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Get ready to make the clothes you want to wear!
Maybe you learned to sew in school and have a sewing machine, but it hasn’t seen the outside of the closet in years. Or maybe you are completely new to the craft—with lots of enthusiasm but no idea how to thread your machine. No matter what skill level you are, this sewing workbook offers the tools and techniques that will empower you to express your personal style and make clothes that are comfortable for you and your body.
Pattern designer, teacher, and creator of 100 Acts of Sewing Sonya Philip welcomes you to the beauty and versatility of a handmade wardrobe with a complete map of the craft. She begins with an introduction to basic sewing tools, common lingo, and various fabrics and how to treat them. Moving into the instructions for the four basic garments included, Sonya encourages makers to try something new, embrace mistakes as opportunities, and reframe what we think is “fashion.” These garments, while lovely on their own, are infinitely adaptable; you as the maker get to design and decide. With instructions for altering and customizing garments from the neckline to the shoulders, sleeves, pockets, and hems, you can enjoy complete freedom to mix and match different elements and build unique combinations.
Going beyond simple pattern instructions, this book will make sewing garments accessible for different body types—each pattern comes in sizes ranging from XS to 5X. And with inspiring essays on Sonya’s sewing philosophy and the challenges of what to wear, this is the go-to guide for both beginning and seasoned garment makers.