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Mother Pletsch's Painless Sewing: With Pretty Pati's Perfect Pattern Primer Paperback – September 1, 2002

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About the Author

Pati Palmer is the CEO of Palmer/Pletsch Publishing and a designer and consultant for the McCall Pattern Company. She is the coauthor of "Sewing with Sergers," Susan Pletsch is the author of "Smart Packing for Today's Traveler," They are the coauthors of "Mother Pletsch's Painless Sewing," and they both live in Portland, Oregon.
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Product Details

  • Paperback: 128 pages
  • Publisher: Palmer/Pletsch Publishing; Fourth Edition, Fourth edition edition (September 1, 2002)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0935278540
  • ISBN-13: 978-0935278545
  • Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.3 x 8.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 5.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (15 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #690,636 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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If you learned to sew traditionally, this book is for you! It's full of tips and shortcuts and covers a variety of topics including: How to sew fast, textile information and care, basic tools, pattern fitting and alterations, stitching, darts, enclosed seams, setting in sleeves, buttonholes, zippers, cuffs and plackets, and much more. I read this book after having not sewn for a number of years. I couldn't wait to get back to it after reading this book. Not only is this book entertaining, it is a quick read loaded with information!
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I've been sewing for years and learned several new ideas to save time and frustration. Reading is pleasant and suggestions are easy to understand. I liked this book
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Tips for sewing fast, discussions on the latest sewing tools and shaping fabrics, and extensive coverage of the sewer's most confusing issue -- fit.

Mother Pletsch's Painless Sewing Pati Palmer, Susan Pletsch is a lighthearted book for both beginners and those who want a sewing brush up... the most uncomplicated sewing book of the century! Learn to sew FAST, with professional-looking results. And with Pretty Pati's Perfect Patter Primer, you'll find your clothes fit better than ever before, thanks to co author Pati Palmer, who also designs for The McCall Pattern Company as The Fit Expert.
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This is more basic than I thought when I ordered it. Does have some good points for organization and sewing in segments. There are good clear illustrations and instructions . It will be a good quick reference to keep by the sewing machine for all the techniques that I don't do too often and need to jog my memory , and a good book for beginners.
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This has very good tips and tricks for both the beginner and the experienced seamstress. When my children were small, I made most of their clothes, and this book helped me increase my speed in sewing without sacrificing quality. I am glad it is still in print.
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Awesome book. Lots of very helpful shortcuts for an experienced sewer.
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This is a really great reference to have. I'm a newbie seamster and just by using a couple of the tips in this book, I have really improved my sewing skills.
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you have the questions,all those details you don't know about sewing that make the finished garment not look homemade. A little gem this small book has many of the answers. It's simple and easy format belies a wealth of practical advice in a ez read format at a great price. Don't miss an opportunity to demysterify the sometimes confusing world of sewing, patterns and interfacing. I would highly recommend this book.
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