• 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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Murphy’s Laws of Sewing

I have been reading again . . .

1000 Clever Sewing Shortcuts & Tips Book

1000 Clever Sewing Shortcuts & Tips Book

What can I say, I love the library!

This book is called 1,000 Clever Sewing Shortcuts & Tips; Top-Rated Favorites from Sewing Fans and Master Teachers by Deepika Prakash (ISBN-13: 978-1-58923-502-1), published by Creative Publishing International, Inc. in 2010. On page 8 I came across Murphy’s laws of sewing and I just had to share them.

  • When you are two inches away from the end of the last seam in your project, you will run out of bobbin thread.
  • You will break your last needle five minutes after the local fabric store closes.
  • Buttonholes on your practice piece will go like a dream. The first one you do on the real thing will be a mess!

I’ve had days like this. Have you?

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