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Ultimate Illustrated Guide to Sewing Clothes

A Complete Course on Making Clothing for Fit and Fashion

Makes one-of-a-kind-clothes!

A must-have resource filled with invaluable insight, Ultimate Illustrated Guide to Sewing Clothes will equip you with every essential skill you need to sew almost anything from top to bottom! Opening with a detailed section on sewing basics that covers machine and hand sewing techniques, equipment, tools, notions, ironing, and pressing, the book then moves onto other essential subjects, such as selecting and preparing fabrics and achieving an exact fit. Complete step-by-step technique tutorials will walk you through several processes, from making a muslin fit sample and laying out a pattern to sewing a classic dress, blouse, tailored jacket, and other garments. From there, a comprehensive pants guide and a section on the details of garment construction are provided for further sewing knowledge and proficiency. With this sewing manual as your guide, expand your skill set as you enjoy the rewarding craft of sewing clothes!

  • A complete guide to sewing clothes that details all the essential techniques and processes
  • Filled with expert instruction on sewing, tailoring, making alterations, detailing, and more
  • Contains step-by-step guidance for sewing several classic garments
  • Also includes a thorough pants section with a tutorial on sewing a classic trouser, plus how to alter the pattern to create a variety of other styles
"Ultimate Illustrated Guide to Sewing Clothes by the talented Joi Mahon is THE must-have handbook when it comes to perfectly fitted garment construction. The descriptive and practical imagery of this book helps creative minds to create new projects and achieve better results; we love it!" -C. Bauer, Mettler

"With this book Joi covers all bases when it comes to sewing garments. Her clear, concise explanations and valuable reference guides are a jackpot for sewing enthusiasts everywhere!" -Gini Denninger

"This guide is beautiful, easy to read and understand, and allows you to learn from one of the best. Before you know it, you'll be creating amazing works of wearable art, just like Joi." -Cassie Thompson