Table of contents for The everything sewing book / Sandra Detrixhe.


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Table of Contents
Introduction
Chapter 1: Sewing Machines
Choosing a Machine
Knowing Your Machine
Understanding Attachments
The Necessary Needle
Threading Your Machine
Cleaning and Maintenance
Using the Machine
Chapter 2: Sewing Tools and Notions
Choosing Shears and Scissors
Knowing Your Needles and Pins
Learning About Thread
Choosing Measuring Tapes and Gauges
Choosing Marking Tools
Considering Pressing Tools
Learning About Interfacing
Understanding Trims and Bindings
Understanding Elastic and Fasteners
Chapter 3: Fabric Facts
Comments on Cottons
A Look at Linen
A Word About Wool
Studying Silks
Selecting Synthetics
Knowing Your Knits
Choosing Wisely
Preparing Your Fabric
Chapter 4: Basic Mending and Altering
Why Bother?
Mending Hems and Seams
Changing Hem Lines
Taking In or Letting Out a Seam
Mending Simple Tears
Mending Holes
Buttons and Buttonholes
Chapter 5: Making Curtains
Planning Your Curtains
Estimating Yardage
Choosing Curtain Fabrics
Cutting Out Your Curtains
Sewing Your Curtains
Making Ruffles
Making Valances and Flounces
Tab Curtains
Scalloped Topped Curtains
Chapter 6: Tablecloths
Measuring and Shopping
Piecing Larger Cloths
Cutting an Oval
Cutting a Circle
Stitching the Hems
Reversible Tablecloths
Decorating Ideas
Chapter 7: Pillow Possibilities
Learning the Basics
Adding Ruffles and Piping
Making an AppliquÈ Top
Making a Handkerchief Top
Making a Quilt Block Top
Making Woven-Ribbon Top
Making Chair Cushions
Chapter 8: More Stuffed Fun
Fashioning a Fabric Wreath
Making Gingerbread Dolls
Making a Jingle Kitty
Trying a Turtle Shape
Making a Childís Ball
Chapter 9: Three-Piece Crib Set
Taking the Measurements
Buying Special Supplies
Making Fitted Corners
Encasing the Elastic
Making a Comforter
Cutting and Stitching the Bumper Pads
Adding Ties
Finishing
Chapter 10: AppliquÈd Tote Bag
Designing the Bag for Your Needs
Fabric Shopping
Making Patterns for AppliquÈ
Cutting to Order
Putting the Pieces Together
Making the Handles
Sewing It All Together
Boxing the Corners
Chapter 11: Fun-to-Make Gifts 
Trimming Infantís Tee shirts
Easy Turned AppliquÈ
Adding Snaps to Toddler Overalls
Learning Machine Monogramming
Toddlerís Quiet Books
Activity Book Alternative
Chapter 12: Lined Baskets and Pincushions
Measuring Your Basket
Cutting Pieces and Pockets
Stitching and Gluing
Adding Trim
Removable Lining
Lining the Lid
Pincushion Basket
Chapter 13: Hanging Caddies
Planning for Specific Uses
Pattern and Pieces
Pockets and Trim
Attachments for Hanging
Putting Front and Back Together
Binding the Edges
Final Details
Chapter 14: ìWelcome Springî Wall Hanging
Reading the Pattern
Planning the Message Blocks
Cutting the Pieces
Piecing the Tulip
Piecing the Butterfly
Learning Reverse AppliquÈ
Assembling and Quilting
Preparing for Hanging
Folded Binding 
Chapter 15: Making a Simple Dress from a Pattern
Choosing a Pattern
Reading the Envelope
Fitting the Pattern
Laying Out the Pattern
Inserting a Centered Zipper 
Cutting and Marking the Pieces
Stitching Darts and Seams
Sewing Facings and Interfacings
Hem, and Youíre Done
Chapter 16: Infantís Gown
Making a Pattern
Fabric and Notions
Sewing the Sleeves and Side Seams 
Making Bias Binding
Finishing the Neckline
Front Fasteners
Making a Casing for Bottom Tie
Shirt Alternative
Chapter 17: Making a Vest
Making a Pattern
Shopping and Cutting
Decorating With Crayons
Adding a Slashed Pocket
Adding Back Ties
Constructing the Vest
Reversible Alternative
Sewing the Shoulder Seams
Adding Buttonholes
Chapter 18: Making a Skirt from a Pattern
Choosing a Pattern
Shopping and Fitting
Cutting and Marking
Inserting a Lapped Zipper
Possible Pockets
Hidden Side Pockets
Sewing Darts and Seams 
Finishing the Waistline 
Final Details
Chapter 19: Little Girlís Jumper
Taking Measurements
Choosing Material
Making the Patterns
Cutting Pieces by Measure
Constructing the Top
Constructing the Skirt
Attaching Skirt to Front
Buttons, Buttonholes and Ties
Chapter 20: Tailored Shirt from a Pattern
Beginning as Usual
Finishing the Front Edges
Making Tailored Pockets
Sewing One- or Two-Piece Collars
Making Cuff Openings
Adding the Cuffs
Easing in the Sleeves
Finishing with Buttons and Hem
Chapter 21: Advanced Mending and Altering
Appraising the Problem
Darts and Shaping
Shortening Sleeves
Adding Panels
Frayed Cuffs and Collars
Replacing Worn-out Lining
Replacing a Broken Zipper
Camouflaging Stains Or Mended Areas
Complete Makeover Ideas
Appendix A: Glossary 
Appendix B: Resources




Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication: Sewing, Dressmaking