Sew it Up
A Modern Manual of Practical and Decorative Sewing Techniques
By (author) Ruth Singer
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Sew it Up by Ruth Singer
Book DescriptionSewing is no longer the preserve of housewives. More and more people are making or customising their own clothes, curtains or accessories but few have been taught the basic sewing skills. This book contains everything you need to know. It covers both hand and machine techniques used in crafts, dressmaking and soft furnishings, illustrated with full-colour photography and with tips, masterclasses and projects. Written by an accomplished textile designer and teacher, this is an enjoyable and easy-to-use book with a no-nonsense approach. Ruth will show you how to put in an invisible zip, make your own trimmings and how to alter clothes using pleats and gathering as well as decorative techniques such as appliques. Projects will demonstrate these skills and include clothes, cushions, toys and bags.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781856268103
(255mm x 225mm x mm)
Imprint: Kyle Cathie
Publisher: Kyle Cathie
Publish Date: 30-Oct-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Ruth Singer
Fabric Manipulation, Hardback (June 2013)
The essential guide to 150 fabric manipulation techniques including pleating, folding, gathering, smocking, quilting and applique. Ruth explains her innovative variations of these traditional techniques and offers inspirational project ideas. Features colour photography and illustrations throughout.
Sew Eco, Paperback (June 2010)» View all books by Ruth Singer
Sustainable sewing projects don't have to be scratchy hemp skirts and brown patchwork aprons - you could be making beautiful one-off pieces for yourself and your home from unique and unusual eco-friendly recycled or vintage fabrics.
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Author Biography - Ruth Singer
Ruth Singer is a textile designer-maker who creates handmade clothes and accessories using traditional sewing techniques and eco, recycled and natural fabrics. Ruth's designs incorporate pleating, applique, folding, layering and quilting to create unusual textures and sculptural effects. Ruth has exhibited her work at including the Craft's Council's 'Origin' show and at New York Design Week. Her work has also appeared in publications including the Guardian.
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