Fifth Revised Edition. Hardcover with dustjacket (473 pages). Doubleday (1986) ISBN #0385131631.
Only available until now by direct mail-this classic is the ultimate source for everything you ever wanted to know about sewing, now available in bookstores for the first time.
Now more than ever, sewing in the home is easier, quicker, and often a better way to make your clothes and your home reflect your own ideas. The beginner will get detailed yet easy-to-follow instruction materials making it easy to work along with any pattern selected. In no time, beginners will be mastering all the fundamental steps in sewing, altering, or restyling a garment. The experienced sewer will welcome the short cuts and new tips and techniques that give that custom look to your sewing.
Over 85 new or redrawn illustrations cover the pertinent steps of how to understand, use, and alter your pattern to suit your figure. Special adjustments that may be needed in a number of areas-bodice, shoulder line, etc.-are explained, as well as the tailoring steps to makes pants fit correctly.
The latest information on the "new-kid-on-the-block," the serger, is included along with all you need to know on multiple-size patterns. Also included: twelve rules to achieve a good fit; an analysis of the various types of sewing machines, and how to recognize common machine problems and correct them; information on color and how to use it effectively; working with Ultrasuede; fusible interfacing, and much more. Chapters on sewing children s clothes, accessories and gifts to make, and sewing for the home contribute to making Sewing Made Easy a complete sewing library in one volume, an indispensable book for anyone who sews or is eager to learn.
All dimensions in this book are given in yards or inches along with the metric equivalents.