Synopses & Reviews
The prospect of confronting a tissue-paper pattern in the hopes of producing a finished garment or household item can be quite daunting. But by anticipating, and answering, every question a beginner could possibly ask--from "How do I cut fabric?" to "How do I miter a corner?"--this completely illustrated guide teaches everything you need to know to fashion beautiful handcrafted goods. Best of all, once you have finished each lesson--laying out patterns, hemming, putting in zippers, and so on--you have a fabulous completed project to show for your efforts. For example, by following the instructions on sewing a seam, you create a beautiful table runner; by learning to make buttonholes, you wind up with a tapestry-style handbag; other lessons result in a house full of fabulous throw pillows, curtains, and more decorative objects. With outcomes like these, your first time sewing won't be your last!
The prospect of confronting a pattern and actually producing a garment or household item can be daunting. But, by anticipating--and answering--every question a beginner could possibly ask, this illustrated guide teaches everything (laying out patterns, hemming, putting in zippers, and so on) needed to fashion beautiful hand-crafted goods. Follow the instructions on seaming to create a table runner. Learn to make buttonholes... and stitch a tapestry-style handbag. Other lessons result in fabulous throw pillows, curtains, and more decorative objects.
Learn to sew like a professional in no time. While you're easily mastering essential skills like finishing an edge with bias binding, you'll make a wonderful array of home and fashion accessories and garments. Just think how often you'll be able to sew something beautiful any time you like with this strong foundation in the basics.
By anticipating beginners questions, this illustrated guide teaches everything needed to fashion beautiful hand-crafted goods. Create a table runner; make buttonholes; stitch a handbag, throw pillows, curtains, and more. “A boon to learning....Large photos and ample illustrations accompany step-by-step instructions.”—Sew News.
“A fantastic guide for first-time sewers and those looking to brush up on the basics.”—Butterick.
The author resides in Los Osos, CA.