• Singer Perfect Plus

    Sew a Mix-and-Match Wardrobe for Plus and Petite-Plus Sizes


    Kathleen Cheetham presents 4 enclosed patterns, step-by-step construction, and fitting instruction. Readers can create a wardrobe of versatile and stylish garments--which can be adapted for office wear, casual wear, or evening wear, just by varying the colors, fabrics, and finishing details. Never have to say you have nothing to wear again!

  • The Pocket Stylist

    Behind-the-Scenes Expertise from a Fashion Pro on Creating Your Own Unique Look

    Professional fashion advice for all body shapes and sizes!

  • Pants for Real People: Fitting Techniques

    Any sewer will benefit from the fitting techniques featured in this informative DVD, a companion to Pants for Real People: Sewing Techniques . 

    Sewers will learn how to buy the right-size pattern, fine-tune it before cutting, and then tissue-fit it. 

  • Pants for Real People: Sewing Techniques

    This informative guide illustrates how to sew great pants that flatter any fit. 

    The tips and techniques within this useful reference include how to prepare and cut fabric, mark darts, sew zippers, pin-fit the fabric, press seams, and attach different styles of waistbands. 

    This DVD is a must-have to follow up the fitting DVD.

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Another Great Sewing Book

The Complete Book Of Sewing

The Complete Book Of Sewing

Reed Books Canada
The Complete Book of Sewing
A practical step-by-step guide to sewing techniques
by Chris Jeffreys
Copyright 1996 Dorling Kindersley Limited, London
ISBN: 0-433-39840-X

Yet another book I borrowed from the library and MUST have in my own collection. I need another book like a hole in the head but I’ve already ordered it.

Just to give you an idea how comprehensive this excellent book is, here is the table of contents from page 4-5:

  • Introduction
  • Tools for the Techniques
  • Patterns
  • Fabrics, Threads, and Notions
  • Basic Stitches
  • Seams
  • Interfacings and Interlinings
  • Darts, Tucks, Pleats and Gathers
  • Necklines
  • Collars
  • Waistlines
  • Sleeves and Cuffs
  • Hems
  • Edges, Fastenings
  • Pockets
  • Professional Techniques
  • Mending
  • Glossary
  • Index
  • Acknowledgments

As I’ve mentioned in other posts, I’ve got 20+ years of sewing experience under my belt. I should just about be able to WRITE a book like this.

However, I found stuff in here I’ve never seen in a sewing book before. Mending? Custom tailoring? There’s even instructions on how to make your own frog fasteners! There’s lots in here for every sewer at every experience level to learn.

This copy is hardcover, 9 x 12″ and the pages are slick and beautifully laid out. The pictures and diagrams are clear, well-labeled and modern. The only negative thing I found with this book is that it’s heavy but with over 300 pages of great information, that can be overlooked!

If you can only afford a few sewing books, make sure you include this one in your references!

**I have no affiliation to anyone who makes any money from the sales of this book. I am just a fan.

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