03 January 2017

£12.99

BC Paperback Flexi-binding

210x228 mm

9781782211754

9781782211754

128 pages

Search Press

A-Z of Needlecraft

A-Z of Sewing for Smockers

by Country Bumpkin

Part of the bestselling A-Z series of specialist needlework books, this extensive how-to text focuses on garment construction for smocking enthusiasts and is the ideal companion to the AZ of Smocking.

Presented in an easy to use style, this book is overflowing with hundreds of step-by-step photographs and invaluable hints for creating beautiful heirloom garments from blouses to bridesmaids' dresses.

Book Contents

4 General information
4 Equipment
9 Fabrics
16 Fabric requirements
17 Interfacings and linings
17 Machine sewing thread
18 Patterns
20 Transferring markings
21 Techniques
22 Binding
23 Blocking and shaping
28 Gathering
30 Heirloom sewing
37 Piping
39 Pleating
42 Pressing
42 Seams
48 Understitching
48 Topstitching
49 Construction
50 Assembling the garment
60 Armholes
63 Button bands
65 Collars
74 Fasteners
83 Hems
92 Inserts
94 Interfacings
95 Linings
96 Necklines
103 Plackets
107 Sashes, belts and cummerbunds
115 Sleeves
125 Your finished garment
126 Index
 

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