Mend & Make Fabulous

Learn how to take classic mending techniques one step further to add personality and style to your clothes.

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Showing how to take classic mending techniques one-step further to add personality and style to your clothes, Mend & Make Fabulous is a uniquely comprehensive resource that combines visual inspiration with practical advice for the fashion-conscious sewer. The ability to repair and restore clothes is priceless and Mend & Make Fabulous provides a comprehensive guide to all the classic mending techniques and then some: holes and tears; ripped or frayed seams; discoloration, stains, or fading; broken snaps and closures; uneven or dropped hems; stretched elastic; torn linings; broken straps; and the like. A simple problem-and-solution format makes it easy to find what you are looking for.

Not only will you learn to darn holes to perfection, this book also shows you how to add some creativity to your mending-- fix holes with studs or applique; hide discolorations by dip-dying; mend frayed hems by adding cuffs or trim--that will make clothes even more fabulous than they were the first time around. While there are several blog posts and articles in fashion and mainstream media that offer a smattering of tips on the subject, none of the advice currently available—online or in existing publications—offers a detailed or consolidated resource on all the mending techniques you need in order to work with all types of clothing mishaps.

In this book:
  • You will learn how to mend or fix common wardrobe problems—drooping hems, worn elastic, holes, tears, and stains.
  •  Find advice on working with tricky fabrics
  • Discover ideas and instructions for fashion-forward solutions—from using embellishments to hide or fix fabric flaws to revising the garment itself into something almost new
Table of Contents

Introduction 6

Chapter 1: Runs, Rips, and Flaws
Chapter 2: Seams 32
Chapter 3: Lining 48
Chapter 4: Hems and fitting
Chapter 5: Closures
Chapter 6: Straps 110
Chapter 7: Color
Chapter 8: Garment care
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Author/Speaker/Editor: Denise Wild

File Type: PDF

ISBN 13: 9781620335345

Number Of Pages: 160