The Sewing Book: An Encyclopedic Resource of Step-by-Step Techniques Hardcover – Mar 30 2009
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This detailed guide contains everything an aspiring seamstress could need Junior This hefty hardback is the new book for stichers and no one who has an interest in sewing should be without it Cross Stich Gold Loaded with everything you could need to know and clever quick fixes for all sewing dilemmas Woman& Home --This text refers to an alternate Hardcover edition.
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This is the only sewing book you'll ever need. Every tool and every technique you require for making your own home furnishings or clothing is closely and sharply photographed, carefully annotated, and clearly explained.
The Tools section begins with the basic toolkit, opening up into everything you could possibly need - every type of cutting tool and machine foot is shown. This section also includes information on patterns - how to measure, how to use, and how to adjust them. Gallery spreads appear throughout the substantial Techniques section and showcase darts, zips, pleats etc, as well as showing key stitches. Plus, you can bring your acquired and refined skills to fruition as you make some of the 25 home decor and clothing projects at the back of the book. WithThe Sewing Bookon your shelf, you've got every sewing question covered.
Written by a passionate stitcher and teacher, with her own sewing school, eager to produce a one-stop sewing bible for her students, this book leaves no hem unturned. You can dip in at any level - whether you're new to sewing or refining your art, whether you want to repair an old skirt or create a new one, whether you want to spruce up a curtain or design one from scratch. And with a Foreword by U.S. sewing teacher, Diana Rupp, this book has it all sewn up.
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Well after perusing in it, I think that whoever interesting in sewing should have a copy in their house. Because like it or not, there is always something to learn when sewing - anyway that's my opinion. The book is packed with tips and tricks, techniques as well as projects to do with your sewing machine. There are three sections in the book - Tools, Techniques, Projects.
In the Tools section, you will be introduced to the equipment needed to do your project, the fabrics and the patterns. I will read this introduction section very carefully to understand the various fabrics and how to work with patterns. Then you have the possibility to learn various techniques in sewing - darts, tucks, pleats, gathers, facing, necklines, collars, waistlines, belts, tie-backs, sleeves, sleeve finishes, pockets, hems, edges, fasteners, lining, interfacing, mending and professional techniques. This section probably covers everything you will need to know depending what you are doing as a project.Read more ›
Alison takes you on a whole journey of sewing, from basics to techniques, to mending and projects.
The only thing I don't like is that the projects in this book are HARD. I was looking for some simple things to do, like a pillowcase or a bag, which I did do - but, I had to learn how to do it from the Internet.
I recommend this book for those who have little to no sewing experience, to those with lots of experience! It's a huge book with lots of pictures and demonstrations.
sewing instructor. I got this for her for Christmas 2010...impressed with Amazon - got the product in less than 5 business days in the 3rd week of December.(with free shipping) I am now interested in doing on-line shopping.
Got the book for $28 half the price Chapters Book Store ($60) was selling it.
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I hate not loving this book for it's presentation is wonderful, solid binding, high quality paper. Sadly, it is not very informative. Read morePublished 4 months ago by ChrisP, Wpg
An encyclopedia of every sewing techniques, making it a go-to book for all sewers. The explanations and photographs are very clear and easy to understand. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Robyn