101 ways to use your first sewing machine / Elizabeth Dubicki
Book | Krause Publications | 2006
Available at FVTC General Collection (TT713.D83 2006)

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191 p. : col. ill. ; 21 x 23 cm.
Contains step-by-step instructions for over 100 money-saving ways to alter clothing, decorate the home, or update garage-sale finds.
1. Get ready to sew! (Set up your sewing space -- Get the right tools -- Gather notions -- Learn basic stitches -- Make your first project : sewer's tool belt) -- 2. Updated garments (Mending a ripped seam -- Replacing buttons -- Shortening a skirt -- Shortening dress pants -- Lengthening a skirt or dress pants -- Letting out and taking in -- Good jeans -- Ts for two -- Old suit/new suit -- Buttonhole banded dress and leather belts -- Drop-waist skirt with sash -- Evening poncho -- Bath wrap) -- 3. Better bath and boudoir (Shower curtain times three -- Dressing room screen -- Linen jewelry bag -- Make me blush shelf -- Tissue box cover -- Vanity stool cushions) -- 4. Bedroom in transition (Matelassé coverlet with zigzag band -- T-shirt memory quilt -- Quick-change layered bed skirts -- Bolster and flange pillows -- Three bed canopies -- Quilted headboard slipcovers -- Better ready-mades -- Sew-easy curtain casings) -- 5. Fun stuff for kids and tweens (Monkey business toy chest -- Growth chart -- Mod makeovers for a shelf and photo album -- Tote bag -- Pleated placemat valance -- Game table topper -- Felt stockings) -- 6. Family affair (Box-edge cushion covers -- Rehabbed ottoman -- Magazine caddy -- Media center -- Arm covers -- Floor pillow -- Buckled pillow) -- 7. Ideas for easy entertaining (Folding chair seat cushion and back slipcover -- Baby's bath-time shower gift -- Wedding tablecloth -- Party napkins -- TV tray placemat -- Silverware caddy -- Reversible dining chair cover) -- General techniques (Attaching bands -- Basic sewing -- Box-edge corners -- Cutting and applying bias binding -- Joining curved and straight edges -- Measuring and cutting).
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Fox Valley Technical College
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