Make, sew and mend Traditional techniques to sustainably maintain and refashion your clothes

Bernadette Banner

Book - 2022

"Learn the historically proven stitches every seamster needs with beloved Historical Fashion YouTuber Bernadette Banner. Whether you are just getting started with sustainable fashion and need to alter your new secondhand finds, or you want an introduction to sewing techniques for making your own clothes, Bernadette Banner's signature voice will guide you through all the traditional stitches and techniques you need to extend the life of your favorite pieces and take fashion into your own hands! From tips and tricks on choosing your materials and preparing your fabric for sewing to more complex techniques like mending small holes, adding pockets to garments, making your own buttons and beyond - this book has everything you need. Com...plete with step-by-step photos and insight into what alterations each sewing technique is best suited for, Bernadette walks you through every step of your sewing journey. For added inspiration, this book also includes profiles on exciting voices in the historic sewing community and their perspectives on how taking fashion into their own hands has changed their lives for the better. Make, Sew and Mend is the perfect foundation for beginner sewers to start making their fashion their own." --

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2nd Floor 646.6/Banner Due Jun 28, 2024
Handbooks and manuals
Salem, MA : Page Street Publishing 2022.
Main Author
Bernadette Banner (author)
Physical Description
199 pages : color illustrations ; 23 cm
Includes bibliographical references (page 194) and index.
  • Introduction
  • Feature: Dandy Wellington
  • Preparing Materials
  • Choosing' Materials
  • Identifying Fiber Content
  • Anatomy of the Cloth
  • Preparing the Fabric
  • Cutting Out
  • Thread Marking
  • Precision Tip: Drawing Threads
  • Pinning
  • Piecing Is Period
  • Feature: Claudia Vogt
  • The Stitches
  • Sewing That Stands the Test of Time
  • Essential Tools
  • Nice-to-Have Tools
  • Starting and Finishing the Thread
  • Stitches to Know
  • Running Stitch
  • Basting
  • Backstitch
  • Half Backstitch
  • Combination Stitch
  • Whipstitch
  • Herringbone Stitch
  • Pad Stitching
  • Feature: Yang Cheon Shik
  • Applications
  • Finishing the Edges
  • Pinking
  • Overcasting
  • Binding
  • Turn and Fell
  • Counter Hems
  • French Seams
  • A Matter of Pressing Importance
  • Closures
  • Buttonhole Stitch
  • Buttonholes
  • Button Loops
  • Making Buttons from Your Fabric
  • Eyelets
  • Lacing Patterns
  • Hooks & Eyes
  • A Little Something Special
  • Pleats
  • Gathers
  • Lace Insertion
  • Pin fucks
  • Smocking
  • Feature: Sophia Khan
  • Practical Alterations
  • Rehemming
  • Adding Gussets to Sleeves
  • Adding Pockets
  • Feature: Embry Whitmore
  • Care and Feeding Making Clothes Last
  • Prevention
  • Mending
  • Darning
  • Patching
  • Reattaching Buttons
  • Conclusion
  • Glossary
  • End Notes
  • Bibliography
  • Acknowledgments
  • About the Author
  • Index