How to Speak Fluent Sewing: The Indispensable Illustrated Guide to Sewing and Fabric Terminology

Author(s): Associate Professor of History Christine Haynes (University of North Carolina at Charlotte)

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Are you baffled by sewing terminology, different tools and materials, or patterns in general? Well-known apparel designer and sewing expert Christine Haynes answers all your questions in the authoritative guide to over 300 sewing terms. This easy-to-use sewing primer isn't sorted alphabetically but by categories that make sense. How can you tell the difference between a weave and a grain? What's a muslin and why should you use it? Christine's advice covers the "what" and the "why" of everything from buttonhole thread to flat felled seams. The fully illustrated guide explains each term with words and visuals for reader-friendly understanding.

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Christine Haynes is a sewing pattern designer, teacher, and blogger. Her work has appeared in SewStylish, Sew News, Craft Stylish, Threads, The New York Times, New York Post, and on NBC's TODAY (a.k.a. The Today Show). She lives in Los Angeles. christinehaynes.com

General Fields

  • : 9781617450730
  • : C&T Publishing
  • : C&T Publishing
  • : April 2015
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Paperback
  • : Associate Professor of History Christine Haynes (University of North Carolina at Charlotte)