Fifty Ways To Master Your Sewing Machine

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Publisher: Three Rivers Press
ISBN: 0517883600
Size: 15.18 MB
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Provides information on using a sewing machine, including basting, binding, cross-stitching, cutwork, hemstitching, quilting, shell stitch, and zippers, and offers tips and techniqes.

Sewing Machinery

Author: J. W. Urquhart
Publisher: Wentworth Press
ISBN: 136286546X
Size: 17.43 MB
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How To Use A Sewing Machine

Author: Marie Clayton
Publisher: Pavilion Books
ISBN: 9781910231678
Size: 12.22 MB
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Sewing is the perfect hobby - it is relaxing, creative and extremely useful! But sewing machines can seem complicated. This book has everything you need to know to choose, use and look after your sewing machine with confidence. The first chapters will help you choose a machine, explaining which features to look out for. Once you've got your machine home, the step-by-step instructions will help you get to grips with everything. Learn how to set up your machine and its basic functions including: winding a bobbin, threading up and adjusting tension and stitch size. With plenty of information on basic dressmaking techniques, you will soon be tackling seams and hems, zips and buttonholes, gathers and pleats, binding and trimming. Feeling creative? Try out some decorative techniques - with machine embroidery, appliqué, patchwork and quilting. And if you get stuck, there is an invaluable trouble shooting section along with a jargon busting glossary. So whether you want to use your sewing machine to carry out simple repairs, customize and alter your vintage finds, create a whole new wardrobe from scratch, or make a stylish curtains and cushions for your home, be sure to have this manual by your side at all times!

How Inventions Really Happen

Author: Paul C. Wilson
Publisher: Dog Ear Publishing
ISBN: 9781457546716
Size: 11.56 MB
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Inventor. Innovator. Entrepreneur. These are today’s heroes. Public policies are designed to help them. Investors want to fund them. Successful ones make hundreds of millions, even billions, of dollars. Whole nations pin their hopes on these people to stimulate their economies, solve their problems, give them prestige on the world stage. But who are they? What special gifts do they have? And what exactly is it that they do? That is what this book is about. The story of the sewing machine, an invention that dramatically transformed the lives of women, shows that it was brought into existence by individuals with very different aims and talents. Who deserves the credit? Was it the man who built a test device that made a stitch, but then gave it away or lost it? Or another, who built a machine that barely worked, but got a patent on it? Then there was a man who developed it into something useful, and made millions from it. Or was the “true inventor” someone who built an innocuous device to move cloth between stitches, which turned out to be the one feature no sewing machine could do without? Or was he the man who made a simple machine that anyone could afford? Each of these fascinating characters contributed something essential. If we look closely at what they did, and what they were like, we’ll understand how inventions really happen.