Learn to Sew: Right from the Start! with Connie Crawford

In Learn to Sew: Right from the Start, Connie Crawford will show you sewing techniques that are designed to build knowledge progressively and to complete projects in a logical and time efficient sequence.

Come on in and discover the delight and gratification of sewing your own clothes.

Full Contents:

  1. Introduction
  2. Prep Your Machine & Paper Guides
    • Wind Bobbin
    • Thread Machine
    • Bring up Bobbin Thread
    • Change Needle
    • Test Sew
    • Foot Control
  3. Seams
    • Plain Seam
    • Ripping a Seam
    • Basting Stitch Seam
    • Welt and Open Welt Seam
    • French Seam
    • Crimped Seam
  4. Darts
    • Straight Tapered Darts
    • Fish-Eye Darts
  5. Facings
    • Fusing the Interfacing
    • Attaching the Facings
    • Understitching
  6. Bias Bindings
    • Cutting Bias Strips
    • Single Bias Binding
    • French Bias Binding
  7. Zippers
    • Zipper Feet
    • Lap Zipper
    • Mock Fly Zipper
Garment Construction Procedures
  1. Selecting a Pattern
  2. Selecting Fabric
  3. Pattern Layout
  4. Cutting Methods
  5. Garment Sewing Process
  6. Steps 1&2 - Interfacing / Darts
  7. Step 3 - Shoulder Seams / Sides
  8. Step 4 - Collar
  9. Step 5 - Facing
  10. Step 6 - Sleeves
  11. Step 7 - Serge / Hem
  12. Step 8 - Buttons / End
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