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Sewing With Sergers
The Complete Handbook for Overlock Sewing— Third Editionby Gail Brown and Pati Palmer Sewing With Sergers has guided hundreds of thousands of serger owners. It is THE book to have by your serger as you venture into this whole new realm of sewing. Gail Brown and Pati Palmer hold your hand and you learn the machine... and the basics of serging.
Mother Pletsch's Painless Sewing
with Pretty Pati's Perfect Pattern Primer — Fourth Editionby Pati Palmer, Susan Pletsch This completely revised Mother Pletsch's Painless Sewing is a lighthearted book for both beginners and those who want a sewing brush up... the most uncomplicated sewing book of the century! Learn to sew FAST, with professional-looking results. And with Pretty Pati's Perfect Pattern Primer, you'll find your clothes fit better than ever before, thanks to co author Pati Palmer, who also designs for The McCall Pattern Company as The Fit Expert. From selecting fabric to cutting, fitting, shaping, and those all-important details, you'll love sewing, and you'll love the results.
Pants For Any Bodyby Pati Palmer and Susan Pletsch Yes, you can look GOOD in pants. Learn to make pants that FIT using the easy to follow step by step problem and solution illustrations in Pants for Any Body. Noted fashion sewing authorities Pati Palmer and Susan Pletsch have designed pant fit & fashion patterns for Vogue Patterns and now for The McCall Pattern Company. They have compiled years of pant fitting and sewing experience into this easy to follow book that guides you from choosing a fabric and flattering style all the way to the finishing details... as they apply to plain pants, trousers, cutlottes, jumpsuits, and jeans for the whole family.
Hand Mending Made Easy It's EASY to save money and time, quickly mend a ripped seam, easily fix a hem. Sew on a button? No problem. Five minute repairs! Author Nan L. Ides brings you this book written specifically for the non-sewer. See how easy it is to do your own mending--a skill that anyone old enough to hold a needle can learn to do. Save time and money by making simple repairs in minutes, instead of taking the garment to a tailor. Gain self-confidence by learning new skills that are simple and easy.
Sew a Beautiful Weddingby Gail Brown and Karen Dillon
This book will help you identify your image and body type as well as the gown style that will compliment it. It covers selecting, preparing and sewing with bridal fabrics and laces. It also includes many types of hem, button, and spaghetti straps and loop techniques; embellishment tips for adding pearls and beads; as well as making slips, headpieces and veils. There is a handy planning checklist and a sewing time line to make sure you finish your dress before the wedding.
Hundreds of clear line drawing guide you through the techniques.