How to Sew Clothes
Learn with Intuitive, Super-Hackable Patterns
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- Publication Date: January 24, 2023
- Imprint: Abrams Books
- Trim Size: 8 x 10
- ISBN: 9781419762024
- Page Count: 208
- Illustrations: 200 full-color images
- Rights: World/All
Learn to sew simple, stylish, wear-everywhere garments with All Well Sewing Studio Easy-Sew Basics, filled with super-easy instructions and patterns written for sewists of all skill levels
"If you can sew a straight line, you can sew anything (and, in this book, we’ll teach you how to sew a straight line!). We will help you get started from scratch, with detailed sewing instructions and techniques that will soon become second nature. We'll explain why you’re doing things, and when it is important to do things a certain way, and when you can improvise and not worry! We’ll tell you everything you need to know to sew your own clothes and bags—and to have fun in the process." — Amy Bornman and Amelia Greenhall, founders @AllWellWorkshop
Whether you are just learning how to sew or want to sharpen your skills, Amy Bornman and Amelia Greenhall, the founders of All Well, make sewing fun. Social media is abuzz with love for All Well’s patterns, illustrated guidance, and conversational how-tos that feel just like an inviting, in-person workshop. How to Sew Clothes will have you wanting to sew every project featured in the book (and you will feel empowered to do just that), but it is also a great read, even when you aren’t in the mood to sew. How many craft books can say that?
Inside you'll find everything you need to get started and sew your heart out, including five brand-new bag patterns and All Well's bestselling garment patterns (their first time in print). Pick up this book and learn essential skills such as how to choose fabrics, read patterns, and cut out pattern pieces and sew them together, as well as how to backstitch, zigzag stitch, assess fit, and learn from what you make. The book also teaches you how to stitch up clothing such as tops, dresses, jackets, and v-neck shells and an assortment of bags that will fit you and your style just right.
About the authors
Amy Bornman and Amelia Greenhall are the creators of All Well, an online studio dedicated to making sewing skills approachable, modern, playful, and useful.