Sewing Shop: Patterns, Books, DVDS and Notions

Sewing Shop: Patterns, Books, DVDS and Notions

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  • 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."


    These two books together will help you design your sewing spaces, and every room in your house.  GET THIS COMBO FOR $19.95 (Regular price of Creative Serging for the Home is $19.95. Regular price for Dream Sewing Spaces is $24.95. This is a $44.90 value!)
  • 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 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

    Get this three kit combo for $34.95 (Regular price $50.85)
  • Because of a request from a college sewing teacher, we created this shirt to give her the details she wanted to teach. It has a simple back yoke and a collar and collar band. It has simple-to-fit darted shaping and sleeve and front band variations. The long sleeve features our famous “painless placket” that Marta Alto created for our Painless Sewing book in the 1970s. It allows you to put the cuff on with the sleeve flat. Choose from a narrow-hemmed shirt tail hem or a straight hem with side slits. After tissue-fitting and cutting, you should be able to sew this shirt in three hours. (If not the first time, maybe the second time.) We’ve specialized in shirt techniques for years and you can follow speed demon Marta Alto on our Learn to Sew a Shirt or Blouse DVD.
  • This raglan sleeve knit pattern by Melissa Watson  comes with a dress, tunic and cropped top. The dress has a slightly lower shirt tail hem in the back and is fitted in the bust area, without being too body hugging in the waist and hips.  All length options; the dress, the tunic and the crop version have side slits and have the option of cap, short and long sleeve and two different neck bands. The guide sheet includes instruction for how to fit and do alterations on a raglan sleeve for smaller or larger arms. A fun tip with the dress, because it has pockets, without topstitching them down you can attach the edges together on the inside with 1" flat elastic to keep them from getting bunched up at the hips!
  • 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.  
  • Learn to Sew Level Two DVD Video, Notebook and Templates PLUS the Robe Pattern that goes with it

    Janet's series of four levels is geared toward the beginner, covering all the basics to help people start sewing on their own. Step-by-step pattern instructions go through the construction. In LEVEL TWO you'll sew samples for your notebook, plus a kimono-style robe. Learn more about this complete program HERE… DVD 1 hour 8 minutes
  • The Food Nanny Rescues Dinner

    Easy Family Meals for Every Day of the Week

    by Liz Edmunds Over 200 delicious kid- and budget-friendly recipes plus strategies for successful family dinnertimes, this 288-page book is more than a cook book. Here's a SAMPLER PDF...
  • 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!