Sewing Shop: Patterns, Books, DVDS and Notions

Sewing Shop: Patterns, Books, DVDS and Notions

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  • 5-in-1 Sliding Gauge

    A multi-functional sliding gauge for easy marking, this hem gauge is redesigned with thought. The slider locks in place at 1/8” increments.  The wide measuring edge increases accuracy. In addition to using it as a seam allowance and hem gauge, use it to space and mark buttonholes, and as a compass to draw perfect circles when a pin is inserted into a hole in the gauge.
  • Seam Ripper

    Use this handy tool for cutting thread on seams or button holes. When your existing seam ripper struggles to rip, you risk cutting the fabric. A new seam ripper is in order! This is our favorite ergonomic seam ripper. Pati suggests having a spare for when the other one starts to dull.
  • Bias Tape Maker - 18mm

    Pati loves this tool for making bias tape and for making bias or non-bias belt loops. The 18mm width makes finished ¼” belt loops. The built-in plastic insert in this Clover product controls fabric better than the ones with no insert.
  • Seams Right Multipurpose Sewing Tool

    Nancy Zieman has done it again! Use this multipurpose tool for sewing, quilting, knitting, crochet, and embroidery. Have you ever needed a tool for pivoting around a corner when topstitching at the exact same distance from the next edge? Use this tool right at your sewing machine. It also helps when pivoting at a V-neckline so the “V” is perfectly centered. It also is a way to check seam allowances, sew perfect pocket corners, and mark buttonholes using the handy slot.
  • Lite Steam-a-Seam 2 Double Stick Fusible Tape 1/2" wide

    This 1/2"-wide double stick light fusible tape bonds permanently when ironed. And it virtually disappears into lace! We discovered this product while writing Knits for Real People. The “2” means it has been improved by making both sides of the fusible web sticky. This paper-back sticky fusible web can be stuck to the edge of a hem, paper removed, turned up and stuck to the fabric, then fused. We like to lightly touch the paper with the iron for better hold so we can stick it all the way around the hem. Then remove the paper, measure and turn up the hem using the Nancy Zieman hem gauge, and stick it in place. Then fuse. 20- yard package
  • Start-to-Sew Kit

    This starter kit for sewing, with 12 different sewing accessories, is a great gift for the beginner sewist. It includes tracing paper, tracing wheel, tomato pin cushion, tape measure, needle threader, marking pencil, sewing gauge, hand sewing needles, straight pins, 7” bent-handle scissors, seam ripper, and thimble. A great value!  
  • Stay-Tape

    A 1/2"-wide sheer, straight tape that stabilizes and supports without adding bulk to all fabrics, and especially sheer, fine, and knit fabrics. Will not fray when cut. Use for necklines, shoulder seams in knits, bias edges, roll lines of lapels, and hems, including hems in sleeves 100% nylon, preshrunk, washable and dry-cleanable, colorfast. 10-yard package  
  • This is an unstructured overcoat, meaning that it doesn’t have a lining and no shaping like shoulder pads or heavy interfacing. I will give you some tips below on using some light interfacing, especially for the front facing pieces. You will want to finish the inside back seams either with a serger or bias binding which would be pretty in a contrasting color! Some design details that you don’t want to miss:
    • I made the sleeve with a raised sleeve cap so it should be set in from the tip of your shoulder a little bit, meaning that the shoulder seam is meant to be a little shorter. When you are tissue fitting don’t correct this!
    • This coat has a 3 piece sleeve because your arm doesn’t hang stick straight so why should your sleeve? It bends gently at the elbow and is shaped with darts and a curved over-arm seam. Make sure not to press it down flat. Use pressing tools to press your seams open. Then to one side to do your topstitching.
    • Topstitching is optional, but suggested~ it will keep the edges of your overcoat flat and make the seams stronger.
    • There is a slight curve on the front jacket closure, make sure to sew smoothly and slightly round and not pivot to a right angle.
    • There are side panels on the front and back, so if you need to do a FBA, you only have to do it on the front piece, not the side panel.
    • There are inseam pockets between the side panel and front!
    • The front is fully faced with self-fabric.
  • The best early fall outfit with a truly season-less pant. The pants have L- shaped front pockets, NO waistband, and the option of an exposed or fly front zipper! I love the exposed zipper with a dark denim and the red is made from this amazing red micro corduroy. If you are starting to sew early these would be great in a drapey, light weight cotton or rayon while it's still hot outside.  It also comes with this cute cropped sweater with flared sleeves that goes perfectly with the higher waist of the pant!
  • SPECIAL: Tools to Sew Fashion Knits

    With this combination of our new Knits for Real People book, the Serger Basics DVD and Perfect Pattern Paper, you'll find sewing with knits easier than ever with results you'll love. With our special $39.95 price ($44.95 for spiral bound book) for the combo you'll pay $16.90 less than the regular price of these three items!