techniques -- Needleturn applique -- Invisible machine applique -- Raw-edge applique -- Ragged-edge applique -- Satin-finish applique -- Fuss about fusing -- Reverse applique -- Project: Trendy tank -- Textiles and trims -- Fabric fundamentals -- Cloth considerations -- Content and construction -- Weight, hand, drape, and count -- Print, plaids, and directional designs -- Specialty fabrics -- Fun and functional finishes -- Inside stories -- Buying off the bolt -- Finding fabric information -- Standard fabric widths -- Project: Pop-up storage cube -- Trim techniques -- Trim types -- Bias tape and binding -- Trim and finish with bias -- DIY bias binding -- Piping -- Applying piping -- DIY piping -- Trim techniques -- Couching -- Layering -- Project: Double-bind pillow -- Fascinating fasteners -- Simple fasteners -- Buttons -- Types of buttons -- Attaching buttons by hand -- Attaching buttons by machine -- Buttonholes -- Elastic -- Elastic types and widths -- Attaching elastic -- Drawstrings and ties -- Zippers -- Zipper parts and types -- Attaching zippers -- Project: Backpack bag -- Getting into garments -- Measuring up -- Key measurements
Control code
ocn644666992
Dimensions
26 cm.
Extent
xiii, 290 p.
Isbn
9781615640799
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2010913771
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)644666992

Library Locations

    • CRPL-Downtown LibraryBorrow it
      450 5th Avenue SE, Cedar Rapids, IA, 52401, US
      41.976964 -91.6624043
Processing Feedback ...