- Spiral-bound: 256 pages
- Publisher: Workman Publishing Company; Pck Spi edition (Nov. 29 2007)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0761139737
- ISBN-13: 978-0761139737
- Product Dimensions: 21.3 x 5.1 x 24.1 cm
- Shipping Weight: 1.1 Kg
- Average Customer Review: 11 customer reviews
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #95,950 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Sew Everything Workshop Spiral-bound – Nov 29 2007
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From the Back Cover
The Book A lively how to and why to sew tutorial that marries attitude and instruction while teaching everything you need to know:
- How to find the right machine, and become one with it
- Essential skills, from winding a bobbin to sewing a dart to customizing a pattern
- Preparing a workspace
- The Ten Fabric Commandments
- Laying out and cutting patterns
- With step-by-step instructions and full-color photographs and illustrations throughout
- Cuddle-Up Cardigan
- Tender is the Nightie
- Foxy Boxers
- Canine Couture Coat
- Cape Mod
- Power Tie
- Tokyo Tie Bag
- Lucky Scrap Scarf
- Naughty Secretary Skirt
- Founcy Tank Top
- Knockout Knickers
- And more!
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Considering the vastness of the subject, these 240 pp in 7.5 x 9" format, spiral bound between hard covers, is a mere short story. Nevertheless Ms. Rupp has chosen her words so well that she has me feeling that I comprehend all I need to know about the craft to make any garment and drapery that does not demand a Bond Street tailor.
In her kaffee klatch conversation, Ms. Rupp begins by explaining every necessary tool, continues with the care and handling of a sewing machine, and then gets into a few dozen of the most common and practical fabrics. From projects simple enough to delight a child, she progresses step by illustrated step to teach the cuts, gathers, and stitches of garments looking tailor made. I do believe that a beginner of ordinary aptitude will be ready to tailor a jacket by the time one practises all the lessons, although I should expect that it will have to be done twice to work out all the puckers in the seams and pulls around the shoulders.
I have never read a better organized, articulate, and inspiring teacher. Moreover, she advocates that beginners form sewing clubs to make the art a social activity. Clubbing is surely the best way for students to learn and advance their interests; professional scholars call their clubs a college.
SEW is a rare and wonderful education by a rare and wonderful young teacher. She gives me the feeling that I always knew how, but did not know how I knew.
GREAT book, I cannot say enough good things about it,
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