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More Fabric Savvy (eBook)

More Fabric Savvy (eBook)
by Sandra Betzina
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Wouldn't it be great to have an expert with you as you roam the aisles of your fabric store in search of the perfect fabric? Sandra Betzina does just that in More Fabric Savvy.

America's 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
About the author
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 'Today's 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.
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Wouldn't it be great to have an expert with you as you roam the aisles of your fabric store in search of the perfect fabric? Sandra Betzina does just that in More Fabric Savvy.

America's 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
About the author
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 'Today's 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.
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SKU THR63077777
Table Of Contents Introduction

Alpaca
Batik
Batiste and Voile
Batting
Beaded
Boiled Wool
Brocade
Burnout
Camel Hair
Canvas
Cashmere
Charmeuse
Chenille
Chiffon
China Silk
Corduroy
Crepe de Chine
Crinkle
Damask
Denim
Dupion
Embroidered
Eyelash
Eyelet
Faux Fur
Faux Leather
Faux Suede
Felt
Flannel
Fleece
Gabardine
Georgette
Glitter
Guatemalan Cotton
Handwovens
Hempcloth
Jersey
Knits, Double
Knits, Lycra
Knits, Sweater
Lace
Lam and Lurex
Leather
Linen
Loose Weaves
Matte Rayon Jersey
Microfiber
Mohair
Moleskin
Ottoman
Piqu
Polyester Silky
Prepleated Fabrics
Puckered Fabrics
Quilted Fabrics
Rayon Viscose
Ripstop
Sandwashed Silk
Satin
Sequins
Shearling
Shirting
Silk Gazar
Silk Noil
Silk Organza
Silk Sandwashed
Silk Shantung
Silk Thai
Silk Tussah
Silk Tweed
Slinky Knit
Stretch Leather
Stretch Wovens
Suede
Sueded Rayon
Sunbrella
Sweatshirting
Taffeta
Tencel
Terrycloth
Tulle & Net
Upholstery
Velour
Velvet
Velveteen
Vinyl
Viyella
Water & Wind Resistant
Waterproof Breathables
Waterproof Non-Breathables
Wetsuit
Windbloc
Wool Boucl
Wool Challis
Wool Crepe
Wool Double Cloth
Wool Gauze
Wool Jersey
Wool Melton
Woolens and Worsteds

Visual Glossary

Determining Fabric Content

Linings

Stain Removal Guide

Glossary

Sources

Index

Intro 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.
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Author Sandra Betzina
ISBN 978-1-60085-440-8
Publication Year 2004
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