• How to Use, Adapt, and Design Sewing Patterns: From store-bought patterns to drafting your own: a complete guide to fashion sewing with confidence

    An accomplished fashion designer shows women who make their own garments how to improve on store-bought sewing patterns by adjusting the clothing item's length and other details to reflect personal taste and create a custom fit. The book's opening chapters present an illustrated guide to the tools, equipment, and fabrics needed for making garments, while also serving as a miniature textbook to teach basic sewing techniques. Chapters that follow offer detailed instruction in adapting and altering a store-bought pattern to suit individual tastes. Alterations include adding flare, and modifying the shapes of bodices, arm holes, neck lines, sleeves, and skirts. The book's concluding chapters instruct on designing one's own patterns from scratch. Author Lee Hollahan demonstrates to her readers that once they understand how to adapt a store-bought pattern, they are well on their way to custom designing their own wardrobe. More than 500 instructive illustrations.

    • Brand: Barron's Educational Series
    • ASIN: 0764144251

  • Simplicity In K Designs Pattern 3854 Babies Dress or Jumper, Top, Pantaloons and Bolero Sizes Birth to 24 Pounds or 18 Months

    Babies Dress, Jumper, Top, Pantaloons and Bolero Simplicity sewing pattern 3854, part of Simplicity Spring 2007 collection. Pattern for 7 looks. For sizes A (XXS-XS-S-M-L).

    • Brand: Simplicity
    • ASIN: B000XOJP1I
    • UPC: 039363305125

  • Sewing School ®: 21 Sewing Projects Kids Will Love to Make

    Kids can sew too! This inspiring guide includes 21 fun sewing projects for children ages 5 and up. With easy-to-follow illustrated instructions and cut-out patterns, young crafters will quickly be sewing up colorful pillows, potholders, dolls, blankets, and more. These kid-tested projects require only minimal supervision and most can be made using simple hand stitches, so no sewing machine is required. With plenty of encouragement and helpful tips, Sewing School ® helps young sewers develop their skills while sparking a passion that will last a lifetime. 

    • Brand: Storey Books
    • ASIN: 1603425780
    • UPC: 787721858966

  • Pattern Design: Fundamentals: Construction and Pattern Drafting for Fashion Design

    Pattern Design: Fundamentals is an ideal book for beginners to the field of fashion design as well as self-guided learners. Pattern Design: Fundamentals covers the basics of pattern making, terminology and drafting concepts. This book is different than all other drafting books of its kind. This drafting book combines knowledge of drafting with sewing and construction. Please note that this book does not include "draft-by-measure." Draft-by-measure is an intermediate topic and it is best to understand how to manipulate patterns before trying to draft using personal measurements. This topic will be discussed in the Sloper book.The best way to understand how patterns are drafted is to understand how the drafts are constructed, why certain pattern markings are used and in what order a pattern should be constructed. Understanding the construction, solidifies one’s drafting knowledge, connecting the dots of two-dimensional drafting to the three-dimensional finished garment.Pattern Design was developed by designer and educator Jennifer Lynne Matthews-Fairbanks. Fairbanks years of instructing at the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising coupled with her years running her own design and sewing studio, make for the ideal combination of teaching to the visual and self-guided learn...

    • ASIN: B07JBMP78J

  • SD STUDIO DESIGNS Studio Designs Sew Ready Hobby and Craft Table with Drawers 13374

    Studio Designs continues to expand its new product line of sewing tables and sewing accessories. With the great response to our Eclipse Hobby Sewing Center and Comet Sewing Tables, we have expanded our designs to provide additional tables with a larger work surface for the seasoned seamstress. The Sew Ready Hobby and Cutting Table folds easily and has casters for quick storage when not in use. When fully extended this table offers a work surface that is 60 inches wide and 36 inches deep making it ideal for spreading-out, cutting or adjusting fabrics and patterns. Wire mesh drawers and a bottom shelf offer storage for sewing or craft supplies. The table top height can be adjusted from 30.25 inches to 39.25 inches to provide back relief on long projects. The versatility of this table makes it perfect for: Cutting fabric, craft or hobby projects or as a general extra workspace.

    • Color: White
    • ASIN: B01LBVYQ6U
    • UPC: 017342133747


    This reversible apron pattern with unisex styling offers many options for unique creations each time you use the pattern. It features three neckline shapes: straight line, round, and V-neckline. The adjustable neck band can be closed with double slip knots that adjust, Velcro, buttons and buttonholes, or a single knot. A variety of pocket placements offers the wearer choices for convenient use. The distinctive side extensions wrap around the hips, providing a handy place to wipe hands, and the narrow apron front allows for ease of movement. An optional midriff buttonhole features a way to keep the waist ties aligned and held in place. This is another pattern with Mary's clear instructions and illustrations, and it is printed on sturdy paper for multiple uses.

    • Color: pink
    • ASIN: B07D3GWRL5
    • UPC: 607462192313

  • How Patterns Work: The Fundamental Principles of Pattern Making and Sewing in Fashion Design

    When you are trying to learn something new, the best teachers are often the ones who will walk you slowly through all of the basics in a way that is straightforward and easy to understand. It is this approach to learning that has led us to create "How Patterns Work", so that those who wish to learn pattern making can have a simplified and streamlined introduction to all of the fundamental principles that lie at the core of pattern making.   If you have tried to learn pattern making in the past and felt daunted by the complex drawings and measurements, or are a sewer who has felt ill equipped to make even the simplest changes to patterns, then this is the ideal book for you. We believe that by having a solid understanding of the basic terms and processes of pattern making then you will be able to make simple pattern changes yourself, and be able to apply the same ideas to more complex pattern changes in the future. No previous knowledge of pattern making is required. Chapters start from zero assumed knowledge and build slowly in complexity with step-by-step examples and clear diagrams.   Please note that this book does not include paper patterns and does not cover specific pattern or block drafting exercises from measurements. Instead, this book will provide you with an overvie...

    • ASIN: 1481959093

  • 5 Pieces Sew French Curve Metric Shaped Measure Ruler Plastic Fashion Sewing Tool for Sewing Dressmaking Pattern Design Bendable Drawing Template by CSPRING

    5 Pieces Sew French Curve Metric Shaped Measure Ruler Plastic Fashion Sewing Tool for Sewing Dressmaking Pattern Design Bendable Drawing Template French curve rulers are made of plastic of good quality, good toughness, clear and durable. Templates length varies from 7.99 to 11.81 inches and the width is between 4.2 and 5.3 inches. One package includes 5 different styles, such as triangular ruler, half round ruler, multi-function ruler, comma ruler and button ruler; different shapes can meet your multiple needs. Sew French curve rulers are widely used for drawing, manual cutting, plate making and other clothing design for students, designers, pattern maker and tailor, you can choose this metric ruler sets to DIY projecting. Line detail and clear, high accuracy, good toughness and flexibility, easy and convenient to use.

    • Brand: CSPRING
    • ASIN: B07J62WJF4
    • UPC: 619125552891

  • First Time Sewing: The Absolute Beginner's Guide: Learn By Doing - Step-by-Step Basics and Easy Projects

    Learning how to sew has never been simpler! Like having a personal instructor at your side, this beginner's guide teaches you to sew stitches both by hand and with a machine. Filled with detailed descriptions of materials and tools, the easy step-by-step instructions for all the basic sewing techniques will have you creating projects like aprons, pillows, and even pants and shorts in no time. These simple projects will introduce essential sewing skills like hems, seams, balancing tension, and how to use a pattern:Rectangular table clothKnife-edge pillowsZipper closuresBaby blanketElastic-waist skirtsElastic-waist pantsT-shirtsApron with pocketsUnlined jacketsWith First Time Sewing, you will soon be stitching amazing gifts and projects with confidence.

    • Brand: Creative Publishing International Editors
    • ASIN: 1589238044
    • UPC: 052944019754