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The Savvy Seamstress: An Illustrated Guide to Customizing Your Favorite Patterns

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Transform your favorite garment patterns, one small detail at a time. Add or remove pockets, adjust the neckline, or swap a zippered back to a button front! With step-by-step instructions, clear illustrations, and how-to photos, you'll learn professional design alterations for your favorite men's, women's, and children's garment patterns. Whether you have basic sewing skil ...more
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Published December 7th 2017 by C&T Publishing
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Tracy Shephard
Dec 27, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Filled with tips, techniques and useful information this must have book is perfect for every level of sewist.

From the simplest stitch to drafting a pattern, there is something for everyone. 

Photographs and diagrams are shown with clear and concise instructions. This book is like having your own personal tutor. Children's, mens and womens  clothing are included, and the Sewing techniques and Terminology section is particularly useful.

I do  not think anything has been left out.

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Ron
Feb 03, 2018 rated it it was amazing
So many sewing books repeating the same information. I had decided not to buy anymore. Thankfully someone recommended 'The Savvy Seamstress' and I'm glad they did. It breaks the monotony of many sewing books that have come before it. So many great tips and techniques.

Of particular interest to me as a male sewist is that it includes some instruction for sewing for men which is almost non-existent in sewing books, blogs, Facebook groups etc.

Well done, Ms Mallalieu.
Jec
May 23, 2018 rated it it was amazing
excellent tips, instructions, and photo explanations. a wonderful resource and reference book.
Karrie S
Apr 25, 2018 rated it really liked it
No patterns. How to alter patterns.
Ruth
Dec 29, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelves: crafts
This book is so comprehensive, but also, WAY beyond my current capabilities. I'd like to buy this one someday.
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