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101
Let Your Fabric Speak
Learn to choose the right fabric for your project. Does it ravel? Is the weight suitable? What style pattern are you using? Will the fabric you want drape or will it be stiff? Where will you be wearing the fabric? Series 1 Jacket for Cover
102
Quintessential Quilting
Change the character of your fabric with quilting. Metallic threads to liven up quiet fabric. Create two jackets from just one pattern by changing the style of the collar and closure.
103
Vested Interest
Create a special vest and learn which binding method works best for you: knit binding, woven bias, self bias or rib knit trim.
104
Jigsaw
Refabrication: Create "puzzle" fabric by binding pieces of fabric with bias edges. Use commercial or self bias binding. Quilt that fabric for even more interest.  Make a vest, tote bag and even a clutch purse. Chapter 109 shows you how to make  fabric for a jacket with old blue jeans and  embellish with faux suede Wisteria. Embellish your jacket with colorful wisteria cut from suede.
105
Suave As Suede
Use faux suede like a pro: Choose the correct patterns, determine proper amounts. Lay out your pattern to reduce waste. Techniques for pressing, stitching, fasteners explored.
Use your scraps to update a boring jacket, skirt, anything..
106
Belt Bazaar
Metallics Belts may come and go, but when they are back, make coordinating belts for any outfit. Fleece core belt procedures.
107
The Midas Touch
Metallic fabrics: follow a few simple rules for handling. Learn needles, fusible materials, pressing. Create a gold lame' blouse, embellish a sheer overblouse with the left over lame'. Don't forget the bag and belt, which are also shown.
108
Suits Me To A Tshirt
Victorian Denim A basic T-shirt pattern you already have turns into dozens of day or night blouses, suit jackets, even a maternity top.

Shirley uses this T-shirt method to make metallic fabric tops like the one above, too!
109
Denim Delights
Use old jeans to create jackets and vests, then add shag, suede, fringe, or add dozens of buttons, rhinestones or studs.
Use lace and fabric embellishments to add feminine flair to a simple denim jacket.

Shag on old cotton jacket. See how shag did the trick!
110
Neckline Nuances
A collarless suit changes dramatically with neckline insets, Battenberg lace collars, a decorative lapel, or a sailor collar. Antique asian silk
111
Adams' Apple-Ks
Appliquéing techniques: flat, dimensional, lace, suede. Multiple methods to make a sweater larger.
112
Wrap Session
The ever elegant wrap for warmth and style. A ruana is similar but larger, like a poncho. Convert them into shirts or coats when no longer in style.
113
Patternless Blouses
The starting point for the patternless blouse: measure your neck, add a touch of ease, fold your fabric, cut out that neck area (template shown), cut out arms, stitch.