More Fabric Savvy

More Fabric Savvy

A Quick Resource Guide to Selecting and Sewing Fabric

Book - 2004
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Wouldnt it be great to have an expert with you as you roam the aisles of your fabric store in search of the perfect fabric? Sandra Betzina does just that in More Fabric Savvy.

Americas best-selling quick guide to selecting and sewing fabrics is now completely revised and updated, with over 100 new tips, all new photography, the latest new fabrics, and entirely new and useful features, such as a guide to stain removal. Sandra has taken the fear out of selecting and sewing fabrics by providing the essential information you need to create the perfect garment or home-decoration project. This indispensable and easy-to-use reference belongs on your shelf or, better yet, in your handbag.

Includes 19 new fabrics not included in the original Fabric Savvy for a total of 100 fabrics Updated Glossary and Sources to provide up to the minute fabric information includes a handy stain-removal chart for tackling over 50 types of stains two new features include a lining chart, and a "burn test" chart to determine a fabrics content
Publisher: Newtown, Conn. : Taunton Press, c2004
Edition: Rev. ed
ISBN: 9781561586622
1561586625
Characteristics: 234 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 29 cm
Alternative Title: Fabric savvy

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22950009541673
Mar 18, 2010

I have a sewing project with vinyl coming up. This book suggests adding a piece of teflon press sheet (never heard of it) around the feed dogs, as well as a teflon foot. Other useful information, too.

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Sony
Oct 05, 2009

This book is certainly useful as a quick sewing reference to most fabrics. It's in a very user-friendly format with spiral binding and generally 1-2 pages per fabric highlighting which size of machine sewing needle to use, which presser foot to use and fabric care instructions. This book also has a section on helping to identify fabrics of unknown fibre origin. Most of the photos, however, are quite outdated. Also, while it did have sections on fabrics such as hemp and lycra, it did not have any information on fabrics made with some "newer" fibres, such as bamboo and modal. Overall, it's still useful as a reference for the vast majority of woven and knit fabrics that today's sewers use.

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