Download Altered Style: Sewing & Embellishing Wearable Fashions by Stephanie Kimura PDF

By Stephanie Kimura

Dare to be varied! long gone are the times of looking via rack after rack of recent models on the neighborhood shop searching for the fitting blouse, pair of paints or accent. in its place, take a "shopping trip" for your personal closet, a friend's closet, consignment shops, thrift retailers or the sale racks.

In Altered Style, writer Stephanie Kimura indicates you ways to rework daily clothing and components into customized models that replicate your individual kind and exhibit the realm who you are.

Your character will exhibit via with:
• greater than 30 initiatives for growing handbags, blouses, tees, jackets and more
• principles for embellishing with buttons, sparkly crystals, colourful cloth snippets, beads and something you come back across
• basic concepts, similar to simple stitching, folding, bonding and drawing

With a bit creativity and straightforward embellishing, you'll be in your technique to updating your cloth wardrobe together with your personal kind and aptitude. by no means back will you have got "nothing to wear"!

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1 attached to swivel clasps. From the green mock croc, cut one 8"-wide x 2 6 ⁄2"-long piece for the bottom of the pocket, 1 Measure 21⁄2" from the top of the green mock croc pocket edge. Place the top edge of the masking tape on that line. one 5"-wide x 1"-long piece to cover the brad prongs inside the pocket, and one 2"-wide x Place a dot on the center of the tape. Center a 5 ⁄2"-long piece for the small handle. brad over the dot and mark the width on the 1 tape. Move the brad over to the left, leaving a 4 Press the fusible web on to the wrong side of small space, and mark the next brad.

Turn the backpack right-side out. Turn the backpack right-side out. 53 4 Center the tabs (with the swivel clasps) over each side seam on the inside lining. Align at the top. Pin and sew in place with a 3⁄8" seam allowance, and backstitch to secure. 5 The remaining two tapestry strips will create 4 a binding to finish the top of the backpack. Place the two long tapestry strips with Sew the tabs with swivel clasps to the inside lining. RST. Stitch the short ends with a ⁄2" seam 1 allowance. Press the seams open.

5 To gather the waist, use a slightly longer stitch straight side seams. Finish the edges with a second joined pieces to become the center and repeat 4 6 7 To determine how much to gather: The waist measurement (30") plus the overlap (12") equals 42". Gather the waist area to that measurement. Finish the two side seams by folding the edge to Do not gather the last 6" at both ends where the the wrong side ⁄4" and stitching close to the edge. skirt will overlap. Fabrics with a tight weave will Then fold again to the wrong side and stitch close appear to have fewer gathers and a loose weave to the edge (or serge the edges).

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