Thursday, 24 April 2014

Book Review Threads Sew Smarter, Better & Faster

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Threads Sew Smarter, Better, & Faster is a one-of-a-kind resource that's filled with more than 1,000 Threads-tested tips, shortcuts and ingenious

Paperback: 320 pages
Publisher: Taunton (7 Mar 2014)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 162113797X
ISBN-13: 978-1621137979

About the Author
Threads is at the heart of a loyal and engaged sewing community and is the premier magazine in the U.S. offering high-quality sewing content to more than 800,000 brand fans and more than 255,000 unique visitors to the Threads and Craftstylish sites.

Part 1 
Materials and More

Part 2 
Sewing Secrets
Techniques and Methods

Part 3 
Mastering the Mechanisms
Sewing Machines
Tools and Aids

Part 4 
Maximizing and Maintaining Your Workspace
Storage and Organisation
Clean up

Part 5 
Working With Patterns and Templates

Part 6 
Fitting and Hems

Part 7
Care and Repair

Part 8
Go Green!Reduce, Reuse, Repurpose
Recycling Clothing
Repurposing Fabric
Reusing Materials

Part 9
Fun With Flair
Lining and Embroidery
Buttons, Snaps and Zippers
Shoulder Pads and Straps

Part 10
Just for Quilters
Quilting Workshop
Quilting Materials and Tools
Quilting Techniques and Methods
Quilting Care Prevention and Repair

Illustrations Credits
Metric equivalent

You will find over 894 sewing tips, fitting fixes and handy techniques. 
Did you know you could use washable crayon, instead of messy chalk, to mark fabric? Or that there’s a better way to re-attach a button, mark a pattern, or make a quick alteration? 
These insider tidbits, and many more, are revealed in Threads Sew Smarter, Better, & Faster. Written by the editors, contributors, and even readers of the wildly-popular Threads magazine, this all-in-one resource is bursting at the seams with over 800 tips, tricks, techniques, shortcuts, and advice for sewing everything and anything your heart desires. (Bursting at the seams, indeed, but that’s okay because you’ll learn how to fix any seam!)
Organized in an easy-to-navigate format for both quick reference and leisurely reading, Threads Sew Smarter, Better, & Faster is the perfect reference for stitchers of all levels. From a basic lesson in how-to-thread-a-needle to sewing repairs, fitting techniques to advanced tricks from tailors and couture workshops, you’ll find the perfect method for matching a solution to nearly any problem.
In this book you will learn how to:
Hem pants evenly every time with this clever technique
Apply sewing shortcuts specifically designed for quilters
Stitch an intricate pattern or simply fine-tune your basic skills
And much, much more as well as dozens of photos to look-and-learn from!
You can master the mechanics of sewing, you can maximize and maintain your workspace, you can work with patterns and templates, and you can even go green as you reduce, repurpose, and recycle. Threads Sew Smarter, Better, & Faster will give you the insider’s edge you have always dreamed of.
Thread Sew Smarter, Better & Faster is a great reference book to have in any sewing library. This book is for both beginners and the advanced sewers. This book is jam packed with tips and lots of sewing techniques for both beginners and the advanced sewers. This book is a must in any sewing library.

Threads Sew Smarter, Better and Faster is available from Amazon

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