Thursday, July 01, 2010

Book Review: Sew U

Sew U book

Table of Contents
  • Book Smart
  • Overview
Chapter 1 Getting in Gear
  • Tools: It's okay to break the rules
  • Shopping list
  • Ready, Set, Invest: How to shop for a sewing machine
  • Space Odyssey: Creating a comfortable place to sew
  • Get Organized
Chapter 2 Living in a Material World
  • Fabric Types
  • Buying fabrics
  • Preparing Fabric before you cut and sew
  • Extra credit: trims and notions
  • Storage ideas
Chapter 3 Pattern Behavior
  • Listen up! Why patterns matter
  • Half life: Why patterns look like that
  • Anatomy Lesson: The components of a pattern
  • Measure for measure: Sizing Yourself up
  • Preparing and handling patterns
Chapter 4 Chop Chop
  • Fabric pointers: Two things to remember before you place the pattern pieces
  • By the slice: Basic Layout and cutting steps
  • Isn't that special? Layout tips for plaids and stripes
  • After the cut: Marking your mark
  • Staying Organized after cutting

Sew U contents 2

Chapter 5 Welcome to the machine
  • Prepping and understanding your machine
  • Sewing: a crash course
Chapter 6 Skirts
  • Pattern Pieces
  • Cutting
  • Sewing your Skirt
  • Built by You: Skirt Design Ideas
  • Built by You Projects

Sew U contents

Sew U chapter 6 skirts

Sew U chapter 7 shirts
Chapter 7 Shirts
  • Pattern Pieces
  • Cutting
  • Sewing your Shirt
  • Built by You: Shirtt Design Ideas
  • Built by You Projects

Sew U chapter 8 Pants

 Chapter 8 Pants
  • Pattern Pieces
  • Cutting
  • Sewing your Pants
  • Built by You: Pants Design Ideas
  • Built by You Projects

Chapter 9 Plan B

PaperBack or HardBound?
 It's a Hardback and spiralbound
Does this book have clear illustrations or photographs? There are no photographs but the illustrations are clear, at least to me.

Would you recommend this book as a MUST HAVE? To a brand new begginner yes a must have for a more advance with lots of books maybe but if you like books with patterns and show you how to change them up it would be good.

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