- Paperback: 270 pages
- Publisher: Simplicity Pattern Co; Spiral edition (Dec 1 1999)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 073942100X
- ISBN-13: 978-0739421000
- Product Dimensions: 1.9 x 21 x 22.9 cm
- Shipping Weight: 590 g
- Average Customer Review: 9 customer reviews
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #104,984 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Simplicity's Simply the Best Sewing Book Paperback – Dec 1 1999
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This is the classic essential reference for all home sewers.With hundreds of time- and money-saving projects, this is the most comprehensive source for sewing information for both new and experienced sewers. New sewing techniques and time-saving ideas have been introduced, and the projects reflect current fashion trends with many children's clothing ideas included.
Top customer reviews
I'm an advanced sewist, and I would recommend this book to anyone learning to sew, or who wants to improve their skills and knowledge. Its an excellent book, and the newer edition is just great. Its also a good reference for more experienced sewists to have on hand.
"Simplicity" does have some information that Reader's Digest does not--such as patternless projects and directions for sergers. On the other hand, the hand sewing techniques and fabric dictionary in Reader's Digest are things "Simplicity" doesn't have, and which I need. "Simplicity" is well-liked for its chatty style, but some might find that style more condescending than chatty.
My "Simplicity" book came shrink-wrapped, but did not include anything to get a free pattern.
Be aware that there no longer is a coupon for a free pattern included, as indicated by other reviewers.
This book also has a very thorough index, something necessary in a reference book. The tone was conversational enough for you to read straight through before ever picking up a needle. In the back is a lovely section on "Easy Patternless Projects" that will help you gain confidence in your sewing and show you that your options aren't limited to the patterns available in the store. I gave it four stars rather than five because the clothing styles used throughout the book a little outdated and there could be more emphasis on non-fashion sewing, i.e. home accessories.
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