Sewing Shop: Patterns, Books, DVDS and Notions

Sewing Shop: Patterns, Books, DVDS and Notions

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  • The McCall's 7628 Dottie U Back Top and Dress is a play on a classic woven top and shift dress, fitted through the bust but slightly A-line through the waist and hips. The top has a collar band extending to the low U shaped back, exposing only the most flattering part! The optional sleeves could be beautiful if done in a sheer fabric, or this would be really beautiful in classic white shirting with some lycra. e vertical and horizontal bust darts can be used for shaping, made deeper if you want a closer fit or left out all together for a relaxed fit.
    The dress’s shaped front waist seam was inspired by a vintage lingerie slip I have and would show up beautifully in a solid color fabric. The low back and front neck is self faced. Preparing for sewing is just as important to fit as is good sewing! Make sure to interface your neckbands and facings with PerfectFuse Light, this way your back neck wont stretch out while you are sewing. You can also use stay tape stitched in the seams for extra insurance!
  • McCall's pattern 7694 Melissa's Moto jacket and vest has an exposed zipper with welt or patch size pockets and a shaped back yoke with a pleat, the jacket has a lower shaped back hem. They are both fully lined! Preparing for sewing is just as important to fit as is good sewing! Make sure to interface your neckbands and facings with PerfectFuse Medium Your back neck, lapel and front facing will have more stability and warmth.
  • Puffer Jackets are in Vogue this fall. View A is totally cool, but all of the views, quilted or un quilted have great skills that can be learned from the guide sheet such as using fold-over binding, separating zippers, lining, lined to the edge using the flip-lining technique, and quilting. Each jacket teaches many new and different skills.
    They are being called "puffer jackets” when they are quilted with a layer of batting in between two layers of fabric or between fashion fabric and a backing fabric. Most garment battings are thin and lightweight. You will find many suggestions if you search quilt battings on the internet.
    For the outside fabric use sport weight cotton, rip-stop nylon, fleece, or almost anything you love. We have seen designer vests in metallic fabrics. Or, you could do"faux puffer” and just topstitch or embroider on a single layer of fabric. Choose from the shorter or longer lengths. There are outside patch pockets for Views A, B as well as side-seam pockets for Views C, D. Double fold bias binding is a smart finish.
  • Fastastic Elastic!

    FROM PAMELA's PATTERNS Fantastic Elastic will change how you use elastic forever! Now you can master elastic with a ready-to-wear look! Fantastic Elastic is 1-1/2" wide but can be cut lengthwise to virtually any width, down to 1/4", without raveling or compromising the stretch. This elastic gives any garment you make, a smooth waistline finish! Easy to follow instructions included 4-YARD PACKAGE OF 1 1/2" WIDE ELASTIC. AVAILBLE IN BLACK AND WHITE
  • 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.  
  • 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!
  • 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


  • Color fixative for commercially dyed cotton fabrics. For best results treat fabric with Retayne before washing it for the first time or placing it into your quilts.