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Simple Tailoring & Alterations: Hems - Waistbands - Seams - Sleeves - Pockets - Cuffs - Darts - Tucks - Fastenings - Necklines - Linings

Simple Tailoring & Alterations: Hems - Waistbands - Seams - Sleeves - Pockets - Cuffs - Darts - Tucks - Fastenings - Necklines - Linings

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An insider's secrets to tailoring and making alterations. Master the basics and more with Simple Tailoring & Alterations, a practical guide written by an accomplished costume maker and theatrical tailor. With over thirty years experience in the garment industry, J. Francois-Campbell knows every tailoring trick of the trade and shares them with you.

A nip and a tuck for the perfect fit.Off-the-rack clothing rarely fits well because it was not made to your specific measurements. With the step-by-step instructions - plus 250 full-color photographs and 100 helpful illustrations - you can now make alterations that will save you big bucks:

  • Save by updating outfits that no longer fit properly and spend less on new clothes.
  • Don't pay expensive tailoring fees to have clothing mended and altered.
  • Do follow these simple techniques to improve your wardrobe and line your pockets with the money you save.
  • 10 essential tailoring techniques. Jay François-Campbell guides you through must-now techniques suitable for novices and intermediate sewers that range from replacing buttons to changing a garment's shape for a better fit. Projects cover skirts, dresses, pants, jackets, shirts, coats, capes, suits, sweaters, vests and ties.

    Master new skills and get more from what's in your closet. Get your copy of Simple Tailoring & Alterations you are on your way to advancing your skills with in-depth information on equipment, fabric choices, measuring, stitching, and making pro-level alterations to men's and women's garments. Here's know-how that will help you revamp your wardrobe and adeptly handle sweeping alterations that go beyond changing a hemline.

    Simple Times

    Simple Times

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    The New York Times bestselling craft guide that inspired the hit new TV show, At Home With Amy Sedaris

    It's often been said that ugly people craft and attractive people have sex. In Simple Times, Amy Sedaris sets the record straight and delivers a book that will forever change the world of crafting. Demonstrating that crafting is one of life's more pleasurable and constructive leisure activities, Sedaris shows that anyone with a couple of hours to kill and access to pipe cleaners can join the elite society of crafters.

    You will discover how to make popular crafts such as Pompom Ringworms and Seashell Toilet Seat Covers, all while avoiding the most common crafting accidents (sawdust fires, feather asphyxia, pine cone lodged in throat). You will cook your own edible crafts, from a Crafty Candle Salad to Sugar Skulls, with many more recipes and craft ideas that will inspire you to create your very own hastily constructed obscure d'arts.

    Praise for Simple Times
    Amy Sedaris is a kookier, kitschier version of Martha Stewart...Simple Times is an ideal gift for the crafter who has crafted everything. - Associated Press

    A wildly cheeky guide. -- InStyle

    For anyone who's ever collected hats crocheted together...or simply for fans of Amy Sedaris and her idiosyncratic sense of humor. -- New York Times Book Review

    Simply Calligraphy

    Simply Calligraphy

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    Learning the simple and beautiful art of hand-lettered calligraphy is as easy as picking up pen and paper!

    Italic is the calligraphy's most popular alphabet, and this delightful manual introduces basic capital and small letters and numbers, plus all the creative flourishes you need to customize your unique script for every project and occasion.

    With quick and easy instruction from calligraphy teacher and designer Judy Detrick, Simply Calligraphy will have you whipping up elegant invitations, pleasing place cards, and personalized thank-you notes in no time.

    Includes practice exercises, advice on tools and materials, and project ideas for place cards, invitations, and more!

    Simply Sublime Gifts: High-Style, Low-Sew Projects to Make in a Snap

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    Sketchup Success for Woodworkers: Four Simple Rules to Create 3D Drawings Quickly and Accurately

    Sketchup Success for Woodworkers: Four Simple Rules to Create 3D Drawings Quickly and Accurately

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    With SketchUp Success for Woodworkers, any woodworker can download SketchUp and be drawing helpful, detailed woodworking plans like a pro in no time at all.

    An affordable, simple, and powerful 3-D design program, SketchUp can be used to create models and plans for anything a creative mind can imagine, especially simple to elaborate woodworking projects and plans. After many years of using SketchUp, David Heim, an expert woodworker and writer, has developed a simple set of rules for success that will guide you in mastering this potent program. With SketchUp Success for Woodworkers, any woodworker can download SketchUp at breakfast and be drawing detailed and useful plans by dinnertime. Easy-to-understand instructions, screen shots, and step-by-step projects make it easy to unleash the valuable benefits of SketchUp to create the models and plans that will transform your woodworking design process and elevate your woodworking output.

    Slow Knitting

    Slow Knitting

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    Like the "slow food" movement, Slow Knitting encourages knitters to step back, pare down, and celebrate the craftsmanship of their work. In five chapters centered around the tenets of slow knit­ting--sourcing carefully, making thoughtfully, thinking environmentally, experimenting fearlessly, and exploring openly--Hannah Thiessen challenges knitters of all skill levels to view their practice in a new way. Each chapter contains explorations of fiber types; profiles of well-known yarn types, makers, and yarn suppliers; and garment patterns inspired by the featured fibers. With contributions from knitting superstars Norah Gaughan, Bristol Ivy, and many others, Slow Knitting proposes an approach to knitting that is both minimalist and all-encompassing, and emphasizes what makes knitting a meditation, a passion, and a unique necessity.
    Slow Stitch: Mindful and Contemplative Textile Art

    Slow Stitch: Mindful and Contemplative Textile Art

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    Sometimes less is more--and quality is more important than quantity. That's true in textile art too, and this much-needed guide brings a meaningful, thoughtful, and sustainable approach to stitchery. See how to slow down and experience more joy in your craft by trying simple techniques based on traditional practice, reusing and reinventing materials, and limiting equipment. Richly illustrated throughout, this inspirational book will connect with those who seek a new way of working--whether it's starting a stitch journal or joining a community of like-minded artists.
    Small Stash Sewing: 24 Projects Using Designer Fat Quarters

    Small Stash Sewing: 24 Projects Using Designer Fat Quarters

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    25 projects to make the most of designer fat quarters

    Sewing with designer fat quarters is a great way to stretch your dollar without sacrificing quality. Now, Melissa Averinos, the face behind the popular Yummy Goods blog and one of the newest Free Spirit fabric designers, brings you a collection of projects dedicated specifically to making the most of your designer fat quarters.

    From belts to handbags, from children's gifts to a laundry hamper bag, and much, much more, Small Stash Sewing gives you 25 sewing projects to make unique pieces that showcase your favorite, longed-for designer fabrics.

  • Gorgeous full-color photography throughout
  • Sewing with designer fat quarters is budget-friendly and hip
  • Melissa's blog, yummygoods.com, is read by thousands of dedicated fans

    If you're a veteran sewer looking to use up your existing stash of fabrics or are new to sewing and want to experiment with designer fabrics without breaking the bank, Sewing with Fat Quarters gives you the skills and know-how to create 25 stunning pieces that give new life to your home and fashion style.

    Note: CD-ROM/DVD and other supplementary materials are not included as part of eBook file.

  • Snowflakes

    Snowflakes

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    75 creative designs perfect for scrapbooking and card-making or even fun home décor!

    Snowflakes: Creative Paper Cutouts shows you how to make your snowflakes wild and wonderful, perfect for that family get-together or holiday party. This craft book will turn anyone into a snowflake pro. It contains 75 full-sized patterns and includes instructions for folding, cutting, and decorating your snowflakes.

    Cindy Higham is the author of Snowflakes for All Seasons. She lives in Utah.

    Sock Art: Bold Graphic Knits for Your Feet

    Sock Art: Bold Graphic Knits for Your Feet

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    Socks can be far more than everyday footwear--designers Edelgard Janssen and Ute Eismann have proven it in Sock Art. Inspired by nature and the treasures of ancient cultures, they have elevated sock knitting into an art form. These fascinating designs stimulate the senses: A fresh lily of the valley pattern fills your nose with spring fragrance, fiery red lizard socks radiate the shimmering heat of the desert, harmonizing shades of azure evoke memories of the coast of Greece ... Treat your toes to these fresh, colorful, fabulous socks!
    Sock Knitting Master Class: Innovative Techniques + Patterns from Top Designers

    Sock Knitting Master Class: Innovative Techniques + Patterns from Top Designers

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    Work from the ground up with knitwear design: create your own socks!

    Sock Knitting Master Class showcases methods for designing and knitting creative socks, featuring signature elements and techniques from 16 top designers. You'll learn what makes good sock design, and then dive into knitting 18 spectacular, brand-new patterns featuring the widest variety of techniques.

    With patterns divided into two sections by top-down and toe-up construction, Sock Knitting Master Class explores such techniques as cables, twisted stitches, lace, stranded colorwork, entrelac, shadow knitting, and intarsia worked in the round. Plus, you'll discover inventive ways to start and end socks, shape heels and toes, and knit the soles.

    Sock Knitting Master Class is an all-star assembly of the most inventive, exciting designers working in socks including Cookie A, Kathryn Alexander, Nancy Bush, Cat Bordhi, Priscilla Gibson-Roberts, Anne Hanson, Melissa Morgan-Oakes, Meg Swanson, Anna Zilboorg, and many more. And you'll also learn how each yarn contributes to the overall design from Clara Parkes.

    Sock Yarn: One-Skein Wonders

    Sock Yarn: One-Skein Wonders

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    Sock yarn isn't just for socks anymore! Veteran knitter Judith Durant presents 101 original projects that can be created from just a single skein of sock yarn, including adorable baby clothes, warm hats, beautiful scarves, and even a dog sweater. A quick and creative way to use up leftovers, many of these projects knit up in less than three hours. Adapted from designs contributed by yarn shops and crafters from throughout North America, knitters of all types will delight in these fun and stylish creations.
    Socktopus

    Socktopus

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    Everything to knit really cool socks. If you love knitting socks or want to learn how, you'll love Socktopus - it's packed with inspiring designs, how-to instruction, creative patterns, and expert tips. Knitting socks has never been so easy or so much fun!

    17 patterns from a top designer. Written by the renowned designer Alice Yu of the UK, it features 17 of her amazing patterns, each sized in small, medium, and large. And no more worries about getting the right fit. Just follow her simple directions for shaping toes, turning heels, sizing a sole, and fitting for a high arch for a custom fit.

    Love yarns? You're in for a treat. Because so does Alice. She devotes a complete section to exploring the subject, acquainting you with wonderful yarns and fibers - in all their infinite variety. Another way this book gets your creative juice flowing.

    Intriguing possibilities. Socktopus will inspire you with ideas for creating your own one-of-a-kind socks so you can dive into knitting socks feet first!

    Softies Only a Mother Could Love

    Softies Only a Mother Could Love

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    Quirky and cuddly handmade toys? easy to make and even easier to love.
    This collection of softy crafts shares 21 full-color, fun, fresh, and personable projects designed by crafters from around the world, from quirky monsters and loveable rabbits, to a monkey named Mabel and an endearing creature named Plurbit. With little more than needle, thread, and scraps of fabric, readers can make their own softies. There are quick and easy sewing projects for beginners, as well as more advanced designs for those looking for a bigger challenge.
    Each unique toy includes a detailed pattern, step-by- step instructions, and tips and tricks to ensure perfect results. There's also an easy-to-read glossary that explains all of the terms and techniques readers might come across.
    Son of Stich n' Bitch: 45 Projects to Knit and Crochet for Men

    Son of Stich n' Bitch: 45 Projects to Knit and Crochet for Men

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    Debbie Stoller knows that at least half the projects women knit are intended for the men in their lives. She also knows that knitting
    for a boyfriend or husband or father is full of pitfalls. The answer Son of Stitch 'N Bitch, the hip, smart knitter's guide to knitting for men.

    A "knitting superstar" (San Francisco Chronicle) and author of the New York Times bestselling Stitch 'N Bitch: The Knitter's Handbook and other Stitch 'N Bitch books, Debbie Stoller combines fashion savvy with uncommon knitting sense. Here's how to get the right sweater measurement (because size definitely matters)--and why never to bring him along to pick out the yarn. Why "what's your favorite color" is a dangerous question--and how you can't go wrong with luxury yarns for even the most rugged of boyfriends. Best of all, here are 45 edgy, hipster patterns that are guy-vetted and approved, many designed by male master-knitters or women with men as design partners. Here's the Night & Day double-sided Brooklyn Bridge scarf. The Biker Boy sweater with a patch on the shoulder to protect against messenger bag wear and tear. Lucky Socks--think rat pack at the casino. Skull Isle Cap & Mitts. The Ernie sweater. Hangover Helpers--stuffed plush "beermeister" and "whiskey bottle" pillows. The Retropolitan Cardigan, with a geek-chic take on Mr. Rogers. Plus Man Hands (fingerless gloves), a Hackie Sack Hoodie, Pinup Girl Illusion scarf (oh, behave!), and more.

    Spoonflower Quick-sew Project Book

    Spoonflower Quick-sew Project Book

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    Stitch up a storm with more than 30 new stash-friendly projects from quilt and fabric lovers' favorite creative force: Spoonflower. Discover all that you can make with just a yard or two! Spoonflower--a design-your-own/print-on-demand fabric company known for its unique, clever, and must-have designs--presents simple step-by-step instructions that are accompanied by templates and pattern pieces. Here are dozens of brand-new projects designed to be completed in just a few hours. Get inspired and turn your favorite fabric into a lovely garland, stylish tote, children's tent, and all sorts of other accessories for home and fashion. With step-by-step tutorials and projects that span a wide spectrum of skills, this book is perfect for both new and experienced sewists. Designing fabric, wallpaper, and gift wrap used to be the stuff of dreams. Today, Spoonflower's technology allows anyone to affordably create, print, and purchase one-of-a-kind fabric or paper.

    Star Wars Even More Crochet

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    Star Wars Knitting the Galaxy

    Star Wars Knitting the Galaxy

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    Featuring 28 projects based on George Lucas's epic film saga, Star Wars: Knitting the Galaxy is the ultimate guide to creating stunning projects inspired by Luke Skywalker, Darth Vader, Rey, and a whole host of droids, ships, and aliens from a galaxy far, far away.

    Bring the power of the Force to your needles with the first official Star Wars knitting pattern book. Featuring 28 knits pictured in gorgeous full-color photography, Star Wars: Knitting the Galaxy includes patterns for toys, apparel, and home decor inspired by your favorite movie moments, characters (both human and alien), droids, ships, and more. Projects range from simple patterns like the Ewok Hood (sized for both children and adults!) to more complex projects like the Darth Vader Pullover. It even includes patterns for knitted replicas of a few iconic costume pieces, such as Luke Skywalker's cropped flight vest from Episode IV A New Hope and Rey's vest and arm warmers from Episode VIII The Last Jedi. With projects for knitters at all levels and a variety of techniques to practice--including stranded colorwork, double-knitting, and lace knitting--Star Wars: Knitting the Galaxy is the perfect book for knitting fans across the galaxy.