Sewing Shop: Patterns, Books, DVDS and Notions

Sewing Shop: Patterns, Books, DVDS and Notions

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    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!)
  • 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.  
  • 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.
  • 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)
  • 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.