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Hand mending made easy : save time and money repairing your own clothes

Author: Nan L Ides
Publisher: Salem, OR : Palmer Pletsch, ©2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English
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Twelve easy, well-illustrated lessons demonstrate how to mend clothes in the comfort of one’s home. Chapters include basics from threading a needle and sewing on buttons to repairing seams and fixing seams and buttonholes, ironing techniques and repairing broken zippers, all done without a sewing machine. The easy to read, step-by-step language allows anyone to sew ripped hems, replace missing buttons, fix sweater  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Nonfiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Nan L Ides
ISBN: 9780935278743 0935278745
OCLC Number: 154713909
Notes: Includes index.
Description: 80 pages : color illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Supplies for Hand Mending --
Definitions --
How Much Money Can You Really Save --
Getting Started Threading a Needle --
Knotting the Thread --
Stitching Basics --
Hemming --
Fixing Ripped Seams and Holes --
Fixing Pockets and Linings --
Replacing Elastic --
Patches --
Fixing Snags in Sweaters --
Ironing and Pressing Tips 00 Easy Sewing Fashion Tips --
Some Final Encouragement and Extra Little Hints to Help You Along --
When Not to Try to Fix Your Garment --
The Basic Hand Stitches
Responsibility: Nan L. Ides.

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Twelve easy, well-illustrated lessons demonstrate how to mend clothes in the comfort of one’s home. Chapters include basics from threading a needle and sewing on buttons to repairing seams and fixing seams and buttonholes, ironing techniques and repairing broken zippers, all done without a sewing machine. The easy to read, step-by-step language allows anyone to sew ripped hems, replace missing buttons, fix sweater snags and so much more, replacing unwearable garments back into their wardrobe. Proving that mending is an easy, money and time saving skill that anyone—men, women, children—can do, this reference is an essential resource for any household. -- Provided by publisher.

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