SPECIALS & GIFT CERTIFICATES

SPECIALS & GIFT CERTIFICATES

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  • My First Sewing Book, Hand Sewing, provides a fun sewing experience for children as young as 5 years. Read the book aloud (it’s written in rhyme!), then help children follow directions as they sew and stuff one of many shapes from the book. The book comes as part of a kit, which includes: ▪ Two sets of precut shapes from quality felt ▪ 3 yards each of four colors of crochet thread–enough to create two projects. ▪ 43 patterns for additional projects. Using the Yes, I Can Sew DVD, children can make their own collection of hand-stuffed animals by watching narrated, step-by-step instructions plus video of children sewing. 44 printable pattern PDFs included! This book kit  and DVD are part of the Winky Cherry System of Sewing
  • Up to 60% off returned books from our distributor (books have been in and out of stores).  Their condition is very good to like new.  Maybe a little scuffing.
  • Two DVDs and Two Patterns

    Palmer/Pletsch makes it easier than ever for people to learn fashion sewing. For over 15 years we’ve offered a workshop curriculum for teachers of beginning sewing, and now we’ve modified this exceptional program into a DVD home-study course for beginners who want to teach themselves how to sew. Learning to sew has never been easier. And if you have friends or family who don’t yet know how to sew, this is the program to give them! INCLUDES TWO DVDS AND TWO PATTERNS ($79.90 if purchased separately)
  • It is the inside of clothing that counts when body or stability is needed in a garment. Our line of high-quality, wide (60″ plus) weft fusible interfacing is the best for fashion sewing because it was specifically developed – by sewers – for sewers! Try it and you will see the difference in your finished sewing projects. With these three weights of interfacing plus Perfect Waistband Non-Roll Interfacing in your sewing room, you'll be ready to sew nearly any garment. When you're ready for tailored projects check out our PerfectFuse Tailorultra.  PerfectFuse comes in black and white. Perfect Waistbands is white.  
  • Pants for Real People Spiral-Bound Book PLUS Pant Fitting Techniques DVD

    Forget the fitting shell! Toss the tape measure after taking just one measurement! Now, with just the hip measurement and the help of Pants for REAL People, by Pati Palmer and Marta Alto, women of all sizes, shapes, and ages can try on the tissue-paper pattern to see how to fit the pants they sew. Tissue-fitting, a technique devised and perfected by Palmer/Pletsch over three decades of hands-on teaching, has never before appeared in print for pants. 192 pages. In the DVD Pati Palmer teaches you how to tissue-fit a fitted and trouser-style pant. She covers how to buy the right size pattern, get the tissue ready and fine-tune the pattern before cutting. She addresses accuracy, common alterations, fabric pin-fitting, and waistband fitting. Companion to the book Pants for Real People. and the DVD Pants for Real People—Sewing Techniques

    1 HOUR 20 MINUTES

  • TWO-BOOK COMBO SALE: Couture: The Art of Fine Sewing Théâtre de la Mode: Fashion Dolls — The Survival of Haute Couture

    Save $39.95 when you order these two books on the the history and techniques of couture — a 67% savings!

    Couture is an attitude. It's a way of thinking about sewing. In this book by Roberta Carr couture is available to everyone with an interest in quality, style and individuality. Théâtre de la Mode tells the story of how miniature mannequins rescued Haute Couture. Liberation in the fall of 1944 after four years of foreign Occupation found Paris surviving on minimal resources. Hoping to make a statement to the world that Paris was still the center of fashion, couturiers, jewelers, milliners, hairdressers, and theatre designers joined together to present the Théâtre de la Mode. These two books together offer a wealth of fashion history and couture techniques. This special $19.95 price is good through May 11th, 2017. Regular price $59.90.

    Professional custom couture seamstress Marla Kazell, who was our technical advisor on the Couture book says "Roberta taught me that in a couture garment, the details are important—not just in the finished appearance, but in every choice and decision made along the way. That's what makes each garment one of a kind. The lessons and techniques I learned from Bobbie play a part in every garment I sew and every class I teach."

  • A Special Combo of Serging Books and DVDs: Sewing With Sergers Handbook, Creative Serging for the Home and Other Quick Decorating Ideas, and Serger Basics and Creative Serging DVDs

    Sewing With Sergers is the complete handbook for overlock serging. This book was one of the first guides to the "new" serger sewing back in the mid 1980s. It's been updated over the years, and this step-by-step guide has guided hundreds of thousands of sewists. In Creative Serging for the Home and Other Quick Decorating Ideas discover hundreds of decorating ideas. Inviting, personalized rooms range from rustic and country to contemporary and elegant, with inspiring photos and easy-to-follow illustrated how-tos for window and wall coverings, table toppers, furniture and bed covers, pillows, napkins and accessories. Easy no-sew techniques combined with serger finishes, decorative threads and simple sewing. Turn to the Serger Basics DVD to master serger basics. This two hour video is based on our book Sewing With Sergers. You’ll learn how a serger works, tensions, stitch types and uses, threading tips, and techniques like turning corners, gathering, rolled edges and flatlocking, plus easy details including collars, cuffs, hems and binding. In our Creative Serging DVD Marta Alto and Pati Palmer will show you how to maximize your serger and have FUN using it. In this two-hour video see close-ups of all the tips that make decorative threads work on YOUR serger. And you will see a fashion show of creative clothes.  
  • Painless Sewing  book PLUS Sewing Good to Great: It's In the Details DVD

    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. In the DVD you'll see the most difficult sewing details demystified. Marta Alto knows first-hand where people have difficulties. The techniques she demonstrates in this 2-hour video will improve any sewists skills in making beautiful finished garments.
  • Looking Good...Every Day book PLUS Looking Good, Live! DVD

    The message in Looking Good..Every Day is that any woman can look and feel lovely, regardless of her age, bank balance, or pant size. This book defines a simple yet sophisticated standard for women to determine exactly which clothes and accessories will showcase their unique beauty. The DVD features author and wardrobe consultant Nancy Nix-Rice and is based on Looking Good…Every Day. Learn how to look like a million NOW—not after you lose 20 pounds, win the lottery, or build a bigger closet.
  • Hand Mending Made Easy Book PLUS Gold-plated Italian Embroidery Scissors

    For the non-sewing friend or family member who would appreciate knowing at least something about mending, turn to Hand Mending Made Easy. Nan Ides covers basics from threading a needle to sewing on buttons, repairing seams, fixing hems, pressing pants, and more. Along with our 24-karat-gold-plated Italian embroidery scissors with the lions-tail detail, this makes a great gift. Both items are regularly $14.95, so our $9.95 price is like saving $5 on the book and getting the scissors for free!
  • Marta's Embroidery Essentials: Learn Machine Embroidery DVD Perfect Sew Wash-Away Fabric Stabliizer 24k gold-plated Italian Embroidery Scissors

    Are you thinking of buying an embroidery machine? Do you own one, but rarely use it? Did you buy an embroidery machine,  but haven’t taken the embroidery unit out of the box? Let Marta explain seven things that will simplify machine embroidery. Then use our Italian embroidery scissors and PerfectSew wash-away fabric stabilizer on your own embroidery projects. Take advantage of this special $35.00 combo pricing (a $52 value)
  • Palmer/Pletsch Gift Certificates are the perfect gift for any sewist in your life! Choose one of the dollar amounts below or call 1-800-728-3784 for any other amount.