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Prakash, Deepika. PatternReview.com 1,000 Clever Sewing Shortcuts & Tips: Top-Rated Favorites from Sewing Fans and Master Teachers. Creative Pub: Quayside. 2010. 168p. illus. index. ISBN 9781589235021. pap. $19.99. FIBER CRAFTS
The title says it all. Prakash has assembled a plethora of handy sewing tips from her popular website, PatternReview.com. The tips are brief and arranged by general topic, from organizing one’s sewing space to sewing. “Master Classes” on specialized topics, such as sewing knits or embroidering with beads, are interspersed. There’s a lot of good information here, crafters with sewing experience are sure to find something useful. - Library Journal, December 1, 2010
Deepika Prakash founded PatternReview.com in 2001. She travels extensively to meet PatternReview.com members and support small sewing businesses. She participates in sewing conferences throughout the United States and has hosted PatternReview.com workshops in New York City, Portland (Oregon), and Los Angeles and also in Germany and Australia. The authorÆs royalties will be donated to charity. Voted Teacher of the Year, Sandra Betzina is recognized nationwide from her Sew Perfect program on HGTV. She writes a syndicated sewing column called "Power Sewing" and feature articles for national and international magazines. She currently designs a line of patterns called "Today's Fit." Sandra was inducted into the Sewing Hall of Fame in 2002. Sandra has written 10 books and created 12 instructional videos.