- Product # 070745
- Type Spiral
- ISBN 978-1-56158-662-2
- Published Date 2005
- Dimensions 6-1/2 x 10-7/8
- Pages 240
- Photos color photos
- Drawings and drawings
Americas best-selling quick guide to selecting and sewing fabrics is now completely revised and updated, with over 100 new tips, all new photography, the latest new fabrics, and entirely new and useful features, such as a guide to stain removal. Sandra has taken the fear out of selecting and sewing fabrics by providing the essential information you need to create the perfect garment or home-decoration project. This indispensable and easy-to-use reference belongs on your shelf or, better yet, in your handbag.
- Includes 19 new fabrics not included in the original Fabric Savvy for a total of 100 fabrics
- Updated Glossary and Sources to provide up to the minute fabric information
- includes a handy stain-removal chart for tackling over 50 types of stains
- two new features include a lining chart, and a "burn test" chart to determine a fabrics content
Sandra Betzina is best known as the dynamic host of HGTVs Sew Perfect and the author of Fabric Savvy, Fast Fit, Power Sewing and Sandra Betzina Sews for Your Home, all from The Taunton Press. She has recently debuted her own line of patterns for the Vogue Pattern company called "Todays Fit by Sandra Betzina." She travels all over the United States and Canada as a lecturer, teacher, and guest on television sewing shows. She lives in San Francisco.
- Table of Contents
Batiste and Voile
Crepe de Chine
Lam and Lurex
Matte Rayon Jersey
Tulle & Net
Water & Wind Resistant
Wool Double Cloth
Woolens and Worsteds
Determining Fabric Content
Stain Removal Guide
Shopping for fabric has never been more exciting, or more intimidating. Along with the old favorites, there are many more new fabrics to choose from, some of which you may have not only never tried but never even heard of. Some of these new fabrics have amazing wrinkle and stain resist properties.
Traveling across the U.S. giving sewing seminars puts me in touch with the many questions the home sewer faces when using a new fabric: What needle do I need for puckerless seams? What stitch length do I need? Is there a better presser foot for controlling unstable fabrics? What interfacing will work with this fabric? What kinds of seams will be the least visible? How can I prevent the hem from stretching?
Few sewers have the time or stamina to track down immediate answers for themselves. My first book on this subject, Fabric Savvy, was a huge success, but now I have even more information to pass along. In addition to covering subjects such as preshrinking, layout, which needle and presser foot to use, seam finishes, and pressing techniques, this new book goes beyond to include information on linings, fiber tests for mystery fabrics, groundbreaking fabric research, and stain removal. I have also included 19 new fabrics, making this an up-to-the-minute fabric resource.
More Fabric Savvy will give you everything you need for success on literally any fabric. If you dont see a fabric listed in the table of contents, check the glossary, where the fabric will be listed with a reference to a fabric that behaves similarly. New notions have entered the market, which make working on tricky fabrics easier and easier. This book will mention some indispensable ones. Anyone who sews anything will use this as their fabric bible.