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Questions Answered on Everything from Stitching Seams to Setting in Sleeves
Mary McCarthy - All books by this author

200 Q&A Series - All books in this series

The newest addition to Barron’s 200 Q&A series for needlecraft enthusiasts employs the easy-reference Q&A format as it provides practical solutions to the 200 most frequent problems do-it-yourself dressmakers encounter. Typical questions with answers and instructions include—
  • How do I sew a zipper into a seam?
  • Can I shorten a zipper?
  • What scissors should I use when cutting out fabric?
  • What is a seam ripper?
  • What is a raglan sleeve?
Other questions deal with machine stitching, hand-sewing, measuring and fitting, waistbands and belts, tucks and pleats, collars and necklines, and sleeves and pockets. More than 200 color illustrations supplement most answers with visual demonstrations.

About The Author:
Mary McCarthy
teaches beginner-to-advanced garment sewing at sewing guilds, fabric stores, sewing conferences, and online classes. She has also written two previous books on sewing techniques.


Hardcover / 224 Pages / 5 3/4 x 7 5/8 / 2012


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