Discover stress-free, speedy sewing methods and achieve stunning end results in every project. Award-winning author and television host Sue Hausmann shows you how to enhance your finishing techniques, understand your tools and make the most of your sewing time. Learn how to support your projects with straight and decorative topstitching, then effortlessly incorporate hems or stylish no-sew alternatives. Achieve a tailored look in lined and unlined projects with set-in piping and the French bias piping method. Next, Sue will help you create beautiful edges with custom or store-bought binding. You'll also learn how to sew an edge-to-edge lining and underlining for individual garment pieces. Take your skills further with time-saving tips to make better buttonholes with your machine even use your basic presser feet to add a variety of fasteners!
Gain the confidence to add finishing details quickly with professional results. Sue walks you through topstitching, both straight and decorative, to add function and beauty to your garments. Confidently tackle twin needle stitching with expert tips on stabilizing and choosing the right thread.
Achieving perfect hems and stylish hem alternatives is effortless with Sue's tips and tricks. See how your hems impact designs as Sue shows you how to expertly add in blind hems or smooth, flat topstitched hems. And for even quicker hems, try some more creative edges with no sewing required.
Give your projects a tailored look as you learn Sue's favorite finishing detail; piping. Discover the ease of creating your own piping and how to insert it masterfully. Add detail and structure to lined garments with set-in piping and learn the French bias piping method for unlined garments.
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