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A Beautiful Ornament in the Parlour or Boudoir: The Domestication of the Sewing Machine

The Culture of Sewing : Gender, Consumption and Home Dressmaking

Berg, 1999

Book chapter

...This chapter sets out to explore the visual appearance of the domestic sewing machine from its introduction in the 1850s until the present, with a special focus on the second half of the nineteenth century. During that time the type...

Homeworking and the Sewing Machine in the British Clothing Industry 1850–1905

The Culture of Sewing : Gender, Consumption and Home Dressmaking

Berg, 1999

Book chapter

...The clothing industry in Britain has attracted little of the fascination historians have displayed for the textiles industry despite the close links between the two. No doubt this is partly a result of the difference in the perceived...

What You Need to Sew and Overlock Knits

Sharon Czachor

Sharon Czachor is an adjunct instructor in the fashion department of Harper College in Illinois, USA. She has taught construction classes in skirts, blouses, pants, dresses, jackets, as well as classes on flat pattern drafting and draping, introduction to CAD pattern design, stretch knits (sportswear, daywear, and children’s wear), including embellishments. She has also taught at the College of DuPage, Illinois, USA. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Sewing with Knits and Stretch Fabrics

Fairchild Books, 2016

Book chapter

...The right equipment makes the difference whenever you are making anything! Knowing what equipment, tools, and supplies are needed makes every garment easier to layout, cut, mark, stitch, and construct. Following this order, designers...