New Complete Guide to Sewing: Step-by-Step Techniques for Making Clothes and Home Accessories
"The New Complete Guide to Sewing" provides all the guidance you need to sew successfully, whatever your level of skill. Comprehensive step-by-step instructions cover everything from cutting out patterns to making sleeves and fitting zips, and are accompanied by thousands of colourful illustrations, diagrams and photographs. You'll learn how to select the best equipment, choose the perfect fabric, and use the right technique for every sewing project. A veritable encyclopedia of sewing, this essential guide includes detailed directions, practical advice, time-saving tips, essential techniques and hundreds of unique creative touches to bring out the best in your needlework. And 20 projects help you put into practice what you have learned, with exciting ideas for creating clothes and home accessories in classic styles which can be easily adapted to changing trends. From play clothes to evening wear and from curtains to quilts, you'll soon be sewing your own distinctive creations. Having this book at your side is like having a sewing expert with you every step of the way.
- Sewing Equipment and Fabrics
- Stitches and Seams
- Neckline Finishes and Collars
- Waistlines and Belts
- Sleeves and Sleeve Finishes
- Patchwork and Quilting.
Author: Reader's Digest. 384 pages.