Sew it Up
A Modern Manual of Practical and Decorative Sewing Techniques
Published 30th October 2008
Size 255 x 225 mm
Sewing is no longer the preserve of housewives. More and more people are making or customising their own clothes, curtains or accessories but few have been taught the basic sewing skills.
This book contains everything you need to know. It covers both hand and machine techniques used in crafts, dressmaking and soft furnishings, illustrated with full-colour photography and with tips, masterclasses and projects. Written by an accomplished textile designer and teacher, this is an enjoyable and easy-to-use book with a no-nonsense approach. Ruth will show you how to put in an invisible zip, make your own trimmings and alter clothes using pleats and gathering, as well as decorative techniques such as appliques. Projects will demonstrate these skills and include clothes, cushions, toys and bags.
Ruth Singer is a textile designer-maker who creates handmade clothes and accessories using traditional sewing techniques and eco, recycled and natural fabrics. Ruth's designs incorporate pleating, applique, folding, layering and quilting to create unusual textures and sculptural effects. Ruth has exhibited her work at including the Craft's Council's 'Origin' show and at New York Design Week. Her work has also appeared in publications including the Guardian.