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Encyclopedia of Sewing Machine Techniques


All in color! Beading, fringing, pintucks, and puffing--if the sewing machine can do it, then the technique is here! Want instructions for those indispensible basics? You'll find advice on a variety of ways to do bias binding; buttonholes; edge finishes; gathering; hem finishes (seven of them, from corded to shadow); mitering corners; seam finishes; topstiching; and zippers. Or make any item eye-catching with an array of creative touches. Add appliques with a basic satin stitch, or try mola, madeira or reverse applique. Try charted needlework, criss-cross chain stitching, eyelet embroidery, lacework, and an heirloom sewing sampler. For every technique, you'll get machine set ups, and guidance on fabrics, stitching, needles, threads, tension, and the presser foot.

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