Sewing is the craft of fastening or attaching objects using stitches made with a needle and thread. Sewing is one of the oldest of the textile arts, arising in the Paleolithic era. Before the invention of spinning yarn or weaving fabric, archaeologists believe Stone Age people across Europe and Asia sewed fur and skin clothing using bone, antler or ivory needles and "thread" made of various animal body parts including sinew, catgut, and veins.
For thousands of years, all sewing was done by hand. The invention of the sewing machine in the 19th century and the rise of computerization in the 20th century led to mass production and export of sewn objects, but hand sewing is still practiced around the world.Fine hand sewing is a characteristic of high-quality tailoring, haute couture fashion, and custom dressmaking, and is pursued by both textile artists and hobbyists as a means of creative expression.
Skills required to master the art of sewing:
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Elevate the quality and style of your casual, workaday and formal pants alongside fine-sewing expert David Page Coffin. Make success simple as David breaks down a variety of sophisticated construction techniques for both men's and women's pants. You'll build confidence creating understated in-seam pockets, stylish slash pockets and refined single- and double-welt pockets. Then, learn top-notch techniques for flawless fly fronts and zipper installations. Move on to creating gorgeous cut-on or sewn-on waistband treatments and even learn to line a waistband with Petersham ribbon. Along the way, use the templates to customize any pattern with high-end details you want for pants you love.