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From the author of the best-selling The Overlocker Technique Manual now comes The Coverstitch Technique Manual.
Aimed at sewers of all abilities, this is the perfect guide to help you get the most out of your coverstitch machine. Use it for hemming and finishing garment openings, especially when working with stretch fabrics. Create seams, stitch corners, finish necklines and other raw edges, and make decorative stitches.
Jam-packed with useful information, Julia shows you how to set up your machine, how to adjust the settings and how to finish and secure ends. Comprehensive step-by-step instructions and photographs demonstrate the essential stitches and sewing techniques. From stabilizing fabrics to finishing cuffs and necklines, this book covers it all!
Put these skills into practice to create a simple summer dress, gift bag, table runner, bikini, washbag and more. The coverstitch machine is so versatile!
The troubleshooting section equips you with strategies and hints for fixing mistakes. There is also a buyer’s guide to different coverstitch machines, to help you select the right machine for you.
Table of Contents
Coverstitch machine basics 8
Quick and easy gift bag 144, The Brighton skirt 146, Buenavista beach wrap 150, Santorini summer dress 154, The Hove skirt 160, Weekend in Whitby washbag 166, The Cambridge table runner 170, Belle Mare bikini 174
Useful information 180
Buyer’s guide 180, Troubleshooting 182, Guide to fabrics and machine settings 186, Maintenance 188