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Claire Shaeffer's Fabric Sewing Guide Paperback – December, 1989
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Home sewers have their choice of many guides to clothing construction, but this title is unique because it focuses on fab rics and materials used to make garments. The fiber content of leathers, synthetic suedes, vinyls, fur, feathers, natural fab rics, and man-made fabrics are all de tailed. The section on fabric structure in cludes woven, knit, and stretch-woven fabrics, while that on surface characteris tics ranges from transparent and napped fabrics to felt, reversible, and quilted fab rics and fabrics with designs. After a de scription of the distinctive properties of each textile, techniques for sewing with professional results are outlined, with special emphasis on seams, hems, edge finishes, closures, and hand stitching. A fabric and fiber dictionary, sewing clinic, glossary, and bibliography complete the work. Illustrations from the collections of international design houses are scattered throughout the text. This comprehensive fiber and fabric dictionary is for all public libraries.
-Judith Yankielun Lind, Rose land Free P.L., N.J.
Copyright 1989 Reed Business Information, Inc.
About the Author
Claire Shaeffer is a respected author, lecturer, college instructor and columnist. She frequently contributes articles to sewing magazines, and has authored many books, including Sew Any Patch Pocket, Couture Sewing Techniques, Sew Any Fabric and The Complete Book of Sewing Shortcuts. Claire Shaeffer makes her home in Palm Springs, California. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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I'm not a magician, but I am obsessed with looking at beautiful fabric and handling it. I want to know when I'm getting a good buy, and when it might be preferable to perhaps have a mix of man-made fabric, instead of having pure silk, for instance.
I have just received the book and I have flipped through it. I'm soooo happy to have received it. I will have to post an addendum to this review to hopefully provide specific examples of how this book filled in some gaps and answered my questions. This book is certainly heavy.
I also really have enjoyed using Schaeffer's Couture Sewing Techniques; it has changed the way I look at sewing clothing. Having read two of her books, I can say that this woman is a weath of sewing knowledge and that I would not hesitate to purchase more of her sewing books.
that is teaching herself. Thats the rational I used for buying, yet another, sewing book. You're never to old to learn, especially from Claire Schaeffer.
A life long fan, Renee