By Alison Smith

This can be the one stitching booklet you’ll ever desire. each software and each approach you require for making your home furniture or garments is heavily and sharply photographed, rigorously annotated, and obviously defined. The instruments part starts off with the fundamental toolkit, commencing up into every little thing you could want – all sorts of slicing device and computing device foot is proven. This part additionally contains info on styles – the way to degree, how you can use, and the way to regulate them. Gallery spreads seem through the significant innovations part and show off darts, zips, pleats and so on, in addition to displaying key stitches. Plus, you could deliver your got and subtle abilities to fruition as you're making a few of the 25 domestic decor and garments initiatives in the back of the booklet. With the stitching e-book in your shelf, you’ve obtained each stitching query lined.

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Used in the past for underwear. Cutting out: use a nap layout Seams: plain, neatened with serger or zigzag stitch or Hong Kong finish 41 Needle: machine size 14; sharps for hand sewing Pressing: steam iron on a wool setting with a pressing cloth; use a seam roll as the fabric is prone to marking Use for: coats, jackets, skirts, men’s wear Thread: polyester all-purpose thread GABARDINE A hard-wearing suiting fabric with a distinctive weave. Gabardine often has a sheen and is prone to shine. It can be difficult to handle as it is springy and frays badly.

Cutting out pp76–83 Machine stitches and seams pp92–103 »» 54 TOOLS Interfacings An interfacing is a piece of fabric that is attached to the main fabric to give it support or structure. An interfacing fabric may be woven, knitted, or non-woven. It may also be fusible or non-fusible. A fusible interfacing (also called iron-on) can be bonded to the fabric by applying heat, whereas a non-fusible interfacing needs to be sewn to the fabric with a basting stitch. Always cut interfacings on the same grain as the fabric, regardless of its construction.

PRESSING MAT A heat-resistant mat for pressing small items. PRESSING AIDS TAILOR’S HAM A ham-shaped pressing cushion that is used to press darts and the shape into curves of collars and shoulders, and in making tailored garments. CLAPPER A wooden aid that pounds creases into a heavy fabric after steaming. The top section is used to help press collar seams and points. 29 SEAM ROLL This tubular pressing aid is used to press seams open on fabrics that mark, as the iron only touches the seam on top of the roll.

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