Alabama Studio Sewing Patterns

Alabama Studio Sewing Patterns

A Guide to Customizing A Hand-stitched Alabama Chanin Wardrobe

Book - 2015
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Harry N. Abrams, Inc.
Alabama Studio Sewing Patterns: A Guide to Customizing a Hand-Stitched Alabama Chanin Wardrobe by Natalie Chanin is a companion to the Alabama Studio Series: Alabama Stitch Book, Alabama Studio Style, and Alabama Studio Sewing + Design. In this final volume of the four-book series, Chanin offers, by popular demand, three new core patterns—the A-Line Dress/Tunic/Top, the Long and Short Wrap Skirt, and the Classic Coat/Jacket/Cardigan—and a guide to customizing garments to fit and flatter. For ease, convenience, and to ease its ecological footprint, this book comes with a CD rather than paper patterns. The disc contains patterns for all of the garments from the previous books in the Alabama Studio series with additional sizing for XXL, the three new patterns, plus five Alabama Chanin stencil designs, including the Polka Dot in three sizes, the popular New Leaves, and the classic Magdalena (all for readers to print as needed for their individual sewing purposes). Printed and bound in the USA.

This installment highlights: 
  • 9 core garment patterns with up to 34 standard variations, plus 3 bonus pocket patterns
  • Patterns from the entire Alabama Studio book series with the additional XXL size
  • 5 full-scale stencil designs, plus a free bonus download available from Alabama Chanin’s website (
  • Useful, convenient CD that minimizes its ecological footprint by conserving paper
  • Printed in the USA

Baker & Taylor
A compendium for Alabama Chanin crafters collects all of the patterns from her first three books on an accompanying CD and offers illustrated instructions and patterns for 12 new skirts, dresses, tops and jackets. 20,000 first printing.

& Taylor

Provides instructions for nine core patterns with guides for customizing each, along with stencil designs and additional sizing.

Publisher: New York :, STC Craft,, 2015
ISBN: 9781617691362
Characteristics: 179 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 23 x 29 cm + 1 CD-ROM
Alternative Title: Sewing patterns


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minerva Feb 24, 2016

This volume contains all of the patterns from the previous 3 books, and several new ones. They can be printed at home if you are willing to put a little work into it (there are instructions for this in the book). The designs are simple but can be embellished to an extraordinary degree following the instructions in the book. You can sew them by machine if you like, although the handsewing instructions are easy to follow and work wonderfully.

Jul 25, 2015

Simple clothing stitched entirely by hand (although a sewing machine can be used), with complete illustrated instructions and patterns on CD-ROM.


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