Alterations & Repairs: 200 Q&A
Alterations are made to improve the fit and appearance of a garment.
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This new title in Barron's 200 Q&A Series presents the most frequently-asked questions and offers concise answers to all aspects of altering, mending, and repairing. Questions and answers start with learning the basics of mending by hand. This entails learning how to hold and thread a needle, knot the thread, and sew several different mending stitches. Topics that follow include: sewing on buttons, hooks, and snaps, and letting down and shortening hemlines (especially for children's clothing). This books teaches you how to change the shapes of sleeves and waistlines, and how to take in, shorten, and adjust waistbands for pants and skirts, etc. The author presents a wealth of mending and sewing tips that make it easy for anyone (especially beginners) to give altered garments a truly professional appearance. Approximately 100 color diagrams, photos, and illustrations are provided in this book.
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