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Sewing Machine Magic

Author : Steffani Lincecum
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Sewing machines are complicated machines, but with the instruction you'll find in Sewing Machine Magic, you can make even an old sewing machine work wonders. With just a little know-how and the right accessories, you can get the most out of your sewing machine and give all your sewing and quilting projects a professional look! In Sewing Machine Magic, author and sewing expert Steffani Lincecum shares 30+ years of experience on how to handle a sewing machine with greater ease and confidence, and explains how to easily find and use the right presser feetand other accessories for your machine, whether you purchased it at retail or found it at a yard sale. You'll learn the logistics of managing thread, how to achieve the proper stitch formation for every project, and how to troubleshoot a variety of common sewing problems. Learn to use more than 30 presser feet and other accessories, from the basics to more specialized tools designed to maximize efficiency, precision, and creativity. The 10 fashion and home decor projects show inventive ways to use some of the feet and accessories.

Get the Most from Your Sewing Machine

Author : Marion Elliott
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Packed with information, advice, projects and photos, Get the Most from your Sewing Machine reveals the amazing feats of creativity that your machine can achieve. Must-read features uncover the exciting potential of your sewing machine, both within and beyond your workspace Simple but ingenious projects let you unleash those possibilities right away -around the home, on your clothes, or just for fun Every project ends with extra ideas and inspiration for using the featured materials, techniques and innovative tricks - the perfect springboard for your own creations

Making the Most of Your Sewing Machine Serger Accessories

Author : JoAnn Pugh-Gannon
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A guide to getting the most from the accessories to your sewing machine and serger.

The Sewing Machine Embroiderer s Bible

Author : Elizabeth Keegan
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Describes how to get the maximum benefit from one's sewing machine's embroidery functions, explaining how to copy designs off the internet, stabilize fabric and determine which threads and needles to use for optimal results. Original.

Sewing Machine Secrets

Author : Nicole Vasbinder
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Get the most out of your sewing machine and learn tips and tricks from an expert! Sewing Machine Secrets is an indispensable resource for sewers of all levels, showing you how to choose, use, and maintain your sewing machine, master essential sewing techniques, and learn handy tips along the way. The book is divided into two sections. Section one provides an overview of each type of sewing machine, instructions on how to use it, and detailing its advantages and limitations, necessary accessories and optional accessories, parts, and maintenance. Section two uses a more technique-based approach, identifying the most versatile and commonly used presser feet and providing step-by-step techniques for all the results you can achieve using them. Sewing Machine Secrets will teach you the tried and tested tricks you need to get the most out of your machine.

The Sewing Machine Accessory Bible

Author : Wendy Gardiner
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Explains which sewing-machine accessories to use when , with the aim of saving time, creating beautiful embellishments, working with difficult-to-handle fabrics and much more. Original.

Getting the Most Out of Your Sewing Machine Stitches

Author : Gail Ingrid Brown
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Secrets for Successful Sewing

Author : Barbara Weiland
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The ultimate owner's manual for avid sewers Unleash the hidden power of the sewing machine and serger that you already own. Secrets for Successful Sewing shows you how to get the most from your machines-- regardless of their brand or age. From Battenberg lace and beading to serger heirloom techniques, shirring, and decorative zipper insertions, you'll find a vast array of unique techniques to try on your garments. Step-by-step illustrations and color photographs make the instructions perfectly clear. * Stitch elegant embellishments and unlimited decorative touches * "Fool" your machine into doing the stitches and techniques that you thought could only be done by high-end machines * Learn tricks and techniques that aren't in your owner's manuals * Turn to easy-to-use tables for guidance on specialty threads, needles, and presser feet * Find out what settings, tools, and presser feet you need before you start stitching * Design your own stitches, even if your machine can do little more than a zigzag * Create traditionally hand-stitched work like Battenberg lace, entredeux, fagoting, and lace insertion in half the time * Use your chain, cover, flatlock, overlock, and rolled-edge stitches in ways you never imagined possible

Make the Most of Your Sewing Machine

Author : Ann Ladbury
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Me and My Sewing Machine

Author : Kate Haxell
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This jargon-free, fully illustrated guide to using your sewing machine explains essential techniques and offers easy projects for getting started. Straightforward and accessible, Me and My Sewing Machine contains everything you need to know to get the most out of your sewing machine. There are no intimidating specialty techniques, painstaking procedures, or complicated methods. Instead you will find easy-to-understand, practical and decorative techniques that make sewing simple, even if you have never used a machine before. Author and professional crafter Kate Haxell shares clever tips and shortcuts, as well as advice on when you can use these speedy methods and when it really is better to do something the traditional way. Everything is illustrated with step-by-step photography and finished samples. Haxell also includes easy sewing projects that are simple without skimping on style.

Sewing Essentials Serger Techniques

Author : Pamela Leggett
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Master the magic of the serger with this detailed guidebook and DVD workshop. Both the book and DVD are filled to the brim with serger sewing techniques, and expert instructor Pamela Leggett presents all you need to know about operating your machine and using it for so much more than cleaning up raw edges. Get to know your serger inside and out. Popular instructor Pamela Leggett explains how a serger works and walks readers through the serging process. Equal parts detailed reference and DVD workshop, readers will find a wealth of serger sewing techniques that are helpful and produce amazing results: --Spool-threading secrets (this alone is worth the price!) --Adjusting tension and controlling fabric feed --How to sew basic stitches in a speedy fashion Take advantage of all the multitasking capabilities a serger can offer. Readers will find they can sew better and faster with these techniques, and will love learning how to: · use flatlock stitching to secure heavy fabrics · embellish any fabric with decorative stitching · make tiny rolled hems on lightweight material · create heirloom-quality pintucks and ruffles Do more and do it confidently. Serger Techniques answers all your serger questions, and makes using the serger less daunting and lots more fun. This DVD/ book workshop will help stitchers of every skill level build confidence and do more with the serger than they ever thought possible.

First Time Sewing with a Serger

Author : Becky Hanson
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In First Time Sewing with a Serger, sewing experts Becky Hanson and Beth Baumgartel take you by the hand and teach you everything you need to know to sew with a serger, or overlock machine—a versatile and speedy stitching tool. Start by learning how a serger works, the many styles available, and the roles of various parts and accessories. Get a detailed overview of the variety of functional and decorative stitches you can make, plus must-have threads, tools, and notions. Next, familiarize yourself with how to thread your serger, set the stitch size, and use it to start and end seams, sew curves and corners, and more. You'll use these essential skills to make the nine fun, easy garment and home decor projects--skills you'll turn to again and again to create your own professional-looking pieces!

The Sewing Machine Classroom

Author : Charlene Phillips
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Make the Most of Your Sewing Machine! Join author Charlene Phillips as you learn all about your new best friend—your sewing machine! From fabric to feet to finished product, you’ll be guided through techniques for mastering your machine and using it to perform basic to advanced stitching tasks. Whether you’ve been sewing for years or just gotten the itch, you’ll find invaluable information inside for using your sewing machine to its maximum potential. Learn how to: Troubleshoot machine problems like skipped stitches, needle breaks and tension troubles Perform basic maintenance on your machine to keep it running smoothly Choose fabrics, threads and other materials that will keep your machine running at full capacity and result in quality projects Recognize and utilize the best sewing machine feet to achieve the desired results Refine everyday tasks from installing zippers to sewing buttonholes and constructing perfect hems Create beautiful embellishments like scallops, ruches, smocking, pin tucks, cutwork, puffing and entredeux to enhance any sewn project or garment An indispensable reference book to keep next to your machine, inside you’ll find quick answers to all your sewing problems. Take control of your sewing machine and achieve wonderful results every time!

Sew Much Fun

Author : Oklahoma Embroidery Supply & Design
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A collection of designs and projects using an embroidery machine. There are 14 craft projects including a lap quilt, detail utility pail, placemats and flower-pot holders. The accompanying CD-ROM features 40 embroidery designs that can be imported into any embroidery machine.

Encyclopedia of Sewing Machine Techniques

Author : Nancy Bednar
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“This all-important sewing-room reference will not only dispel fears, but will encourage you to attempt and succeed with expert techniques as new skills are applied.”—Vogue Patterns. “Well written....The most complete book for sewing machnine techniques that I have found. It is a real pleasure....‘Must have’ book for sewers of all levels.”—Shuttle Spindle & Dyepot.

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Sewing Doesn t Have to Be a Mystery

Author : Stephnie Clark
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After teaching sewing for years Stephnie noticed all her beginning sewing students labored with the same tendencies. She found these tendencies were discouraging the desire to continue sewing. What a sad affair to crush a persons creativity: not to mention denying the pure enjoyment garnered from taking sewing classes. Therefore, she felt compelled to list the tendencies: about 30. Actually this was just the beginning of the list. After identifying the Tendency, Stephnie wrote out a description of what was happening with each tendency calling it: The Problem. The evolution continued with answers and solutions, calling them: To Clarify. Wow! Today the number is more like 90 something. Example: many times her students had trouble taking the fabric (with the finished seam) out from under the foot. Stephnie would causally place her hand in front of the sewing machine needle and ask, "Where is your take-up lever?" When the student realized the take-up lever was hiding, Stephnie's next remark was: "Turn the hand wheel like a Waterfall until the take-up lever is at its highest point. Now you can retrieve your fabric." Stephnie provided photos and drawings on the page facing each tendency. This will help you, the reader, understand the text better. The book is mostly about operating and maintaining the sewing and serging machine. However: reading patterns, a harrowing encounter; sewing over pins, not good, and wash your stash, what ever that means. Plus, a virtual plethora of sewing mysteries are unveiled as the author leads you through her tried and true techniques of sewing, cutting and general handling of fabrics, sewing machines, hand sewing (yes you need to do hand sewing), posture is embraced (it is important), etcetera. Stephnie is trained in tailoring, drapery making, costume creating, stuffed toy making, quilting, and pattern alteration through Nancy Zieman's Fitting Finesse. So much fabric: so little time. Study the book, take it with you to a sewing class and have fun!

Sew Organized for the Busy Girl

Author : Heidi Staples
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The fabric designer and author of Patchwork USA offers tips and fun sewing projects for busy crafters in this illustrated guide. It can be hard to find the time for a creative project when life gets hectic, but it doesn’t have to be impossible. Sew Organized for the Busy Girl is full of practical tips to help you fit sewing into your busy lifestyle—and put hours back on the clock! A creative mom of three, Heidi Staples will help you organize your sewing space and works-in-progress so they are ready to roll at a moment's notice. With her easy-to-implement advice, you can revive your creative life and make the most of your time. Heidi also shares 23 fun sewing projects, ranging from handcrafted quilts to home decor, children's gifts, and attractive storage cases. With an arsenal of time-savers, you'll finally finish those projects while enjoying a little "you" time at the sewing machine.

Sewing For Dummies

Author : Jan Saunders Maresh
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The most complete guide to sewing basics People are always looking for ways to cut expenses and be creative and stylish at the same time. Learning to sew is a great way to arm yourself with the skills to repair and create clothing and furnishings for yourself and your family for little to no cost. But learning how to sew and how to choose the tools and supplies to begin sewing can be confusing. Now, you can turn to this hands-on, friendly guide for the most up-to-date information, the best techniques, and fun projects for learning (or brushing up on) the art of sewing. Easy-to-follow instructions and step-by-step illustrations make it easier to learn Fresh new patterns, projects, stitches, and techniques for fashion and the home Budget-conscious tips for breathing new life into existing garments Complete with a section on common sewing mistakes and how to avoid them, Sewing For Dummies, 3rd edition gives you the confidence and know-how to sew like a pro.

The Sewing Machine Guide

Author : John Giordano
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Offers advice on choosing, cleaning, repairing, and using a sewing machine, including tips on creating a sewing room