The New Encyclopedia of Modern Sewing

The New Encyclopedia of Modern Sewing

Language: English

Pages: 320


Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub

320 pages fully illustrated with hundreds of diagrams, sketches and photographs: simple instructions for all dressmaking; sewing for babies and children; easy directions for making accessories, gifts and things for the home; conservation hints; complete fabric guide; New practical ideas by the hundreds.

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edge of fabric. Apply the other piece of fabric as for a regular seam. (Where seam allowance is Vi", if bias strip is cut 1 14" wide, raw edges of seam and piping will be even.) Fig. 86 SEW A STRAIGHT SEAM Directions for several complete luncheon sets of various types are given in the following pages. The fabrics and colors mentioned are those which are used in the illustrations. Any other suitable fabrics in any desired colors may be substituted except in the Monk's Cloth Set, page

2" hem (single turn). Catch stitch in place and press. 8. Place the sateen lining on top of the drapery with wrong sides facing. 9. Turn the top of the lining in Vfc" and pin in place W above lower edge of the top hem of the curtain. 10. If the drapery fabric is heavy it should be tacked to lining. Smooth lining over drapery so that side edges are even. Pin lining to drapery down the center. Unpin [126] WINDOW DRESSING Diagram 3s Diagram 3t the lining across half the top. Fold the

minus 1", to allow for joining seams. If this comes out with a fraction left over, take the next highest whole number. This gives the number of times the width of the fabric needs to be cut. Multiply this figure (the whole number) by the number of inches in the width of the valance and divide by 36" to estimate the yardage needed. Extra Cushion The length and width of the top are measured. Add 2" to each measurement for seams. Allowance must be made for two of these pieces. The length

manner, pinning securely. 6. At the other side of the opening, make a 5" pleat to match the first pleat made and leave 1" for seam. 7. Remove valance from chair, baste pleats evenly, [164] BRIGHT INSIDE STORY press and stitch pleats together across the raw edge. 8. Pin valance under fold edge of cover and adjust to hang evenly. 9. Remove cover from chair, baste and stitch cover to valance along the fold edge. How to Cover the Loose Cushion Covering \. Seam pieces cut for boxing strip

adjustments follow. // the Waist Pattern is Too Long or Too Short Measure how much longer or shorter it is than the normal waistline by comparing the Waist Length measurements on page 189 with similar meas- urements taken on pattern. The seam allowance should not be included in measuring pattern. Three inches above the waist, on both back and front of pattern, draw a horizontal line across the pattern. This line should be at right angles to the lengthwise grain, which is plainly marked on

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