Presents over five hundred sewing hints from viewers of the "Sewing with Nancy" television series; covering organization, notions, sewing techniques, embellishments, specialized sewing, fitting and pressing, and layout and marking
Organizing -- Cleaning and mending -- Fabric and pattern storage -- Storing notions -- Putting tools away -- Notions -- Thread -- Interfacing and stabilizers -- Buttons -- Elastic -- Zippers and other closures -- Needles and pins -- Other notions -- Getting started -- Special fabrics -- Fitting -- Pressing -- Basic sewing techniques -- Seams -- Gathers, pleats, and seams -- Hems -- Inside details -- Collars, cuffs, and sleeves -- Pockets -- Waistbands -- Embellishments -- Appliqué -- Decorative stitching -- Edging -- Heirloom sewing -- Specialized sewing -- Clothing -- Personal accessories and gifts -- Home decor -- Quilting
January 29, 2020 Subject:
Best have a lot of free time before reading!
To be frank I never really enjoyed or thought the "Sewing with Nancy" programs were any good. The quilted bags, out of style grandma clothes were not my cup of tea. But- You best have a lot of free time before cracking this book open, or else you'll lose an entire day or so until you're finished reading it all. All it is is one big book of "Tips" & a lot of illustrations to help you picture how to use them- they're tips sent in from viewers. All of the tips are awesome! A lot of "tips" collections you see are full of junk tips you've heard a thousand times, or simply not workable in the real world- but these tips are just great. I learned a "ouija knot" that hatmakers use, that's a new one to me. Also, place / sew your heat bond interfacing on the RIGHT side of an applique, cut slit in the interfacing- then pull your applique THRU the slit in the interfacing - Voila all your edging stitches etc are neatly inside.
There are SO many really useful (and new, to me) tips here, in fact most I have never heard of before (novel way to find grainline - make pleats in the fabric, on both directions- the "wrong" grain line pleats will appear stiff, awkward- but the true grainline the pleats hang naturally) This book(let?) is like a "bathroom reader" if you pardon the expression. I am a bit peeved, as it's so interesting it has eaten up a good portion of my day because I can't tear myself away from reading it!