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Sewing for Baby by Kerstin Martensson

Sewing for Baby by Kerstin Martensson

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A NEW BABY - how wonderful! You will have so much fun sewing for that special baby. All it takes is a good pattern, a little fabric, a little time and love. It is fun to show off a baby with adorable outfits made by you. You can dress your baby any way you choose. It will not always be this way because in just a few years, they will have their own ideas as to what they wish to wear.

You can use a great variety of fabrics, appliqués, laces and other trims. It used to be that all little girls were dressed in pink and the boys in blue. This is no longer so. All types of fabrics and colors are now used for both boy and girl babies. Just remember to choose soft materials as babies have very soft, sensitive skin.

Our goal for writing this book is to provide you with all the patterns you need for the baby's first year with up-to-date and complete instructions for sewing these garments. We have included fabric information, yardage requirements, cutting instructions and the correct stitches to use for the different fabrics.

The book has eight sections. The first section has general sewing information. Section two contains cutting and sewing instructions for baby's nursery items. The last section has thirty-five appliqués which can be used on all the garments and nursery items. The remaining sections have complete cutting and sewing instructions for at least thirty garments plus many variations.

A master pattern is included for at least 30 designs, all in sizes newborn to 18 months. There are many variations of T-shirts, sleepers, kimonos, rompers, jogging suits, sweatshirts, sweaters, pants, shorts, overalls, dresses, panties, bibs and 35 fun appliques. You can create a beautiful nursery to welcome baby home. Instructions are included for bumper pads, comforters, crib sheets, receiving blankets, bath towels with hoods and wall hangings.

This book has easy-to-follow sewing instructions with clear illustrations, time saving techniques and the most up-to-date sewing methods. All styles and creative ideas are shown throughout the book in full colour photographs.

Some of the pattern pieces are interchangeable so you can make many variations of garments, using the same pattern pieces. In the book it also explains how you can make minor changes in the design to obtain different effects.

The multi-sized master pattern is printed on durable white paper with colour coded lines for each size. The patterns are printed on both sides of the paper so we could include as many sizes and designs as possible. Trace the patterns using tracing paper or tracing cloth made of transparent pressed fibers.

All of the master pattern pieces include 1/4? (6 mm) seam allowances. This is the best seam allowance to use when sewing baby clothes. You can use a regular sewing machine or a serger/overlock machine.

Each master pattern includes four sizes: Small to Extra Large. Choose the pattern size by comparing the baby's height and weight to the measurement chart.

Goodreads: 4.00

Paperback, 1990

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