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Threads Sew Smarter, Better & Faster: 894 Sewing Tips, Fitting Fixes, and Handy Techniques

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The perfect reference for stitchers at any skill level, this book offers a wealth of information—from a basic lesson in how-to-thread-a-needle to sewing repairs, fitting techniques, and advanced tricks from tailors and couture workshops. Look under “Fabric, Thread, & More” to find the perfect method for matching fabric-type to sewing project. Check the “Fitting” ...more
Paperback, 336 pages
Published February 18th 2014 by Taunton Press
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Colleen Lecomte
Sep 07, 2016 Colleen Lecomte rated it liked it
A very all-encompassing book on a variety of topics, from hemming, cleaning your machine, and all the way to the best way to organize your work space. I honestly thought it was going to be more helpful, but maybe that is because I didn't have a specific topic or issue in mind; I sort of just went through the entire book. Nothing really jumped out at me, but I've only begun sewing in the past year and following templates isn't really my thing - I wing it as I go.

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Chris
Nov 17, 2015 Chris rated it it was ok
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This book was disappointing. The information was very repetitive, in some cases offering minor variations on the same tip multiple times in a row and in other cases offering the same tips under different chapters. Many "shortcuts" are so complicated that one is left to wonder how they can be preferable the traditional methods.
Shayne
Feb 08, 2015 Shayne rated it liked it
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A crazy quilt of tips, without much in the way of organization or theory. Best for folks who already know what they're doing.
Anna
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Tips are repeated so the book can use some more editing. Nice tips for someone who is more advanced in sewing and has a sewing room, not a tiny corner of a small room for sewing.
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