Author(s): Judith Turner
The Sewing Bible is a step-by-step practical guide to help people learn some basic sewing skills to help them alter their own clothes. Starting with the most common and easiest alteration, shortening trousers, and working towards the most technically challenged, shortening the sleeves on a lined jacket, this ultimate guide will take you through the steps using over 400 illustrations to give you get a clear outline of what is required. Chapters are broken up into: * Introduction * How to use this book * What you will need * Trousers -taking up, taking in, letting out, replacing zip * Jeans - taking up, taking in, replacing zip * Dresses, Gowns and Skirts - taking up, hem lengths, types of hems, taking in * Jackets - taking up, taking in * Shirts and Tops - taking up, taking in * Types of Seams * Imperial and metric explained * Helpful hints and tips -- Judith Turner
Author Judith Turner's passion for clothing alterations began in the 1990s when her friend gave her a job in her fabric shop. Judith soon found that she had a natural gift for altering clothes and in 1996 she opened her first alterations shop. Soon she started teaching others how to do the same and now runs workshops to pass on her skills.