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Ultimate Sewing Bible

Author : Marie Clayton
ISBN : 9781911163299
Genre : Crafts & Hobbies
File Size : 63.39 MB
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Sewing is an extremely rewarding hobby. With so many different fabrics, embellishments and trimmings now available on the high street and online, it is easier than ever to create unique clothes and home furnishings. Now available in paperback, this best-selling title is THE essential guide to sewing. Each chapter is devoted to one key area of sewing and provides clear and concise in-depth instructions along with step-by-step instructions for basic principles and more advanced sewing techniques. Learn about materials and equipment, and choosing the right machine to work for you in chapter one, then move onto fabrics and patterns in the following chapter. Once you’re comfortable with the basic stitches, seams and techniques, learn how to make clothing, accessories and soft furnishings. With this book by your side, you will soon be able to make anything from a commercial pattern, and will also know how to alter patterns to suit your style. With a section on care and repair, you will find out how to look after and fix homemade and store-bought items. And if it can’t be fixed, learn how fabric and trimmings can be reused or upcycled into something else. This comprehensive guide offers a glossary of sewing terms, clear instructions and hundreds of illustrations and diagrams showing each stage of the sewing process. It’ll be the one resource that you will turn to time and time again.
Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Ultimate Quilting Bible

Author : Marie Clayton
ISBN : 9781911163305
Genre : Crafts & Hobbies
File Size : 58.59 MB
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Quilting is a hugely popular pastime, with many people all over the world producing beautiful quilts to be displayed as wall hangings for display, as well as to be used as bedcovers and throws. Now available in paperback, this best-selling title is THE essential guide to quilting. This book aims to cover all the basic techniques that are used in making a quilt, whatever kind you might wish to create. Learn about materials and equipment, and choosing the right sewing machine to work for you in chapter 1, then move onto fabrics and their characteristics in the following chapter. A section on colour and pattern will help you design your quilt, as you decide which of the quilt-making traditions you are most drawn to: wholecloth and strippy quilts, pieced quilts, appliquéd quilts, embellished quilts or folded quilts. With inspirational photographs of traditional and well-loved designs in each section, as well as specific techniques that apply to each quilt, you will be spoilt for choice. There is also a section on the care, cleaning and storage of quilts, as well as a glossary of quilt-making terms. This comprehensive guide also offers clear instructions and hundreds of illustrations and diagrams to show each stage of the quilting process. It’ll be the one resource that you will turn to time and time again.
Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Ultimate Papercraft Bible

Author : Marie Clayton
ISBN : 9781911163497
Genre : Crafts & Hobbies
File Size : 65.38 MB
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This volume in Collins & Brown’s bestselling Ultimate series reveals all the techniques you need to begin making beautiful projects with paper. The book covers all the basic papercraft techniques, many of which can be achieved using only paper, scissors and glue. There is also a chapter on materials as well as a useful tools section for more advanced papercrafting techniques. Once you've got the basics covered, you will be amazed at the variety of paper techniques there are to explore. Various paper treatments are covered in the sections on colouring, decorating and texturing. You will learn how to make beautiful cards for family and friends in the cardmaking chapter, and add a special personal touch to gifts by making your own envelopes, giftwrap and gift boxes. The scrapbooking chapter is packed full of ideas on ways to preserve memories of trips and events. Decorative techniques can be found in the papercutting and origami chapters, and there is a final chapter on other papercrafts which includes techniques such as papier maché, decoupage, quilling and advice on the best ways to make your own paper.
Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Ultimate Woodwork Bible

Author : Phil Davy
ISBN : 1843405741
Genre : Crafts & Hobbies
File Size : 90.30 MB
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Covers everything a woodworker needs, from selecting tools to joints and finishing, in a book the includes tips from top carpenters and step-by-step diagrams, photos and instructions.
Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Ultimate Art Bible

Author : Sarah Hoggett
ISBN : 1908449012
Genre : Art
File Size : 81.26 MB
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Introduces the equipment and materials used in drawing and painting; explains the concepts of color and tone, perspective, and color theory and composition; and demonstrates the techniques for drawing, watercolor, and oils and acrylics.
Category: Art

Ultimate Crochet Bible

Author : Jane Crowfoot
ISBN : 1843405636
Genre : Crafts & Hobbies
File Size : 24.40 MB
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A one-stop reference volume devoted to every aspect of crochet Comprehensive information for both beginners and experienced crocheters More than 400 step-by-step photographs and illustrations for techniques Ultimate Crochet Bible is a definitive reference for all aspects of crochet – from the first chain to care and maintenance of your projects. Whether you’re a beginner or a seasoned expert, the book boasts more than 400 step-by-step illustrations and diagrams to guide you through the process. With a simple format and cross-references on virtually every page, this one-stop volume makes every aspect of crochet accessible to crocheters of all ages. Other titles in the series include: Ultimate Sewing Bible (9781843404118), Ultimate Knitting Bible (9781843404507) and Ultimate Quilting Bible (9781843405023).
Category: Crafts & Hobbies

The Sewing Book

Author : Alison Smith
ISBN : 9781405340786
Genre : Crafts & Hobbies
File Size : 27.53 MB
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The ultimate sewing bible for beginners, students and seasoned stitchers wanting to perfect their skills Whether you want to make soft furnishings, clothing or just do alterations this is the book that everyone interested in sewing needs. Follow step-by-steps and master every technique you’ll ever need; from machine-stitching a buttonhole and attaching a collar, to altering patterns and building a basic sewing kit. Every hand and machine stitch and technique is clearly shown and easy to follow, guiding you through every move. Follow 25 stylish projects, for the home and to wear, which will enable you to take your sewing skills to perfection. Plus, get properly kitted out; close up photographs of hand and machine tools show you the best equipment for the job and guarantee you know exactly how to use it. Tucks, pleats, hems, darts, edges, pockets, buttonholes, zips – whatever you want to sew find out how.
Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Ultimate Beading Bible

Author :
ISBN : 1909397180
Genre : Crafts & Hobbies
File Size : 55.31 MB
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This new title in the bestselling Ultimate series reveals all the techniques you need to begin beading – all the main crafts that use beads have been brought together in one book. The first chapter takes a brief look at the different ways of working with beads and covers the tools and basic techniques you will need to get started, as well as taking a detailed look at the ready-made beads available and how they are best used. The following chapter covers making beads in several different materials; although ready-made beads are easy to find, making your own can be very easy and is the ideal way to add a unique personal touch to your work. It also includes a section on using found materials as unusual beads. The chapter on bead jewellery covers basic jewellery making techniques and then moves on to threading ideas, and how to incorporate beads with different materials and techniques to make more unusual pieces. In the wirework chapter you will learn how to use wire and beads together for more than just jewellery – this section also covers ideas for decorative items and cardmaking. Bead looming and weaving are traditional techniques for creating closely beaded work, which can be used for everything from vintage-look decorative straps to ethnic bracelets. Beads can also be worked in to knitting and crochet projects as you work; all the basic techniques for doing this are included in chapter 5, along with some unusual beaded stitches to try. The final chapter on beaded embroiderycovers the different ways to combine beads and fabric or thread, from how to add a few random beads for a little sparkle to creating luxurious beaded fabrics or heavily beaded fringing.
Category: Crafts & Hobbies

May Martin S Sewing Bible

Author : May Martin
ISBN : 0007573049
Genre : Crafts & Hobbies
File Size : 62.3 MB
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Beautifully styled and simple-to-follow, this authoritative sewing bible gives readers information on everything they need to know to get started with sewing. Providing all the essential background information on sewing, setting up your sewing space and detailed lists of all the equipment you'll need; step-by-step instructions for over 40 projects; and a wealth of general sewing tips and techniques to help you finally master overlocking, seams, fastenings, hemming and much much more, with this book May will simplify all the skills and terms you need, demystify sewing and inspire you to unpack your sewing machine and have a go. It contains over 40 beautiful projects, including crafts, accessories, womenswear, kidswear, menswear and home furnishings. With a range of difficulties for each category - from super-easy but stylish ideas to get even the most nervous sewers started to more elaborate ideas for the aspiring sewer looking for a challenge.
Category: Crafts & Hobbies

The Sewing Bible For Clothes Alterations

Author : Judith Turner
ISBN : 1742576427
Genre : Dressmaking
File Size : 36.94 MB
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The Sewing Bible is a step-by-step practical guide to help people learn some basic sewing skills to help them alter their own clothes. Starting with the most common and easiest alteration, shortening trousers, and working towards the most technically challenged, shortening the sleeves on a lined jacket, this ultimate guide will take you through the steps using over 400 illustrations to give you get a clear outline of what is required. Chapters are broken up into: * Introduction * How to use this book * What you will need * Trousers -taking up, taking in, letting out, replacing zip * Jeans - taking up, taking in, replacing zip * Dresses, Gowns and Skirts - taking up, hem lengths, types of hems, taking in * Jackets - taking up, taking in * Shirts and Tops - taking up, taking in * Types of Seams * Imperial and metric explained * Helpful hints and tips -- Judith Turner
Category: Dressmaking