Sewing Shop: Patterns, Books, DVDS and Notions

Sewing Shop: Patterns, Books, DVDS and Notions

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  • 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."

  • TWO BOOKS FOR THE PRICE OF ONE! 

    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
  • MY FIRST MACHINE SEWING BOOKS FOR CHILDREN KIT COMBO SPECIAL

    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