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Books That Inspire – Craft Business Power: 15 Days To A Profitable Online Craft Business

About the time the business in this book (Liberty Jane Clothing) was ramping up I’d given up on my business (Sue’s Tiny Costumes) for a while. I’d run out of time, energy and didn’t have the resources to put into the business to make it work. This book is doing a wonderful job of inspiring me to try again as I know this is where I belong! A craft and sewing, specifically patterns based business IS my calling!

If you are looking to start a craft business you might spend the .99 cents to get and read this book for the inspiration to go into business!



How to Use, Adapt and Design Sewing Patterns

How to Use, Adapt and Design Sewing Patterns (Kindle Edition)

Optimized for use on the Kindle, an accomplished fashion designer shows women who make their own garments how to improve on store-bought sewing patterns by adjusting the clothing item’s length and other details to reflect personal taste and create a custom fit. The book’s opening chapters present an illustrated guide to the tools, equipment, and fabrics needed for making garments, while also serving as a miniature textbook to teach basic sewing techniques. Chapters that follow offer detailed instruction in adapting and altering a store-bought pattern to suit individual tastes. Alterations include adding flare, and modifying the shapes of bodices, arm holes, neck lines, sleeves, and skirts. The book’s concluding chapters instruct on designing one’s own patterns from scratch. Author Lee Hollahan demonstrates to her readers that once they understand how to adapt a store-bought pattern, they are well on their way to custom designing their own wardrobe. More than 500 instructive illustrations.

By (author): Lee Hollohan

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Optimized for use on the Kindle, an accomplished fashion designer shows women who make their own garments how to improve on store-bought sewing patterns by adjusting the clothing item’s length 

A Kid’s Guide to Sewing: Learn to Sew with Sophie & Her Friends – 16 Fun Projects You’ll Love to Make & Use

A Kid’s Guide to Sewing: Learn to Sew with Sophie & Her Friends – 16 Fun Projects You’ll Love to Make & Use (Kindle Edition)

In this book by well-known modern quilters Weeks Ringle and Bill Kerr, along with their 11-year-old daughter Sophie Kerr, your customer will learn how to navigate a sewing machine, make smart fabric choices, and use basic sewing tools. Sixteen kid-friendly projects run the gamut from clothes to bags to accessories while clear, step-by-step instructions from Weeks and husband/design partner Bill Kerr walk kids through the creation of each. Throughout the book, tips from Sophie offer design and construction advice from a kid’s perspective. The book “grows” with the sewist, offering more complex project as the reader’s skills develop.

  • Functions as a visual dictionary of tools, materials, and terms that will be a go-to reference for young sewists
  • Wide range of projects appeal to both boys and girls of different skill levels
  • Weeks Ringle and Bill Kerr of Modern Quilt Studio are extremely well-known in the quiltmaking and textile design fields



By (author): Sophie Kerr

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In this book by well-known modern quilters Weeks Ringle and Bill Kerr, along with their 11-year-old daughter Sophie Kerr, your customer will learn how to navigate a sewing machine, make smart fabric choices, and use basic sewing tools. Sixteen kid-friendly projects run the gamut from clothes to bags to accessories while clear, step-by-step instructions from Weeks and husband/design partner Bill Kerr walk kids through the creation of each. Throughout the book, tips from Sophie offer design and construction advice from a kid’s perspective. The book “grows” with the sewist, offering more complex project as the reader’s skills develop.

 

First Time Sewing: Step-by-Step Basics and Easy Projects

First Time Sewing (Kindle Edition)

Learning how to sew has never been simpler! Enjoy this beginner’s guide that takes you by the hand like a personal instructor and teaches you how to sew using hand stiches as well as sewing machines. Filled with detailed descriptions of materials and tools, the easy step-by-step instructions for all the basic sewing techniques will have you creating projects like aprons, pillows, and even pants and shorts in no time. Five simple projects will introduce sewing skills like hems, seams, balancing tension, and how to use a pattern; skills you will use often as you continue to learn.

With First Time Sewing, soon you will be stitching amazing gifts and projects with confidence.

By (author): Editors of Creative Publishing international

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Learning how to sew has never been simpler! Enjoy this beginner’s guide that takes you by the hand like a personal instructor and teaches you how to sew using hand stitches as well as sewing machines.

Couture Sewing Techniques, Revised and Updated

Couture Sewing Techniques, Revised and Updated (Kindle Edition)

The world of haute couture is a place where only a privileged few can ever hope to reside, right? Wrong. Fashion historian Claire B. Shaeffer opened the door to this exclusive realm in her authoritative guide to the techniques that define couture sewing. And now, the industry bible, Couture Sewing Techniques, has been revised and updated throughout — with new photos and a chapter on specialty fabrics.

No one can unravel couture garment construction the way Shaeffer can, from the art of hand sewing to mastering edge finishes, from classic closures to shaping a garment for a perfect fit. Readers learn all the basics — and more importantly: how to apply the techniques — on skirts and sleeves, pockets and jackets, evening gowns, and more. Gorgeous photos, clear illustrations, and concise language combine to make this the most complete couture-sewing course available.


By (author): Claire B. Shaeffer

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The world of haute couture is a place where only a privileged few can ever hope to reside, right? Wrong. Fashion historian Claire B. Shaeffer opened the door to this exclusive realm in her authoritative guide to the techniques that define couture sewing. And now, the industry bible, Couture Sewing Techniques, has been revised and updated throughout — with new photos and a chapter on specialty fabrics.