Sewing Shop: Patterns, Books, DVDS and Notions

Sewing Shop: Patterns, Books, DVDS and Notions

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  • 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 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.
  • Give the Children in Your Life the Gift of Sewing!

    The Winky Cherry System of Teaching Young Children to Sew offers children as young as five the basics of hand sewing, starting with felt birds and then moving on to dolls.  Children will be off to a great start with My First Sewing Book and My First Doll Book kits, along with our DVD Yes, I Can Sew! Get all three for $29.95 plus shipping. (A $50.85 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.
  • Workshop Gift Certificates Give the gift of a Palmer/Pletsch sewing workshop. Your favorite sewer will love the opportunity to take a sewing vacation in the company of others as passionate about sewing as he or she is, learning about fitting, sewing pants, sewing with knits, tailoring, and more. Check out the topics and dates available on our workshop page. Purchase a gift certificate for a 2-day, 4-day, or 5-day workshop and we'll include our gold Italian embroidery scissors with the certificate to make the gift even more special. NOTE: If you would prefer to purchase a gift certificate for a certain dollar amount instead, please call 1-800-728-3784 or order our Palmer/Pletsch gift certificate.
  • Bernice is my daughter Melissa Watson Ellis’s new mother-in-law, who lives in Sydney, Australia. When we were there in December (summer) she wore a series of the cutest sheath dresses with flats, heels, or ankle boots. The dresses were in solid or printed cotton, rayon, or poly woven, or knit fabrics. One was similar to this design but we added slits to the front and a color blocking option. The easy binding technique is one that McCall’s designers shared with me. I was going to use purchased braid, but this binding technique is actually easier and gives you more trim color options. The slightly raised waist flows nicely over a slightly thicker middle like I have. The darts can be narrowed or eliminated if you need more waist room. The trim adds a flattering vertical line. If you can’t wear this style dress, consider lengthening the top for a fun blouse.
  • Perfect Pattern Paper This multipurpose grid-printed tissue paper is the essential design and fit tool for crafters, sewers, and quilters. The sturdy, translucent quality makes it compatible with pattern tissue for alterations and tissue-fitting, and it is strong enough to sew through without tearing. Our fitting students love it and wouldn't be without it! two 84" x 48" sheets
  • This easy dress is very easy to fit because of the alteration lines printed right on the tissue and the instructions in the guide sheet. The shoulder princess is a flattering vertical line. If you are flat chested, you can stay cool in the summer by eliminating the bra for comfort and, for modesty, using the pockets shown on views A and D. View A collar, yoke, pockets, and cuffs can be cut on the bias if using a plaid. There is an optional self-fabric belt.
  • Straight or boot legged, below waist jeans have side front pockets with inside pocket, front fly zipper, back yoke, back pockets, waistline with button closure, belt carriers and narrow hem. The guidesheet includes fit tips and sewing jeans details. See Marta fit and sew jeans and follow along with her on our DVD Jeans For Real People. An expanded jeans chapter is in our latest book Pants For Real People and includes a sewing order that you'll love.
  • 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.