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Hardcover Sewing 911: Practical and Creative Rescues for Sewing Emergenc Book

ISBN: 1561584444

ISBN13: 9781561584444

Sewing 911: Practical and Creative Rescues for Sewing Emergenc

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Everyone who sews has had at least one sewing emergency and most have had more than they care to mention. Sewing 911 to the rescue In her many years as a professional seamstress, author Barbara Deckert has experienced countless glitches -- and lived to tell about them. With good humor and a practical approach to improving sewing skills, Deckert shares her secrets for salvaging projects, even when things have gone terribly wrong. -- Offers common-sense...

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Found this book under medicine textbooks. I had my suspicion that it wasn't a medical text, and indeed it wasn't!! Very pleased with it. My 10yo daughter was thrilled as she loves to sew (not skin).

Good Advice!

This is a great book for anyone who sews or mends. It covers a lot of things that can go wrong while you're sewing -- accidents that you might think have just ruined your entire project, but which can actually be fixed if you're patient and careful, as well as things beyond your control, like holes or flaws in the fabric you're sewing with. Filled with excellent advice, highly recommended!

Sewing 911

I found this book while away travelling. First of all, I like the hard cover and internal spiral. This book covers a lot of problems we sewists come across. Loads of fitting issues are addressed as well as those awful ironing accidents we tend to have. There are tips on what to do when you don't have enough fabric and how to fix those nasty buttonhole problems. I really enjoy the sense of humor that Barbara Deckert showed in the book. The book also gives solutions to machine problems and there is a very good stain removal chart at the end of the book. Her tips are sensible and helpful. I am very glad I stopped to purchase it.

Sewing 911

This is an excellent book for "disaster contros" for the inexperienced or experienced sewer (I hesitate to say "seamstress--probably not politically correct). She has a wealth of very practical advice for fixing or disguising problems ranging from scorched places from errant iron placement to creative solutions when suddenly you discover that there isn't enough fabric. She has an extensive section on stain removal, which is extremely useful. She knows what to do when that garment that one just lengthened still bears the tell-tale line where the hem was. She knows what to do when that buttonhole on the front of your garment looks bad or is too big or too small. She not only tells and has illustrations showing how to mend spots where there is a hole or the seam is trimmed too close or cut clear through; she also has very creative suggestions to disguise such things when mending them isn't practical. She knows how to fix it if the right and left sides of the front of a double breasted garment are not the same length, or if the underneath layer sags. This is a really useful book for anyone who sews. It opens up to lie flat so that as one works on a problem, using the book as a guide, one doesn't have to fight the book to make it stay open. The book, itself, does not present yet another problem. I highly recommend this book as an ideal gift for anyone who sews, including one's self.

Sewing 911 Came to My Rescue!

Don't feel like the Lone Ranger if you make an occasional sewing boo-boo. We all do, and author Barbara Deckert encourages us, through her imaginative examples, to find fashionable fixes for those annoying errors.Pesky puckers on a lapel? Neckline gaping immodestly? Bungled buttonhole? Now there's no need to toss that garment aside in frustration. Barbara addresses these and dozens more sewing emergencies with highly creative but perfectly do-ablesolutions. Concise, engaging, and packed with information, Sewing 911 will take the stress out of those inevitable sewing mistakes by sparking the sewer's aptitude for creative problem solving. I finished this book in one sitting because I was so riveted by the possibilities. Find out how disguising an accidental snip in your fabric can actually take your garment to the next level - from ordinary to designer-detail stunning.Sewing enthusiasts have long needed an author who is not afraid to admit that she, too, encounters the occasional "oops!" Barbara Deckert has made this taboo topic highly approachable and even fun to deal with. Sewing 911 is a must-have reference for every sewer's shelf.
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