Sew any fabric by Claire Shaeffer ; foreword by Nancy Zieman.

By Claire Shaeffer ; foreword by Nancy Zieman.

Many folks get the inspiration to stitch whatever sassy, maybe velvet draperies or silk sheets, yet arent definite the place to startwhat thread to take advantage of or the right kind sew size. even if a beginner sewer or a quilting professional, readers will suppose encouraged to test with materials utilizing the innovations defined during this fast reference consultant for stitching the most typical materials. an individual bold to stitch new materials, searching for clean principles, or desirous to increase outdated talents will locate this convenient, easy-to-use reference is stuffed with sensible and up to date info allowing sewers to obtain self assurance, increase new abilities, and enhance potency. thought of an fundamental software, this consultant defines the sewability of every textile; compares comparable materials; describes makes use of and layout components; and includes sidebars with particular info detailing crucial offers, computing device set-up, and stitching fundamentals. fast assessment on stitching particular materials; convenient reference excellent for college students and academics, newcomers and specialists; beneficial properties useful info meant to elevate either the standard and criteria of garment building.  Read more...

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Thread: All purpose or topstitching (polyester). Cutting: Shears, rotary cutter/mat. Marking: Chalk, clips, water erasable pens. Miscellaneous: Shim, quilting clothes pins, large paper clips, grommets, talcum or flour, tape, temporary pattern adhesive, silicone spray, water soluble stabilizer. Interfacings/Linings/Underlinings: Low temp fusibles or sew-ins. 5-3mm (8-10spi); topstitching – 3-4mm (6-8spi). Tension: Lightly balanced; light pressure. Feet: Teflon, roller, even feed, zigzag. Sewing Basics Test Garment: Depends on garment design and quality.

When sewing border prints, the vertical seams are on the crossgrain; stabilize seams at shoulders, neck, and waist to prevent stretching. Nonwoven lapped or abutted seams are flat and attractive for color blocked designs. Serge or zigzag seams together for a neat, flat finish. 8 to 2. Topstitching: Lengthen the stitch length. Edge Finishes: Understitch or topstitch to prevent facings from rolling to the outside. For a ready-to-wear look, use medium-weight Lycra-blend knits to bind edges or finish edges with ribbing.

Underlining: To maintain the shape, use partial underlining for skirt backs and knees of pants. Pressing: To set creases, saturate a brown paper grocery bag with water. Place the bag over the fabric and iron until the paper is dry. Garment Care: Dryclean to maintain the garment’s pristine appearance. A favorite for casual and dressy designs alike, double knits are comfortable to wear and easy to sew. ) 34 • Part 1 • The Fabrics Similar Fabrics: Blanket cloth, Chinella®, double cloth, duffel, frieze, loden, mackinac, wadmal.

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