Unearth over 800 sewing tricks and sneak them up your hand-sewn sleeve. Did you know you could use washable crayon, instead of messy chalk, to mark fabric? Or that there’s a better way to re-attach a button, mark a pattern, or make a quick alteration? These insider tidbits, and many more, are revealed in Threads Sew Smarter, Better, & Faster. Written by the editors, contributors, and even readers of the wildly-popular Threads magazine, this all-in-one resource is bursting at the seams with over 800 tips, tricks, techniques, shortcuts, and advice for sewing everything and anything your heart desires. (Bursting at the seams, indeed, but that’s okay because you’ll learn how to fix any seam!)
Organized in an easy-to-navigate format for both quick reference and leisurely reading, Threads Sew Smarter, Better, & Faster is the perfect reference for stitchers of all levels. From a basic lesson in how-to-thread-a-needle to sewing repairs, fitting techniques to advanced tricks from tailors and couture workshops, you’ll find the perfect method for matching a solution to nearly any problem.
You’ll learn how to:
- Hem pants evenly every time with this clever technique
- Apply sewing shortcuts specifically designed for quilters
- Stitch an intricate pattern or simply fine-tune your basic skills
- And much, much more as well as dozens of photos to look-and-learn from!
Yes, you can master the mechanics of sewing, you can maximize and maintain your workspace, you can work with patterns and templates, and you can even go green as you reduce, repurpose, and recycle. Threads Sew Smarter, Better, & Faster will give you the insider’s edge you’ve always dreamed of.
About the Author Threads is at the heart of a loyal and engaged sewing community and is the premier garment-sewing magazine in the U.S. offering high-quality sewing content to more than 800,000 brand fans and more than 255,000 unique visitors to the Threads and Craftstylish sites.
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Table Of Contents Introduction
Part 1: Materials & More
Part 2: Sew Essentials
Techniques and Methods
Part 3: Mastering the Mechanisms
Part 4: Maximizing and Maintaining Your Workspace
Part 5: Working With Patterns and Templates
Part 6: Fitting and Hems
Blouses and Shirts
Below the Waist
Part 7: Prevention and Repair
Part 8: Go Green - Reduce, Repurpose, Recycle
Revamp Your Wardrobe
Something Old = Something New
Needles and Threads
Clever Repurposing Solutions
Unconventional Sewing Aids and Tools
Part 9: Fun With _—“Flair_—ù
Part 10: Just for Quilters
Tools and Quilting Aids
Techniques and Methods
Protect and Repair
Intro No ISBN 978-1-62113-797-9 Video No Author From the Editors, Contributors, and Readers of Threads Publication Year 2014 Dimensions 8x10 Pages 336 Photo No Drawings 65 Other Formats 77686 Cover Paperback Format Paperback
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