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Sewing For Dummies, 2nd Edition

ISBN: 978-1-118-05422-2
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408 pages
March 2011
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Introduction.

Part I: Hardware and “Softwear” for Sewing.

Chapter 1: Assembling Your Sewing Kit.

Chapter 2: Selecting Fabric, Findings, and Interfacing.

Chapter 3: Closing In on Threads and Other Closers.

Chapter 4: Working with Patterns.

Part II: Sewers! Start Your Engines!

Chapter 5: Sewing 101.

Chapter 6: Sewing Sensational Seams.

Chapter 7: Hems and A-Ha’s.

Part III: Fashion Fundamentals.

Chapter 8: Shaping Things Up.

Chapter 9: Zippers and Company.

Chapter 10: Sleeves: The Long and the Short of It.

Chapter 11: A Pocket Full of Ideas.

Chapter 12: Making the Little Black Dress.

Part IV: Sewing for the Home.

Chapter 13: Home Decor Sewing: The Cure for Decoraphobia.

Chapter 14: Quick-Change Table Toppers.

Chapter 15: Praiseworthy Pillows.

Chapter 16: Wowing Up Your Windows.

Chapter 17: Making Ho-hum Linens Luxurious.

Chapter 18: Give Your Furnishings a Face-lift with Slipcovers.

Part V: Alterations and Quick Fixes.

Chapter 19: Too Short, Long, Tight, or Loose? 12 Ways to Fix It Quick.

Chapter 20: Making Repairs on the Run.

Part VI: The Part of Tens.

Chapter 21: Ten Tips for Mixing Prints.

Chapter 22: Ten Mistakes Beginners Often Make.

Chapter 23: Ten Sewing Fundamentals to Remember.

Appendix: Sewing Resources.

Index.

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