Reader's Digest Complete Guide to Sewing
Reader's Digest Association, 1976 - Costume design - 528 pages
This simply-written yet extremely comprehensive guide gives clear, detailed, step-by-step instructions on everything sew-it-yourselfers need to know. Includes more than 2,000 drawings and photographs.
NECESSITIES OF SEWING 8 Tools and supplies
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align alterations applied armhole attached back seam backstitch band bar tack baste binding blanket stitches bobbin bodice bottom button buttonhole stitches Catchstitch center back center front clip color construction cord corners cover crotch cuff curve darts diagonally elastic finished folded edge foldline front and back garment fabric grain hemline hemming stitch hems inch insert inside interfacing knit lengthwise loops machine Machine-stitch mark match measure method miter neck seamline neckline needle notch pattern pieces placket plaid pleats pocket position Press seam open Press the seam pull raw edges rectangle right sides facing ruffle running stitch seam allowances selvage sewing shape shoulder side of garment side seams skirt sleeve Slipstitch Staystitch stitch length stitching lines straight stitch stretch stretch stitch tailored thread ends topstitching trousers tuck Turn twill tape underarm underlap waist waistband waistline Whipstitch width woven wrong side yarns zigzag stitch zipper