Sewing is the perfect hobby - it is relaxing, creative and extremely useful! But sewing machines can seem complicated. This book has everything you need to know to choose, use and look after your sewing machine with confidence. The first chapters will help you choose a machine, explaining which features to look out for. Once you've got your machine home, the step-by-step instructions will help you get to grips with everything. Learn how to set up your machine and its basic functions including: winding a bobbin, threading up and adjusting tension and stitch size. With plenty of information on basic dressmaking techniques, you will soon be tackling seams and hems, zips and buttonholes, gathers and pleats, binding and trimming. Feeling creative? Try out some decorative techniques - with machine embroidery, appliqué, patchwork and quilting. And if you get stuck, there is an invaluable trouble shooting section along with a jargon busting glossary. So whether you want to use your sewing machine to carry out simple repairs, customize and alter your vintage finds, create a whole new wardrobe from scratch, or make a stylish curtains and cushions for your home, be sure to have this manual by your side at all times!
Stylish and practical techniques that make sewing simple.
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.
Includes Part 1, Number 1: Books and Pamphlets, Including Serials and Contributions to Periodicals (January - June)
As a sewing machine repair person for over twenty five years, I've seen almost every problem that can happen with your home sewing machine. I've seen people so frustrated with their new found treadle sewing machine that they were ready to set it aside for looks only, just because they couldn't figure out how to use or operate it. Normally the old treadles no longer have instruction books with them, therefore it's up to the owner to try to figure things out. Even a basic thing like putting on a new belt is an impossible task when you don't know where to begin and what steps to take to get it in the right position and secured properly. If you stop and think about it, the treadle machine is the machine all sewing machines of today were modeled after. The electric motor was added to take the place of the foot power of the treadle machines. The shuttle was changed from the bullet style to the present style of a small round flat shuttle directly under the feed dog and needle bar. I've had many requests to try to locate an instruction manual for treadle sewing machines, to no avail. After years of request after request for information on treadle sewing machines, I was finally talked into writing a book of general instruction for the treadle machine. Keep in mind that there are many different styles, brands and manufacturers of treadle sewing machines, and some are made in other countries. With that in mind, I could not include each of them specifically and cover the small differences they each may have, therefore this book is written in a "generic" style so that the information could be applied to any treadle machine.
Guides the novice or experienced sewer through the maze of decisions that must be made when buying a sewing machine, explains timesaving and decorative techniques, and supplies helpful information on the proper choice of needles and thread, machine accessories and maintenance, and fabric repairs
Sewing is no longer the preserve of grandmothers and aunties. The popularity of vintage clothing and brands such as Cath Kidston have led to a revival of 'make do and mend', and people of all ages are getting creative. This title starts with the basic kit and techniques before introducing fastenings, embellishments, clothing and home furnishings.
Presents over one hundred lessons in machine embroidery techniques, ranging from cording and openwork to lace and beadwork, using a straight-stitch machine
Singer Sewing Book
Author: Mary Picken
Publisher: Thomspon Press
This early work is fascinating read for sewing enthusiasts and contains much information that is useful and practical today. Its 240 pages are extensively illustrated with diagrams and photographs and 18 full page plates, forming a complete how-to guide to sewing. Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.
Author: United Church Board for Homeland Ministries
This title provides everything sewing machine users need to know, from the types and formats of embroidery design available, how to get them off the internet and into their machine, how to stabilise fabric, which threads and needles to use, and how to use these designs creatively for beautiful results.