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Textile Related Books FAQ



Frequently Asked Questions about books on sewing, fitting, pattern drafting and a few other (sewing) subjects. Emphasizes books currently in print or easily available. Includes strengths and weaknesses of various books.

This FAQ about books on sewing, fitting, pattern drafting and a few other (sewing) subjects. Emphasizes books currently in print or easily available. Includes strengths and weaknesses of various books. It was compiled and written by Lara J. Fabans lfabans@adobe.com with numerous contributions by others.

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-01 Textiles Magazines and Periodicals
Threads: Great source of ideas and techniques. Covers sewing, embellishment ...
-02 Suggestions for general sewing books suitable for a novice.
Very few books discussed in the newsgroups seem to be appropriate for ...
-03 Novice Or Intermediate: Reader's Digest Complete Guide to Sewing
This is my favorite general ...
-04 Novice Or Intermediate: The Complete Book of Sewing Short Cuts
The shortcuts in the title of ...
-05 Novice Or Intermediate: The Fabric Sewing Guide. Claire B. Schaeffer
highly recommended reference. Very detailed. Too repetitious to just ...
-06 Novice Or Intermediate: The Vogue Sewing Book
The first edition of this book was in 1970 and ...
-07 Novice Or Intermediate: Singer's Sewing Step by Step
[adamg@world.std.com (Nancy Reynolds, c/o Adam M Gaffin)]...
-08 Novice Or Intermediate: The Vogue/Butterick Step By Step Guide To Sewing Techniques
[(Diane Barlow Close)]...
-09 Novice Or Intermediate: Dressmaking Explained
An alphabetical reference to a large number of ...
-10 Novice Or Intermediate: Sew Smart with Wovens, Knits and Ultrasuede Fabric
Also: Sew Smart ...
-11 Novice Or Intermediate: Singer's Series
include:
-12 Novice Or Intermediate: Sewing Essentials from the Singer Reference library
[MAHE@YaleVM.YCC.Yale.Edu] ...
-13 Novice Or Intermediate: 101 Sewing Secrets
This book is a worthwhile investment for any sewer ...
-14 Novice Or Intermediate: Creative Sewing Ideas
This book is similar to 101 Sewing Secrets, but ...
-15 Novice Or Intermediate: Sewing Update No 2
similar to _Creative Sewing Ideas_ It includes ...
-16 Novice Or Intermediate: Sewing Pants that Fit
There is a review of this book in the June/July ...
-17 Novice Or Intermediate: Sewing Activewear
covers a wide range of different types of materials ...
-18 Novice Or Intermediate: Sewing Lingerie
covers both intimate apparel such as underwear and slips ...
-19 Novice Or Intermediate: Sewing With Knits
includes an interesting combination of simple ...
-20 Novice Or Intermediate: Decorative Machine Stitching
includes sections on: 1) Getting ...
-21 Novice Or Intermediate: Power Sewing and More Power Sewing
by Sandra Betzina. My ...
-22 Novice Or Intermediate: The Busy Woman's Sewing Book, The Busy Woman's Fitting Book and Slacks Fitting Book
by Nancy Zieman. $9.95 each. Book + video $34.95. From ...
-23 Novice Or Intermediate: Great Sewn Clothes, Fit and Fabric
by Taunton Press....
-24 Novice Or Intermediate: Other Sewing Books
The following books have been recommended in various places, often in ...
-25 Specialty Topics: Notes on Tailoring
Note about Tailoring: There are three general methods for tailoring jackets:...
-26 Specialty Topics: Singer Reference Library: Tailoring
I bought this book when I needed to ...
-27 Specialty Topics: Tailoring: Traditional and Contemporary Techniques
This is a very good ...
-28 Specialty Topics: Classic Tailoring Techniques: A construction Guide for Women's/Men's Wear
both books by Roberto Cabrera and Patricia Flaherty ...
-29 Couture: The Art of Fine Sewing
by Roberta Carr. published ...
-30 Couture: Sew Any Patch Pocket (Claire B. Shaeffer)
Covers many variations of patch pockets (however neither Diane nor I was ...
-31 Couture: Sew Any Set-In Pocket (Claire B. Shaeffer)
-32 Couture: Shirtmaking. David Page Coffin
A Tauntaun Press publication. I got the video and the book together. I ...
-33 Notes on Sewing Books for Kids
[carolyn@bucket.rain.com (Carolyn Peterson)]...
-34 For Kids: My First Sewing Book--Hand Sewing
by Winky Cherry. (list price $8.50)...
-35 For Kids: Let's Sew--A Beginner's Sewing Guide
by Nancy Zieman. (list price $5.95)...









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